Each houseguest will receive a Power of Veto card and, one at a time, will go into the house to hide it somewhere. After everyone has hidden the Veto card in a spot, the players will go in one at a time to search for the Veto for a select period of time. Once a card is found, it will be placed on a board until all cards, except one, are found.
Once the cards are on the board, the host will reveal the names that are inside. The houseguest whose name is not revealed will win the PoV.
While waiting in between turns, the houseguests are in a soundproof booth wearing headphones, so they can't communicate to one another during the duration of the challenge.
After a hiatus, the competition reappeared on Big Brother 12 (US), as a luxury competition, which was won by Britney Haynes in Week 9.
Following another hiatus, it reappeared again on Big Brother 16 (US), during Week 12, as the first and only luxury competition of the season. Hayden Voss won the competition for himself and Victoria Rafaeli, winning them both $5,000 each. From this season onward it appeared annually.
Following the annual appearance schedule, the competition appeared in Big Brother 20 (US), during Week 8, where it coincided with the Zingbot Competition. Brett Robinson won it as his first competition, and thus his first PoV, of the season.
List of the Hide and Go Veto Competitions
|Season||Week||Competition Variant||Name Variant||Winner|
|8||1||Power of Veto||"Hide and Seek Veto"|
|12||9||Luxury||"Hide and Seek"|| |
|16||12||"Jury Fury"|| || |
|17||10||Power of Veto||"Hide & Go Veto"|
|21||10||"Hide & Go Veto"|| |
- James Huling and Nicole Franzel are the only people to ever compete in this competition twice, although Nicole competed as a Juror in her first season.
- James has won it once.
- Both times Nicole played, she eliminated a majority of the other competitors, and then was eliminated herself by someone who won a competition that week. She was eliminated by Hayden Voss during 16, who then won the same competition, and then was eliminated by Victor Arroyo in 18, who was the HoH that week. Coincidentally, Nicole has also dated both of them outside of the house.
- Coincidentally, the first time Nicole played, her partner was Cody Calafiore, and the second time she played, the winner of the competition was Paulie, Cody's older brother.
- Tommy Bracco is the first LGBT houseguest to win this competition.
- No one who has won this competition has gone on to win the game.