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Another in a series of games released in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the release of the movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, this one takes the form of a board game. Through rolling virtual dice, a player moves either Elliot or Gertie around one of three boards (moving from room to room or in the backyard) and lands on various locations like bonuses or traps and ones which can trigger 15 different mini-games. These can involve play that challenges dexterity, logic, and memory.

One mini-game involves covering E.T. with toys in the closet so the kids' Mom won't see him. Another has you pushing planets into the correct slots of an astral chart. Others have you making a Halloween costume, or matching candy. As activities are completed, you can collect pieces that E.T. needs to communicate with his home planet. Two people can also play co-operatively as Elliot and Gertie and solve challenges together.


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Alternate Titles

  • "E.T. El Extraterrestre: Lejos de Casa - Juego de Tablero" -- Spanish title

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Game Vortex 2002 90 out of 100 90
KidZone Apr 11, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
7Wolf Magazine Apr 02, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
All Game Guide 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameGenie 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Absolute Games ( May 04, 2002 30 out of 100 30


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Scaryfun (17617) added E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Away From Home (Windows) on Jan 10, 2011