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.
Do you know the-story-behind-the-story that The Brain Architecture is based on? The game was developed at the University of Southern California, but for many years before, dozens of researchers worked to develop the "core story" that fueled the game's narrative and mechanics. Tested metaphors matter 🙂 ...
Today, the movement for universal Pre-K is highly prominent. But the movement did not appear overnight. Rather, it involved a decades-long effort that combined deep scientific research on brain development with communications and advocacy work.