There was this movie I saw around ten years ago where some children play a board game and then experience whatever happens on the board. There was this one scene I remember in which one child gets trapped inside an elevator.
The movie happens when the parents go out somewhere and the children start playing this board game. The board game ends just before the parents arrive back home.
The children in the movie were kids of around ages 8 or 9.

  • Is it jumanji? Or a Ouija board?
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 11, 2017 at 8:29
  • It wasn't either. It a different kind of game. If I remember correctly, the board was like that of Monopoly where instead of plots you had a picture of an incident which occurs to the children in the movie. I am sorry if being vague because I was around 7 when I saw the movie. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:37

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Was it Zathura ? Here is the trailer.

image of the boardgame zathura

Extract of the wikipedia page (emphasis mine):

Brothers Walter and Danny don't seem to get along with each other, or with their older teen-aged sister, Lisa. While staying at their divorced father's home while he is away at work and Lisa is asleep, the boys discover an old clockwork-driven space-themed board game called "Zathura" in the basement. The two begin to play the game, the goal to be the first to reach the final space named Zathura. During each turn, the game provides a card with instructions, but the two quickly realize that the cards affect reality, starting with a meteor shower. They soon discover that the house is floating on a small rock alongside Saturn.

The two little brothers, as seen in the trailer, can easily be remembered as being about eight or nine-year-old.

I think it matches every point of the description, except maybe the elevator part, but as Gnemlock puts it in the comments, there is a scene with a dumbwaiter which could fit.

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Little known fact: Zathura (the book) is the sequel to Jumanji (the book).

  • Can you please include some details about how this matches the description in the question, and perhaps include, say, a plot summary?
    – Mithical
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:05
  • Given it's set in space with just a floating house I'm struggling to see the possibility of a kid being stuck in an elevator
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:13
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    @Edlothiad, actually, I remember a scene in Zathura where someone climbs inside a dumbwaiter, which could easily be misremembered as an elevator.
    – Gnemlock
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:20
  • @Gnemlock That would be very possible.
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 11, 2017 at 10:22
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    This is the movie I was referring to. Thank you @Kalissar Dec 11, 2017 at 12:10

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