Jumanji itself is an inner dimension that exists within the Jumanji board game and videogame.


In the original book, Jumanji itself is a actually a city of golden buildings and towers that acts as the end space on the game-board.

Jumanji map

Jumanji's video game era map.

Located in the game-board's crystal ball centre, Jumanji is primarily a deep, dark jungle realm but also has mountainous regions, arid deserts, icy wild lands and even volcanic activity. Weather also plays a pivotal role in the natural world, tending to be hostile with matters of catastrophic consequences for anyone and anything unable to adapt to survive. Statues depicting animals are located in remote places that tell history or serves a game points for solving gameplay.

Jumanji Jungle Statues

Jumanji animal statues.

Some native tribes and ancient civilisations are known to existed and constructed habitable villages and cities. Establishments like Trader Slick's Shop or the Bazaar allow travellers and community to congregate for business, social interaction or time passing. Accepted currencies for payment of goods include Jumanji's own Central Bank paper bills, decorated in various jungle animals as well as more valuable forms of payment like antique victorian gold coins of a by-gone era or even precious stones.


While intelligent races and inhabitants reside in the dimension of Jumanji, their populations are tiny compared to the domination of the realms most prominent tradition; animals. Large or small, predator or prey, Jumanji's animals are traditionally known to display a highly aggressive nature for the sake of their own survival and to enable a more fantastic gaming experience. The natural world consists of mainly an animal kingdom that can be identified with African or Indian game, but some creatures are also inspired by folklore or unique to Jumanji itself. Some creatures are mechanised or steampunk killing machines created by Professor J.S. Heinrich Ibsen. Local vegetation can grow faster than bamboo, and even spawn harmful species of hostile plants that act as natural traps.

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