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Top Gifts for Game Show Fans


Here are some great gift ideas from the world of game shows, for both new fans and old-school game show buffs.

1. Howie Mandel's 'Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me'

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Howie Mandel, host of Deal or No Deal, delivers a glimpse into his life as he deals with ADHD and OCD. Of course his story is told with his trademark humor, but it's also a touching and meaningful look into these disorders and how they can affect people. This is a book that is difficult to put down!

2. 'The Price is Right 2010' for Nintendo Wii

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If you have a true Price is Right fan on your gift list, this game for the Wii is a wonderful gift idea. It all plays out exactly as it does on TV, complete with a Showcase Showdown, the TPIR models, and lots of bidding. It may be a little slow-moving for some, but for genuine fans it's a great way to put yourself in the action.

3. 'Press Your Luck' PC Game

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Always wanted to shout "No Whammies!" while watching the little animated guys circle the screen? Now you can! The Press Your Luck game from UbiSoft runs on most PCs, and plays out like the classic game show.

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4. 'Million Dollar Password' Board Game

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You might remember playing the classic Password board game, with the vinyl pockets that held the clues. This updated version features the same type of game play, with the same little red and blue pockets, along with some new features. The sounds of Million Dollar Password are included, and game play is almost identical to the show. This is a must-have in any game show fan's board game collection.

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5. 'Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac'

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac
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Written by Jeopardy superstar and trivia buff Ken Jennings, the Trivia Almanac features over 9000 trivia questions and answers in a wide range of topics, from Catholicism to daytime soap operas. It's a great gift for Jeopardy! fans and trivia buffs.

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6. ESPN 'Jeopardy!' Game

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Got a game show fan on your list who's also a sports fanatic? The ESPN Jeopardy game plays out like the quiz show, but all of the categories are sports-related. You get four buzzers, each with a different sound, and over 1000 questions. The Final Jeopardy question even gets the ESPN theme music treatment, rather than the classic Jeopardy theme.

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7. 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?' Board Game

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader board game
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The Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? board game is a great way to get the family together for some quality time. The questions and game play are taken right from the Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? show, and you even get the three 'cheats' to help you along. We've tweaked the game slightly in our home to allow a first grader to play along by giving him unlimited cheats, and it's always a lot of fun to play.

8. 'Game Show Moments Gone Bananas' DVD

Game Show Moments Gone Bananas DVD
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This is a collection of some truly funny game show moments from classic shows like Press Your Luck, The Match Game, Card Sharks, and Sale of the Century. Hosted by Ben Stein, the show also includes games that the studio audience can play, like Beat the Clock and Family Feud. If you missed this show when it aired on television, you'll want to pick up the DVD collection!

9. 'Deal or No Deal' Electronic Game

Deal or No Deal Electronic Game
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Play Deal or No Deal at home with up to four players. You can pick your case, make deals with the banker, and play just like you would on the show.

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10. The Best of 'Password,' The CBS Years, 1962-1967

Best of Password DVD
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Four discs loaded with hilarious moments from Password, the classic game show that's been remade most recently as Million Dollar Password. This set features Allen Ludden as host, from the original CBS run from 1962-1967, and includes 32 full episodes.

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