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"Inspiration does not come to the lazy. It only comes to those who call it." - P. I. Tchaikovsky


Warning: The following story is currently unedited and contains scenes that may be too intense for audiences. Honestly, this is more of a thought experiment than anything, especially given the idea of a what if.

Zecora had created a monster.

What was originally meant to be a birthday present for Applebloom as a game that has influences of her home country has the potential to cause chaos and devistation. In the process of creating a cardless game with a gem that would read out random events, something had gone wrong. So in an attempt to dismantle the game, she turned to Twilight in hopes to use magical means to take it apart safely.

Unfortunately, Smolder and Gallus had discovered the game. And out of boredom, decided they should play it with their friends.

After all, it's just a game... right?

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Which jumanj movie is this story based around? The original with Robin Williams, welcome to the jungle, or the next level? If the original I'm curious to see how it will go.

Sweet I loved that movie now I'm excited.

Huh! So it seems Smolder is the act-first-questions-later creature here, while Gallus is more the voice of reason! Neat!

Wise choice! The reboots, as fun as they are, honestly seemed to miss the point of what the game is about. If you really think about it, the game Jumanji is actually horrifying, and possibly a bit Lovecraftian, constantly drawing people in to play and fall victim to it's influence. There's a youtuber named Deusdaecon Reviews who does a full-blown analysis of the film, and goes into a lot more depth about how the game works, and it's a really great watch for anyone who loves the original film.

Get out! I was just about to search for a Jumanji story on this site and the first thing I see when I come here is one in the new stores segment! Kinda spooks me a little.

What can I say? I've been on a nostalgia kick recently.

It's still a weird coincidence. Almost as if Jumanji itself knew that I was looking for a story like this. If the things happening in the story start happening to me, I'm blaming you.

Obe question. Will you be using the cards from the movies or creating your own ones?

It'll be a mixed bag. Some would be from the original movie, others from the game itself, and a few that I've invented would be sprinkled throughout.

“An intended gift I had made, but now I fear is something more grave.” Zecora put a hoof over the lid. “I had attempted to make it interesting through magic, but the dark vibe it gives just makes me sick. Surely, you can feel it as well – how vicious is this spell.”

Zecora if you knew about this dark vibe you should have gotten rid of it but we all know what happened in the movie

“But can’t I convince you to take it with us Twilight.” Zecora nervously eyed the drawer. “I’m not comfortable with not having it being locked tight.”

She has a point Twilight because you do realize kids can be very curious when it comes to things like that

Smolder turned to face him and said flatly, “Dude, it’s a board game. If I thought this thing was a spellbook or maybe a magical do-hickey, I wouldn’t even touch it. But this is a board game, I highly doubt anything remotely dangerous would come about just by playing on it.”

Yeah smolder about that....

Okay this is a very interesting start of a soy and this is like the very first Jumanji movie which I got no problem with the other ones they're pretty great but the first one will always be my childhood movie Zecora made a game thinking that it was supposed to be a fun one but instead it was a curse so she asked Twilight if we can reverse this or at least get rid of it somehow so they check out the library to see if there's anything meanwhile smolder and gallus what just hanging out at the yard but then they heard the drums so they check it out and they found the board game they're not supposed to find so they decided to play this game with the other two Ocellus and silverstream at first they didn't wanted to play but they wanted to see how it goes so they did and unfortunately this is when the game begins and as they say Welcome to the Jungle not really but you know what I mean but I wonder what they're going to do guess we'll find out next time

It would take inspiration from the original 1995 film and even the game board itself.

Agreed! To be perfectly fair, the reboots are still good movies in their own rights, but they just don't capture the same mood or spirit as the original did, and that was what had made the original so very memorable to begin with. :twilightsmile:

Hmm...I wonder if, when, and how will Fluttershy get involved.

Looks promising so far, with all the hype and actions.

The plot really kicks in! And we got two curses from the game in one chapter. Nice! Things are about to get really exciting. Can't wait for the next chapter.

Until then... :twilightsmile:

The other students who nearby came to the dragoness’s aid, many more hooves grabbed Smolder and the vine itself and pulled at it like a twisted tug-o-war. As they pulled with their might, the bookshelf began to split, and books fell off the shelf until they pulled out something that made everyone there scream.

