Blue Wants to Play a Game


Season 1 Episode 12 (12 overall)
Sunday, March 16, 1997
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1. A Duck
2. A Duck
3. A Goose
Wrong Answer
The duckity, duck, duck with a goose game
Right Answer
Duck, Duck, Goose

Blue Wants to Play a Game is the twelfth episode of Blue's Clues from the First Season.

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Steve and Blue play some fun games indoors and outdoors.


Today, all sorts of games are being played at the Blue's Clues house, starting with hide and seek. We help Steve find Blue and he'd like to play again, but it would seem Blue doesn't want to play any more hide and seek. They play Blue's Clues to figure out what game Blue wanted to play instead of hide and seek. The first clue was a duck. Steve draws a duck as the first clue in his notebook. After that, they help Shovel and Pail with a jigsaw puzzle. Steve finds the second clue on a duck. Steve draws the duck on the next page in his notebook. Later, Steve and Blue had to find their way to Gingerbread Boy's house by using a riddle. After finding the right places, they find Gingerbread Boy's house. After the visit, Steve had to find the third clue. He finds it on the goose. Steve draws the third clue, a goose in his notebook. He skidoos back home and had to put all the clues together. Steve thought it was the duckity, duck, duck goose game. But the answer that Blue wanted to play was Duck, Duck, Goose. After figuring out Blue's Clues, they play the game. After that, Steve sings the So Long Song and the episode ends.


  • The jigsaw puzzle was a picture of Mailbox's Birthday party when everyone was playing musical chairs.
  • After Steve studied the map, he makes up a tune to help him remember the places he and Blue had to take to find Gingerbread Boy's house.
  • Steve forgets to bring the map after skidooing into a gingerbread town.
  • Steve draws a duck twice in this episode, and the handwriting when Steve draws a duck does is exactly the same to the earlier episode Blue's Favorite Song.
  • The middle of this episode's closing credits music is based on the music from What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day?.
  • Blue makes a whimpering sound after Steve tells her that he'll play hide and seek again.
  • This is the first time in the series that two clues are the same object in one game of Blue's Clues.
  • The Mailtime footage uses the same as the earlier episode A Snowy Day.
  • This is the another episode where Steve didn't look at the viewers when he yells out "Mail!".
  • This was the only episode in Season 1 and the only episode in the series where Steve doesn't say "Blue Skidoo we can too". He says "Na na na, na na na" instead.
  • When Steve says "The Mail's here!", his voice from late Season 1 is used.
  • The Thinking Time segment music was later reused in Shy during the skidoo segment and at the end.
  • Steve's painting of Blue from "Adventures in Art" can be seen among the blue objects that Blue hid among.
  • This is the fourth episode where two clues are found outside and/or in a skidoo segment taking place outdoors with only one clue found inside.


  • Steve thought the viewers said "a quack" instead of "a clue" when they saw a clue one 1 of the ducks (the 1st clue) in the pool in the backyard, even though they didn't say anything.
  • When Steve draws the second duck, he is clearly drawing the first clue again. You can easily tell this as there is no piece of paper above the spiral from the way he's holding it.
    • It is also obvious that it is the footage of drawing a duck from Blue's Favorite Song due to the fact that the crayon becomes sharper when Steve draws the third clue.
  • When Steve says "Wow, making your own Puzzles that brilliant!" A boom mic is seen for a few seconds.
  • During the theme song in the thinking chair in Pistas da Blue, (the Portugal version of "Blue's Clues") Blue's tongue is blue.
  • Some of the objects in front of Duarte are cut off in this episode.
  • When everyone was playing Duck, Duck, Goose at the end of the Pistas da Blue version, Tickity's legs are missing.


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Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time is it for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | Blue's Favorite Song | What Does Blue Need? | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Pretend Time | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | Magenta Comes Over | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Does Blue Want to Make? | Blue's News | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play?