Parents' Guide to

Deal or No Deal

By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Game of chance is decent family entertainment.

TV NBC Game Shows 2005
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

A luck based game show that my children can watch together

Deal or No Deal is really entertaining. The basic concept of the show is that one contestant selects a case, and this case can have any amount of money in it, ranging from 1¢ to $1,000,000. Then the player gets to see what’s inside the remaining 25 cases. After seeing inside so many cases, a man, called the banker, will call. He will offer the player a specific amount of money. The game continues until a player either makes a deal with the banker, and wins the offer given by the banker, or the player could never make a deal with the banker, thus ending the game by seeing the amount of money in the players case.
age 9+

for ages 9 and up

this show is awsome. but i wouldent let any kid under the age of 9 see it because of what the girls in show are wearing and because if there younger than 9 chances are there not going to like or understand the show that well.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (10):

Although there's little brain power involved here aside from making smart decisions -- the show is more about luck and is far from being a brainteaser like Jeopardy -- the decision-making element is crucial, as is resisting being swayed by greed. Deal or No Deal is decent entertainment that actually makes you think -- just a little -- and could possibly help teach younger viewers the value of a dollar.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 19, 2005
  • Cast: Howie Mandel
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 26, 2023

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