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A Bit Tipsy (also known as Got a Hunch, Discy Business, Another Brick in the Wall, and Let There Be Rock) is a recurring challenge from Survivor. It debuted in Survivor: Blood vs. Water and reappeared later in San Juan del Sur, Kaôh Rōng, Game Changers, Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, Ghost Island, David vs. Goliath, Edge of Extinction, and Winners at War.

Rules

The castaways must hold on to a rope attached to an unbalanced table to keep the table level. They must stack a wooden block on the table and hold on to the rope to keep the block upright. They must then retrieve one of nine wooden blocks from three stations while keeping all the blocks on the table upright. Once the block is retrieved, the castaway would have to stack the block on the table and retrieve the other blocks. Should any of the blocks fall, the castaway would have to return to the table and re-stack the blocks (or have to completely restart as done in Kaôh Rōng) before retrieving any more blocks.

In Kaôh Rōng, Game Changers, and Winners at War the castaways had to stack the blocks on top of one another to spell out the word "Immunity". This version was also used in Edge of Extinction, with the only difference being having to stand and balance their blocks on a rocking walkway and spelling out "Final 3". This same version of the challenge was used in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and Ghost Island, but modified for tribal use. Tribe members would stand on balance beams in a semi-circle around the platform in the middle, and each would hold on to a rope that connected to the platform. One by one, the castaways would place one of eight blocks on the platform and stack them to spell out "Immunity" in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and "Reward" in Ghost Island.

In David vs. Goliath, the challenge was modified to include a water element. There was also a puzzle that had to be solved while five members of each tribe negotiated the tilt-table.

In Blood vs. Water and San Juan del Sur, the first castaway to have all their blocks standing for a three count would win the challenge. Beginning with Kaôh Rōng, the rule was changed so that the first to stack all their blocks and return to their starting position would be the winner.

History

The challenge first appeared as the final five Immunity Challenge in Blood vs. Water. After falling behind early, Tyson Apostol got a hang of the challenge the quickest, defeating his closest competitors Gervase Peterson and Monica Culpepper to win immunity.

In San Juan del Sur, the challenge was used as the final seven Immunity Challenge. The challenge came down to Jon Misch and Keith Nale racing stack their final block; Keith dropped his stack, giving Jon the opening to win immunity.

In Kaôh Rōng the challenge was used as the final six Immunity Challenge and was modified so that castaways now had to stack their blocks on top of the other to spell "Immunity". Most of the castaways had problems with their stack falling over. After over an hour,[1] the challenge came down to a close race between Cydney Gillon and Kyle Jason, with Jason dropping his completed stack just before making it back to the start, awarding Cydney's slow and steady approach throughout the challenge with immunity.

In Game Changers the challenge appeared in the same iteration as Kaôh Rōng, with only the added task of untying a bag that contained the blocks at the start. In a close challenge amongst the most of the tribe, Andrea Boehlke, Brad Culpepper, and Troyzan Robertson all came close to finishing before Andrea and Brad dropped their stacks, allowing Troyzan to win immunity after 14 minutes.[1]

In Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, the challenge was modified for tribal use and used as an Immunity Challenge, with the tribes spelling "Immunity" on a central platform. The lead switched several times as the tribes figured strategies to keep their stacks steady. After an extremely close race between all three tribes in which every tribe managed to complete their stack at the same time and raced to get back to their starting position, Yawa finished first to win immunity, while Soko dropped their stack, allowing Levu to finish second and sending Soko back to Tribal Council.

In Ghost Island, the challenge was used as a tribal Reward Challenge, under the same design as Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, but spelling "Reward", including the Ghost Island icon on both ends. Naviti was able to finish their stack first to win reward. Yanuya then beat Malolo to take second.

In David vs. Goliath, the challenge was used as a tribal Immunity Challenge, and was modified once again. One member from each tribe had to use to rungs to climb a ladder and retrieve a key that would unlock their boat. Five members then had to paddle out to retrieve bags of puzzle pieces and paddle back, after which which five castaways had to balance a table and complete a block puzzle. Although Goliath raced out to an early lead, both tribes spent over an hour in the heat while working on the puzzle. In the end, Goliath managed to finish their puzzle as David struggled hopelessly on theirs, giving Goliath immunity and sending David to Tribal Council.

In Edge of Extinction, the challenge was used as the Final Immunity Challenge and again used the Kaôh Rōng variant, with the exception of having to stand and balance their blocks on a rocking walkway and spelling out "Final 3". Gavin Whitson and Rick Devens both struggled to get a hang of the challenge, leaving it down to Chris Underwood and Julie Rosenberg. Towards the end, Julie dropped her stack while racing to catch Chris, giving him the final immunity.

In Winners at War, the challenge once again returned to the Kaôh Rōng variant as an individual Immunity Challenge. The challenge came down to Ben Driebergen and Tony Vlachos racing to get back to their starting position after completing their stack. Ben's entire stack toppled over, allowing Tony to slowly make his way back to the platform and win immunity, along with two Fire Tokens.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Blood vs. Water
"It's My Night"
Individual Immunity S27 tyson t
Tyson Apostol
San Juan del Sur
"Still Holdin' On"
Individual Immunity S29 jon t
Jon Misch
Kaôh Rōng
"Now's the Time to Start Scheming"
Individual Immunity S32 cydney t
Cydney Gillon
Game Changers
"A Line Drawn in Concrete"
Individual Immunity S34 troyzan t
Troyzan Robertson
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"This Is Why You Play Survivor"
Tribal Immunity S35 ben tS35 cole t
S35 jessica tS35 lauren tS35 mike t
Yawa
S35 ashley tS35 desi tS35 devon tS35 joe t
Levu
Ghost Island
"Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit"
Tribal Reward S36 bradley tS36 chelsea t
S36 domenick tS36 donathan tS36 libby t
Naviti
S36 chris tS36 jenna t
S36 laurel tS36 sebastian tS36 wendell t
Yanuya
David vs. Goliath
"The Chicken Has Flown the Coop"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S37 alec tS37 alison tS37 angelina t
S37 dan tS37 jeremy tS37 john tS37 kara t
S37 mike tS37 natalia tS37 natalie t
Goliath
Edge of Extinction
"I See the Million Dollars"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S38 chris t
Chris Underwood
Winners at War
"The Full Circle"
Individual Immunity S40 tony t
Tony Vlachos

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