Castaways would will swim out to a boat, where they would retrieve three bags of rice. They would then have to get through an obstacle course to get the bags to shore, where they would open them to retrieve three balls. Each tribe would have to maneuver their three balls across a holey wall or a table maze into three slots. The first tribe to fill all three slots wins.
In Kaôh Rōng, the tribes had to transfer three bags of rice across an obstacle course in the water, which consisted first of a narrow hole in a wall of bamboo that the tribes had to push the bags through, and then a balance beam to cross. At the end of the course, they must open the bags to retrieve three balls and maneuver them in a maze of holes. After an early lead at the obstacle course, the Gondol tribe easily finished first. In a close race at the third ball, To Tang won their first challenge, sending Chan Loh to their first Tribal Council.
The challenge was again used in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, with a similar obstacle course to the one used in Kaôh Rōng. After a tight race through the obstacle course, Soko fell behind after Chrissy Hofbeck repeatedly struggled to stay on the beam while maneuvering a ball. This allowed the Yawa and Levu tribes to win, sending Soko to their first Tribal Council.
The challenge reappeared in Winners at War in a modified version where the balance beam was removed from the obstacle course and the final part was a table maze instead of a holey wall. Yara won the challenge, sending both Dakal and Sele to a Double Tribal Council.
"The Circle of Life"
|Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"The Past Will Eat You Alive"
|Winners at War
"Quick on the Draw"
- Every time this challenge was used, there were three tribes competing.
- Michele Fitzgerald and Ben Driebergen are the only people to compete in this challenge twice. Michele won on her first attempt and lost on her second, while Ben won both times.