Well it's nice to see other ponies and creatures helping the young six

Zecora, now with the students' full attention, asked, “Please answer me truthfully without blame, what so far came out of the game?”

good thing those giant mosquitoes are not there yet or as things could have gotten really worse

Okay so the other four students got to Sandbar and Yona explain to them about the situation but unfortunately they don't believe them so they have to show them which of course things got really bad now there are Vines and worse a Venus flytrap that almost ate smolder so after that they went to Fluttershy to ask if they can get Discord to help but unfortunately he's not around of course but when they roll the dice again the bunch of monkeys came around and wreaking havoc around the school so the main five had to get every kids out of the school and the young six has to talk to Twilight and Zecora about the situation boy this is getting very intense I wonder what's going to happen next I guess we'll find out next time

This..... This is good. No... This is excellent. The Administration will continue observing this.

Things are starting to heat up & a very close call for 2nd best dragon in there! :twilightoops:

Was wondering if Flutters abilities with animals would work against the ones coming out of the game, guess I got my answer! Although I do wonder what Ocellus turned into to scare those monkeys away like that! :applejackconfused:

Looking forward to see what comes out next & how our Young Six heroes deal with it! :twilightsmile:

*shudders* I remember those things, hope they don't come out......AT ALL!!!:twilightoops:

What was the creature ocellus turned into to scare the monkeys?

This is starting to get really good. I'm really glad this is based on the Robin WIlliams film because that movie was true nightmare fuel. Also, I enjoy stories that involve characters playing Jumanji, so good on you for making this story so far.:)

Yo a My Little Pony and Jumanji together I think that is pretty freaking awesome and it looks the young six got to stop in a pickle with that game board looks like they're in for a wild ride

Van Pelt was an obvious choice for one of the things to come out of the game, but I didn't expect a ponified version of him. Still it was a good move to make him not to feel too out of place.

Good work on this chapter. Can't wait for the next one! Keep up the good work! :twilightsmile:

Zecora placed the game down on the table. “I don’t think so. Jumanji isn’t something you want to give it a go. You think that ants, carnivorous plants, and monkeys are bad? That is only the beginning that will drive you mad. If this,” she tapped the wooden lid “has what I think it has, bring out the dangers and all that jazz… This has Zebrica of my worst nightmare, which causes me to be filled with despair. This game is going into a jungle most dark, where the dangers are most stark. Of creatures and monsters of all sorts behind every tree – of things, you can’t even see. This will have things that will hunt you in the night, where you will hear something scream from their bite. Though their dying cries will hurt, you’ll pray you will not be dessert. Do not, for one moment think that this will be an easy task. Do not take this lightly is all I ask.”

Dang that's pretty deep and kinda scary 😨

“I have a question,” Pinkie raised her hoof, “so you have some idea what’s in that thing, right?” Zecora nodded. “And there wouldn’t be any surprises like a pony that got sucked in the game that has been trapped there for twenty-two years or it’ll spontaneously turn itself into a video game, right?” Everyone in there was giving her strange looks. “What?”

Did Pinkie Pie broke the fourth wall and just watch the movies wow lol ok that's funny

“Normally I don’t, that is true. As to my intentions, I’ll give you a clue. Applebloom was the first to come to me without fright, not being to flee out of sight. She wanted to know what I do, where I come from too; to know about the ingredients I venture into, and the culture that I treasure. Relief from being away from home, a cure for looniness she atone. So, I thought what better way to thank her, than with I game I once prefer.”

Aww I guess that was pretty nice of her to do something for Applebloom after what happened back in season 1

“A headhunter that I wish we didn’t have to dealt,” Zecora burst past the doors and galloped down the halls with the student and teachers following behind. “He’s a monster known as Van Pelt.”

I figured he'll show up sooner or later but he's a pony which I guess that makes sense since he is in Equestria

Well then things are getting very intense so far but at least the main 6 got the students out of the school so nobody won't get hurt which that's a pretty smart idea and hopefully none of the kids will get the clue that will suck them into the game but I guess this is even worse when the Hunter showed up and basically hunting down gallus it's a good thing the other stop him but he escaped and he's not going to give up until he shoots down gallus now this is getting more dangerous than before I guess we'll find out next time

Oh Lordy, I was just about to ask if you would add Van Pelt because the game is not the same without him. Though I am disappointed he isn't human and his first words aren't, "You miserable coward!" from what we got here, it is satisfactory.

