The BEST episodes of The Game

Every episode of The Game ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Game!

Three women, all dating professional football players, learn the rules of the game.

Last Updated: 6/24/2024Network: BETStatus: Ended
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Move Trick, Get Out of the Way
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9.29
38 votes

#1 - Move Trick, Get Out of the Way

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/29/2012

Derwin and Melanie's long distance relationship; Malik's success; Tasha becomes a surrogate; Jason and Chardonnay's conflict

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Cold Swine Sucks... And So Does Falling in Love
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8.88
8 votes

#2 - Cold Swine Sucks... And So Does Falling in Love

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/22/2012

Tasha's discovers a text message; Derwin pushes Irv.

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The Pre-season Game Episode
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8.27
15 votes

#3 - The Pre-season Game Episode

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/21/2013

Blue struggles with his feelings after learning that Keira was a virgin before she slept with him. Meanwhile, Jason’s suspicions of Chardonnay cheating with Rick comes to a head, resulting in a huge confrontation between Tasha, Jason, Chardonnay and Pookie.

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The Rules of the Game
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8.20
81 votes

#4 - The Rules of the Game

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2006

As a favor to Derwin, Melanie attends the first Saber Sunbeam meeting of the season, only to learn that unlike the wives, football players' "girlfriends" are not considered legitimate and are treated as such by the other wives. On the same day, Derwin attends his first rookie seminar where he is given a lecture about gold diggers, STDs and is hazed by the other players. Later that night, Melanie and Derwin attend a party where Melanie, has a conversation with another player and is perceived to be flirting with him. When the player's girlfriend confronts Melanie, she realizes the rules of the game in the pros will take some getting use to.

Directors: Ted Wass
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It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts
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8.10
10 votes

#5 - It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/22/2007

When Kelly attempts to please Jason, take care of her daughter and impress Jason's parents who visit from out of town, she overworks herself and has a breakdown, Meanwhile, Malik starts to worry about winning the playoff game and enlists Derwin as his new practice partner. Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson also star.

Directors: Sheldon Epps
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The Right to Choose Episode
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8.03
30 votes

#6 - The Right to Choose Episode

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/29/2011

Melanie and Tasha clash over the direction of Derwin and Malik’s careers, resulting in Melanie firing Tasha from her position as Derwin’s manager.

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Death Becomes Her
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8.02
45 votes

#7 - Death Becomes Her

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/22/2011

Melanie is eager to have sex with Derwin so that she could finally conceive a child of her own.

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The Trey Wiggs Episode
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8.00
13 votes

#8 - The Trey Wiggs Episode

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2006

When Derwin's image consultant ( guest star Shanti Lowry), tells Derwin her idea to pair him with football player Trey Wiggs (guest star Chaz Lamar Shepherd), his former college teammate, he objects, saying he and Trey were more like rivals than teammates. Meanwhile, Derwin learns that Melanie had lunch with Trey, though she insists that it is strictly platonic. However when a local paper secretly photographs Melanie having a second lunch with Trey, things heat up. Coby Bell and Brittany Daniel also star.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Kenny Smith
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Blank Canvases
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8.00
18 votes

#9 - Blank Canvases

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/14/2013

Blue helps Keira prepare for an audition, resulting in an intimate “first” moment for the couple. Meanwhile, after Tasha tells Rick her intentions to break things off with Pookie, she is caught off guard by an impromptu proposal instead. And Malik must prove himself worthy of doing business

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The Trey Wiggs Fallout Episode
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7.94
17 votes

#10 - The Trey Wiggs Fallout Episode

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/2006

When Melanie (Tia Mowry) learns that Derwin (Pooch Hall) is still upset about the bad publicity caused by her continuing friendship with an old football rival, she tries to find various ways to make it up to him. However, when Derwin refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem, Melanie calls her mother and starts packing. Meanwhile Kelly (Brittany Daniel) and Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) persuade Malik (Hosea Chanchez) and Jason (Coby Bell) to talk some sense into Derwin.

Writer: Kenny Smith
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The Championship Game Episode
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7.93
41 votes

#11 - The Championship Game Episode

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/5/2012

It's down to the wire Game fans! Can the Sabers pull off a championship win? Will Derwin and Melanie settle on a resolution to their potential long distance relationship? Will Malik cut ties with Jenna in order to maintain his professional success? Jason sends Chardonnay on a rollercoaster ride.

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The List Episode
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7.86
7 votes

#12 - The List Episode

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/30/2008

Serena Williams guest stars. Tasha tries to take on Serena Williams as a client, Meanwhile, Malik schools Derwin on the type of women he should date. Also, Kelly sets Melanie up on a date with a celebrity.

