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Gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained.

Gbrainy is a brain teaser game and trainer to have fun and to keep your brain trained.

It provides the following types of games:

  • Logic puzzles. Games designed to challenge your reasoning and thinking skills.
  • Mental calculation. Games based on arithmetical operations designed to prove your mental calculation skills.
  • Memory trainers. Games designed to challenge your short term memory.
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gbrainy provides enough flexibility in terms of number of games, difficulty levels and parametrization to make it enjoyable for kids, adults or senior citizens.

It is designed for GNOME and runs on top of Linux and different Unix flavours. There is also a port for Microsoft Windows.

Frequently asked questions

There is a collection of Frequently asked questions about gbrainy.


These are some screenshots of gbrainy:

http://www.softcatala.org/~jmas/gbrainy/gbrainy_main.png gbrainy main screen

http://www.softcatala.org/~jmas/gbrainy/gbrainy_logic.png An example of a logic game

http://www.softcatala.org/~jmas/gbrainy/gbrainy_memory.png An example of a memory game

http://www.softcatala.org/~jmas/gbrainy/gbrainy_calculation.png An example of a calculation game

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gbrainy requires:

  • intltool 0.35 or higher
  • Mono 1.1.7 or higher
  • Libgnome and libgnomeui 2.2 or higher
  • GTK and GTK Sharp 2.8 or higher
  • Cairo 1.2 or higher

In a standard Ubuntu installation the packages required to compile gbrainy are: intltool, mono-gmcs, mono-devel, libmono-dev, libgnome2-dev, libgnomeui-dev, libmono-cairo2.0-cil.


Latest stable released version is 1.01.

Also available as live CD:

  • Mono live CD includes all the Mono tools and gbrainy.

There is also an experimental gbrainy Microsoft Window installer.

Getting the Source Code from GNOME Subversion

gbrainy's source code is stored in GNOME Subversion. To get a working copy of the latest available source code, type:

 svn co http://svn.gnome.org/svn/gbrainy/trunk gbrainy

Browse the code online using http://svn.gnome.org/viewcvs/gbrainy/. You can also check the latest changes using CIA

How to install it from sources

Decompress the contents of the gbrainy compressed distribution file and then do:

make install

Once you finish just run it using the gbrainy script or using mono gbrainy.exe. Development

gbrainy is written for GNOME using Mono, C# and Cairo. There are some notes for people willing to do bug fixing or develop for gbrainy.


  • Release 0.1 - August 22, 2007
    • Initial release
    • 13 different logic puzzles included
    • Possibility to localize it to different languages (Catalan included)
  • Release 0.2 - September 11, 2007
    • More logic puzzles included
    • Mathematical training
    • Memory training (words, and figures also)
  • Release 0.3 - October 10, 2007
    • Many bugs fixes and corrections
    • Many questions and answers are more precise
    • Custom game support: define which puzzles you want to play
    • 3 new logic puzzles: Divide circles, matrix groups, Balance
    • 2 new math puzzles: Greater divisor, two numbers
    • Fixes in gbrainy.glade to make it work on Win32
    • Small UI enhancements
    • Colour training (different words and figures in colours)
  • Release 0.4x - November, 2007
    • Many bugs fixes and corrections
    • More tips and better explanations
    • New Welcome screen that gives a better explanation of what gbrainy is about
    • A complete score system and summary of the score
    • A toolbar that makes more accessible the main options
    • 4 new logic games, 1 new math trainer and 1 memory trainer
  • Release 0.5x - January 11, 2008
    • Basic user preferences (memory games)
    • 4 new logic games and 2 new memory trainers
    • Count down for memory games (to get your memory ready)
    • Some bug fixes
  • Release 0.6 - March, 2008
    • Different difficulty levels
    • Language review
    • 4 new puzzles
    • Bug fixes
  • Release 0.7 - June 2008
    • 8 new puzzles
    • License included in the about box
    • The drawing area is now square and the application resizes better
    • Better score feedback
    • Player's history
    • Preferences persistence
    • Better game selection
    • Bug fixes
  • Release 1.0x - September 2008
    • 1 new logic puzzle, 1 new memory puzzle
    • Better look and feel (new background)
    • Switch font drawing to Pango
    • Better I18N support
    • Bug fixes
  • Release 1.1x - March 2009
    • Mono.addins support for extending the games
  • Ideas to be considered and scheduled
    • Allow to define external games using XML and SVG files
    • Text brain-teasers
    • Verbal analogies
    • Time consuming Sudoku/MENSA alike puzzles
    • Win32 port / installer
    • Maemo / Hildon port
    • Print the games to do them on paper
    • Allow users to use the mouse (clicking on figures for example)
    • User documentation
How to help

Help in any area is appreciated. Here are some areas were you can help:

  • Play the game and provide feedback about the application.
  • Translation to different languages. Check the current status of gbrainy translations.

  • Any development aid, including fixes or new Puzzles for the current system (see the development section).
  • Ideas for new logic puzzles or game trainers.

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