The ultimate guide to winning the reality television competition show, Survivor

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Peterson, Graham
Caristi, Dom
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The CBS reality hit television show, “Survivor,” is a complex competition gameshow that involves contestants surviving in a remote area while also outwitting, outlasting, and outplaying their competitors. The contestants must continuously vote each other out of the game until the last person remains, winning them the title of the sole “Survivor” and the one-million-dollar grand prize. Different tactics and strategic blueprints have emerged from the multitude of contestants that have gone on to win this show. In this study, I examined the similarities of these winners’ strategies and gameplay characteristics through an analytical lens on seasons 6, 16, 26, and 36 of “Survivor.” In the end, I incorporated important details into comprehending a winning “Survivor” gameplay that was compiled together to provide the best winning approach that included the physical, social, and strategic aspects of the game.