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, several thousand 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 – can use immediately after purchase
  • Unlimited players
  • Unlimited copies
  • Available in English, Portuguese & 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 re-used.

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Ready-Made Kits


per 3-pack

  • No license required
  • Shipped product
  • 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 re-used many times. You may need to re-stock on pipe cleaners and straws.


How Brains Are Built

Serve and Return

Brain Architecture

Toxic Stress

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We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our Ready-Made Kits at the port of Long Beach! We estimate being able to ship them to customers in the US and Canada by mid-November. If you have signed up on any of our mailing lists or have purchased the DIY version in the past, you will be notified by email when the e-shop has them back in stock. ...

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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 has been generously sponsored by the Palix Foundation.