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Braille Maze (also known as Fiji Braille Maze, Blind Maze, and Going Blind) is a recurring individual Immunity Challenge that debuted in Survivor: The Amazon, and has since reappeared in Fiji, Heroes vs. Villains, and Worlds Apart.

Rules

Each contestant is blindfolded, and must make their way through a maze whilst accomplishing given tasks (typically collecting medallions). Throughout the maze, raised signposts with Braille insignias help to point the castaways in the direction of items or the end of the maze. The first contestant to accomplish all the required tasks and reach the end of the maze wins the challenge.

History

The challenge debuted in Survivor: The Amazon as the final four Immunity Challenge. The contestants were required to locate four medallions representing the four elements (water, earth, fire, and air) and return them to the center of the maze. Jenna won the challenge, winning her third individual immunity.

In Survivor: Fiji the challenge was extended and modified. Each contestant had a uniquely shaped key that fit into a unique gate. The key unlocked the gate and dropped a drawbridge to permit access to the next stage of the maze (which grew larger and more complex over the five maze stages). Yau-Man won the challenge and his second individual immunity.

The challenge next appeared as the Final Immunity Challenge in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. The contestants had to collect four necklaces (again representing the four elements) scattered throughout the maze, then make their way to the Immunity Necklace located at the maze exit. The challenge reached a nail-biting finish, as Russell edged out Parvati and Jerri by mere inches to claim immunity. It was Russell's second individual immunity of the season.

The Heroes vs. Villains format reappeared in Survivor: Worlds Apart. The final five competed in it on Day 37. The challenge was won by Mike, who had previously received an advantage of practicing the maze earlier with the aide of his mother after winning the Loved Ones Challenge on Day 36.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winners
The Amazon
"And Then There Were Four"
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Jenna Morasca
Fiji
"You've Got That Puzzled Look"
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Yau-Man Chan
Heroes vs. Villains
"Anything Could Happen"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
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Russell Hantz
Worlds Apart
"It's a Fickle, Fickle Game"
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Mike Holloway

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Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me
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