"Due to returning to the same setting every day for work, this game depends heavily on your social status and your relationships with your coworkers-to-be. As different things happen in the game, keeping your workplace's view on you as positive as possible is important!" - VioletValkyrie, BB7
|Big Brother 7: Sweet Sabotage|
|Season Run||October 27th, 2019 - February 7, 2020|
|Previous Season||Big Brother 6: Training & Tributes|
|Next Season||Big Brother 8: Friends & Enemies|
Big Brother 7: Sweet Sabotage is the seventh installment in the PokéBeach Big Brother series. It is a season with a goal of re-inviting promising new players from BB6, and twisting the standard formula these players are used to, to create a new experience. The game began on October 27th, 2019, and wrapped up on February 7th, 2020, with Ephemera beating out Flour in a 5-2 vote.
- 1 Pre-Release Information
- 2 Twists and Mechanics
- 3 Advantages
- 4 Returning Competitions
- 5 New Competitions
- 6 Houseguests
- 7 Game History
- 8 Trivia
BB7 is the first game in the series to contain information about the series being leaked gradually before release, instead of a forum post detailing all of the game at once.
On June 20th, the existence of the game was officially announced in the Incorrect Quotes blog, along with the confirmation of being hosted by VioletValkyrie. This was followed by an announcement the following day featuring the wiki page, but lacking a subtitle, the only information being announced was the pink colour scheme of the game's visuals.
On September 28th, the game's subtitle was announced as Sweet Sabotage, with the promise of more information coming soon, and an October 2019 start date.
On September 30th, the game was announced to be finished production and ready for release, along with the information that "The PoV is incredibly important because it's the best comp.", something seen by the community as "trying to make competitions more important is the most Violet thing a host could do"
On October 3rd, it was revealed that "In BB7, not only will you have to play well, but you'll have to make sure everyone loves you too!", placing an emphasis on punishment from "playing dirty", leaving potential houseguests curious how this may change the core methods of elimination and backstabbing the game has been known for.
On October 27th, the game had finally begun with a cast of twelve houseguests.
Twists and Mechanics
- Crazy Taxi
- Flappy Bird
- T-Rex Game
- Box Tower
- Run 3
- Space Invaders
- Ultimate Bullseye II
- zBall 2
- Jojo Frog
- Clockwork Cat
- Hot Air Bloon
- Card Toss
- Ice Cream Machine
Week 1 raised the flag for the game in some interesting and unusual ways. After the houseguests were given the night to get to know each other, several veteran houseguests were Exiled from the first competition, 'Crazy Taxi', for admitting to having prior knowledge of the game's content in its first twist. With mirdo as the game's first HoH, his nominations were decided randomly due to inactivity, putting Ephemera and Flour on the block, causing mirdo to step up to claim the PoV in 'Tetris'. As the house was introduced to the Veto Menu, mirdo quickly swiped the Double POV to renominate both targets, clearing up his past fault. Amy-Kate was nominated as a new player with unknown social relations, and Jade was nominated as a known power player, hot off the heels of her BB6 win. At the end of the week, Amy-Kate's inability to connect with the rest of the house and her personality making her one of the most socially controversial players in the game led to a quick Week 1 eviction in a 6-3 vote.
After Amy-Kate's eviction, houseguests competed in the new competition 'Ultimate Bullseye II', where houseguests had to hit the targets as accurately as possible. Flour managed to edge out Celever due to a reputation boost, and won HOH! He decided to nominate Mae and Nick for eviction, with the goal of backdooring Jade. At the POV competition, 'Solipskier', houseguests had to create their own slopes while skiing for as long as they could to earn points. Flour managed to win this competition as well, winning full power for the week. He decided to claim the Diamond POV, and saved Nick from the block. He the renominated Jade, hoping his plan would work this time. However, the numbers were not there, and Mae was evicted in a close 5-3 vote, becoming the second houseguest evicted.
After Mae's eviction, the houseguests went out to compete in the HOH competition: 'zBall 2', in which houseguests had to zig and zag a moving ball through a pathway, with the houseguest being able to do this the longest winning the HOH. Nick barely edged out Jade and Vom, becoming the new Head of Household. He decided to nominate Flour for nominating him the week before, and Raven for his affiliation with Flour. For the POV competition, the infamous game of 'Flappy Bird' returned to mess with the houseguests again. After a frustrating competition, Flour edged out Nick to win the POV, and fight his way off the block. He decided to take the Volatile POV, which allowed the vetoed houseguest to name the replacement. Flour did remove himself, but did not choose a replacement in time, and so Celever was randomly nominated as the replacement. Celever's social dominance kept him far from any real danger, and Raven was evicted in a 6-1 vote, only receiving Flour's vote to stay, and ending the pre-jury phase of the game.
