The Merge

The Merge is a very important part of Survivor. This is when the two different tribes come together and make only one tribe. After the Merge the game becomes an individual one. Alliances are key to move you further in the game and if your tribe earlier in the game comes into the merge with more people this came be a huge boost. It is like having a premade alliance that you can take down until at least the final five or six. Although this sounds good on paper, often people will flip on their alliances and blindside people. This causes lots of dysfunction within the tribe. Since there are no more team challenges, most of the people try to take out the biggest threats. Also once the merge happens the hidden immunity Idol becomes more important, and splitting the vote is more common. merge