Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

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Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

Windows - 1996

Also released on: Windows 3.x - Mac

Alt names Die Abenteuer der Zobinis: Ein Spannendes Logikspiel, El Alucinante Viaje de los Zoombinis, L'Odyssée des Zoombinis à la découverte de la logique, Zoombinis Maths Journey, Zoombinis: Logical Journey
Year 1996
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Educational, Strategy
Theme Math / Logic
Publisher Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Developer The Learning Company, Inc.
Perspective 3rd-Person
4.37 / 5 - 427 votes

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Description of Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis is a video game published in 1996 on Windows by Brøderbund Software, Inc.. It's an educational and strategy game, set in a math / logic theme, and was also released on Windows 3.x and Mac.

A recreation of the game has been made by TERC, available on Steam, Android, iOS, Kindle, you can get it here: https://external-wiki.terc.edu/display/ZOOM/The+Game.

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Comments and reviews

DrKnox 2022-08-20 11 points Windows version

The one on Steam is NOT "The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis". It's just "Zoombinis", a very poorly make remake/sequal. Not at all the same thing.

bobblebutt 2020-11-30 1 point

I found an .iso! I'm buying the new version too (as should we all), but I wanted a nostalgia trip first. https:// macintoshgarden .org /games /logical-journey-of-the-zoombinis (remove spaces)

Tom 2020-10-10 2 points

The wayback machine link no longer has the download. somebody squeeled!

Taeho Kim 2020-09-18 -3 points

How to run this on my laptop Windows 10 ?

how to get the original version 2020-07-02 -1 point

Go to Web Archive

SortingHat 2019-09-17 9 points

Why did you remove the download? The STEAM game is NOT the original game. I want the original artwork and help files!

goatmaster 2019-07-16 -1 point Windows version

Why can't I download games here now? I do not wish to buy them especially since they are on steam, I never liked steam and never will.

Pearlite 2018-08-22 2 points

When I played this game as a child, the rating on the box said "Ages 10 and Up". But that was deceiving; Zoombinis was a lot more difficult than the cartoony animation and art style would lead players to believe. I used to think it was impossible.

Now that I'm a grown-up, I've come back to this and successfully mastered the game and all its puzzles, though it did take quite a lot of thinking to figure out a strategy. I can guide Zoombinis with ease, but there's still an element of challenge when several of the puzzles rely on trial-and-error to discover its rules.

Dana 2018-05-16 0 point

Can anyone help me figure out a way to run Zoombinis on a Chromebook, using a chrome browser? I'm desperate for my students to play this wonderful game, but all we have at school are Chromebooks. Please help!!!!! Thank you.

hayleedee 2018-03-10 0 point Windows version

I followed ENT's instructions below. However, the link was broken for 2.
I found this one instead: https://winworldpc.com/download/3dc3943c-c386-18c3-9a11-c3a4e284a2ef [win98 Virtual Machine]
Yeah! :)

Han 2018-02-27 2 points Windows version

I've loved this game since I was five, I got it with my first computer in 1998. It made me love math! I don't know any math games that have been as fun as this one.

I thought I'd never find it again, but here it is!

Jessica Wood 2017-08-26 3 points

The game is very good, i've played it once when I was in kindergarten so I know, and I want to play it again

hippymom 2017-07-28 1 point

I,m 60yrs old, played it on PC years ago loved it why it,t good for mind. Ha why don't,t ya have it on tablet they got everything else wanted my 8 yr old granddaughter to play I want to again too

PsycoPants 2017-04-09 3 points Windows version

im having trouble getting it to run on my comp. i have windows 10 and im not super knowledgeable when it comes to this kind of setup. is there a simpler way i coud be doing this? please help.

siren-girl 2017-03-12 1 point

I would be keen to go so far as to say that this is the best children's puzzle game ever made. I still play this game now. It does reach a difficulty point that is tricky, even for adults.

Amazing game.

