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Station By Station (also known as Combo Platter) is a recurring memory challenge that debuted in Survivor: Panama, and has since reappeared in Samoa and Cagayan.


Castaways must race out to a series of stations, with a certain number of objects at each station. When they count the objects, they would return to their station and use the numbers to open a series of combination locks. The first person to finish would win.


United States[]

The challenge debuted in Panama, where it was the backdrop of an infamous fight between Terry Deitz and Aras Baskauskas, when Aras managed to finally beat Terry at a challenge to win reward.

In Samoa, the final six competed for immunity, and for the second time in a row, Brett Clouser won, putting a wrench in the Foa Foa Four's plans.

The challenge was used again as the Immunity Challenge for the final six of Cagayan. After 25 minutes of trial and error, Spencer Bledsoe got his numbers right and won immunity, ending Tasha Fox's streak of Immunity Challenge victories.


The challenge appeared in Survivor Québec (2023). Prior to the challenge, the members of Pag-asa were offered club sandwiches, Caesar salad and chips if they sat out of the challenge; Justine Turpin took the offer and gave up her shot at immunity. Kimberly Fortin finished the challenge seconds before Joël Dandurand to win immunity.

South Africa[]

The challenge appeared as an Immunity Challenge at the final five of Return of the Outcasts. Prior to the challenge, Shane Hattingh found a Challenge Advantage at camp; the advantage informed him that the Euphorbia tree had 31 branches to be counted. While the majority alliance of Shane, Dino Paulo, Killarney Jones and Marian de Vos openly colluded to deprive Phil Dickson of immunity, Phil defied them to win his fourth individual Immunity Challenge, as well as the reward of hotdogs and beer.


Episode Challenge Type Winners
"Call the Whambulence!"
Individual Reward S12 aras t
Aras Baskauskas
"Two Brains Are Better than One"
Individual Immunity S19 brett t
Brett Clouser
"Havoc to Wreak"
Individual Immunity S28 spencer t
Spencer Bledsoe
Survivor 45
"Living the Survivor Dream"
Individual Reward S45 jake t
Jake O'Kane

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Survivor Québec (2023)
Episode 43
Individual Immunity QCS1 kimberly t
Kimberly Fortin

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Return of the Outcasts
"A Game of Fluidity"
Individual Reward/Immunity ZAS9 phil t
Phil Dickson



  • In its first use in Survivor: Panama, the challenge incorporated elements of the End of the Line challenge.
  • All three winners of this challenge were the youngest man of their respective season and the youngest person left in the competition.
  • Both times the challenge was used at the final six, it was for individual immunity.
  • Every time this challenge was used, a woman was eliminated at the following Tribal Council.
  • A scaled-down version of this challenge was used at the final five of Survivor 45, where the castaways competed for a Challenge Advantage.


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 · Cage Against the Machine · 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 Gillespie · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Drum Roll · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · EOC · Eve 6 · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Fire Starter · Flips, Flops, & Flags · 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 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 · Mayan Pizza · 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 · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rock the Boat · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Rung O Star · 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 · Super Ramp · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Tangled Up · 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 · Total Recall · 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