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.
Teams must take the Chicago subway to O'Hare International Airport and take one of three available flights (two on American Airlines, one on United Airlines) and fly to Reykjavík, Iceland. Upon arriving, teams will have to find a marked car at the airport parking lot, 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 ride a snowmobile 2.5 miles 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.
Choice A: Ice Climb
Teams must travel 35 miles to Hótel Skaftafell and use special gear to trek across the glacier and climb the face of a steep ice wall to reach their next clue at the top.
Choice B: Ice Search
Teams must travel a short distance to Jökulsárlón, then choose a boat and a driver and search the 7-square mile lagoon among thousands of icebergs for a buoy containing their next clue.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • > Used the Yield • < Recipient of the Yield
- This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Iceland.
- This episode marks the first time that an all-male team becomes the first team to be eliminated from the race.
- The episode title is said by Gus McLeod.
- Aaron & Arianne at Reality Reel (11/19/2004): "We'll Be The Judge Of That - Episode One"