How I Met Your Mother

Game Night

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 2/27/06
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  • Episode Description
  • A mysterious tape arrives for Barney from one of his numerous ex-girlfriends, and the entire gang watches it. But, in order for them all to find out how she broke Barney's heart and made him into a suit-wearing bachelor, everyone must share their most embarrassing moment.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Neil Patrick Harris

    Barney Stinson

  • Alyson Hannigan

    Lily Aldrin

  • Jason Segel

    Marshall Eriksen

  • Cobie Smulders

    Robin Scherbatsky

  • Bob Saget

    Voice of Ted, 2030

  • Fan Reviews (18)
  • The origin of everything!

    By ironraider1401, Aug 08, 2014

  • i love it

    By Blanthdemecrewh2, Jun 16, 2014

  • Felt more Family Guy than How I Met Your Mother

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Nov 22, 2013

  • Very good episode

    By nananabatman, Mar 30, 2013

  • Awesome episode

    By mareksarluska, Feb 27, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • (while the gang and Victoria play "Marshgammon")
      Marshall: (reading an 'Autobiography' question flash card for Victoria, much to Ted's disgust) Victoria, how many boyfriends did you have before you started dating Ted?
      Ted: The card actually says "Ted"?!

    • Marshall: (Winning various games) Mousetrap!
      Marshall: Yahtzee!
      Marshall: Poker!
      Ted: You don't have to shout out poker when you win.
      Marshall: I know, it's just fun to say.

    • Barney: Ladies, gentlemen, Ted. This has been a wonderful evening. I got great dirt on all you guys. I got Ted to tell the Re-return. I finally nailed Shannon. Told her I'd call her tomorrow...ayeah, right! And I rediscovered how awesomely awesome my life is. Peace out, hombres! (the rest of the group is silent)
      Marshall: I think Barney just won game night.

    • Marshall: Backgammon sucks. I took the only good part of backgammon, the gammon, and I left the rest of it in the trash where it belongs.

    • Older Ted: We spend so much effort trying to keep parts of our lives hidden, even from our closest friends, that those rare times when we do open up, it's amazing how minor those secrets all end up being.

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    Notes (4)

    • The German episode title is "Spieleabend", an exact translation. The French title is "Révélations". The Italian title is "Il gioco della verità", meaning "Game of Truth".

    • International Airdates: Czech Republic: December 22, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Song during final montage was "Off the Record" by My Morning Jacket

    • The original title of this episode was "Marshallopoly".

    Trivia (5)

    • In this episode, Barney says that after finding out that Shannon and Greg were dating, he decides to "Suit up". But in the third season episode "The Yips" he said he went straight to his brother James who told him to go to the Manmaker.

    • In the Re-Return flashback featuring Ranjit, there are some minor continuity errors with the costuming, including Ted's tie being different, but more noticable is that Ranjit's blue jacket in the original version is replaced by a red sweater.

    • In "Drumroll, Please" Barney lies to a bridesmaid about joining the Peace Corps, and this episode reveals that at one time Barney did, in fact, plan to join the Peace Corps.

    • In the flashback from his past, Barney takes an order from Greg for a non-fat latté. However, the whole time they are talking, Barney never puts milk in the cup and Greg walks away with a simple shot of espresso without saying a word about it.

    • Close to the end of the episode, Barney and Shannon are talking in front of a bookcase. One of the books is Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card. The book was published in 2002, yet the flashback takes place in 1998.

    Allusions (1)

    • After Barney finds out Shannon dumped him for the guy in the suit, we see Barney being transformed. He is laying on a table that raises up as he dons a dark suit, a homage to Star Wars: Episode III and the creation of Darth Vader.

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