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.

Visit https://play.thebrainarchitecturegame.com  for more information.

Thank you, play safe, and be healthy!

The Team @ The Brain Architecture Game

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
  • 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 🙂
  • 1-year Pass to the Remote Teams Edition (beta) available for every DIY license.


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
  • 1-year Pass to the Remote Teams Edition (beta) available for every 3-pack purchase.

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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Dr. Judy Cameron and her students produced a how-to-play video for the Remote Teams Edition of The Brain Architecture Game to help everyone teaching online. In the video, she guides you through how to adapt the game via videoconferencing and explains three key factors to ensure you will have a successful hybrid play session. ...
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Thank you, I will be doing this next week with my students remotely, wish me luck!

This is really helpful - thank you! I'm facilitating this with a group through Zoom on Wednesday - hoping it will go well! 🙂

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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.

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