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"House of the Holey"
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Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring skill challenge
Appearances: Worlds Apart
Kaôh Rōng
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

House of the Holey (also known as Rice Race) is a recurring challenge from Survivor. It debuted in Survivor: Worlds Apart and reappeared in Kaôh Rōng and Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.

Rules

The tribes must pass through an obstacle course while retrieving bags with balls. At the finish, one person for each tribe must balance on a beam while attempting to maneuver a ball through a maze of holes to the top. The first tribe to get all three balls to the top wins.

History

In Worlds Apart, the tribes were attached to a rope and one at a time had to maneuver through a rope obstacle grabbing a bag of balls and heading to the finish. At the finish, one person for each tribe will balance on a beam while attempting to maneuver a ball through a maze of holes to the top. All three tribes were neck-and-neck throughout the challenge, but the Nagarote and Masaya tribes narrowly won, sending the Escameca tribe to their first Tribal Council.

The challenge re-appeared in Kaôh Rōng. The tribes must maneuver three bags of rice across an obstacle course in the water. At the end of the course, they must open the bags to retrieve three balls and compete in the maze of holes. The first two tribes to get all three balls at the top of the maze, win immunity. 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.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Worlds Apart
"Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner"
Tribal Immunity S30 hali tS30 jenn tS30 joe tS30 will t
Nagarote
S30 carolyn tS30 joaquin t
S30 max tS30 shirin tS30 tyler t
Masaya
Kaôh Rōng
"The Circle of Life"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S32 anna tS32 caleb tS32 julia t
S32 michele tS32 nick tS32 tai t
Gondol
S32 alecia tS32 cydney tS32 kyle tS32 scot t
To Tang
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
"The Past Will Eat You Alive"
Tribal Immunity S35 ben tS35 cole t
S35 jessica tS35 lauren tS35 mike t
Yawa
S35 ashley tS35 desi tS35 devon tS35 joe t
Levu

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Trivia

  • This challenge has only appeared in seasons with three tribes.
    • Notably all three tribes competing were red, yellow, and blue.
    • Each time this challenge has been used, a red tribe won.
  • All three tribes to lose this challenge subsequently attended their first Tribal Council.

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