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Castle of Dr. Brain (DOS)

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Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a two-part series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given.


Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The puzzle room is, in effect, a jigsaw puzzle.
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS Proceed by locating four constellations on the sky dome.
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The famous Sierra logo
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS First screen

Alternate Titles

  • "בטירתו של ד"ר מוח" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Das schloß von Dr. Brain" -- German title
  • "Castillo del Dr. Brain" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

All this puzzle-solving just to become a scientist's apprentice? *Katakis* (37850) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
The first and the best in the series Afex Tween (164) unrated
An excellent way to spend the afternoon. Tiamat (18) unrated

The Press Says

Dragon Apr, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC Joker Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55


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max points 1 lesmana (6)
Aug 20, 2010



The biggest fan of Dr. Brain is in the puzzle room. Click and read on the fan.


First you have to play until you go to the crossbar game. When you can see, some names. Choose them. You'll get some funny instructions.


  • Aziza's table from Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire is standing in the puzzle room.
  • In the game, there is a rubber tree in the third floor hallway, and if you examine it, the second sentence of the message will read as follows: "These can be very useful should you fall off a high cliff." This must be a reference to the Sierra-style "death" in The Secret of Monkey Island.
Information also contributed by 6⅞ of Nine and Itay Shahar
Tomer Gabel (4364) added Castle of Dr. Brain (DOS) on May 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (35651), Kabushi (130240) and Terok Nor (19349)