The BEST Episodes of The Game
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019
The Game is the spin-off of the long-running sitcom Girlfriends. By creators Mara Brock Akil and Kelsey Grammer come a comedy about three special woman in a relationship with three hard-working football players. Melanie (Tia Mowry) is trying to work her relationship with Derwin (Pooch Hall), her boyfriend, while Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson) balances the relationship she has with her son and with her husband, Malik (Horsea Canchez). Tiffany (Brittany Daniels) and Jason (Coby Bell) are also working hard to make their relationship last. The Game focuses on each of the relationships present in these women's lives -- those with both friends and lovers -- as they learn the rules of the game.
#1 - Move Trick, Get out of the Way
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 29, 2012
Derwin and Melanie's long distance relationship; Malik's success; Tasha becomes a surrogate; Jason and Chardonnay's conflict
#2 - Cold Swine Sucks...And So Does Falling in Love
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired May 22, 2012
Tasha's discovers a text message; Derwin pushes Irv.
#3 - The Rules of the Game
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#4 - Keep Your Friends Close and Your Prostitute Closer
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.
#5 - The Trey Wiggs Episode
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.
#6 - The Trey Wiggs Fallout Episode
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 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.
#7 - The Right to Choose Episode
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.
#8 - Mi Casa Es Su Casa
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2006
When Tasha (Wendy Raquel Robinson) returns early from a trip she finds Malik (Hosea Chanchez) throwing a wild party at their house and shuts it down. Fed up with his mom running his personal life, Malik asks her to move out and find her own place. Tia Mowry, Pooch Hall, Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel, Rocky Carroll also star and rapper Too Short guest stars as himself.
#9 - It's Hard Being Kelly Pitts
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#10 - The Ghost of Derwin Past
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2007
Dionne ditches sympathetic Melanie, who decided to stay in San Diego after learning that Dionne would be spending Christmas alone, after she learns that an endorsement opportunity she pitched for Derwin has been resurrected. She decides to take back Derwin as her client and spend her holidays in St. Barts. Meanwhile, Kelly and Jason argue over his frugal spending during the holidays and Malik begins to question Tasha's allegiance to him.
#11 - Fits and Starts
Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 24, 2012
Tasha and Pookie explore their friendship; Janay goes out of town; Melanie and Derwin stay busy.
#12 - Breakthrough, Breakdown? Break- Through
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired May 8, 2012
Melanie does some soul searching; Malik's relapse.
#13 - The Preseason Game Episode
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired May 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.
#14 - Death Becomes Her
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 22, 2011
Melanie is eager to have sex with Derwin so that she could finally conceive a child of her own.
#15 - The Championship Game Episode
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 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.
#16 - Blank Canvases
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired May 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
#17 - A Woman's Right to Choose Herself
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired May 1, 2012
Tasha's struggle with being a surrogate; Jason helps Chardonnay with her finances; Melanie's discontent with Derwin.
#18 - Derwin's About to go H.A.M
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 10, 2012
Derwin suffers consequences; Melanie's surrogate; Derwin's drama as a professional athlete.
#19 - Party in a Box
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 17, 2012
Chardonnay grumbles that her relationship with Jason is purely physical, so Jason tries to make amends by introducing her to his friends. Meanwhile, Derwin faces the reality of Kwan's season-ending injury.
#20 - A Swan Song For Rick And Tasha…
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 6, 2013
Rick and Tasha’s relationship reaches a fork in the road; Blue struggles with game performance.
#21 - There's No Place Like Home
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.
#22 - Insert Car Here
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 16, 2009
Seeing Kelly with a date causes Jason to feel jealous. Tasha faces the insecurities between her relationship with Rick Fox. Melanie would like to find a connection with Derwin which isn't physical.
#23 - Whip It, Whip It Good
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 8, 2011
Jason tries to avoid his responsibilities as a parent by asking Melanie to take care of his daughter Brittany
#24 - Rift and Separate
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2006
A minor argument escalates into a major locker room rift between Jason and Malik that affects their playing relationship on the field. The locker room tension spills over to Kelly and Tasha, leaving Melanie in the middle and in an awkward position when she insists that they all come to her house for a dinner party. Pooch Hall also stars.
#25 - Beach Chairs
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.