Zoombinis: Making Discrimination Fun AND Educational!

The Patch Game Club : Zoombinis: Making Discrimination Fun AND Educational!

Join Ashley Jenkins, Meg Turney, and Ryan Haywood as they discuss Zoombinis, the nostalgic puzzler on this week's Patch Game Club! This episode originally aired on February 4, 2016.

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  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    1 year ago

    Note: I am from Australia

    I played this in primary school SO MUCH. Primary school is ages 5-11, I was born in '95, and it was installed on every school computer (along with; as we got older, a banging Magic School Bus body exploration game and don't fucking forget KIDPIX). I don't remember calling it anything but Zoombinis so there's that. I loved the pizza puzzle too. I was so hyped when I saw it on steam just to remember wasting time on that shit.

  • RVBCheckmate

    1 year ago

    You all should play Mount & Blade: Warband for the next Gameclub. Really great Medieval, Sandbox, first/third person, turn-based/real-time strategy, RPG, with great focus on combat and leading an army of cavalry, knights, and archers, and fighting in a warring land with many kingdoms, either by fighting for a kingdom or going rogue and even creating your own kingdom.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/48700/

  • NotFish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hikikomori Gamer

    1 year ago

    Someone please make Ryan play Kindred Spirits: On The Roof

  • RainandFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    It should be called "There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale"

  • FrogDailey

    1 year ago

    Childhood Educational game for me was Math Blasters.


    I would like to suggest Fear Equation, made by Screwfly, for the cylinder of selection if it has not be suggested yet. ( PC only,avaliable on steam, strategy horror simulation )

  • Sytev FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The Lost Mind of Doctor Brain was amazing. Castle was my favourite though, even with the limited lives system

  • KethriHolmes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Speaking of childhood games, you guys should play Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego.

  • evr0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Y'all should play 'The Westport Independent'. Really curious what you'd think of it!

  • hockeydaniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Edutation Games I played growing up:
    Freddie Fish
    Spy Fox
    Putt-Putt

  • gruntfire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I request to have Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War added to the cylinder of selection.

  • JLamp391 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Ashley was thinking of Midnight Rescue! "You have collected a clue to help you win the game!" Fuck yeah I did!

  • ValueLife FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So excited for them to do Life is Strange!

  • EvieMoon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wordsmith

    1 year ago

    My edutainment game was Museum Madness. All the robot exhibits in an interactive museum have gone nuts and you have to fix them. It covered all kinds of history and science stuff, and I played it forever.

  • TylerChambe1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Quanze oh i know that is how i got the other photos i missed i meant i really dont want to go through the maze again in collectable mode it was a pain to go through the first time and it will be a pain to go through again.

  • JSBachtopus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I can't wait to hear about which choices everyone made in Life is Strange!

  • TubaMatt Musician

    1 year ago

    Life is Strange. Otherwise known as Teen Angst: The Game.

  • BubblegumGal

    1 year ago

    This episode gave me total nostalga and made me remember Spy Fox, its on Steam! omg I have to buy it!

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    FLEENS?! You're not FLEENS! Whatever you are...


    MAKE ME A PIZZA!!

  • DocDalek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold /SMG/ Mod Audi

    1 year ago

    Putt Putt anyone? for edutainment.

  • Stonewall57 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Lately whenever Meg and Ryan argue Meg gets so mad and accuses Ryan of not using logic, but she never gives him time to explain. Also I understand where you are coming from Ryan

  • rorywatts FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The Hobbit came out about 20 years before The Lord of the Rings

    • doornop FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Dear Beaver

      1 year ago

      Thank you! The rumour that it came out after Lord of the Rings makes me so mad because for some reason everyone believes it.

  • WireDire

    1 year ago

    Did anyone else hear Ryan at the end say "zoombye"?

  • nicolegend FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dangereqsue

    1 year ago

    i played the fuck out the island and the castle of dr brain, i remember loving them but also finding them super hard. found an emulator recently and realised all the puzzles are way easier than i remember them being haha.

  • WebVidAddict FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    ZOOMBINIS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ultraeric2

    1 year ago

    If "Sunless Sea" isn't already in the cylinder it would be super cool to see them play it! Oh and wonderful episode of game club as always

  • UberDueler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    They didn't talk about the game that much.

    • GobJin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      because there wasn't much game.. an hour long children's game doesn't exactly need a 20 minute discussion.

  • JakiSama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hello. Good Bye.

    1 year ago

    Suggestion for Cylinder - SOMA ^__^ YAY!!!!!

    • Draginator FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Like the indian drink with cannabis and ephedrine?

    • JakiSama FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hello. Good Bye.

      1 year ago

      SOMA is a scary game. Not too long either.

