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Draggin' the Dragon (also known as Forty Two) is a recurring challenge in Survivor. First appearing in Survivor: Cagayan, it later reappeared in Cambodia, Winners at War, and Survivor 42.


Tribes must push a cart through an obstacle course. Throughout the course, there are three towers from which tribes must retrieve a key to unlock a chest. Once they have collected all three chests, they must then take the cart apart, slide it through a barricade, put it back together, and make their way to the end. Two tribe members would then use the pieces inside the chest to assemble a giant dragon puzzle. The first tribe to solve their puzzle wins.

In Cambodia only, the puzzle solvers were allowed to switch out with other members of their tribe.

In Survivor 42, the challenge was modified as a water challenge. Each tribe had to row a boat to three stations, collecting a heavy crate containing puzzle pieces at each one before rowing to shore. Then, they would have to transport the boat and crates over a track and under a net. Then, one person had to dig up a bag of coconuts containing one key attached to a buoy before unlocking the crates and starting on their puzzle.


In Cagayan, the challenge appeared as the first Reward/Immunity Challenge of the season. Aparri led early on, but Solana was able to overtake them at the puzzle and finish first, with Aparri a close second. Luzon, meanwhile, struggled communicating with each other throughout the challenge and were never able to catch up, sending them to the first Tribal Council.

The challenge later reappeared in Cambodia as the first Immunity Challenge after the Tribe Switch. Ta Keo took the lead and never relinquished it, easily finishing first. Angkor and Bayon were neck and neck throughout, with Bayon finishing just ahead of Angkor to also win immunity, sending Angkor to Tribal Council. During the challenge, Jeremy Collins found Bayon's Hidden Immunity Idol.

The challenge appeared again in Winners at War as a Reward/Immunity Challenge. Dakal managed to pull ahead to secure a head start at the puzzle portion of the challenge, leaving Sele to attempt an unorthodox strategy of laying out all their pieces first to try to catch up. However, this ended up backfiring as it allowed Dakal to win in a blowout victory, sending Sele to Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared as the inaugural Immunity Challenge of Survivor 42. Taku took a considerable early lead over rival tribes Ika and Vati, but after getting caught up in the net later on, the other tribes had a chance to catch up. Ultimately, Taku still ended up placing first and Vati took second, sending Ika to Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Hot Girl with a Grudge"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S28 alexis t.pngS28 brice t.pngS28 jefra t.png
S28 jeremiah t.pngS28 lj t.pngS28 morgan t.png
S28 cliff t.pngS28 lindsey t.pngS28 sarah t.png
S28 tony t.pngS28 trish t.pngS28 woo t.png
"We Got a Rat"
Tribal Immunity S31 ciera t.pngS31 joe t.pngS31 kass t.png
S31 keith t.pngS31 kelley t.pngS31 terry t.png
Ta Keo
S31 jeremy t.pngS31 kelly t.pngS31 kimmi t.png
S31 monica t.pngS31 spencer t.pngS31 stephen t.png
Winners at War
"It's Like a Survivor Economy"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S40 kim t.pngS40 nick t.pngS40 sandra t.png
S40 sarah t.pngS40 sophie t.pngS40 tony t.png
S40 tyson t.pngS40 wendell t.pngS40 yul t.png
Survivor 42
"Feels Like a Rollercoaster"
Tribal Immunity S42 jonathan t.pngS42 lindsay t.png
S42 marya t.pngS42 maryanne t.pngS42 omar t.png
S42 chanelle t.pngS42 daniel t.pngS42 hai t.png
S42 jenny t.pngS42 lydia t.pngS42 mike t.png




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 · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · 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 · Reinventing The Wheel · 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