Jumanji board game

The Jumanji board game is a challenging but fun board game based on the book and the film starring Robin Williams. 

Jumanji: a brief overview

This board game is designed for ages 8 and up and can be played by two to four players. The game lasts between 45 minutes and one hour. 


To win, players must escape the jungle and get to the centre of the board by solving riddles, rescuing each other and using their wits to avoid the dangers that lie ahead.

Jumanji board game - box ingredients

The box contains the following items:

  • Board game board
  • A deck of danger cards
  • Instructions
  • Red filter disc for cards
  • Four dice for rescue
  • Sand timer

Jumanji board game rules

The rules of the Jumanji table game are an essential thing to consider before you start playing.

How to play:

  1. Ask each player to choose one pawn and one escape dice and place the board with the danger cards shuffled and face down.
  1. Roll the number die and move your pawn along the path of your colour. If you find yourself on an empty space, draw a danger card.
  1. Flip over the hourglass and wait for other players to save you by rolling their rescue dice.
  • All players must roll an hourglass symbol or a symbol from a drawn danger card to save you.
  • If you are rescued, you can keep your pawn in the same place.
  • If you cannot escape, move your pawn back to the number of locations marked on your hazard card.
  1. If you land on Waiting Spaces 5 and 8, each player has a turn to try to save you by rolling a five or eight on the dice.

    If they fail, you move back one square. The game continues until you are rescued or until you retreat far enough to reach the starting point.
  1. If you find yourself in a jungle area, take out the alert card and read it under the decoder (red filter disc for cards). Flip the timer over and all players will have to roll their rescue dice to match the symbol in the jungle space in order to escape.
  • If all players roll an hourglass or card symbol, everyone is safe.
  • If not, add a Doomsday Alert card to the Doomsday grid and keep drawing Doomsday Alert cards until everyone is safe.
  • Each player will need to roll a matching symbol or hourglass symbol to save everyone, otherwise the above steps will have to be repeated.
  1. The witch can be placed anywhere in the rhino. If you land on a space with a rhino, you are blocked until you roll an even number on your dice or another player lands on the same space and moves the rhino.
  1. If the Doomsday Grid fills up, all players have lost and the game is over.
  1. If you and another player reach the centre at the same time, the first player to call Jumanji wins.

Versions of board games

Since the traditional Jumanhi was released in 1995, several other versions have been released:

  • German, French, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Spanish and Dutch editions: the highly popular board game was published in several languages, allowing more players from all over the world to participate.
  • 2017 second edition: the second edition comes with updated card riddles.
  • Travel pass: the travel pass costs around €8 and is smaller, making it ideal for trips or holidays. It is designed to be played with two players.
  • Second wooden edition: this edition is similar to the wooden lid game in the film.

Educational value and benefits

✔️ Critical thinking: Players face challenges that require quick thinking and intelligent solutions. They learn to assess situations and make good decisions.

✔️ Problem solving: Players solve puzzles and overcome obstacles together. They use their creativity to find solutions.

✔️ Teamwork: This is a game designed to be played in teams. Players communicate, share ideas and support each other to win.

✔️ Imagination and creativity: An adventurous environment encourages creativity. Players imagine themselves as explorers.

Interesting facts

Here are some interesting facts about the Jumanji board game:

Inspiration from a book

This board game was inspired by Chris Van Allsburg 1981 children's book, also called Jumanji. In the book, the game comes alive with every roll of the dice, giving players wild adventures and challenges.

Film adaptation

The popularity of the book led to a film adaptation in 1995, starring Robin Williams. The success of the film further increased interest in the board game.

Production history

The Jumanji board game has been produced by several companies over the years, including Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers and Cardinal Industries. Each iteration may have slight differences in design and gameplay.

Iconic design

The game design features intricate jungle-themed artwork on the board and game pieces, including animals, vines and other elements reminiscent of the wild adventures depicted in the story.

Mechanical components

Some versions of the board game have mechanical components that enhance the game.

For example, the 1995 Milton Bradley version had a plastic centrepiece with a spring mechanism that allowed the dice to be knocked out as the players made their movements.


Despite being originally published in the 1990s, the Jumanji board game has retained its popularity over the years and has become a favourite classic among both children and adults.

Valued by collectors

Vintage versions of the board game Jumanji, especially from the 1990s, have become sought-after collectors' items and enthusiasts are willing to pay high prices for well-preserved copies.

The game continues

The success of the Jumanji franchise has led to the development of stand-alone board games and sequels, including Jumanji: The Next Level, which was released in 2019.


The board game Jumanji is a fun and exciting game that can be played with friends or family members. With a wide range of game options, you can have a great time playing over and over again.


How many players can play the board game Jumanji❓

The game is for 2-4 players.

What is the recommended age for playing the board game Jumanji❓

The recommended age is 8 years and above.

How long does a typical game last❓

The average Jumanji game lasts about 30-45 minutes.

Is the board game Jumanji suitable for playing alone❓

Although it's multiplayer, you can play on your own, controlling multiple characters.

What is the indicative price of the board game❓

Indicative price between €20.49 and €27.79.