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Now with 134 rulesheets!

Welcome to the Rules Repository. Here you'll find the rules to dozens of game shows, both past and present. From classics like Pyramid and Family Feud to recent arrivals such as Greed and 2-Minute Drill, you'll find all of the pertinent information you'll need. Also, the Repository contains pictures of the set, logo, and games in progress, to help you get a feel of the show, even if you've never seen an episode.

For those with a yen for hearing opinions, each rulesheet ends with a section called "Loogaroo Looks it Over". It's here that I'll give a few thoughts on what I liked or didn't like about the show. I rate every show on a scale from one to ten, with four grading criteria:

    Gameplay: Here, I'm looking for a good, solid, cohesive format of the game, one that gets the home audience involved as well (they don't necessarily have to play along, but if the game elicits some sort of interaction with viewers, that's a plus). This accounts for up to 3 points of the score.
    Host: Every show needs someone to run it. A good host is sincere, witty, has a good sense of timing, and grasps the concept enough to keep it going. The Host grade also contributes up to 3 points.
    Presentation: We're talking about the audiovisual aspects of the show. If the music and set convey an atmosphere that enhances the experience, it will serve to benefit this score. Up to 2 points are available in this category.
    Execution: This grade accounts for things such as the stability of the format (whether it held firm throughout the run or the rules changed every week), camera angles, and the correlation between the prize and the task required to win it. 2 points is the maximum here.

A show with 8 or more points is very good; less than 5 points is poor.

I should mention that much of the information regarding the show's Lifespan, Host, Announcer and Producers are derived from The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, 2nd Edition. Some of the information (especially regarding announcers, who rarely appear in the credits these days) is missing; anyone who could help me fill in the blanks would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to David Livingston for providing some screenshots of All-Star Blitz for me, as well as Michael Klauss, whose Logo Library provided the logo to Hollywood Showdown. Finally, if someone could help me out with getting clean screen captures of The Magnificent Marble Machine, I'd be greatly appreciative.

And now, on with the rules.

The Numerous Pyramids *UPDATED*
The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime
2-Minute Drill
3's a Crowd
All-Star Blitz
American Gladiators *NEW*
Bargain Hunters
Beat the Geeks
The Better Sex
The Big Showdown
The Big Spin
Blankety Blanks
Body Language
Break the Bank ('76)
Break the Bank ('85)
Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak
Caesar's Challenge
Card Sharks
Catch Phrase
Celebrity Sweepstakes
Chain Reaction
The Challengers
The Chair
Child's Play
Classic Concentration
Couch Potatoes
Cram *NEW*
The Diamond Head Game
Double Dare (CBS)
Double Dare (Nickelodeon)
Double Talk
Dream House
Eye Guess
Face the Music
Family Feud
Figure it Out
Finders Keepers
Friend or Foe? *NEW*
Fun House
Get the Picture
Headline Chasers
High Rollers
History IQ
Hit Man
Hollywood Showdown
Hollywood Squares *UPDATED*
Hot Seat *NEW*
Hot Potato
I Can't Believe You Said That!
Idiot Savants
It Takes Two
It's Your Chance of a Lifetime
The Joker's Wild
The Last Word
Liars Club *NEW*
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Let's Make a Deal
Magnificent Marble Machine
Make the Grade
Make Me Laugh
Match Game
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour
My Generation
Name That Tune
The Newlywed Game
Nick Arcade
Now You See It
Pass the Buck
Peer Pressure
Pictionary (Adults) *FIXED*
Pictionary (Kids)
Play the Percentages
Press Your Luck
The Price is Right
Quicksilver *NEW*
The Quiz Kids Challenge
The Reel to Reel Picture Show
Remote Control
Rodeo Drive
Russian Roulette *NEW*
Sale of the Century
Secrets... Cryptkeeper's Haunted House
Sex Wars
Shop 'Til You Drop
Shopping Spree
Small Talk
Split Second
Sports Geniuses
Street Smarts
Super Pay Cards!
Talk About
Think Fast
Think Twice
Three on a Match
Tic Tac Dough
Treasure Hunt
Trivia Trap
Trivial Pursuit
Trump Card
Twenty One
Ultimate Fan League
Wait 'Til You Have Kids!
Weakest Link
Wheel of Fortune
Where... is Carmen Sandiego?
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
Win Ben Stein's Money
Winning Lines *NEW*
Winning Streak *NEW*
Wipeout *NEW*
Wordplay *NEW*

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