Jumanji game

by Justin
(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

Click to order the Jumanji game from Amazon!Click to order the Jumanji game from Amazon!Game:
Jumanji
Game manufacturer:
MB/Hasbro
Number of players:
2-4
Ages:
8+

Quick verdict

The Jumanji board game was a mediocre purchase that fails to capture the excitement in the feature film on which it is based.

The game and gameplay

Each player chooses a pawn and places it on a path leading to the center of the board. You play by rolling a ten sided die to determine how far you travel.

Click here to Put Your Foot Down: submit your OWN Footprint Rating and leave comments for this game!Once you get to a square, you follow the instructions on the square. If you land on a blank space, you randomly draw a card and put it in the decoder to see your fate.

The fate may be that lions come to you, or a monsoon blows up in your living room. The other player then needs to "save" you by rolling their dice to the symbol corresponding to the fate card.

Check out Christian's review of The Jumanji movie

If they fail to roll the correct symbol by eight seconds, that adventure card goes into one of 10 Doomsday slots. If the doomsday slots get filled up, the game ends and everyone loses.

If you land on Wait for five or eight, you are trapped there until someone rolls a five or eight.

If you land on a Rhino square, you may place an included toy rhino in front of any player's pawn to block that player. When it is the player's turn, he/she must roll an even number to remove the rhino and continue forward.

If you land on a Jungle space, everyone must try to roll a certain symbol and they all advance the amount of squares the first player rolled. There is, however, no penalty if you do not roll the symbol. If he doesn't, they stay in the square and repeat the square's instructions.

If you get your piece to the center of the board, you win the game.

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Pros and cons

The poems on the adventure cards are pretty interesting, you get a cool toy rhino and an eight-second timer, plus the price is reasonable (or rather, it was before it became "collectable").

The decoder is mainly a gimmick. The game gets repetitive and is mainly based on dice rolling.

The verdict

The Jumanji game might be an okay game for the younger audience, but it fails to capture the excitement of the movie and basically boils down to a simple dice rolling game. Some elements of the game, such as the rhino obstacle, is very poorly executed and the board game requires no strategy at all. I highly recommend you do not buy this game unless you are a hardcore fan of the Jumanji film.

Boardgame Beast gives Jumanji two footprints out of five. Click here to leave comments and submit your OWN score for this game!

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Nov 05, 2011
greatest board game
by: Anonymous

awesome
can these things really happen!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 28, 2011
how?
by: Anonymous

Pls.help me how i can play this?how?pls. help me:)
where we will meet.:)

Feb 08, 2011
#1
by: Elizabeth M

The best Game Ever! I could spend hours playing Jumanji : )

Dec 25, 2010
jaicocky
by: vicky

rfgergeg

Jun 05, 2010
about game & movie
by: gayatri

I am giving two stars because the movie is much intersting but the game is not os good it is for kids

Jun 02, 2010
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
by: anu

we've searched for it in internet but it's not there

Nov 28, 2009
super
by: aishwarya

this game is nice and super.......

Nov 22, 2009
hi
by: Anonymous

really fun game

Nov 20, 2009
jumangi game
by: miranda

i love this game because u can sit down with your family and have fun

Nov 09, 2009
to hot to touch
by: salma 23

i love this game be it can be hard // = )
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Oct 04, 2009
Jumanji the scarey game
by: Anonymous

I put 3 stars because its a scarey game and it is good because it is a fun game and also because something happens to us and ather people or kids who are playing and also because i liked the movie called Jumanji. By Anonymous. Thankyou

Aug 07, 2009
movie and game
by: josh

this is a great game from the movie which is alos great for people who like adventure so i rate this game 5 out of 5 and i would get the movie too which is also good too

Jun 15, 2009
hahaha
by: Anonymous

It does not work!

Jun 05, 2009
very good
by: Anonymous

not as good as the movie though

Jun 04, 2009
nice
by: haha

nice game
i really like it

Jun 03, 2009
Hi
by: Anonymous

I don't own this I am just random

Jun 02, 2009
i like it
by: Anonymous

it's fun

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