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

COVID-19 Update

Dear Community,

In response to ongoing online training needs during the global pandemic crisis, we have developed a REMOTE TEAMS EDITION of the game for hybrid play. Available to anyone for a one-time FREE 7-day Pass membership.

If you are a buyer of the DIY or Ready-Mades, you are entitled to a free upgrade to the 1-year Pass membership upon request. We are unable to grant this automatically at the moment.

Email us with proof of your prior purchase, or from the email you made the purchase and we will upgrade your REMOTE TEAMS EDITION membership within a week of your request.

Thank you, play safe, and be healthy!

The Team @ The Brain Architecture Game


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
  • 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.
  • Never out of stock 🙂


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 only
  • 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.
  • In Stock

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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Up to March 2020, The Brain Architecture Game was played somewhere around the world every day. Some in-person sessions have resumed and we have just released a free Remote Teams Edition for video conferencing. To celebrate the year that passed and everyone promoting the science of early childhood, here are 24 of our favorite Twitter posts. There were hundreds to choose from in social media. Be well and keep inspiring us! ...

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Remote Teams Edition now available for hybrid play!