"Cube Crisis"
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring Survivor challenge
Appearances: Thailand
Redemption Island

Cube Crisis is a recurring mental Survivor challenge.


The castaways would race to retrieve puzzle pieces and then assemble them into a cube. The first castaway to assemble the cube would win.


In Survivor: Thailand, when the castaways gathered for the Immunity Challenge, Jeff Probst announced that the contestants with their loved ones would compete as a team. In the end, Ted Rogers, Jr. and his brother Aljuwan won, giving Ted immunity.

This challenge was later used as a Redemption Island duel in Survivor: Redemption Island, where Matthew Elrod defeated Kristina Kell and won his third duel, eliminating Kristina from the game.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"A Big Surprise... and Another"
Individual Immunity
(Loved Ones Challenge)
S5 ted t
Ted Rogers, Jr.
Redemption Island
"We Hate Our Tribe"
Duel S22 matthew t
Matthew Elrod



  • Both winners' original tribe was orange.
  • Both winners were males.
  • The block-building element of the challenge was incorporated into the All-Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, and Cambodia versions of the Blind Leading the Blind challenge.
  • Both seasons this challenge was used, the two starting tribes were orange and purple.