Anyone can come up with a clever Big Brother alliance nickname, but to play this game of human chess with loyalty and keep your trap shut about it? That’s what separates the legends from… whatever BB23‘s Frenchie was.
Whether a coaster, a floater or a partner in a showmance, there are many different strategies one can play in the BB house, but none of these will ever compare to the safety provided by a majority alliance. With Season 24 right around the corner (catch the season premiere Wednesday, July 6 at 8/7c on CBS), we’re looking back at houses past to break down the best and worst alliances in the show’s history.
While some duos kept their games small and savage like the Renegades, other groups (like the ill-planned Bomb Squad) internally combusted long before they had any actual sway in the game. Below, we hark all the way back to Season 2, highlighting the very best strategists and gameplay in BB history. (And whoever made the claim that all-female alliances never work in Big Brother, we’ve got one set of ladies that’ll prove you wrong!)
So which alliances landed a spot in our list? Scroll down for a full breakdown, then tell us which ones you’d “sadly evote” (or stan!) in the Comments.