TV games shows are a common theme for online games, offering a familiar format and, potentially, the chance to win money. If that sounds good to you, here are five popular TV game shows that are available to play online now.
Deal, or No Deal?
Popular in several countries including the UK and US, Deal, or No Deal? has an intriguing format, where players pick “boxes” which contain amounts of cash, with the aim of winning a big jackpot. This is complicated by the Banker, who tries to tempt players into accepting a potentially lower cash offer. You can play Deal, or No Deal? online in a slot machine format, which offers bonus games and other features in the style of the popular TV game show.
Wheel of Fortune
Another of the game shows popular on television, Wheel of Fortune, has been around since 1975. In fact, it is one of the US’ longest-running syndicated game shows. The show also lends itself to an exciting online format. Gameplay is simple, with contestants spinning a wheel and guessing letters in a mystery word or phrase to win money. There are several ways in which you can play Wheel of Fortune online via a computer or mobile device. These include smartphone apps and even online live game shows.
Jeopardy! has an even longer history, making its first appearance on US television in 1964. The quiz show format allows contestants to compete against each other and to demonstrate their knowledge on a range of topics, from sports and culture to literature and science. The twist is that the answer is provided, with the contestants required to come up with the right question. There are lots of ways to play Jeopardy! online, with websites offering free-play options, an official TV show app, and video game versions to download.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? was first broadcast in the UK in 1998 and has since become popular worldwide, not least due to its inclusion in the 2008 real-life inspired film Slumdog Millionaire. The format is simple, with a single contestant answering ever more challenging general knowledge questions and winning increasing amounts of money. At each stage, they have to decide to take their winnings or to move up to the next question, with the risk of losing some of their accumulated winnings if they get the answer wrong. Again, there are lots of online versions of the game show, from slots to free-play options.
First shown in the UK in 2000, the Weakest Link has since become popular around the world. In fact, in terms of popularity, it is second only to Who Wants to be a Millionaire? In the television format, a group of contestants accumulates money during six rounds of general knowledge questions. One player is eliminated in each round, with the now common catchphrase “you are the weakest link, goodbye!”, until the last two compete head-to-head for the jackpot. Several online versions of the Weakest Link have since been developed for computer and mobile-based play, including a video game version and a smartphone app.