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Jumanji The Board Game

Updated on May 24, 2017

Jumanji...A Game For Those Who Seek and Find A Way To Leave Their World Behind

The story Jumanji originated in a popular 1981 children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. It was made into a movie starring Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce and Bonnie Hunt and into a board game in 1995.

The story itself actually includes a board game, which makes a board game a pretty interesting movie tie in item that continues to be a sought after. Although Jumanji the game was released at the same time as the movie, it is still possible to buy both new and preowned copies of Jumanji to add to your game collection.

In Jumanji, you roll the die and follow the path and Jumanji pits you against the dangers of the jungle. Raging rhinos, lurking lions and quicksand are but a few of the pests and plagues you might have to battle in this game.

Jumanji, the board game, is recommended for two to four individuals aged 8 and up.

On this page, learn a bit more about Jumanji, the board game as well as about other some Jumanji merchandise.

(Picture from screen shot of the 1995 television commercial for the board game.)

Jumanji Board Game
Jumanji Board Game | Source

Adventurers Beware:

Do Not BeginUnless You IntendTo Finish

Jumanji Game
Jumanji Game | Source

The Game Includes:

  • A large gameboard.
  • 4 pawns or playing pieces.
  • A Rhino figure.
  • A timer.
  • A number die.
  • 4 rescue dice.
  • 30 danger cards.
  • A gameboard center & decoder.
  • Instructions.

New or used copies of Jumanji are available through private sellers on Amazon though you will find new, factory sealed copies of the game to be quite pricey.

Click here to read more about Jumanji The Game on Amazon.

Or You Can Try eBay

Sometimes shopping on eBay can save you some money but in the case of a used game, make sure the seller indicates that it is complete and in good condition.

If you already own a Jumanji game but are missing a critical piece or two, you can easily find a replacement on eBay.

Click here to see all of the current Jumanji games available through eBay.

Original Jumanji game sells for $60,800 at auction.

Real Jumanji Board From The Movie Sold on eBay


Jumanji Board from the Movie
Jumanji Board from the Movie

WOW! That is all I can say when I see that an original Jumanji game from the movie sold in January, 2014, on eBay for a whopping $60,800. According to the eBay seller, this was a cast foam board used "walk outdoors or move around in the set with the closed Jumanji game." He elaborated that, "boards that were used for close shots were made of wood and were quite heavy." In order to prevent one of those heavy wooden boards from getting damaged, the cast foam boards were created.

Click here to read more about the real Jumanji board on eBay.

Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)

The world lost a brilliant actor and comedian when Robin Williams left us on August 11, 2014. Williams was a lot of fun in the movie Jumanji.

Robin Williams 1951 - 2014
Robin Williams 1951 - 2014

Rumour has it that Jumanji, the movie, will be remade.

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