After Raven's eviction, it was announced that the 9 remaining houseguests had reached the jury phase, and everyone left would either be in the Final 2, or on the jury of 7. From there, the week's HOH competition 'T-Rex Game' kicked off, where houseguests would have to jump over cacti and dodge birds for as long as possible. In the end, Jade dominated the competition, and became the new Head of Household! She nominated Nick and Lily as pawns, attempting to set up a backdoor on Celever. After nominations, the POV commenced with the competition 'Jojo Frog'. In this competition, players had to get frogs to the safe sides of the pond, and prevent them from dropping in water, with the houseguest being able to save the most frogs winning the competition. In the end, Jade won this competition, but because she took the Secret POV, the house was not publicly alerted of the winner, only that they chose to remove Lily from the block. Jade renominated Celever, pushing the house to vote for him. However, after a fascinating 24 hours of votes flipping back and forth multiple times, Celever was spared in a 4-2 vote, and Nick was evicted from the house, becoming the first member of the jury.
After Nick's eviction that came as a surprise to some, the houseguests played in the competition 'Popularity Showdown', where houseguests had to publicly vote for a new HOH. With lines drawn and allegiances almost public, it led to a charged argument between Flour and Celever, both competing for HOH. However, the final results finished in a tie between Celever and mirdo, and they had to compete in the tiebreaker competition 'Clockwork Cat'. In the end, Celever won HOH for the week. He decided to nominate Jade and Flour as they were the 2 players on the bottom and he lacked influence with. At the POV competition, 'Hot Air Bloon', houseguests had to maneuver through trees and storm clouds to get their hot air balloon as far as possible. In the end, Jade edged out Flour to win the POV competition, and chose to save herself. However, the only veto available was the Tricky POV, and so Jade had to score higher than 25 points on 'Color Switch'. Jade managed this easily, and was officially removed from the block. Cel replaced Jade with Alfze, as Alfze volunteered to be a pawn, though he publicly reminded everyone to vote for Flour. Flour was then swiftly evicted in a unanimous 5-0 vote, and became the 2nd member of the jury.
After Flour's eviction, the houseguests were alerted of the existence of the Ribbon Trophy: an advantage awarded to a houseguest by the audience that granted them immunity for the week, in exchange for their ability to compete in competitions, and vote. However, this power was actually the Blood POV, which allowed the holder to overthrow the eviction vote at the end of the week, and evict the player who received fewer votes if they so choose. Alfze received this power, and was safe for the week. From there, the houseguests competed in the returning competition: 'Poom', where they were required to bounce for as long as possible. In the end, Jade managed to win the competition with a substantial reputation boost, and became the new Head of Household. From there, she decided to nominate Celever and mirdo, saying that it was what the majority wanted her to do. In the POV competition, the infamously annoying 'Avoider' returned to the series, where the houseguests had to avoid having their mouse caught by a crazy man. Jade managed to win the competition, securing full power for her 2nd week in a row. She decided to save mirdo from the block, and name Vom as her replacement nominee, for being a dealbreaker within the house. Her shady reputation resulted in her being evicted in a 2-1 vote, only receiving the vote of her ally Ephemera. Alfze chose not to use the Blood POV in secret, and Vom was officially evicted from the house.
After Vom's eviction, it was announced that due to mirdo's reputation falling to -5, he would lose his vote until his reputation managed to rise above that. After the announcement, the houseguests competed in the new competition 'Dodge', where houseguests had to avoid shots at them in space, and manage to redirect those shots back to the shooting vessels, with the houseguest scoring the most points winning the competition. In the end, Ephemera barely beat out Celever, becoming the new Head of Household! He decided to nominate Celever and Lily, saying there were both strong social and physical players. In the POV competition, Box Tower, houseguests had to stack as many slabs as possible, before they get thinner and thinner due to mistakes, and eventually it becomes harder to place them, with the houseguest building the tallest tower winning the POV. Jade narrowly defeated Celever, and won her 4th veto in a row. She decided not to use it, intent on sending Celever home. At the eviction ceremony, a 1-1 vote tie occurred, with Al voting for Lily, and Jade voting for Celever. Ephemera decided to make a bold move and keep Celever in the house as a shield, and voted Lily out with his sole vote, making her the fourth member of the jury.