TheoX 2017-01-28 1 point Windows version

Commenting to say that I was able to run the game perfectly using VMWare in Windows 7 by following the instructions posted by user "ENT" lower down. I copied the instructions down; if anyone can't find the comment or it gets deleted, email me at jtbswartz ((AT)) yahoo ((dot)) com and I will send the instructions to you.

Cheers ENT, I'm playing Zoombinis again. HIP HIP ZOOMBINI!

SnickerDoodle 2017-01-24 2 points Windows version

I got this working nicely in DOSbox.

It basically went down like this.

1. I mounted the iso directory of zoombinis in DOSbox, it gave me an error saying I needed Windows installed.

2. I then found a Windows 3.1 set of floppy disk images, I extracted them all into a single folder, mounted that folder in DOSbox in its own C directory and then successfully installed Windows3.1 within DOSbox.

3. I then remounted the Zoombinis iso image to the D directory, then I started up Windows3.1 and used the file explorer to run the Zoombinis installer. It installed itself and the quicktime runtimes.

4. After running the shortcut created within windows, another error, this time about a lack of sound drivers, after fixing that it will complain about SVGA drivers. I found this wonderful guide which addresses both of these issues.


After that you can play flawlessly with no weird compatibility issues.

Ally 2016-11-17 -1 point Mac version

it won't work on my Mac! any suggestions on how to get it to work!?

Daniel B 2016-09-07 -1 point Windows version

Too poorly done to play on anything modern without huge headaches, sadly. DosBox doesn't do anything for me, neither does VM. Lame.

Anna 2016-08-23 0 point Mac version

Yo yo yo, this game be dope yo! Lav it! Giv us sum suga Zoombinis!

BBgal 2016-07-29 -1 point Mac version

I dont understand how to make the game run

SortingHat 2016-07-03 1 point

Make me a pizza! Poof your a pizza now! *Tree Stump looks like pizza*

Kyle 2016-07-03 0 point

Your link to the Windows XP only leads to links for Windows 10. All Microsoft links now only force you into doing Windows 10 now.

Windows 10 SUCKS at any backwards compatibility and spits out CD-Roms unless it's the latest AAA game.

Windows 10 wants it so you do online gaming only where you can't do anything offline in your own private sphere. If Microsoft could they would partner with Google and make you always online with no choice.

branspar00 2016-06-01 0 point Windows version

Where is the image file? I don't see any listed as a .iso

Ent 2016-05-20 10 points Windows version

Easiest way to play this game is in a Windows 98 Virtual Machine. Here's how I did it, works flawlessly;

1. Install VMWare Player (free)
2. load this pre-made win98 Virtual Machine https://winworldpc.com/download/3DD43CC6-18DA-11E4-99E5-7054D21A8599
3. Once running win98, on VMWare toolbar click Player Removable Devices CD/DVD settings
4. under connection in cd/dvd settings, tick 'use ISO image file:' and select zoombinis image, click ok.
5. Go to Player Removable Devices CD/DVD and click connect
6. install zoombinis
7. Right click desktop properties settings tab and set color to 256 colors

Morty 2016-05-19 0 point Mac version

Love this game, I got it working on windows 3.1 in dosbox but it always seems to crash on me after I loaded the game. I have tried burning it to cd or even mounting img file still not working not sure why. Anyone have any suggestions?

Lainee 2016-04-22 0 point

I used to play it all the time until my computer broke so I remembered the name and I couldn't stop playing it!

Peanuts 2016-03-18 2 points

love this old gem

BTOWN 2016-03-01 0 point

Cool game

player12345 2016-02-16 1 point

Please make a video explaining how to install the game, I hope you read the comment and also thanks for share this awesome game

Lav 2016-02-15 0 point

I'm over 40 (OK, 50), and I've been enjoying Zoombinis since they came out. GREAT game!

