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Broken China (also known as Offer It Up) is a recurring balancing challenge in Survivor.

Rules

Castaways would hold a handle connected to a base and would stack dishes on one end of the beam. If any dishes would fall off that person would be eliminated. The last castaway left standing would win immunity.

History

This challenge debuted in Survivor: China as the Final Immunity Challenge, where it was known as Broken China. Courtney Yates and Todd Herzog dropped out of the challenge quickly. After some time balancing various sized plates, Denise Martin struck a deal with Amanda Kimmel. Denise would drop out of the challenge if Amanda promised to take her to the Final Tribal Council. Amanda rejected the deal, saying it was only fair if they fought for the win. Not long after this, Denise dropped her plates, meaning Amanda won the challenge and a spot in the Final Tribal Council.

In Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, the challenge was used as the final five Immunity Challenge. Sandra Diaz-Twine dropped out of the challenge first, and was quickly followed by Jerri Manthey and Russell Hantz. After stacking 17 dishes, Parvati Shallow was able to outlast Colby Donaldson to win immunity.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: South Pacific as the second post-merge Redemption Island duel. Ozzy Lusth beat fellow Redemption Island inhabitants Dawn Meehan and Whitney Duncan, eliminating the two women for good.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
China
"A Slippery Little Sucker"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
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Amanda Kimmel
Heroes vs. Villains
"Anything Could Happen"
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Parvati Shallow
South Pacific
"Cult Like"
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Ozzy Lusth

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Trivia

  • All three winners of this challenge have competed in Survivor: Micronesia.
    • They have also all made it to a Final Tribal Council.
    • Coincidentally, they were all runners-up at one point.
  • Despite appearing in two seasons featuring returning players, no castaway has participated in this challenge twice.
  • This challenge has only appeared post-merge.
  • An equal number of one-time players and returning players have competed in this challenge, with six each.

References

Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · 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 · Kenny Log-Ins · 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 · Star Man · 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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