NOV 2011: Eleven members of the University of Southern California Orientation Staff were looking for a unique and innovate teambuilding experience so they gathered to play Reality Rush’s game called SABOTAGE, a version of TV’s The Mole. Over the event, the eleven contestants worked together to win over $500 in prize money towards a holiday banquet, but among them was a Saboteur secretly working against the group. The Saboteur’s objective was simple- to ruin the group’s money-making efforts.

The game was divided into three rounds and contestants competed in challenges spread throughout the USC campus to try and win money for the eventual winner’s pot. After the challenges, the contestants took quizzes on the identity of the Saboteur and earned points with correct answers. At the end of the game the contestant with the highest cumulative point total was announced as the winner.

From the start of the game, the contestants were suspicious of Chrissy Roth and Neelam Savla. These two may have been the most popular suspects, but the finger-pointing continually shifted throughout the entire game. However, the true Saboteur, Amanda Mrotek, almost went completely undetected throughout the game, as she sabotaged challenges from the very beginning. Amanda masterfully used her outgoing personality and relationships with her peers to single-handedly lose money without taking heat or blame for it. Only one contestant, Cailin Lowry, was suspicious of Amanda from the start and stuck with her gut the entire game to secure her victory.

Congratulations to winner Cailin Lowry, runner-up Jessica Frey, third place Scott Flanary and Saboteur Amanda Mrotek on an awesome game!

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JULY 17-18: Sixteen college friends, family members, and strangers united in Chicago to play Reality Rush’s game called SABOTAGE, a version of TV’s The Mole. Over the weekend, the sixteen contestants worked together to win up to $1000 in prize money, but among them were two Saboteurs secretly working against the group. The Saboteurs’ objective- to hinder the group’s money-making efforts.

The game was divided into rounds and contestants competed in challenges to try and win money for the eventual winner’s pot. After the challenges, the contestants took quizzes on the identity of the Saboteurs and the lowest quiz scorer was executed from the game. In a twist, the two Saboteurs were unaware of the other Saboteur’s identity and were forced to play the game against each other. At a certain point in the game, the Saboteur with the lower cumulative quiz scores was executed from the game.

Saboteur, Tommy Walter, holds contestant Mike Gabbert on his back as he unsuccessfully tries to help Ami Watson balance on a wooden square with him.

Early in the game the contestants were all suspicious of one another. It wasn’t until Saboteur, Mike H, made a bold move by throwing a clue in a bush during a picture scavenger hunt that other contestants became suspicious of him. After Mike H was eliminated, surviving Saboteur, Tommy, continued to reek havoc in the game as he did from the start. Tommy masterfully and creatively was able to blatantly throw challenges to the point where everyone dismissed him as being the Saboteur because he was so obvious. It wasn’t until the second to last quiz that Monaca started targeting Tommy and then eventually beat runner-up Julia by three questions on the final quiz to take home the top prize.

The Final Four (left to right) Nicole Haight, Tommy Walter, Monaca Leo, Julia Gabbert.

Congratulations to winner Monaca Leo, runner-up Julia Gabbert, third place Nicole Haight, and Saboteurs Tommy Walter and Mike Hundgen on a great game! We look forward to more to come!

GAME RESULTS:

Players Eliminated
Eviction #1 Anne
Eviction #2 Mari
Eviction #3 Ami
Eviction #4 Gus
Eviction #5 Tori
Eviction #6 Kelli Mike H (Saboteur)
Eviction #7 Pat
Eviction #8 Matt
Eviction #9 Stacey Bill
Eviction #10 Mike G
Final Quiz Nicole Julia (Runner-Up)
Tommy (Saboteur) Monaca (Winner)


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“This is a total mindgame! I have no idea who I can trust.” — Brad Milison

Sixteen players gathered in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA this past weekend, to play Sabotage (based on The Mole) — Reality Rush‘s ultimate game of strategy!

Sabotage Los Feliz contestants

 

Most of the players were competing to win money, but two of them were Saboteurs — moles, double agents, working for us, to secretly sabotage the other players. Contestants cracked codes, and solved tasks in locations such as Hollywood Blvd.’s famous star walk, Griffith Park, Hollywood cemetery, and Los Feliz; all while keeping a careful eye on their fellow players to figure out the identities of the Saboteurs!

 

GAME RESULTS:

The game began with the dropping of a bombshell: instead of there being just one Saboteur, there were TWO! Players had to pay even more attention to their cohorts’ suspicious behavior throughout the game — and Julie, Brandon and James quickly became top suspects.

The first two executions left the four players who knew the least about the Moles’ identity out to try…but Julie and Jim (who earned exemptions in the first two rounds, respectively), were just barely saved. If they did not have exemptions, it would have been them who were executed.

Sabotage Los Feliz contestants

 

At the third execution, the first of our Saboteurs was executed. James, the most suspected Saboteur, got executed, leaving several players who did not expect him floored. One Saboteur remained.

The next day, the remaining contestants attempted several more tasks — some even competing against their executed comrades — but the work of the Saboteur was even more suspicious. By the end of the game, the players managed to complete only 60% of the tasks…due in no small part to the Saboteur.

But who was it? Who was working against them the entire time? The final quiz revealed that the second Saboteur was Morgan — whom only a handful of players zeroed in on until the very end. Jerod scored highest on the final quiz, just narrowly edging out Runner-Up Brad by a few questions. A great game all around!

Players Eliminated
Eviction #1 Rachel Julia
Eviction #2 Brandon Geraldine
Eviction #3 DJ James (Saboteur)
Eviction #4 Lee Jim
Eviction #5 Christine Jackie
Eviction #6 Lindsay Julie
Final Eviction Mary Brad (Runner-Up)
Morgan (Saboteur) Jerod (Winner)

 

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