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A Brand New Game is the 15th episode of Blue's Clues from Season 5.

Characters Present[]


Joe has invented a brand new game called Presto Change Joe, and his idea is catching on with the other characters. We have fun in taking part in new games, doing things like playing pretend and imitating behaviors. A game of Periwinkle's provides an opportunity for memorization. We also join in a game of Felt Friends in a skidoo segment and act out something based on things that are lying around her room like a cow, a basketball, and a telescope. The question is where can Blue's new game be played?


  • Question: Where can we go to play Blue's game?
  • Clues:
    • 1. Friends
    • 2. A Ball
    • 3. A Slide
  • Answer: Park/Playground
  • Living room picture: A picture of 3 cards, then 3 balls
  • Felt frame picture: 3 felt friends (clue) 3 felt friends (not a pawprint) then Felt frame room (skidoo location)
  • Colored Shirts: Yellow for the playground, and Green for Presto-Change-Joe

Words and Sounds in the Taxi Game[]

  • Taxi: Vroom, vroom!
  • Street: Honk, honk!
  • People: Ooh!


  • Periwinkle is in the Blue's Clues house for this episode.
  • The episode ends with Joe and Blue at the playground.
  • This is the only time Joe finds the third clue in the skidoo segment in his yellow shirt.
  • This episode used the "There!" phrase from Can You Help?.
  • This episode used the "A Clue! A Clue!" phrase from Blue's Big Costume Party.
  • His hair in the theme song looks like the next episode.
  • This is the last episode to be air in 2002.
  • This is the second time Joe changes his shirt mid-episode after Colors Everywhere!.
  • Joe wears a yellow squared shirt for most of this episode, but he changes into a green squared shirt once for the Presto-Change-Joe game.
  • In the credits, a creaking sound is heard earlier to accompany that Mailbox is coming. This happens again in I Did That!. Franny the felt friend also does a trick with the red ball that Blue uses to roll down the slide, waving goodbye.
  • There's a unique tuba tune heard when drawing the first clue (Friends). This is one of the few episodes that this has happened.
    • Additionally, when Joe draws the first clue, the notebook drawing footage that was first used in Bedtime Business was seen.
  • This is the only episode where Joe skidoos in something off the ground in his yellow shirt.
    • In all other episodes with Joe in his yellow shirt, he skidoos in something on the ground.
      • Every skidoo with Joe wearing his yellow shirt was into a place in the living room.
  • At the playground, Joe sings The So Long Song sitting down on the wooden bridge.
  • When Periwinkle makes up a game about a taxi, he turns it into a song.
  • In the letter, the kids guess what fish they are outside and play the animal game with the ball while rolling it inside.


  • When Joe says "We get to sit in our..." and the kid says "Thinking Chair!", the captions say "We could just set an hour..." before the kid says "Thinking Chair!".


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Blue's Clues Season 5
Can You Help? | Colors Everywhere! | The Snack Chart | The Big Book About Us | Playing Store | Patience | 100th Episode Celebration | Joe's Surprise Party | I'm So Happy! | The Boat Float | Bedtime Business | Shape Searchers | Blue Goes to the Doctor | Contraptions! | A Brand New Game | A Surprise Guest | Dress Up Day | Blue's Big Band | Up, Down, All Around! | Story Wall | The Alphabet Train | Numbers Everywhere! | Blue's Predictions | Our Neighborhood Festival | Blue Takes You to School | Meet Polka Dots! | The Scavenger Hunt | Let's Write! | Magenta's Messages | Body Language | Blue's Big Car Trip | Look Carefully... | I Did That! | Animals in Our House? | Morning Music | Blue's First Holiday