Why play?

The brain architecture game can be played in small or large groups in about 75-90 minutes.

If you’re wondering whether The Brain Architecture Game would be appropriate for your outreach or education event, here are some things to consider.


Introduces core concepts from developmental science.

Players will leave with an understanding that the architecture of the brain is built starting in the earliest years of life, and that experiences shape the structure for better or worse.

Easy to understand and simple to play – but hard to forget.

By engaging players in a carefully designed, hands-on, group experience, the game helps people see and feel the implications of the science of early brain development.

Establishes a strong, shared frame for productive conversations on a range of early childhood issues, policies, and programs.

A facilitated discussion concludes the game. The shared concepts and vocabulary help people focus on shared, civic responsibility for creating the environments in which young children develop.

Works for small or large events.

The game can work with groups as small as 4 players, and has been played effectively in conference-style settings with groups as large as 300. People should be seated at tables of 4-6 players. You’ll need one game set per table.