Marvelous special effects and an unusual plot is only what puts this film on the map. Young Alan Parrish finds a neat-looking board game buried underground and takes it home. He starts playing it with a girl who happened to be over and is subsequently "sucked" into the board game. Twenty-six years later, two children find the game and starts playing it. Every time someone rolls, something very dangerous and peculiar happens (killer mosquitoes, the floor turns into quicksand, etc.) An unusual film appealing to Robin Williams fans and most preteens.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier, Patricia Clarkson, Adam Hann-Byrd, Laura Bell Bundy, James Handy

Directed by:

Joe Johnston


1995 fantasy/action

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B-

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