Richter’s upgrade starts with adding a custom fitted wooden backplate to the otherwise completely hollow plastic game board so that the final results genuinely look like the entire thing is hand-carved from wood. From there they masked the actual playing surface with painter’s tape and gave the whole thing a blast with some brown spray paint before carefully removing the lid sections and working their magic.
Spin Master’s version of the game is admittedly already lavishly detailed, but Richter takes it several levels beyond with a hand-painted treatment adding color, shadows, and extensive weathering so it looks like this copy of Jumanji has genuinely been lost and found again and again through the ages. It’s a one-off creation, but Richter has actually made it available for sale through Etsy, and for $200 it actually seems like kind of a bargain given the amount of work that went into its magnificent facelift.
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