Houseguests enter a black box. They must search around for items and place them where they need to go. The houseguest(s) that get the most the quickest will win the competition.
In Big Brother 18 (US), houseguests had to hold a button, and if not back in time, would have to leave the black box competition.
In Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US), houseguests had to crawl through a makeshift restaurant and try to make their way out in the fastest time.
In Big Brother 20 (US), houseguests had to search around for folders in order to escape. There was one less folder than there were people playing, so whoever was left without a folder received a punishment. One special folder would allow whoever finds it to advance to the other round, while any other folder would only spare the finder from the punishment.
In Big Brother 21 (US), houseguests had to search around the dark to find an exit, but there would be many decoy exits in their way. The last person to leave through the correct exit will be evicted from the game on Day 1.
On the following season, Big Brother 16, the competition was used as a Battle of the Block competition. Houseguests Christine Brecht and Donny Thompson won the competition, dethroning Derrick Levasseur, the HoH that had nominated them, despite Christine trying to throw the competition.
Used as one of the opening night competitions on Big Brother 20 (US), half of the houseguests participated in this competition, with the loser being given a punishment. Angela Rummans won the competition, and advanced to the next round's Immunity Competition, while Kaycee Clark came in last place and was punished with a Unitard.
Returning as another opening night competition on Big Brother 21 (US), after Jackson Michie was voted Camp Director, he had to banish four of his fellow contestants to participate in a Hit The Road competition. He chose to banish Cliff Hogg III, David Alexander, Jessica Milagros, and Kemi Fakunle. Cliff and Kemi managed to make it out, and it came down to David and Jessica, with Jessica managing to exit first, leaving David to become the first person evicted from that season.
List of The Black Box Competitions
|15||8||"The Black Box"|| || || |
|20||1||"The Trash Folder"|
|21||1||"The Search for Camp BB"|| || || |
|1||15||"Dining in the Dark"|| |
- Every season that this competition has been used, it has been used for something different.