  • Tasrayryn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Yay, Ashley! Secret Island of Dr Quandary! I loved that game. It was weird, but really fun. Also, the game was called The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis because there were other Zoombini games with different themes. They had Zoombinis Mountain Rescue and Zoombinis Island Odyssey (The cover actually includes the words "Now with Science!"). Also, if we're talking fun edutainment games from when we were kids, I played the shit out of Gizmos and Gadgets, and some of the other Super Solver games. Ahh, the nostalgia...

  • Greenguin1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Please do a Lets Play of Zoombinis........ please

  • bluepanda5

    1 year ago

    It looks like it was made by Humongous Entertainment.

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Now that you're able to look at longer games, Mount and Blade: Warband

  • SkyLink_Music FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Yes, Life is Strange. One of my favorite games I have played.

    • TylerChambe1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I really enjoyed it as well all I have left is achievement wise is the the photos from that maze part of episode 5 I just don't want to go through the hell it is agin just to get like four or five photos

    • Quanze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      @TylerChambe1 Not sure if you're aware, but you can play any of the episodes in "Collectible Mode" where you can start from any checkpoint. It'll even show you which chapters have the photos you're missing. It sounds like you already beat the game, but the choices you make in Collectible Mode don't carry over/affect your main game. You can also fast forward through any conversation choices (not just the ones you've already seen like in the normal game).

  • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So they moved these from weekly to monthly because they wanted to spend more time with a game to give more in depth analysis. If that's the claim, then why is this video virtually the same as the previous weekly videos?

    • JimHiggins FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Horribal Gamer

      1 year ago

      They said at the beginning the game that was picked didn't have much depth. They might need to redo what is left in the cylinder to accommodate the new format. At least Life is Strange is a good pick.

    • tanukivilla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      @JimHiggins, you're just proving my point. They switched to this format to give in depth commentary and then chose a game with no depth. I'm glad we are in agreement then that the remaining suggestions in the cylinder should probably be redone to match the new format since it doesn't seem like they do. Hopefully the format and commentary change will be more apparent with Life is Strange, but we'll have to wait and see.

  • Audemus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh man, I was like....4 when I played Zoombinis. That shit was impossible for me after the map turned yellow. I remember playing Zoombinis: Mountain Rescue the most though.


    Also, Life is Strange is in my top 5 favourite games ever so I can't wait for the next game club!

  • tamnguyen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "to the moon" and "transistor"

  • WunWunCe7un FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Yes! Life is Strange! A game I'm interested in playing, AND time to play it!

  • Greeney22 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh great, they're playing Teen Angst: The Game next

  • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm so keen to hear what they think of Life is Strange.

  • Riflepariah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I don't often leave comments on RT but if I have in the past, they've been about wanting to see the game club play Life Is Strange or To The Moon...

    HELL YEAH!

    Plus it's going to be the start of march so it's an ideal birthday gift. Thanks Game Club!



  • Kezz21 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So, Life Is Strange, huh? I love this game and can't wait to hear their takes and different story branches. Having said that, damn, I should really finish this game.

  • KniteOwls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Ashley started to talk about Midnight Rescue. Fucking loved that game as a kid.

    • KniteOwls FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      playdosgamesonline.com/super-solvers-midnight-rescue.html

  • themightymatias FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Those were my beans! I was eating those beans!

  • Thiefree FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    "The Hobbit, or, There And Back Again." Just saying. JUST SAYING.

  • cloakadagger FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    My main jam as a kid was Cluefinders, every year I'd get the game for the grade ahead of where I was. Also, the Leap Ahead series, from which the 3rd grade one is what I believe Ashley was referring to with investigating the school at night. JumpStart games as well. I was all about dat edutainment.

    • TJ_Walks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Cluefinders was so much fun, completely agree on that on

  • OniZonda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    1 year ago

    So it's monthly now? I guess that's understandable if there aren't too many games in the cylinder. It was nice to see it after the patch since I haven't played a lot of the games they've had as the game selection. I hope they'll get around to some slightly longer titles too if they're only doing it monthly. Maybe not AAA titles, but ones that would take longer than 4-5 hours for the core of the game.

  • APrecursor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I remember playing this in school

  • Haelerin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    MY CHILDHOOD!

  • McKnickKnock

    1 year ago

    Still kinda salty they swerved The Banner Saga a couple episodes ago tbh, I think Ryan and Gus would really enjoy that game

  • grenam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I have a suggestion for the cylinder.

    Mega Man Legends. It was originally a Ps1 game but was re-released back in September on the PlayStation network for the PS3 and the Vita at a price of $10. It's one of the first 3D open word games I ever played similar to Ocarina of Time but no where near that scale (a 100% run shouldn't take more than 12 hrs). and one of the few games to give you a hard mode after beating it once.

  • MysteryChant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I remember playing this at school. It was pretty amazing back then. Also, I had Knowledge Munchers which was one of the Munchers series.