Cheer Bows 2016-02-07 0 point

I am trying to play this game on my computer with the old disc I have but when I put the disc into my computer, a thing pops up and I click on it and then it asks if I want to install it and I click yes but then it never installs and I don't know what else to do!

cryptyknumidium 2016-01-11 2 points

So. The Version of this file is not compatible with your windows version just continuously pops up. for everything.

Portalsrule123 2015-11-22 0 point

used to love this game! could never understand the patterns of some of the levels though. Would Recommend for anyone wanting a semi-challenging game with about an hour of game play.

Kare 2015-10-26 -5 points

I clicked on the Windows download link, and it gave me a .zip file with the Mac version...

Liz 2015-10-23 0 point

loved it

stephen kibozi 2015-10-08 0 point

I loved this game it played zoombinis when I was in elementary school.

King Bob 2015-10-02 -1 point

I played this game on my friends IPad and Loved it!
The puzzles are so clever! I am trying to Download it on my Computer, but am having a hard time...Any tips?

Foxxick 2015-09-27 0 point

For the life of me I cannot get it to work on Windows 10. Tried everything I could but to no avail... Apparently The Learning Company version works just fine, but this older release by Broderbund does not. I wish I still had my copy of this game, damnit. I wanted to screw around and have a nostalgia trip with my friends at ungodly hours of the night but I guess I'll have to nab a copy on amazon or something instead...

JUST ME 2015-09-11 2 points


caroleann 2015-08-25 0 point

I loved to play this

nigga 2015-08-04 1 point Windows version


Soapy Foten 2015-08-02 -8 points Windows version

I tried so hard for hours to get this game to work. I followed your instructions to a t. when the first method failed i tried the second. everything was working until the part where i had to run the game installation. i cant get the quicktime to install form the zoombinis installer nor does downloading it separately work. no matter what i do it always says i need quicktime 2.1
All i wanted was to play this stupid game and instead i've merely wasted hours of my life i could have used to do something productive with my life. I hope for very unpleasant things to happen to whoever wrote this page and it's horrible time stealing lies!!!

Eilee 2015-07-28 0 point Windows version

in primary school i remember crowding around the the old mac computers with the colored backs playing this game. so many memories

Peathbydeas 2015-07-18 0 point Windows version

I loved this game when I was younger, I couldn't wait to play it again when I saw this, I think I'll be much better at it too. Oh God... I just remembered the pizza level, that was SUPER hard to figure out. Trial and error, mostly error.

Kiki 2015-07-11 0 point Windows version

Thank you so much!! I made a lot of mistakes and couldn't figure some stuff out so it took forever to install but I finally got it and it works great :) Btw I have windows 8.1 and I used the virtualbox + windows xp method

James 2015-07-02 0 point Windows version

This game is so cool. I used to play at school in the late 90s.. still love it now.

Nike girl 2015-06-23 0 point Windows version

This games.was such a good game. Challenges your logical and analytical abilities. It needs to be an app

Badger 2015-06-23 1 point Windows version

The nostalgia is over 9000!!!

Batfink 2015-06-16 1 point Windows version

I got it running natively in Windows 7 64 bit.. It won't install.. The installer will not work in a 64 bit os, so I installed it in a virtual os windows 2000 then copied it to the real Windows 7 64.. Used Daemontools to mount the iso as drive Z and modified the path in the zoombini cfg file to point towards drive Z:.. Then you just run the Zoombini executable file.. The whole game is 95 meg.

addie 2015-05-14 0 point Windows version

i love this game

rhi 2015-05-09 3 points Windows version

got it to work with virtualbox! thanks!

gabby 2015-04-06 8 points Windows version

Me and my sister use to play this when we were little we loved it but when we got older we could never remember the name. We have been searching for ever

lilsperlo 2015-04-03 0 point Windows version


MB1 2015-04-01 0 point Windows version

I love zoombinis

played this in 1st grade 2015-03-19 0 point Windows version


robinbird 2015-03-15 -3 points Windows version

what do u do

RandomEntity 2015-03-12 -3 points Windows version

I have managed to get this running on a Windows XP 32-bit virtual machine run through VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I had no success with windows 3.1 through DOSBox.

