Logical Journey of the Zoombinis – Download

Game Summary:

  • Release name: הזומבינים המדליקים, Zoombinis Math Journey, Zoombinis: Logical Journey, L′Odyssée des Zoombinis à la découverte de la logique, El Alucinante Viaje de los Zoombinis
  • Year: 1996
  • Platform: Windows
  • Genre: Educational, Strategy
  • Theme: Math / Logic
  • Publisher: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
  • Developer: The Learning Company, Inc.
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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.

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

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!!!

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
Yeah! :)

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!

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.

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...

Logical Journey of the Zoombinis – Download - Free Full version

  1. Download
  2. Unzip files
  3. Setup and Install
  4. Launch the game.
  5. Play!

34 Responses to Logical Journey of the Zoombinis – Download

  1. Planet says:

    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.

  2. Wertzui says:

    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!

  3. the boys says:

    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

  4. jogador says:

    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

  5. InsafJaleel says:

    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.

  6. Guy says:

    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.

  7. Cela says:

    Too poorly done to play on anything modern without huge headaches, sadly. DosBox doesn′t do anything for me, neither does VM. Lame.

  8. MCH says:

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

  9. Bielorusse says:

    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?

  10. slafochmed says:

    I used to play it all the time until my computer broke so I remembered the name and I couldn′t stop playing it!

  11. ShunFu Jin says:

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

  12. Gopher says:

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

  13. rajput says:

    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!

  14. Baphomet says:

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

  15. Solo says:

    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.

  16. Mulder says:

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

  17. Vitoria90 says:

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

  18. agogo says:

    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?

  19. hunterman says:

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

  20. SethBling says:

    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.

  21. Snappor says:

    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

  22. dida says:

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

  23. Toshiro says:

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

  24. Shadow says:

    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.

  25. mervish says:

    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

  26. Inty says:

    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.

  27. XD24 says:

    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.

  28. york says:

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

  29. Purplekid says:

    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.

  30. VampireKing says:

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

  31. sad2oe says:

    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

  32. nene says:

    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.

  33. Cowboy says:

    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.

  34. djmusap says:

    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!

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