The previous film Jumanji (1995) was directed by Joe Johnston, who worked on the visual effects for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
- one clue appears as a rhyming couplet.
- Another clue appears in the form of an elephant token. This was Alan Parrish's game piece from Jumanji (1995). Alan was the last player who was stuck in the game for twenty-six years.
- Albino rhinos appear in Jumanji. As a board game, one of its board game pieces was a white rhino.
- When the game is completed, the landscape shows interlocking paths that resemble Jumanji's board game layout.