"The Game's Afoot"
Version United States
Season Season 6
Episode Number 1/13 (061)
First Broadcast November 16, 2004
Viewership (in millions) 11.80[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 5.0/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "You've Just Made Me a Millionaire"
(previous season)
Next "I'm Not His Wife, He Doesn't Need to Scream At Me"

The Game's Afoot is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 6.


In the premiere episode, 11 diverse teams of two embark on the first leg of their worldwide adventure, starting in Chicago and continuing through Iceland. Almost immediately, teams start forming alliances and are forced to make decisions regarding their flights based on unpredictable weather conditions. Once in Iceland, teams snowmobile across the largest glacier in Europe, and must choose between climbing a 35-foot ice wall or searching for a clue in an enormous lagoon. One team struggles with the challenge, while another team makes a crucial mistake by filling their diesel car with regular gasoline on their way to the pit stop.[2]


Route Markers

Teams must fly to Reykjavík, Iceland. Upon arriving, teams will have to take a marked car, where their next clue is waiting.

Teams must drive themselves to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Once there, teams will find their next clue behind the waterfall.

Teams must drive themselves to the Vatnajökull glacier, where they will have to sign up for a shuttle bus to the glacier's edge to get their next clue.

Team must take a snowmobile to a nearby base camp. At the camp, teams must claim one tent that has a corresponding departure time for the shuttle bus in the morning. Once a team claims a tent and departure time, they cannot switch.

Teams must drive themselves to Jökulsárlón and find the Glacier Ice Beach to search for their next clue

Choice A: Ice Climb
Teams must travel 35 miles to a bay and used special gear to trek across the glacier and climb the face of a steep ice wall.

Adam & Rebecca, Don & Mary Jean, Freddy & Kendra, Hayden & Aaron, Kris & Jon, Lena & Kristy, Lori & Bolo, and Meredith & Maria chose this task.

Choice B: Ice Search
Teams have to travel a short distance and find a glacial lagoon, then choose a boat and a driver and search the 7 miles lagoon among thousands of icebergs for a buoy containing their next clue.

Avi & Joe, Gus & Hera, and Jonathan & Victoria chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Grindavík and find the Blue Lagoon to check in.

For coming in first, Hayden & Aaron won a trip to beautiful Hawaii, provided by American Airlines.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
 2nd place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
 3rd place 
Lena & Kristy
 4th place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
 5th place 
Jonathan & Victoria
Married Entrepreneurs
 6th place 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers
 7th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
 8th place 
Meredith & Maria
Best Friends
 9th place 
Don & Mary Jean
 10th place 
Gus & Hera
Avi & Joe
High School Buddies


  • This episode's title was said by Gus.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Iceland.
  • This leg marks the first time that an all-male team becomes the first team to be eliminated from the race.


  • Aaron & Arianne at Reality Reel (11/19/2004): "We'll Be The Judge Of That - Episode One"

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