whaaaatman 2015-02-20 -3 points Windows version

i can second the 3.1 in dosbox

zoombini 2015-02-20 -2 points Windows version

Game is installed on Windows 95 on Virtual Box, but video card settings are apparently screwy: apparently, not SVGA 256 color, or the wrong resolution. The Struggle.

the681 2015-02-07 0 point Windows version

cant get this to work on windows 8 can somone please help with exact step by steps

rodrichu 2015-01-16 0 point Windows version

It's really that dificult to play this game on modern OS? I'm pretty sure I played it at my Windows XP, but I have the orginal PT-BR version.

Captain_Trina 2015-01-15 2 points Windows version

I gave up on VirtualBox, but I can confirm that running Win 3.1 in DOSBOX will work.

shane 2014-12-20 -4 points Windows version

hi I'm trying to use this on mac OS X using dosbox but it is saying file doesn't exist can anyone help thanks

Captain_Trina 2014-12-16 1 point Windows version

So I've managed to get the game installed on a VirtualBox running Win95, but it says there's no sound devices, and now that I've installed the sound card it keeps crashing??? And the game won't run without sound. I'm SO close to playing it.

admin 2014-12-04 2 points Windows version

Game was wrongly labeled as DOS, it's a Win 3.x and Win 95 game. You'll have to install Windows in DOSBox or VirtualBox, check the how to page.

Kristen 2014-11-24 2 points Windows version

I just tried downloading this file twice. The first time Boxer could not open it because there were no DOS files. The second time, it unzipped and had the MAC version instead. Please help!

S 2014-11-24 3 points Windows version

Okay, so I have downloaded, and am trying to open in my dosbox. What file command do I do? (setup? autorun?)

Alcheman 2014-11-08 -9 points Windows version

It said It needed a Zoombinis Disc to be inserted to play, any fix?

* 2014-10-31 1 point Windows version

I have been wanting to find this game for forever!! Thank you thank you thank you for putting it up I loved this game when I was little!

Jack 2014-10-23 0 point Windows version

Oh my god this is so great guys I was dreaming of playing this again

ttkeya 2014-10-10 0 point Windows version

this is such a fun game. it gives you challenges that are super epic. you have to be pactient but you will get the zoombinis there new home.

Frustrated 2014-10-05 1 point Windows version

Same issue as a few people have mentioned already, running Windows 8 and using DOSBOX in latest version of D-FEND RELOADED and it's unable to locate an executable. Used windows 8 auto mount in the extracted file location but you can't launch from there, and D-FEND won't allow a profile to be created (or I don't know how to do it) is there a workaround for this on windows 8?

Any replies gratefully received

The Nichi 2014-10-04 0 point Windows version

Use a VM or DOSBox. Your 64 bit machine isn't going to run this natively.

moogotmilk 2014-09-11 0 point Windows version

some please help me how to get this game working getting so frustrated!!

paulo jose 2014-09-10 0 point Windows version

good grafics and fun ,for children .

splice201787 2014-08-20 0 point Windows version

it wont let me play

naoj 2014-08-10 0 point Windows version


clarbear 2014-07-25 -1 point Windows version

so this wont mess up my computer? iv made the mistake of downloading something that brings a virus with it one too many times

AJ 2014-07-07 0 point Windows version

Can't seem to get it I'm on windows 7 home premium I've played this game since I was about 6 so about 5-6 years ago my sister is now 17 and she wants to play it again so do I even though I'm only 10

AJ 2014-07-07 0 point Windows version

Me and my sister Have loved this game forever and really want to play it again because It's so Awesome

whatwhat 2014-06-07 0 point Windows version

does the file work now

mayoyayo 2014-05-26 0 point Windows version

doesn't work - the zip contains no executable file for DOSBOX to run

Andrea B 2014-05-22 -1 point Windows version

Can anyone tell me how to get this working on Dos-box/D-fend? When I try to add the file to D-fend, it says there is no executable file in it. If I try to add Play.exe to D-fend, it acts like it is opening it and counts it as opened, but nothing happens. Program does not run. We do not have windows XP any more.

foxmulder 2014-05-16 0 point Windows version

works fine on virtual pc 2007, windows 98. thanks!

