Buried Treasure was a twist where the tribes compete for a slightly more lucrative prize. A clue to the location of the treasure was given to the winner of the Reward Challenge.

About

The host will inform the castaways they will compete to obtain a buried item hidden at their camps. The more Reward Challenges won, the more chances of finding the buried treasure.

History

Pearl Islands

At each camp, there was a treasure chest buried. The tribes would receive clues as to the location of the chest. Inside were luxury items to make life at camp easier. This twist went along with the "pirate" theme of the season.

All-Stars

This twist was employed during Survivor: All-Stars, in the form of a chest with three locks that was given to the tribes via Tree Mail. It was revealed to the tribes that the chest contains two sacks of rice, and the only way to obtain keys is to win three Reward Challenges. Each win gives the winning tribe a clue to the whereabouts of one of the three keys.

References

Survivor Gameplay
Challenges

Challenge Advantage · Do-It-Yourself Challenge · Duel · Family Visit · Immunity Challenge (Final Immunity Challenge) · Immunity Idol · Immunity Necklace · Medallion of Power · Reward Challenge · Survivor Auction

Elimination

Edge of Extinction · Ejection · Evacuation · Final Tribal Council · Jury · Quit · Redemption Island · Snuffer · Sole Survivor · Tiebreaker · Torch · Tribal Council · Urn

Strategy

Alliance · Pagonging · Split Vote

Social Dynamics

Final Two · Final Three · Merge · Tribe

Twists
Casting

Battle of the Sexes · Blood vs. Water · Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty · Old vs. Young · Returning Players · Schoolyard Pick · Tribes Divided by Ethnicity


Tribal Council-Related

Double Elimination · Double Tribal Council · Extra Vote · Hidden Immunity Idol · Idol Nullifier · Joint Tribal Council · Juror Removal · Vote Blocker · Vote Steal


Miscellaneous

Advantage Menu · Buried Treasure · Day Zero · Exile Island · Fake Merge · Fire Token · First Impressions · Ghost Island · Haves vs. Have Nots · Island of the Idols · Kidnapping · Legacy Advantage · Looting · Mutiny · One World · Reward Steal · The Outcasts · Tribe Leader · Tribe Switch

Post-Game

Fan Favorite Award · Lawsuits and Legal Action · Ponderosa · Reunion Show

Miscellaneous

Buff · Confessional · Luxury Item · Rites of Passage · Survivor Rulebook · Ulonging

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