Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

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Does your brain feel a little out of shape? Brain Age is what you need to shape up your mental thought processes. The game is inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. Through years of researching the effects of performing reading and mathematical exercises he has compiled simple takes that will help to stimulate the brain.

Designed to help people young and old to stay mentally sharp, Brain Age gives you quick mental tasks that will stimulate your prefrontal cortex. You'll start off by taking a test of what your current brain is at. The ideal age to shoot for is 20. To get your brain age to the mental sharpness of a 20 year old if you're not there yet, you'll need to fire up the game daily to do daily training. With the use of the stylus and touch screen, or in some tests the microphone, you will go through tasks as fast as you can like solving simple math problems, memorizing the placement of objects on the screen, memorizing a list of words and having to recall as many as you can, and more. As the days go by the professor will unlock different puzzles for you to tackle to keep your gray matter as sharp as possible.

You can jump into Quick Play to show your friends and family or to just do a mental sharpening. Go into Daily Training to track your brain age, check out your progress on a graph, and do your daily training. Go to Download and you can compete against friends to see who can do math calculations the fastest.

The US and European versions include Sudoku to also keep your brain in shape.


Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Nintendo DS Connecting letters and numbers in a correct order without touching wrong ones.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Nintendo DS You can't skip through tutorial, even if you've read it already.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Nintendo DS Graph will graphically display your daily training.
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! Nintendo DS Today's brain age test result.

Alternate Titles

  • "東北大学未来科学技術共同研究センター川島隆太教授監修 脳を鍛える大人のDSトレーニング" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Programme d'Entrainement Cerebral du Dr Kawashima: Quel âge a votre cerveau?" -- French title
  • "Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training for Adults" -- Japanese title
  • "매일매일 DS 두뇌 트레이닝" -- Korean spelling
  • "Dr. Kawashimas Gehirn-Jogging: Wie fit ist Ihr Gehirn?" -- German title
  • "Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?" -- European/Australian title
  • "Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Hoe oud is jouw brein?" -- Dutch title
  • "Brain Training del Dr. Kawashima: Quanti anni ha il tuo cervello?" -- Italian title
  • "Brain Training del Dr. Kawashima: ¿Cuántos Años Tiene tu Cerebro?" -- Spanish title

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A good exercise that tries its best to look like an actual game Nintendo DS Pixelspeech (955)

Critic Reviews Nintendo DS Jun 12, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Planet GameCube Nintendo DS Apr 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Nintendo DS Apr 11, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak Nintendo DS Nov 07, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Cheat Code Central Nintendo DS Apr 13, 2006 4.1 out of 5 82
1UP Nintendo DS Apr 10, 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS May 08, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Nintendo DS Apr 14, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpy Nintendo DS Apr 17, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Nintendo DS Jun 13, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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At the Nintendo keynote at GDC 2006 in San Jose, Ca., Nintendo President Satoru Iwata gave all the attendees a free pre-release copy of Brain Age so that they could demo it to their friends and family.


According to publisher Nintendo, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! sold 19.01 million copies worldwide (as of March 31, 2014).

Related Web Sites

  • Brain Age (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)
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