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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 Macintosh Solving the "Simon says" puzzle
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS First screen
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The language hall
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS Set the clock to the correct time, based on when the cards were used before (pretty much an intelligence test puzzle).

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Alternate Titles

  • "ドクターブレイン パズルの城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "בטירתו של ד"ר מוח" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Mathemagical Mansion" -- Working title
  • "Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro" -- Japanese title
  • "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? DOS Katakis | カタキス (42137)
The first and the best in the series DOS Afex Tween (173)
An excellent way to spend the afternoon. DOS Tiamat (18)

Critic Reviews

Dragon DOS Apr, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
MacUser Macintosh Dec, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time DOS Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1992 Unscored Unscored


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max points 1 lesmana (20)
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.


The DOS version of the game had two different releases, VGA and EGA / Tandy. See the screenshots.


  • 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.
  • If you look in the mirror (in the corridor right behind the castle entrance), the comment says: "How does that go? 'Mirror, mirror on the wall...' No, that only works in Mixed-Up Fairy Tales.
Information also contributed by 6⅞ of Nine and Itay Shahar
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