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Beat the Clock

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Game show remake showcases sportsmanship, family fun.

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The classic '50s game show gets another reboot in this lively series that greatly increases the kid appeal by featuring young contestants and their adult teammates. The games are relatively simple in structure and fun to watch, tasking competitors with tossing marshmallows into a cup held in their partners' mouths, for instance. In many cases variations of the games could be replicated at home with some basic supplies, willing participants, and, of course, a clock.

Game shows like Beat the Clock can be helpful in teaching kids about sporting behavior and being good winners and losers. This series doesn't sanitize young contestants' disappointment over losing a game, but it does show the players and the host redirecting those negative feelings into more positive determination for the next round. Another plus? The family member teams aren't limited to parents and kids; often they pair grandparents and grandkids or other combinations.

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