Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game By Ravensburger: A Review

Walt Disney's empire extends far beyond films, television shows, and amusement parks. Ravensburger has gotten to create the all-new Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, based on a Disney theme park attraction of the same name. We have gotten the chance to review it, and here's what we think!

The front lid from the box for Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a board game by Ravensburger.
The front lid from the box for Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a board game by Ravensburger.

At a preliminary glance, this board game looks like it'll be a riverside murder mystery, rife with danger and mysterious intrigue. The game is based on the following premise: The esteemed owner of the Jungle Navigation Company, Alberta Falls, has decided to go on a sabbatical and is picking a temporary caretaker to the company. These are the passengers of the river cruise you'll be acting as skipper for. If they and their cargo all arrive safely and intact, your payment is your safe passage home. Can you do it?

Some of the components from Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a board game by Ravensburger; namely, the boat placards, the boat movers, the cards, and the dice.
Some of the components from Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a board game by Ravensburger; namely, the boat placards, the boat movers, the cards, and the dice.

This game comes with 86 cards, four dice, four movers in the shape of riverboats, four boat placards, four Warning Shot tiles, 100 tokens of various kinds, and the rulebook. Much like the Back to the Future: Dice Through Time board game also by Ravensburger, Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game also comes with a note at the front of the components. When the box is initially opened, the note can be plainly seen, and it explains the story behind the game, which should immerse players into the world of the game. How very fun!

The note to the aspiring skippers from Alberta Falls, company owner for the Jungle Navigation Company. This acts as an immersion point for Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a new board game by Ravensburger.
The note to the aspiring skippers from Alberta Falls, company owner for the Jungle Navigation Company. This acts as an immersion point for Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure Game, a new board game by Ravensburger.

As we just got the game today for review, we will aim to get back to you all regarding gameplay, but it looks quite solid component-wise. Have you ever been to a Disney theme park, and if so, what did you think of the Disney Jungle Cruise attraction? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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