My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 3 Episode 12

Games Ponies Play

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Feb 09, 2013 on The Hub
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Episode Summary


The Crystal Empire is nominated to host the next Equestria games. Princess Cadance asks Twilight and her friends to help her welcome the games inspector and show her that the Empire is the perfect place to host the games. (But they accidentally welcome the wrong pony.)

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Why make this?

    This has to be the worst show ever made, I can't even look at it. Judging by it's title, I already now how bad this is.
  • I love it!

    I love it favorite episode.
  • Shortcuts

    It doesn't pay to take them. But it always pays to be nice to others, whether you're trying to impress them or not. You never know the ripples it might cause. This episode was special in how it tied to the previous one - it was great to see the other side of the events. The Crystal Empire is one of my favorite story lines, so it's good to see that the location is going to be more heavily-incorporated in the future. It was also a good show of how to keep calm no matter the situation, tell the truth and use your skills to the best of your abilities. Great episode.moreless
  • people im sure and i bet season 4 will come in 5 or 4 months

    I promise lol

  • To liasong

    Well, at least they give the complete episodes, and if you got an account, you can see other people you subscribed to comment or like the episodes
Patricia Drake

Patricia Drake

Games Inspector (Ms. Peachbottom)

Guest Star

Veena Sood

Veena Sood

Ms. Harshwhinny

Guest Star

Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Shining Armor

Recurring Role

Britt McKillip

Britt McKillip

Princess Cadance

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Twilight: Princess Cadance is counting on us to do our part to convince the games inspector to choose the Crystal Empire. And we are not gonna let her down. Are we?
      Pinkie Pie: NOOOOOOOO! (Everyone stares at her) What? I was just answering Twilight's question.

    • Rainbow Dash: We got the wrong pony?!
      Pinkie Pie: NOOOOOOOO! I mean, YESSSSSSSSS!

    • Twilight : I need to speak with the princess.
      Rarity: You can't! You mustn't! She's in the middle of a delicate conditioning rinse that must go perfectly if there's any hope for her hair!
      Twilight: Come on, how bad can it be?
      Rarity: Imagine her mane turned into a porcupine.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode is part of the DVD of the same name which also includes the episodes, "Fall Weather Friends," "Power Ponies," "Equestria Games," "Appalosa's Most Wanted" and "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone."

    • Friendship Report: Rainbow Dash learned how good it feels to help others get something they always wanted but never had. Also, Twilight learned that the best way to be a good leader is to be calm.

    • This episode revolves around all of the ponies.


    • During the flashback where Rainbow Dash is waiting to hear the results of the location for the Equestria Games, the announcer uses the same tone of voice and has a similar hairstyle as the announcer in The Hunger Games. In addition, she says "Cassidy of Phillydelphia" to parody the announcement of Katniss Everdeen of District 12 in the movie.

    • The plot to this episode is inspired by the Fawlty Towers episode "The Hotel Inspectors."