Survivor: Gabon is the 17th season of the Survivor Series. 18 castaways will explore the elements, culture, and peace of the last untouched lands. The 18 castaways were not divided into 2 tribes automatically, the 2 oldest players will begin the school-yard pick. This is now the 3rd time this happens. This happened in Survivor: Amazon and Palau. Amazon is because of the outpack of 9 men & 8 women. So the boys made the school-yard pick. As Palau, where 1 boy & 1 girls is out after everyone is in 1 tribe with 9 (including them). This 3rd time doesn't affect anyone to get out of the game. The game is officially has 18 players in the game.