GSN.com (partially found web games from Sony cable website; late 1990s-2000s)

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GSNi logo from 2004-2006

Status: Partially Found

Game Show Network (also known as GSN) is an American cable channel dedicated to its namesake that was launched by Sony Pictures Entertainment on December 1st, 1994, [1]. The amount of game shows that would be reran on the channel comprised of reruns from the libraries Sony acquired the rights to (that outside of their own library of game shows include Mark Goodson Productions, NBCUniversal and Buena Vista Television). Outside of reruns, the channel also had a variety of original programming centred around game shows like Club A.M. Super Decades, Faux Pause, Prime Games and Trivia Track[2]. Around 1999[3], Sony launched a website for the channel and began showcasing online games based on the shows that were airing on the channel at the time. These games could be played to win cash and prizes[4]. The website would be last updated sometime around 2012[5], when Sony launched a new website for the channel and the previous website would be abandoned by Sony and now has links to the channel's current website. Throughout the years, the games hosted on the website would come and go and most (if not all) of the games are lost, very few of the games have resurfaced and as of the writing of this article, none of them are playable.

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The Interactive games played just like their respective shows and can be played when the respective show was airing on Game Show Network at that moment [6] and the online player's high scores would be showcased on Game Show Network in between commercial breaks during the respective show[7]. These games are the hardest to find with only images and screenshots of the gameplay in varying quality the only visuals from the Interactive games to survive.

# Game Title Status Note
1 Card Sharks Interactive Lost Unknown if gameplay was based on the version that aired in the 1970s or 1980s.
2 Family Feud Interactive Lost Gameplay based on the Richard Dawson version.
3 The Hollywood Squares Interactive Lost Gameplay was possibly based on the version that aired on NBC in the 1970s.
4 Jeopardy Online Lost Game was promoted at the end of every episode of Jeopardy from 1998 to 2001.
5 Jeopardy (2003 version) Found Game received a physical commercial release.
6 Jeopardy Interactive Lost Game was separate from the one released in '98.
7 Lingo Interactive (2003 version) Lost Game was based on the second season of the GSN version and had an Arby's Oven Mitt Bonus.
8 Lingo Interactive (2007 version) Lost Game was based on the third season of the GSN version, gameplay is the same.
9 Lingo Single Player Found Separate single player version of the game, the game can still be played on arcadethunder.com.
10 Match Game Interactive Lost Two separate versions were made, both had the same gameplay.
11 Match Game PM Interactive Lost Game was based on the Primetime syndicated version.
12 Password Plus Interactive Lost Included a Live Viewer Trivia question.
13 Super Password Interactive Lost Included a Live Viewer Trivia question.
14 Press Your Luck Interactive Lost Game included a poll.
15 Whammy! Interactive Lost
16 The $100,000 Pyramid Interactive Lost
17 Weakest Link Interactive Lost
18 Millionaire Interactive Lost Game was briefly sponsored by Pizza Hut.
19 Super Millionaire Interactive Lost Game was the same as Millionaire but with different dollar amounts.
20 Wheel Of Fortune Online Lost Game was promoted at the end of every episode of Wheel Of Fortune from 1998 to 2001, was a multiplayer.
21 Wheel Of Fortune (2000 version) Lost Single player version of the game.
22 Wheel Of Fortune (2003 version) Found Game received a physical commercial release.
23 Win Ben Stein's Money Interactive Lost Game was briefly sponsored by AllState.
24 Inquizition Lost
25 Friend Or Foe Interactive Lost
26 PlayMania Interactive Lost
27 Cram Interactive Lost
28 Chain Reaction Lost Based on the version hosted by Dylan Lane.
29 Hollywood Showdown Lost Created by Boxerjam.com.
30 Russian Roulette Interactive Lost
31 That's The Question Lost
32 How Much is Enough? Lost
33 WinTuition Interactive Lost
34 Greed Interactive Lost
35 I've Got A Secret Interactive Lost Based on the Bill Dwyer version.
36 To Tell The Truth Interactive Lost Gameplay is unknown.
37 Love Connection Interactive Lost Gameplay is unknown.
38 Street Smarts Interactive Lost
39 Grand Slam Lost
40 Dog Eat Dog Interactive Lost Game had a Live Viewer Poll.
41 Ballbreakers Interactive Lost
42 Black & White Overnight Interactive Lost Named after the block dedicated to game shows that aired throughout the 1950s.
43 Celebrity Blackjack Interactive Lost
44 Extreme Dodgeball Interactive Lost
45 GSNi Interstitial Lost
46 Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes Interactive Lost
47 Poker Royale: Celebrities Vs. Poker Pros Interactive Lost
48 Poker Royale: Comedians vs. Pros Interactive Lost
49 Poker Royale: The WPPA Championship Interactive Lost
50 Poker Royale: Young Bloods Interactive Lost
51 Spy TV Interactive Lost
52 The World Series Of Blackjack Interactive Lost
53 The Newlywed Game Interactive Lost
54 Anything To Win Interactive Lost
55 High Stakes Poker Interactive Lost
56 Hollywood Squares Interactive Lost Gameplay likely based on the Tom Bergeron version.
57 Blockbusters Interactive Lost

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The website also had games from outside developers like Zeek Games and WorldWinner, some were based on the shows that were airing on Game Show Network at the time or were original titles. The games were also hosted on other websites at the time but were completely phased out by the end of the 2000s. Of the lost games, only an early version of Catch 21 and The Price Is Right have footage, only screenshots of the other games made by Zeek and WorldWinner can be found today.

# Game Title Status Notes
1 Beat The Deck Lost
2 Blackjack Plus Lost
3 Kenny vs. Spenny: Quest for the Family Jewels Found
4 Opinionation Lost
5 Zoinks Lost
6 Flip To GSN Found

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Zeek Games[edit | edit source]

# Game Title Status Notes
1 Lingo Plus Lost Possibly a multiplayer version of the game.
2 Whammy! Plus[8] Lost Possibly a multiplayer version of the game.
3 Phrase Frenzy Lost Gameplay is unknown, game was last available in 2009[9]
4 Poker Face Lost

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WorldWinner[edit | edit source]

# Game Title Status Notes
1 Family Feud Lost Game was similar to the Toss-Up round on Wheel Of Fortune.
2 The Price Is Right Lost Game was a series of mini games.
3 Wheel Of Fortune Lost
4 Catch 21 Lost Early version based on the first revival of the show.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

Footage of Catch 21 being played.
Footage of The Price Is Right being played.


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