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The Ultimate TV Game Show Book 

Experience seven decades of game shows that have challenged contestants to perform everything from physical feats to cerebral calisthenics. The Ultimate TV Game Show Book features more than 200 never-seen-before photographs from the beloved TV genre. This book is information-packed with all the fun, all the games and all the stars. Itís an up-to-date treasure trove of memories, trivia and data that would require a game show enthusiast countless hours to research. But, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy this one of a kind nostalgic adventure. Steve Ryan and Fred Wostbrock are both game show experts and the authors of The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows. Both authors reside in Los Angeles, CA. 
 

  

Classic Concentration

Rebus maniacs everywhere, here's your chance to solve the most exciting collection of these brain-busting bafflers ever assembled!

Millions of fans have enjoyed  NBC's hit game show Classic Concentration. Now, NBC's longest-running daytime game show - over 25 years - is an incredible, full-color book, packed with some of the greatest rebus puzzles from the show!

Classic Concentration's puzzle wizard Steve Ryan gives you over 150 of his favorite rebus puzzles and challenges you to come up with the famous phrase, person or thing correctly.  Just like the show, you get a chance to solve a partially hidden puzzle.  If you can't you can turn the page and try to solve the totally revealed puzzle.  AND if you're completely stumped, you can look in the back for the answer.

You'll also find a special introduction by Emmy-winning producer Mark Goodson and an entertaining history of Classic Concentration's exciting moments through its long run on TV.  Now you can have all the mind-wrenching fun of America's most popular game show any time, any place.  Don't miss out!

 

 

Encyclopedia of  TV Game Shows

Over 450 shows!
Over 550 photographs!

The Encyclopedia of Television Game Shows is the most comprehensive book of its kind.  Listings for each show include host, announcer, celebrity guests, production company, and broadcast history.  There are also explanations of each game, embellished with humorous anecdotes and trivia.  Did you know that Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan all appeared on game shows?  Fascinating facts and rare photographs abound in this nostalgic trip through the history of game shows!

Shows like The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Hollywood Squares, Concentration, You Bet Your Life, and What's My Line?  have captivated audiences for generations.  But do you remember Draw Me a Laugh (which aired for less than a month)?  Or Wanna Bet? (which aired only once)? Game show hits and misses are all included in this comprehensive volume.

 

 

Encyclopedia  of  TV Game Shows     
2nd Edition

Test your game show savvy by trying to solve this Classic Concentration game show rebus.  Think fast - the clock is ticking.

If you guessed "Fifty years of game shows" before time ran out, then The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, Second Edition, is the book you've been waiting for. 

 If the Final Jeopardy! theme swims in your head and spinning wheels loaded with cash prizes dance before your eyes, if you've ever dreamed of being kissed by Richard Dawson or playing Wheel of Fortune with Vanna, open this book and enter a world of fabulous prizes, challenging questions, precarious stunts, and (sometimes) tremendous payoffs. 

The Encyclopedia, profiling over 500 game shows past and present and containing over 150 rare and exclusive photographs, provides information on a show's air dates, network affiliation, creators, producers, hosts and hostesses, and notable celebrity guests and panelists.  Rules of each game are also included, along with descriptions of the various prizes available to the game's winner. 

The Encyclopedia is further enhanced by the inclusion of a historical overview of game shows, a tribute to Mark Goodson, a chronology, an index noting game show stars and the shows in which they appeared, a list of game show award winners, and a foreword by notable game show host Wink Martindale.  From Groucho Marx and Johnny Carson to Pat and Vanna and Alex Trebek.  The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, Second Edition, is sure to appeal to the trivia and TV buff in all of us. 

Encyclopedia  of  TV Game Shows 
3rd Edition


Test your game show savvy by giving the correct question to this answer that appeared on an episode of Jeopardy!   The category was Reference Books.  Think fast - the clock is ticking.    

 

If you guessed "What are game shows?" before time ran out (a "Jeopardy!" contestant did).  The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, Third Edition, is the book you've been waiting for.

 

By the way, "Jeopardy!" announcer Johnny Gilbert hosted all three game shows listed in the answer. 

The Encyclopedia, profiling over 600 game shows past and present and containing more than 175 rare and exclusive photographs, provides information on air dates, network affiliation, creators, producers, hosts and hostesses, and notable celebrity guests and panelists.  Rules of each game are also included, along with descriptions of the various prizes available to the game's winner.  The third edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include not only the hottest new game shows but updated information on familiar favorites. 

The Encyclopedia is further enhanced by the inclusion of a historical overview of game shows, a list of game show award winners, and a foreword by notable game show host Merv Griffin. The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, Third  Edition, is sure to appeal to the trivia and TV buff in all of us. 

 

 

Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows
Special Edition
(Printed for Game Show Network)

The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, Special Edition  is a television's lover's treasure chest containing detailed facts and tidbits about one of America's best-loved TV pastimes: game shows.  Featuring more than 150 rare and exclusive photographs, the Encyclopedia explores more than 500 shows and provides information on their air dates, network affiliations, creators, producers, hosts and hostesses, and notable celebrity guest and panelists.  The book also explains the rules of each game, details the sometimes outrageous stunts required to play it, and lists the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) payoffs available to the game's winner. 

From the advent of television to the technical advances of today's cable-ready world, The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows covers it all.  A historical overview of game shows, a chronology, an index noting game show stars and the shows in which they appeared, a listing of game show award winners, and a foreword by notable game show host Wink Martindale round out this fun - and fact-filled browser's delight sure to be in demand by trivia and TV buffs everywhere. 

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