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  • Summary: (Also known as "Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders") Travel the world with the award-winning puzzle and board game designer Dr. Reiner Knizia as you visit iconic global cities in an attempt to solve ingenious conundrums. An expert in algorithmically generated logic problems and designer of over 300 board games, Dr. Reiner Knizia invites you to join him on the brilliant puzzle journey, Brain Voyage. Featuring 16 puzzle types each with five distinct varieties, specialist DS developer Razorback Developments has constructed a total of 80 mind-blowing puzzles ranging from easy to elaborately ambitious. Uncover the amazing secrets held within 16 exotic cities around the world as players track marine life off the coast of Cape Town, restore the ancient mosaics of Beijing, organize dancers at the Rio Carnival, memorize melodies at the Sydney Opera House, assemble the stone tablets of the Aztec ruins and more. Brain Voyage features a World Tour Mode plus three Random Play Modes allowing players to send games to their friends using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and compete for the title of International Champion. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. While not all of the puzzles in Dr Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders will take your fancy, there's enough in here to ensure that at least some of it will appeal. The over-arching mechanic adds flavour to ingredients that are otherwise sometimes bland.
  2. Overall, the game felt a little lacking for TLC, but if you're an avid puzzler and a DS owner, Brain Voyage is a solid bet.
  3. It is one of the more disappointing brain games I have engaged in; nothing too difficult here and unless you absolutely must play every puzzler out there, I would take a pass.
  4. 50
    You might get a few hours of enjoyment out of it, but at best, this Voyage is best saved for a short weekend; it's not one you'll want to take too many times.
  5. Everything Brain Voyage does has been done better by other logic and puzzle minigame collections.
  6. Never trust a board game designer to do a math's professors job. This is too lightweight to be of note. [May 2008, p.72]
  7. Brain Voyage is basically a collection of simple games that have little to do with logical reasoning or deep thought and analysis.

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