I just recently watched Jumanji in HBO. Considering of what happened in the year 1995, the events were drastically tragic especially to the main characters. When Alan and Sarah beats the game they were reset back in 1969. Afterwards, they decided to throw the game off a bridge into a river down below. At this point, they are both well aware of the consequences of someone finding the board, but they still just throw that sucker back into the water and go about their lives. Wouldn't it have made sense to destroy it or at least become sworn protectors and make sure that no one makes the same mistake? As we can see in the ending of the film that two kids are walking in the beach and hearing the drum sounds of Jumanji. You know, I watched this several times when I was a kid but the film is already 25 years old.When I go deep in the movie, I wonder why no one ask or wonder why didn't they just destroy game considering the damage that had been.


  • There is no official reason stated but The Jumanji Board has displayed a lot of magical power and it would make sense that that magic protects it from any form of destruction. Although never shown in the movie it might be possible they tried and failed to destroy the board, or were afraid that destroying the board would unleash a magical rampage that could not be undone. The reason why they don't sit on it as it's guardians is probably fear motivated... would you want to store a bomb in your house? – A.bakker Nov 20 at 18:33
  • You have kind of answered your own question. Yes, they could have destroyed it but dark and powerful forces exist within it. This means that it’s almost impossible to destroy I would have thought. They would have assumed this, themselves. – cmp Nov 20 at 18:40
  • Alan was trapped in the game until 1995, and returned to 1969 after he finally beat it. Maybe destroying the game in 1969 would create some kind of paradox, if it no longer exists in 1995 for the next generation to "let him out." They could still sit on it until 1995 I suppose, but like A.bakker says, do you really want to keep something like that in your house? – Steve-O Nov 20 at 19:40
  • As long as we're speculating in comments, the movies show that the game has an ability to influence people to find it and start a game. It may also have the ability to influence them to throw it away when the game is over so other people can find it. – DeeV Nov 20 at 22:42

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