After FL's eviction, the houseguests were treated to a Reward Competition: 'Winterbells', where the houseguests had to get as high as possible by jumping on increasingly small bells. The houseguest who managed to score the highest would receive a +1 boost in reputation, where the lowest scorer would receive a -1 drop in reputation. Jade managed to score the highest, and Alfze scored the lowest. However, this competition was really a cover for jury comebacks, as the 4 members of the jury competed in this competition as well, with the winner getting a spot back in the house. Flour scored highest of the 4 jurors, and re-entered the house! After that, it was announced that with Jade reaching +5 reputation, she gained a Double Vote, allowing his vote to count for double at an eviction of his choosing. From there, houseguests competed in the returning competition: 'Run 3' for the HOH competition, with the houseguest who was able to run the farthest through the twists and turns of space winning the competition. However, during the competition, the existence of a new "advantage": The King's Crown was confirmed. The holder was guaranteed a spot in the finale as long as they held it, but could be evicted and the audience was allowed to decide who could receive it if the holder was evicted. This was a trick to try and fool the houseguests to scramble over an advantage that was useless, but some houseguests quickly figured out the trick to it, and declared it was useless. In the end of competition, Flour managed to outlast Celever, becoming the new Head of Household! He decided to nominate Celever for their past rivalry, and Alfze as a pawn. In the POV competition, 'Card Toss', players had to toss cards into a constantly moving hat to earn points, with the houseguests earning the most points claiming the Power of Veto. Celever managed to outperform Jade and Flour, and won the POV, saving himself from the block. Flour decided to renominate mirdo, claiming that it was his best game move. With Jade using her double vote, mirdo was evicted from the house in a unanimous 4-0 vote, and was sent to the jury house.
After mirdo's eviction, the remaining 5 houseguests competed in the competition 'WASD', in which players had to shoot down letters to the best of their ability to win the competition. Ephemera managed to smash the competition, and won his second HOH in a row! He decided to nominate Celever and Alfze, as both were the outsiders a Final 3 deal between Ephemera, Jade, and Flour. In the POV competition, 'Space Invaders', houseguests were required to shoot down as many alien enemies as possible to claim the POV. In the end, Jade dominated the competition, winning yet another veto! She decided to discard, and keep the nominations the same. The master manipulator's time was finally up, and Celever was sent to the jury house in a 2-0 vote.
After Celever's eviction, tensions were high as the game began getting down to the wire. In the HOH competition, 'Ice Cream Machine', players had to avoid being hit by scoops of ice cream for as long as possible, with chances to pick up point bonuses along the way. In the end, Jade crushed the competition and became the new Head of Household, receiving a pass to the Final 3. She chose to nominate Ephemera and Alfze, sparing his closest ally Flour. In the POV competition, 2048, players had to use their mathematical skill to score points. Ephemera more than excelled at the competition in comparison to the others, and won the POV competition, saving himself in the process. Flour was renominated by default, but Ephemera chose to stick by his Final 3 deal, and evicted Alfze with his sole vote, and Alfze was evicted, becoming juror #6.
With only 3 houseguests left, tensions were high as they were all competing for spots in the finale. Instead of the usual 3-Part HOH competition, the houseguests were introduced to a challenge to endure 5 rounds of duels. In the first 3 rounds, all 3 houseguests would compete in 2 duels (1 against each other houseguest), with each duel winner winning 1 point. The houseguest with the fewest points from here would be eliminated from the duels. In between duels 1-3 and duels 4-5 was the Promotion competition, where the winner would receive an automatic spot in the Final 2. After that competition would be duels 4-5, where the 2 winners from duels 1-3 would go head to head, with the first houseguest to reach 3 points claiming a spot in the Final 2. Ephemera won 2 points in the first 3 duels, Jade won 1, and Flour won none. However, Flour did manage to win the Promotion competition, and so duels 4-5 were do-or-die for Ephemera and Jade. However, Ephemera managed to win Duel 4, automatically evicting Jade and naming her the 7th and final member of the jury.
At the live finale, the jury was very pro-Ephemera and very anti-Flour, and it seemed like the result was clear from the beginning. Both finalists plead their cases and answered questions, and Flour managed to garner respect and clear out frustrations with his game, managing to be seen as somewhat equal to Ephemera in terms of gameplay. This wasn't enough to turn the tides, however, and Ephemera still managed to win in a decisive 5-2 vote, completing the most successful under-the-radar game in PBB's history.
- BB7 is the first game in series chronology to feature a returning host that isn't Lorde, this time being Violet.
- This makes Violet one of only three hosts to host more than one game, after her debut in BB4.
- BB7 is the first game to be publicly announced off-site before the start of the season. This allowed for the game's first twist, the Exile.
- BB7 ran longer than any season before it, with 11 weeks total. BB7 is also the longest running season in terms of real-life days, with the season having run for 103 days.
- BB7 is also the first season in which there were no unplanned exits, meaning no houseguests walked for any reason, or were expelled.