Summer 2014-05-12 0 point Windows version


twisty 2014-05-12 0 point Windows version

best game ever!

Tlc 2014-05-04 -2 points Windows version

Is it possible to get this on ipads????

Ash 2014-05-03 0 point Windows version

It's not working

bob 2014-04-30 0 point Windows version


Pezman 2014-04-29 0 point Windows version

Brilliant game

90210 2014-04-28 0 point Windows version


MissTaurus87 2014-04-26 0 point Windows version

This needs to be configured for macs... I was really excited to show my bf a math game that I'm actually good at. boo.

aub 2014-04-26 0 point Windows version

It's awesome

Maxine 2014-04-23 0 point Windows version


amandakelly17 2014-04-20 0 point Windows version

I want it now!

nice 2014-04-20 0 point Windows version

nice game

wat 2014-04-20 0 point Windows version

Good game

Gorshin 2014-04-20 3 points Windows version

So I mounted the iso but when I try to install the game I get an error message. Anybody know how to fix this? I'm on Windows 7 64 bit.

zoombini fanatic 101 2014-04-17 0 point Windows version

Can I get this game now???????

eleanor 2014-04-17 0 point Windows version

This game brings back old memories.

andy 2014-04-17 0 point Windows version


SHERRERA7 2014-04-14 0 point Windows version

Want to download this game just for memories of my childhood :)

Aldina69 2014-04-10 0 point Windows version

Just been reminded about this really cool and fun adventure game, finding ways to save all those funny creatures

cole 2014-04-04 1 point Windows version

is this for mac

C 2014-04-03 0 point Windows version

i downloaded the file....now what
the game doesn't pop up. there are a bunch of folders and weird .INF and .CFG things
how do i run this game

Dave 2014-03-27 0 point Windows version

I had the game burned onto a CD but when I went to install it I couldn't it wanted me to go to troubleshooting guide what do I do to fix this problem

Sanna 2014-03-21 0 point Windows version

I love this game

Trevor 2014-03-17 0 point Windows version

I love dis gaim

Kenna 2014-03-13 0 point Windows version

How do you download this game

S 2014-03-04 0 point Windows version

I have tried to run this in compatibility mode, windows XP mode, DOSbox, and DFend Reloaded and none have worked. DFend says the folder contains no executable files. Compatibility and XP mode simply say unable to continue and to consult troubleshooting guide. DOSbox says it cannot run it in DOS mode. I've been working on trying to get this to run for almost three weeks. Some serious updates/fixes are needed!

ruby 2014-01-28 0 point Windows version

lets go

nigger 2014-01-28 0 point Windows version

I am in possession of both Mountain Rescue and Logical Journey Discs that we ordered back when i was in primary school (im 2nd year UNI now). It seems that even with the disc the game freezes upon clicking "Yes" on the installed. Im running a 64-bit Alienware 17R5 so specs arnt the problem. I think it may have something to do with the fact that the launcher/installer runs 32-bit. Ive also tried running in compatibility mode for XP, 98 and 95 but nothing works.

qwert 2014-01-15 0 point Windows version

I got to installing it. It's an ISO file so you will need a virtual drive(daemon tools or the likes).

There is still one problem. It needs a CD when you start. Even when you have mounted the ISO, it still needs a CD to run. I think the virtual drives i tried did not emulate the protection still on this ISO.

Yathena 2014-01-07 1 point Windows version

I downloaded this one twice (just to make sure the first didn't screw up) and both times I get the message that it contains no executable files. I know this was just put up, so it could be that it just needs an update. I was so excited to play this! Please fix it!

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Other Releases

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis was also released on the following systems:

Windows 3.x


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