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Arno the Tree Troll at Pizza Pass by theTingler

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Note: To everyone that’s purchased one: you’ve got fantastic taste (in video games) and I’m happy you found something you enjoy.

The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis – Pizza Pass

“As the Zoombinis proceed through these hot and dusty badlands, they begin to hear the sounds of someone, er… some_thing_ singing.

Pizza for breakfast, pizza with tea, pizza for lunch, and snack, and dinner, and dessert would satisfy me.

Here in a small clearing, the Zoombinis come face to face with Arno the Almost Omnivorous, one very hungry and very demanding Pizza-Eating Tree Troll! Arno lives for the thrill of eating pizza. He would eat it for every meal if he could only learn how to work that pesky Pizza Machine. But, as you’ll soon find out, Arno is very picky about his pizza toppings. Trees know what nutrients they need too, you know!"

- Lore of the Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

More about the shirt:

There was a time when educational video games were the only games I was allowed to play. Jump Start, Reader Rabbit, Oregon Trail, Math Blaster, are all cherished pastimes and, more importantly, strong examples of how video games can be interesting and cognitively stimulating.

The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis was, and still is, a personal favorite. It’s unfortunate that I’ve only met one other person (besides my brother) who has played this game. One of my goals as a teacher is to somehow incorporate this game into my classroom, to show students (gamers and non-gamers) something rarely found in today’s media entertainment—a learning tool dismissed by the bureaucracy of education.

Until then, at least I have my shirt.

Thanks to Broderbund Software for originally developing the game, The Learning Company for re-releasing it (though it honestly deserves revisiting), and my father for helping me with the design.

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game, video, education, educational, software, cartoon, zoombini, computer, mac, pizza, troll, logical, journey, oldschool, learning, funny, cute, simple, tree, stump

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