"Roll With It"
Roll with it villains
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring navigation/puzzle challenge
Appearances: Samoa
Heroes vs. Villains

Roll With It is a recurring challenge in Survivor. It is most remembered as the first challenge to ever be abandoned, due to an evacuation during the challenge.


One castaway from each tribe would be strapped into a wooden spherical cage and would guide two of their blindfolded tribemates in rolling the cage through a course. At the end of the course would be a labyrinth-like table maze. The castaway inside the cage would then have to guide four blindfolded tribe members in solving the table maze. The first tribe to finish the table maze would win.


The challenge first appeared in the episode "This Is the Man Test" during Survivor: Samoa. When Russell S. passed out during the final leg of the competition and was medically evacuated from the game, the challenge was ceased. This was the first time a challenge was canceled after it had started with no winner declared.

The challenge reappeared in the next season, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. The Villains tribe became the first winners of the challenge.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"This Is the Man Test"
Tribal Reward None
Challenge canceled due to Russell Swan's evacuation
Heroes vs. Villains
"Tonight, We Make Our Move"
Tribal Immunity S20 coach tS20 courtney tS20 danielle t
S20 jerri tS20 parvati tS20 rob t
S20 russell tS20 sandra tS20 tyson t



  • Russell Hantz is the only castaway to compete in this challenge twice.
  • This is the first, and so far only, challenge to be cancelled partway through, with neither tribe being declared as winners.
    • Thus, the Villains tribe became the first tribe to win the challenge.
    • This is the only recurring challenge with only one set of winners.