The Jaguar Shrine is a mountain colossus in the shape of a Jaguar sighted in the heart of the dimension in the video game version of Jumanji, serving as an important location and resting place of the game's focal point, the Jaguar's Eye.


The Shrine is a tall colossus in the shape of a Jaguars head, since Jaguars are the video game version of Jumanji's main big cats instead of Lions. According to legend, anyone that dares to blind the Jaguar colossus by stealing it's eye will be consumed by the jewel's power and a curse will engulf the realm.

Archaeologist Professor Russel Van Pelt was obsessed with finding the Jaguar's Eye and hired Nigel Billingsley to help him find it with a large squadron of men, claiming he wished to document the jewel in his writings. However, he was instead there to claim the jewel for himself, causing a curse to befall Jumanji and possessing him with a dark power, granting him control over the jungle creatures.

Nigel begged Van Pelt to put the jewel back, but he refused, so while the camp slept that night, Nigel stole the jewel and ran, sending a letter to Dr. Smolder Bravestone to come and help him return the jewel and lift the curse. Once the four high school teens entered Jumanji after choosing their avatars, they encountered Nigel who guided them their game objective to find the Jaguar's Eye and return it to the Shrine in order to let them escape the game and return home.

Van Pelt however learned about the player's existence in Jumanji and decided to wait for the adventurers at the Jaguar Statue. Using his ability to control the Jaguars, he captures Shelly Oberon (Bethany) and tried to use him as leverage against Bravestone (Spencer) to get the eye, however, he is thwarted when Mouse Finbar (Fridge) arrives riding an Elephant, with the eye in his hand, which takes out Pelt's jaguars, but he fires a pistol shot which scares the Elephant off. The Eye is launched into a snakepit where Ruby Roundhouse (Martha) retrieves it. Van Pelt attempts to use the snakes to threaten her, however, this had been her plan all along, using her natural weakness to venom, Roundhouse dies and respawns, falling from the air, she throws the Eye to Bravestone, who sets it back into the altar. The group all call out Jumanji's name, winning them the game and a trip back home, breaking the curse, and causing Van Pelt to disintegrate into a horde of rats.

Upon completing the game. Nigel arrived at the shrine to shake the player's hands to send them home.