Directors: Salim Akil
Writer: Kenny Smith
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Whip It, Whip It Good
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7.84
43 votes

#13 - Whip It, Whip It Good

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/2011

Jason tries to avoid his responsibilities as a parent by asking Melanie to take care of his daughter Brittany

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Gifted
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7.82
17 votes

#14 - Gifted

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2006

A gift-giving competition breaks out among the top players after Melanie sends each team member a gift on behalf of Derwin; Melanie makes a new friend in her chemistry lab

Directors: Arlene Sanford
Writer: Julie Bean
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Beach Chairs
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7.82
124 votes

#15 - Beach Chairs

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/11/2011

Derwin and Melanie are now two years married with Melanie being a housewife and a step-mom to Derwin’s son. If you remember, she spent the previous few seasons studying to become a doctor. Of course, she has some suspicion that Derwin’s son isn’t really his so she decides to get a DNA test behind his back. Tasha Mack dating a much younger guy named Donte. She tries to keep her true feelings for him low but ends up breaking out emotionally when she discovers his ex-girlfriend was Sheree from the show “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Meanwhile, we see Malik’s success getting to his head. He is currently sleeping with the majority owner of his team’s girlfriend (played by the hot Meagan Good) and he is pushing his best friend to the limits. He eventually gets caught by his friend Terrence who walks in on Malik in a Jacuzzi with the owner’s girlfriend and Terrence’s girlfriend. Lastly, the ongoing battle between Jason and Kelly continue. They just got out of their divorce and they spend the entire episode trying to get each other even more upset.

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The Busted Episode
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7.81
16 votes

#16 - The Busted Episode

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/2/2013

Tasha attempts to salvage her friendship with Pookie after it is revealed she has been cheating on him with Rick. Meanwhile, Jason and Chardonnay have it out over her involvement in Tasha’s love triangle. Finally, Keira and Blue each share their side of the break-up with Malik (at different times), while patronizing Drop Bar.

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Photo-Shoot Fresh
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7.80
15 votes

#17 - Photo-Shoot Fresh

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/23/2013

Malik enlists his friends to appear in a promotional campaign, but an accusation derails his plans. Elsewhere, events run smoothly for Rick, to Tasha's chagrin; Blue sets out to beat Keira in the dating game; and an injury impacts Jason's life.

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There's No Place Like Home
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7.77
13 votes

#18 - There's No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/11/2006

Melanie goes home to Connecticut to spend Christmas with her parents, while Derwin stays in San Diego, where he anxiously waits to see if the Sabers will make the playoffs. Meanwhile, Malik worries the team will discover he has an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Writer: Kenya Barris
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No Money, Mo Problems
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7.77
13 votes

#19 - No Money, Mo Problems

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2012

Hostility between Melanie and Tasha goes public at a fashion show. Elsewhere, Chardonnay's friends open Jason's eyes to racism; and Derwin takes Kwan under his wings. Note: Featuring Elimu Nelson and Kel Mitchell

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker... Mind Your Business!
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7.77
13 votes

#20 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker... Mind Your Business!

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/2012

Tasha develops romantic feelings for a new man—but he turns out to be a male escort. Elsewhere, Melanie plays matchmaker at her dinner party, only to stir up tension with Derwin.

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Breakthrough, Breakdown? Break-Through
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7.77
13 votes

#21 - Breakthrough, Breakdown? Break-Through

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/8/2012

Melanie does some soul searching; Malik's relapse.

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A Swan Song for Rick and Tasha...
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7.76
17 votes

#22 - A Swan Song for Rick and Tasha...

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 8/6/2013

Rick and Tasha’s relationship reaches a fork in the road; Blue struggles with game performance.

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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Prostitute Closer
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7.75
12 votes

#23 - Keep Your Friends Close and Your Prostitute Closer

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/6/2012

Melanie tries to connect with Janay by pushing Derwin closer to her fiancé. Elsewhere, Tasha forges ahead in her newfound relationship with a male escort.

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What More Can I Say?
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7.73
26 votes

#24 - What More Can I Say?

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/29/2015

Jason and Kelly are shocked when they learn that Herbie Lesser has bought the Sabers; and the Sabers are stricken with food poisoning.

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A Woman's Right to Choose Herself
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7.70
10 votes

#25 - A Woman's Right to Choose Herself

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/1/2012

Tasha's struggle with being a surrogate; Jason helps Chardonnay with her finances; Melanie's discontent with Derwin.

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