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Snag, Drag and Bag (also known as Grapple and Maze, Puppet Master, and Weight and Sea) is recurring challenge that debuted in Survivor: Tocantins. It has since reappeared in Redemption Island, South Pacific, Blood vs. Water, Worlds Apart, and Kaôh Rōng.


Castaways would race to collect bags of balls with a grappling hook. Once the bags are retrieved, they would use one ball and place it in a table maze. The first person to solve the maze would win.


The challenge debuted in Survivor: Tocantins, where the final seven competed for immunity. The challenge was split into two rounds. In the first round, the contestants would have to retrieve three bags using a grappling hook. Coach Wade, Debbie Beebe, and J.T. Thomas hooked their three bags first and moved on to the second round where they had to use one ball from one of the bags and guide it through a table maze. Coach won immunity by getting his ball through the table maze first in a tight race with J.T.

The challenge appeared as a Redemption Island Duel in Survivor: Redemption Island, where Matt Elrod and Krista Klumpp faced off. Matt won his fourth straight duel, eliminating Krista for good.

This challenge was again used as a Redemption Island duel in Survivor: South Pacific between Ozzy Lusth and John Cochran. Cochran struggled during the grappling hook stage, though he caught up during the labyrinth game and was just barely edged out by Ozzy. For winning, Ozzy was given the choice of which members of the Te Tuna tribe would be granted a visit from their loved ones. He decided to give it to Albert Destrade, Brandon Hantz, and Coach, who all spent the afternoon at Redemption Island with Ozzy and their respective loved ones.

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the challenge re-appeared as the first post-merge Redemption Island duel between Aras Baskauskas, Vytas Baskauskas, and Tina Wesson. Vytas came first, and in a tight race, Tina managed to get second place, eliminating Aras.

In Survivor: Worlds Apart, the challenge reappeared as the final six Immunity Challenge. Although closely matched by Dan Foley and Sierra Dawn Thomas, Mike Holloway won his third immunity.

In Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, the challenge appeared as a team Reward Challenge. Instead of using grappling hooks to retrieve their balls, the teams had to traverse through an obstacle course and collect the balls at the end. The teams would then have to use their body weight to tilt the table, maneuvering the ball through the maze. The blue team of Kyle Jason, Michele Fitzgerald, and Tai Trang won reward.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"They Both Went Bananas"
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Coach Wade
Redemption Island
"Their Red-Headed Stepchild"
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Matt Elrod
South Pacific
"Ticking Time Bomb"
(Family Visit)
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Ozzy Lusth
Blood vs. Water
"Big Bad Wolf"
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Vytas Baskauskas
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Tina Wesson
Worlds Apart
"My Word Is My Bond"
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Mike Holloway
Kaôh Rōng
"Now's the Time to Start Scheming"
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Jason, Michele, & Tai




Recurring Challenges
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 · 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