The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana

WARNING: The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana contains occult images that may not be suitable for younger players. Can you survive this dark adventure set inside the sinister Arcana Manor? On a dark and stormy Halloween night, you find yourself standing before the manor’s gothic gates. A strange force compels you to find a way in, but as soon as you set foot inside the mansion, the door slams shut behind you, sealing you inside the eerie manor house. A ghostly vision appears before you, presenting you with a challenge: Resolve a maze of riddles and perplexing puzzles, or be doomed to spend eternity locked inside the inescapable mansion. Do you dare accept the deadly challenge and discover the secrets that lie within The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana? The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana is a throwback to early computer puzzle games. The game was designed to have a very retro look and feel within a simple framework with minimal mouse controls. The end result is an effectively moody and entertaining game that evokes a haunting sense of nostalgia. Players must resolve a variety of devious puzzles to unlock Doctor Arcana's darkest secrets. Players are also subjected to taunting remarks from Doctor Arcana throughout their adventure, and lost souls who consult the in-game walkthrough, aptly named The Cheater's Compendium, will be scolded and ridiculed for doing so. For those seeking something more mentally stimulating than the usual arcade game or hidden object adventure, this is the game for you.

I'd like other games like this one. If you love going from one puzzles to another without having to spend time on tideous HO scenes, then this game is for you. Puzzles are fun to do once you get the hang of them. Take a deep breath, don't use any hints, and get those "I did it! I can do without an excessive story line, hidden objects and back and forth nonsense so this game was up my alley from start to finish! I'd advise doing the trial. The games has a warning as the theme is occult, but I didn't find any of that disturbing. The graphics are rich and the voiceovers are incredible. This game does not compare to any other. Best one I've ever played. It involves keys, moving around to open up rooms in the house, and doing LOTS of puzzles. Brilliant puzzles, off the beaten path. The skip button is there if you need it, and I think it's worth a play if it seems like your type of game. If you can't solve that one or find it too confusing or frustrating, stop there -- you aren't going to enjoy this game.

This is not so much a scary game as a creepy one. For those gamers who like puzzles, this game is an absolute must to play. The guide is a masterwork in its own right. First, the artwork and design are wonderful! Steeped in a lovely gothic atmosphere, this adventure is loaded with tried-and-true puzzle archetypes enthusiasts of this genre are certainly going to enjoy. This game does not hold your hand. I have trouble with even basic right and left let alone rotating something and knowing what it will look like so I ended up getting the first piece or move for a couple of puzzles otherwise I would have been stumbling around in them for days and days. Stunning graphics, artist worthy. The story line is based on finding what happened to Doctor Arcana. You have to use your memory and your brain to resolve puzzles. This game FAR exceeded my expectations. The level of challenge is good, but not frustrating. The games has a warning as the theme is occult, but I didn't find any of that disturbing.

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Arcana vacillates between extreme disdain and utter exasperation. You definitely have to check out the guide if only to read its disparaging remarks. This is a bona fide puzzle game. I trialed this game briefly Tropico Jong: Butterfly Expedition purchased it instantly because I love puzzles, and the quality is outstanding. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by p from Best game for many years I agree with another The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana, that this is the most enjoyable game I have played since the early MCF games. I used the journal, which is great. It involves keys, moving around to open up rooms in the house, and doing LOTS of puzzles. I agree with another reviewer, that this is the most enjoyable game I have played since the early MCF games. I'd like Solitaire Victorian Picnic 2 games like this one. The graphics were simple to look at and it was a treasure hunt when it came to the gemstones because I had to search for them all over the mansion. I can do without an excessive story line, hidden objects and back and forth nonsense so this game was up my alley from start to finish! Definitely calls for a sequel. I loved the presentation of the game, the wealth of puzzles, and the challenge factor.

