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Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a 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. The game consists three levels of difficulty what makes the game a bit different every time it is played.


Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The hourglass puzzle - I really like the interesting design of the bigger one.
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).
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The second floor hallway
Castle of Dr. Brain DOS The screen flashes like this when you enter the monolith.

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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? Katakis | カタキス (42937) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
The first and the best in the series Afex Tween (173) unrated
An excellent way to spend the afternoon. Tiamat (18) unrated

Critic Reviews

Games-X Jan 02, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Dragon Apr, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Mar, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC Joker Feb, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) 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
Tomer Gabel (4634) added Castle of Dr. Brain (DOS) on May 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (66352), Kabushi (257705) and Terok Nor (32581)