Snag, Drag and Bag
Cochran puppet master
Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring puzzle challenge
Appearances: Tocantins
Redemption Island
South Pacific
Blood vs. Water
Worlds Apart
Kaôh Rōng

Snag, Drag and Bag (also known as 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.


Survivors 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 7 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, Debbie, and J.T. 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 duel in Survivor: Redemption Island, where Matthew and Krista faced off. Matthew won his fourth straight duel, eliminating Krista for good.

In Survivor: South Pacific, while Cochran struggled during the grappling hook stage, he caught up during the labyrinth game and was just barely edged out by Ozzy.

In Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the challenge re-appeared as the first post-merge duel between Aras, Vytas, and Tina. 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 and Sierra, Mike 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 team of Jason, Michele, and Tai won, winning themselves a picnic at an animal sanctuary with a tour of the premises.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"They Both Went Bananas"
Individual Immunity S18 coach t
Coach Wade
Redemption Island
"Their Red-Headed Stepchild"
Duel S22 matthew t
Matthew Elrod
South Pacific
"Ticking Time Bomb"
(Loved Ones Challenge)
S23 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
Blood vs. Water
"Big Bad Wolf"
Duel S27 tina tS27 vytas t
Tina & Vytas
Worlds Apart
"My Word Is My Bond"
Individual Immunity S30 mike t
Mike Holloway
Kaôh Rōng
"Now's the Time to Start Scheming"
Team Reward S32 kyle tS32 michele tS32 tai t
Jason, Michele, & Tai