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A Mini Challenge is a short challenge that takes place in the first half of the episode before the Maxi Challenge. Often similar to popular Maxi Challenges, the Mini Challenges allow contestants to showcase their skills and quick thinking in a non-serious environment.

The winners of the Mini Challenge usually win something that help them momentarily, but that doesn't affect the competition in the long run. The winners of a Mini Challenge are usually awarded either:

  • an advantage in the Maxi Challenge, such as assigning the roles for Acting or Rusical challenges, deciding the order for the Stand-Up challenge or a timely advantage to gather materials for the Design challenge.
  • the role of Team Captain for the Maxi Challenges that are performed in teams.
  • a price small in value
  • nothing at all (sometimes a Mini Challenge is only used for fun or to introduce the Maxi Challenge).

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