In this post, I have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular quiz shows around the world, without any specific order. If this sounds like fun, keep reading!
- Who wants to be a Millionaire?
Created by Briggs, this is an international game show, originated in the United Kingdom. It consist in a preliminary round called Faster Finger, in which contestants should answer quickly a question in order to be selected for the second round, in which the contestant should answer general knowledge questions in an increasing difficulty. The major prize in this game varies depending on the game’s currency. Who wants to be a Millionaire is probably the most popular game show around the world.
- ]Wheel of Fortune](http://www.wheeloffortune.com/)
Created by Merv Griffin, this is an American game show which consists in solving word puzzles in order to win random prizes while spinning a giant wheel. This is a top-ranked TV show in the USA and was very popular in several other countries like Spain.
- Are You Smarter Than A 10-year-old?
This is a TV game show which hosts adults and ask them to answer questions from school books from ages 6 to 10. The prize increases while answers are correctly done. During the game contestants can get help from a “classmate” who is a ten-year-old child.
This is another show created by Merv Griffin. It consists in general knowledge clues in the form of answers, which contestants need to answer in the form of questions. The game was honored with the Peabody Award.
A TV game show created by Bob Stewart and produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The game consists in guessing merchandise prices. Contestants place a bid for one item, and the one who gets closer to the actual product’s price win the item. It has been adapted to other formats around the world.
- Don’t Forget the Lyrics
This is an American and also British game show, originally aired by Fox. In this game, the contestant should complete song lyrics in order to increase the prize value. After answering correctly, the contestant can either continue with the game, risking the amount already earned, or either quit playing and go home with all the money earned.
- Family Fortunes
This is a British version of the American TV game show called Family Feud. In the game, two families have to answer ‘everyday questions’ to earn cash prizes. These questions are previously surveyed by a group of British people.
It is the British version of the Dutch quiz show of the same name. The contestant has to pick a briefcase which contain a certain amount of money ranking from $0,01 to $1,000,000. The contestant is repeatedly asked to either keep the briefcase selected or change it for another one.
- I love my country
This is a Dutch TV quiz show created by John de Mol, and has been sold to around 25 countries worldwide. In the game, teams are asked about aspects related to the culture of their countries. The winner team gets a typical item of their country as a prize.
This is a British comedy quiz show. The game is characterized for having extremely obscure questions so it is improbable the participants will give the correct answer. However, points are given not only to correct answers but to ‘interesting ones’. The show has been nominated for several awards.
Let me know in the comments what other quiz shows are famous in your home country!