The fourth season of The Game begins with a sequence on what the characters are doing 2 years later and what's happened in between the time. Melanie (Tia Mowry) gives DJ a DNA test and learns that he isn't Derwin's (Pooch Hall) son.
Drama unfolds in season 5 of The Game with Melanie trying to figure out her purpose in life after Derwin rehires his agent to help him get his career on track. Following the football season and some soul searching Derwin finally decides to put Melanie first and follow her to Washington D.C. Season 5 marks Tia Mowry's final appearance on The Game.
To her parents' dismay, first-year medical student Melanie Barnett forgoes a chance to attend prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical School to follow her pro football beau, Derwin Davis to San Diego.
Matt changes the rules to Nick s Game.
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a successful businessman, but his success has come at the cost of his family life; when the movie opens, he is divorced and estranged from his wife. Nicholas goes about life in a cold, detached manner and seems incapable of expressing emotion or caring for anyone outside of himself.
The game in the movie can be viewed as a sort of alternate reality game with a large live action role-playing game component. Participants in real life versions of alternate reality games and live action role-playing games find the movie interesting and a source of inspiration for this reason.