Here's hoping for more scary situations. Keep it up.

Edit: Also, the correct term for him is Game Hunter, not Headhunter.

Trust me, no one who is playing will be sucked in.

Good take on Van Pelt here with that crazed hunter pony, well played! :twilightoops:

Two awesome points for this chapter include :

It was Rainbow Dash who, after blinking from what Zecora said replied with: “So… Should we get the military with this or…?”

“Professor kidding, right?” Yona asked with a raised eyebrow. “Even Yaks know that pony Royal Guard not best.”

Oohhhh sweet burn there by the yak! :twilightoops::rainbowlaugh:

“I have a question,” Pinkie raised her hoof, “so you have some idea what’s in that thing, right?” Zecora nodded. “And there wouldn’t be any surprises like a pony that got sucked in the game that has been trapped there for twenty-six years or it’ll spontaneously turn itself into a video game, right?” Everyone in there was giving her strange looks. “What?”

“Every possible consequence that the game could do I put in myself,” Zecora explained. “I have some idea of how each should be dealt.”

“And how many of these consequences are there?” Twilight asked. Zecora was silent. “How many possibilities did you-”

“Sixty-eight,” Zecora answered, “but it is to reassure that the game wouldn’t be the same twice. Now it seems that this ordeal will not be nice.”

“So now that we’ve established that we’re royally screwed,” Gallus spoke up, “What do we do now?”

*sigh* better get the spackle to fix the 4th wall again! :pinkiehappy: Also holy heck Zecora, you don't do anything halfway do you???:twilightoops::facehoof:

Just three chapters and we already have this much chaos going on. Discord would be jealous.

It truly feels like Jumanji. Also nice you put some of the dangers from the Milton Bradley Jumanji board game. I have a Noble Collection replica in my possession now. Fun to play with.

I can just imagine how they take one danger that creeped me out in the original movie:

"Need a hand? Why just you wait; We'll help you out. We each have eight"

:rainbowhuh: "'We each have eight?' sounds like spiders."

:applejackunsure: "Spiders don't sound too bad."

:twilightoops::fluttercry::pinkiegasp: "Uh-oh"

:raritystarry: "What's wrong, darlings? Surely little spiders couldn't be--"


:raritycry: "SWEET JESUS!!!!!"

“I have a question,” Pinkie raised her hoof, “so you have some idea what’s in that thing, right?” Zecora nodded. “And there wouldn’t be any surprises like a pony that got sucked in the game that has been trapped there for twenty-six years or it’ll spontaneously turn itself into a video game, right?” Everyone in there was giving her strange looks. “What?

It's Pinkie Pie! She has to break the fourth wall every now and then, there's a quota she has to fill! :rainbowlaugh:

I had somehow failed to fave this fic back when I read the first chapter and hadn't known until now it'd updated again, so I had to do a bit of catch-up real quick, but we're all good now. Looking forward to more! :twilightsmile:

I notice, now, that you've phrased that very precisely. :trixieshiftleft:

In the jungle you must wait Until the dice read five or eight.

that scene actually scared me when I was a kid


Well, the author didn't technically lie.

Me too. I was very young when I first saw it. Even as a kid I didn't mind the rest of the movie, just that beginning part that scared the daylights out of me.

“Yona!” Sandbar leaped towards the game, trying to claw at the gem in a vain attempt to bring her back. Yet, all that he could see was his reflection of his desperation. “No… No, no no…” He turned to Zecora, grabbing her by the shoulders, “ Bring her back! ”

Sandbar I know you're upset right now believe me I know how much you care about her but you need to calm down kid 😥

Unbeknownst to them, in the shadows of the forest, they were being stalked.

Oh boy it's that crazy Hunter

Oh crapbaskets, things just went sour there with not only the school destroyed but Yona been taken by the game for her actions!:twilightoops: Speaking of which, you were right Cracked, no one *playing* the game would be sucked in! :facehoof:

In the jungle you must wait Until the dice read five or eight.

By the way don't you mean roll

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