Let Your Inner Competitor Out With These 10 Game Shows on Netflix

Jul 12 2020 - 7:40pm

There's something about the thrill of pretending to play along with a game show, and Netflix certainly seems to know this. The streaming platform has made sure we have plenty of options to choose from by including beloved shows like Supermarket Sweep [1] and Jeopardy! [2] in their lineup. However, if you're not entirely sure what route to go, whether that means an obstacle course you'll try to duplicate in your living room or a trivia-based game [3] where you can easily shout out the answers in the comfort of your own home, we've got you. Keep reading to see 10 of the best game shows you can watch on Netflix now.

Floor Is Lava

Hosted by Rutledge Wood, three teams made up of three contestants compete in each episode in the hopes of winning $10,000 and a lava lamp. Contestants have to navigate a themed booby-trapped obstacle course in a room filled with 80,000 gallons of lava. It absolutely takes your childhood game version to the next level.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [5].

Supermarket Sweep

Three teams of two compete in three rounds called the question round, the big sweep, and the bonus sweep. During the question round, teams are asked by host David Ruprecht about products found in a grocery store in order to earn 10-second increments to add to their time for the big sweep. As part of the big sweep, teams put on the iconic matching sweatshirts before a team member runs around the store, collecting items in a shopping cart. In the bonus sweep, the winning team has 60 seconds to win $5,000 by finding three particular items.

There are currently 15 episodes streaming on Netflix [6].


Somewhat of a less gross Fear Factor, Flinch tests contestants' nerves during three rounds in a remote barn in Ireland. If the contestant moves during the round, there are painful consequences for both the contestant and the host who has chosen them to represent them in the game. Obviously, the contestant who flinches the least wins . . . nothing but bragging rights.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [7].


On Winsanity, contestants are chosen directly from the audience when their "winwatch" (a glowing wristband) turns green after host Donald Faison hits the "Winsanity" button. The game tasks contestants with ranking facts from largest to smallest depending on the quantifier. At the start of each round, more audience members are chosen to compete alongside the onstage contestant. If the onstage contestant makes it through all four rounds, then both the contestant and the audience member each win a cash prize of $5,000 and whatever extra prize was announced at the beginning of the show.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [8].


A celebrity whodunnit mystery game, Busted! stars Yoo Jae-suk, Ahn Jae-wook, Kim Jong-min, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Min-young, Oh Se-hun, Kim Se-jeong and Lee Seung-gi. These Korean entertainers must work together to solve different cases based on vignettes performed by famous Korean actors and comics. While the cases may not seem connected, they're all part of an overarching mystery about what happened to Project D. Season two picks up where season one left off, uniting them with a new recruit to solve K's death and search for the murderer named Flower Killer.

There are currently two seasons streaming on Netflix [9].

Awake: The Million Dollar Game Show

Contestants are given a large number of quarters to count individually for 24 hours without sleeping, before going on to compete in challenges in the hopes of winning $1,000,000. The main game is a series of three physical and mental challenges given to the contestants by host James Davis. The remaining contestant after the main game must guess the total amount of money they counted.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [10].


Three contestants compete in a general-knowledge quiz competition, hosted by Alex Trebek, in the form of answers. Contestants must respond in the form of a question. At the end of the first two rounds, contestants wager an amount for the "Final Jeopardy!" question. The top scorer in each game is paid their winnings in cash, then returns for the next match.

There are currently three collections streaming on Netflix [11].

Minute to Win It

Contestants have a minute to complete tasks utilizing everyday objects in order to win $250,000. Contestants can decide to walk away with the money they've earned up to a point or they can continue competing in challenges and risk losing the money. The show is hosted by former Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno to really take the competition up a notch.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [12].


Two pairs of contestants battle head to head to see which group knows emoji better. The first round has contestants deciphering pop-culture-inspired emoji phrases, while the second round has contestants sending each other strings of emoji for their partners to guess. The winning team moves on to the bonus round, where they must send and guess rapid-fire emoji messages in the hopes of winning $10,000. If the host looks familiar, that's because Hunter March is also the host of Netflix's Sugar Rush [13].

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [14].


Two pairs of competitors participate in several rounds of rapid-fire questions, which test their observational skills, attention to detail, and general knowledge. The winning pair then go on to the bonus round, where both are asked the same question. If the teams both get it right, their winnings total $10,000. And to add insult to injury, host Ben Gleib isn't afraid to call out a group for their idiotic answers.

There is currently one season streaming on Netflix [15].

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