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The Wadi from the Gamma Quadrant visit DS9, thereby making first contact with the Federation. When they catch Quark cheating, they let him off by playing a special game.


David Carson


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Avery Brooks ... Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lt. Jadzia Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien (credit only)
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Joel Brooks ... Falow
James Lashly ... Lieutenant Primmin
Clara Bryant Clara Bryant ... Chandra


Deep Space Nine is expecting a visit from a species from the Gamma Quadrant, the Wadi, to make official first contact. Commander Sisko and other high ranking officers put on their special uniforms, but the Wadi don't seem to be interested in speaking with them. They have heard from the Vulcans Quark is hosting games and want to be taken there immediately. Quark is very pleased when he sees their precious gems to be at stake on the dabo tables, but not for long. The Wadi keep winning and winning and Quark sees no other solution than cheating. The Wadi find out however and force him to play one of their own games, chula. Quark has to move four pawns along 'shaps' and is promised a lot of gems if he succeeds. Suddenly Sisko, Kira, Dax and Bashir find themselves off the station in a puzzle labyrinth. Odo tries to find them. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Clara Elise Bryant's (young Wadi Chandra) costume was sold off on an online auction. See more »


When Quark shows Odo the dice so Odo can blow on them, Quark is holding the dice in his left hand. In the next shot, the dice are in his right hand. See more »


Commander Sisko: Use your tricorders for proximity checks every two minutes. And if all else fails, just yell again, Doctor. We'll find you.
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The Game's the thing
18 October 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

First contact has been made with aliens called the Wadi in the Gamma Quadrant and they are on the way through the wormhole and to the space station. Where do these aliens want to go but Quark's for some gambling. That's what these folks are all about games of all kinds.

But Quark cheats a little as he considers these people rubes. But when they catch him at it, the aliens have him play a game of their own. Sisko, Kira, Dax, and Dr.Bashir find themselves as pawns in a game of the aliens faced with all different kinds of perils. How they do depends on how well Armin Shimerman spins the alien dice.

The story is a bit silly, but the cast regulars and guests do sell it.

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