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Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

aka: Brain Training del Dr. Kawashima: Quanti anni ha il tuo cervello?, Brain Training del Dr. Kawashima: ¿Cuántos Años Tiene tu Cerebro?, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Hoe oud is jouw brein?, Dr. Kawashimas Gehirn-Jogging: Wie fit ist Ihr Gehirn?, Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju no Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training for Adults, Meail Meail DS Dunoe Training, Programme d'Entrainement Cerebral du Dr Kawashima: Quel âge a votre cerveau?

Description official descriptions

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 tasks 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.


  • 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
  • 매일매일 DS 두뇌 트레이닝 - Korean spelling

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Credits (Nintendo DS version)

117 People (102 developers, 15 thanks) · View all




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 September 30, 2015).

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

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  • MobyGames ID: 21821


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Corn Popper.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Xoleras, monkeyislandgirl, gamewarrior, Thorpe, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 28th, 2006. Last modified April 9th, 2023.