"The Game is Afoot"
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Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring dexterity challenge
Appearances: San Juan del Sur

The Game is Afoot is a recurring challenge of Survivor. It was first used in Survivor: San Juan del Sur and was reused two seasons later in Cambodia.


Using only their feet, contestants must unwind a rope to release blocks that they will use to assemble a three-tiered tower. Once the tower is assembled, they must place a flag in the middle of the tower and the first contestant to do this wins Immunity.


The challenge debuted in Survivor: San Juan del Sur, where it was used as the Final 10 Immunity Challenge. After Reed and Keith faltered with their final blocks, Baylor was able to stay steady and win Immunity.

In Survivor: Cambodia, the challenge appeared as the Final 9 Immunity Challenge. Spencer managed to win, ending Joe's Immunity streak after previously winning four consecutive Immunity Challenges.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
San Juan del Sur
"Gettin' to Crunch Time"
Individual Immunity S29 baylor t
Baylor Wilson
"My Wheels Are Spinning"
Individual Immunity S31 spencer t
Spencer Bledsoe



  • The challenge is named after a phrase spoken by Tarzan Smith in One World.
  • Both winners of the challenge were the youngest castaway of their respective season.
  • Both winners of the challenge competed in yellow station.
  • Jeremy Collins and Keith Nale have each competed in this challenge twice. They lost both times.