The Brain Architecture Game

A game about the powerful role of relationships on early brain development.

The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society.

Since 2009, thousands of people in groups around the world have played the Brain Architecture Game, gaining a memorable, compelling perspective on the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences.

The game is a 75-90 minute experience optimized for groups of 4-6 people per table. It can be played in small workshops, conferences, and large events, with as few as 8, or as many as 300 participants.

The Science of Early Childhood & The Brain Architecture Game Video

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)


per license

  • only 1 license needed for each game organizer
  • Digital download immediately after purchase (available to 200+ countries)
  • Unlimited players
  • Unlimited copies
  • Available in English, Portuguese, French & Spanish
  • Cost of game materials not included*
  • FREE Game Rule Book, Life Journal & Instructional Video
  • *You will need to buy additional materials in sufficient quantities for the desired number of players (pipe cleaners, straws, weights, and dice). Most of these materials can be reused.


Ready-Made Kits


per 3-pack

  • No license required
  • Regular & expedited shipping available to US & Canada
  • Supports 12-18 players (3 groups)
  • Includes 3 sets of game supplies*
  • Available in English
  • Cost of shipping not included
  • FREE Game Rule Book, Life Journal & Instructional Video
  • *Most included materials can be reused many times. You may need to restock on pipe cleaners and straws.

Now Available for Purchase!

Purchase an unlimited personal license for the DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) version of The Brain Architecture Game. Yours for $99.


Instructions for everything you will need to put together a complete version of the game for a group of 4-6 people.


A professionally packaged game set with everything a group of 4-6 players needs to experience The Brain Architecture Game.


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Institutional Partners

The Brain Architecture Game’s intellectual property belongs to a not-for-profit partnership between:

Production and distribution of The Brain Architecture Game were generously sponsored by the Palix Foundation.