This the game as a form of teaching children needs additional citations for verification. This article is about the television genre. Wheel of Fortune with host Pat Sajak. A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.
Alternatively, a gameshow can be a demonstrative program about a game . In the former, contestants may be invited from a pool of public applicants. Television game shows descended from similar programs on radio. The very first television game show, Spelling Bee, was broadcast in 1938. Truth or Consequences was the first game show to air on commercially licensed television. Its first episode aired in 1941 as an experimental broadcast. An early variant of the game show, the panel game, survived the quiz show scandals.