Absolutely loved this. I loved the presentation of the game, the wealth of puzzles, and the challenge factor. Then this one is for you I absolutely enjoyed playing this game. I've always loved magic and magicians—the darker and creepier, the better. The skip button is there if you need it, and I think it's worth a play if it seems like your type of game. People who are wanting a solid puzzle game, look no further! I was very proud of myself not skipping any of the puzzles. I was very influenced by these types of games and used them as inspiration throughout this project. There is help if needed. For sure most puzzles needed some thought to solve but that's good for my old brain. Be prepared to do a certain amount of trial and error to figure out how to approach these -- and since the game won't let you undo a move without resetting the whole puzzle, there is a LOT of trial. I did have to send a question to the website about getting to the last chamber but other than that I was able to find what I needed, navigate all of the rooms and master the puzzles. Secret Senpai Steam December 12, Visually stunning and unique puzzles!

There are tons of puzzles, Belle`s Beauty Boutique from very Arcaha to mind-bending. Many reviewers have called out Cabients scarab puzzle, which I actually solved without too much pain -- but I really suffered over the constellation tiles and circular maze! The complexity of the puzzles is very well balanced. The skip button is there if you need it, and I think it's worth a play if it seems like your type of game. You have to look very hard. Some puzzles are familiar types, but others are creative: my favorite had you rearranging skulls with letters on them Kitten Sanctuary create a phrase. I love it!


For those seeking something more mentally stimulating than the usual arcade game or hidden object adventure, this is the game for you. I play games because I love figuring out things, I love to be challenged, I love to think and I love being surprised It's old-school point and click and very easy to navigate. The concept for the game began as a feature I created for Dark Realms magazine back in I agree with another reviewer, that this is the most enjoyable game I have played since the early MCF games. The complexity of the puzzles is very well balanced. You definitely have to check out the guide if only to read its disparaging remarks. The old-style, kind'a Castlevania looking atmosphere and music was refreshing for old-schoolers like myself. Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack. It involves keys, moving around to open up rooms in the house, and doing LOTS of puzzles. If you're not into challenging puzzles, this may not be for you. Recommend that you give yourself time to figure out the puzzles. The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana is retro-style puzzle adventure that offers a gauntlet of challenges. If you love going from one puzzles to another without having to spend time on tideous HO scenes, then this game is for you.

6 thoughts on “The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana

  1. Easily one of the best games in a very long, long time!! Just curious and interested in solving. Just curious and interested in solving. Arcana's taunting along the way. There's also one "click lights at random to figure out the right sequence" puzzle, which is pointless.

  2. With that first clue those puzzles were still quite challenging enough for me. I probably made about 4 pages of notes and drawings. The graphics were simple to look at and it was a treasure hunt when it came to the gemstones because I had to search for them all over the mansion.

  3. Well, this was just a ton of fun. Absolutely loved this. We explore a spooky mansion belonging to a deceased magician on Halloween night, solving puzzles and enduring the taunts of Dr. I could practise them for the hidden object games.

  4. I recommend this game! The purpose is to make it through without skipping and be approved by Doctor Arcana as someone who braved through its sometimes torturous puzzle challenges. The Key! I'd say over half of the puzzles are standard fare that you may have some experience in. Puzzles to work on, keys to get in a mansion.

  5. Highest Recommendation, especially if you are looking for something different. The level of challenge is good, but not frustrating. I did skip one puzzle because I'm rubbish at the type of puzzle it was, and the game chided me for it : Though I deserved it : I LOVE that it's not the type of game where you run to location 1 to get something to use in location 2, which opens something in location 1, which works with a gadget in location 2, etc. I do have a few nits to pick -- the mansion is full of doors, all of which you open with the same two kinds of puzzles: a tile-swapping challenge, and a cipher to decode.

  6. Lots of thought from some fiendish minds went into creating The Cabinets of Doctor Arcana, and players must expend lots of thought to survive. I did skip one puzzle because I'm rubbish at the type of puzzle it was, and the game chided me for it : Though I deserved it : I LOVE that it's not the type of game where you run to location 1 to get something to use in location 2, which opens something in location 1, which works with a gadget in location 2, etc. This is a great game for puzzle lovers. What a feeling of accomplishment to complete this fiendish game!

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