Master Farmers, Musical Chairs and Truck-Touching: The World’s Weirdest Game Shows Master Farmers, Musical Chairs and Truck-Touching: The World’s Weirdest Game Shows
Many game shows require extensive knowledge of trivia, or physical endurance. But if your skillset is more “run around in animal costumes”, “have your... Master Farmers, Musical Chairs and Truck-Touching: The World’s Weirdest Game Shows

Many game shows require extensive knowledge of trivia, or physical endurance. But if your skillset is more “run around in animal costumes”, “have your feet licked by goats” or even just “survive”, then the new graphic from MrGamez may be for you.

Ranging from relatively normal shows with a bit of a twist to the full-on bizarro, MrGamez takes us on a trip across the world, with shows from Spain, Wales, India, and Japan, as well as the UK and US.

While the Western world has plenty to offer in the way of crazy, with old school shows like The Amateur’s Guide to Love, the gloves really come off when you get overseas.

  • El gran juego de la oca (“The Great Game of the Goose”) – Coming from Spain, it’s based on a simple boardgame. The boardgame doesn’t include being shaven bald, having your legs waxed, or having your feet licked by a goat. The show, on the other hand…
  • Fferm Ffactor (“Farm Factor”) – This Welsh shows pits contestant against contestant to find Wales’ best farmer. Challenges include… farming. The prize is a new 4×4, or a trip to Patagonia.
  • Sekai no hate Made ItteQ (“Let’s Go to the End of the World”) – A Japanese show with some strange challenges, including paddling a home-made soapbox boat, and sitting in a thick glass box while a bear attacks it.
  • Dadagiri (“Beat the Bullies”) – The Indian show that revolves around contestants being verbally harassed by the hosts. On one occasion, it escalated to physical abuse with the female host slapping a player – and the video went viral after the player slapped back.

Some shows are for trophies, some for cars and trucks (though the winner of Touch the Truck said he was going to sell it and spend the money funding a political party) and some are for money – but when it comes down to it, all of them are for the glory of winning a show that makes a minimum of sense.

Check out the rest of the la-la, unhinged, loony, non-compos-mentis, and, let’s face it, downright weird game shows on MrGamez.com.




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