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A twist refers to certain game-changing alterations to the games original format seen in Big Brother 1 and Big Brother 2. Twists have been part of Big Brother since Big Brother 2, helping the houseguests learn that the game of Big Brother is ever-changing. Several twists have been devised to keep houseguests on their toes, as well as keep the game interesting to viewers.

Lists of Twists by Season[]

The list enumerates the twists to appear in Big Brother. Bold signifies the first time a twist was used.

Season Twist/Changes
BB1 Logo
  • Original Format
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  • HOH
  • Jury Sequester
  • Food Competition
  • Diamond Power of Veto
  • The X-Factor
  • Event Ordering
  • 13 Houseguests
Big brother 5
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Project DNA
  • Power of Veto
  • Food Competition
  • 14 Houseguests
180px-BBUS6Logo
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • 14 Houseguests
  • Power of Veto
  • Secret Pairings
  • Previously evicted houseguest
  • Food Competition
BB7AllStarsLogo
BigBrother8Logo
Bb9 logo
  • 16 Houseguests
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Power of Veto
  • Double Eviction
  • Previously Evicted Houseguest
  • Soulmates
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Food Competition
  • Four Nominees
  • Power Couple
Bb10logo
  • 13 Houseguests
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Power of Veto
  • Double Eviction
  • America's Player (America's Eviction Vote)
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Food Competition
  • Vote for First HOH
Bb11-usa-logo
BB12LowRes
  • 13 Houseguests
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Power of Veto
  • Diamond PoV
  • Double Eviction
  • Have/Have-Not Competition
  • The Saboteur
  • Pandora's Box
  • Fan Favorite Award
BB13-US-Logo
  • 14 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Jury
  • Power of Veto
  • Have/Have-Not Competition
  • Double Eviction
  • Dual PoV
  • Dynamic Duos
  • Golden Key
  • America's Vote
  • Pandora's Box
  • Returning Players
  • Previously Evicted Houseguests
  • Fan Favorite Award
Big Brother 14 Logo
  • 16 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Double Eviction
  • Jury
  • Returning Players
  • Pandora's Box
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Day One Eviction
  • Reset Button
  • Coach
  • Coaches Competition
  • Hit The Road competition
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Big Brother 16 (U.S
  • 16 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Previously evicted houseguests
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Team America
  • Battle of the Block
  • Double HOH
  • HOHs aren't always safe
  • Rewind Button
Big Brother 17 (U.S
  • 17 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Previously evicted houseguests
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Battle of the Block
  • Double HOH
  • HOHs aren't always safe
  • Project DNA (Twin Twist Only)
  • Big Brother Takeover
    • BB Fast Forward
    • The Last Laugh
    • Gronk Party Week
BB18 logo
Big Brother Over The Top Logo 2
  • 13 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Returning Players
  • America's Care Package
  • America's Nominee
  • America's Eviction Vote
  • Double PoV
  • Safety Ceremony
  • America's Have-Nots
  • No Jury Since Debut
  • America Chooses Winner
  • Double Eviction
  • Project DNA (Secret Siblings Only)
  • Hit The Road competition
  • Co-HoH
  • Fans vote for houseguests to enter the game
BB19 Logo
  • 17 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Returning Players
  • Jury
  • Previously evicted houseguests
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Den of Temptation
  • Battle Back Competition
  • Day One Eviction
  • Big Brother Swap
  • Pendant of Protection
  • Ring of Replacement
  • Halting Hex
CBB USA Logo
  • 11 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
BB19 Logo
  • 16 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Golden Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Double eviction
  • Fan favorite award
  • Premiere Competitions
  • House Division
  • BB App Store
  • Hacker Competition
  • Jury Battle Back
Big Brother USA 21 Logo
BB22 Titlecard

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  • 16 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Golden Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Fan favorite award
  • Triple Eviction
  • All-Stars
  • Room Twist
  • Neighbor's House
BB23 Logo
  • 16 houseguests
  • HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Have/Have-Not Competition
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • High Rollers Room
  • Double or Nothing
  • Teams
BB24 Logo
  • 16 houseguests HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Fan Favorite Award
  • Split House
BB25 Alt Logo
  • 17 houseguests HOH
  • Power of Veto
  • Jury
  • Double Eviction
  • Fan Favorite Award
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