How long does the game take to play and how does it work?
Approximately 75-90 minutes. The main concept is described here. Be sure to also look at our media resources.

What is the expected impact?
Take a look at this page on our main website.

Do you accept returns?
It is very rare that customers change theirs minds over the purchase of this product. We generally do not accept returns of the Ready-Mades as we get charged a fee to process returns. We may consider it for large unopened orders, primarily to maintain our stock and serve other customers. If you will not use your games, we ask that you donate them forward to an organization that cannot afford them.

Where can your product be shipped to?
At the moment, we can only ship to the United States and Canada. For all other customers, you can always purchase the DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) version.

Do I have to pay import duties or tax on my package?
You may or may not get charged duty. We have little control on this for packages shipped to Canada. These costs vary by region in Canada. If you are charged an import fee and you refuse the package, we will be charged a return fee. If we receive the package back, you may be able to get back a partial refund depending on what we get charged after shipping return from Shipwire. Thus far, we have never received a report of a customer being charged import duty because the product is exempt at the moment.

Do you take purchase orders or paper checks? How does the credit card payment work since it says PayPal everywhere?
Unfortunately no POs or paper checks are accepted at this moment.

We only accept credit cards and eChecks via Paypal and can provide you with an invoice prior to shipping if you need to obtain authorization from your purchasing department. 

We accept all major credit cards but the checkout button will say PayPal. Click on it to checkout, then choose the PayPal button on the top (not bottom) and then click on Pay with Debit or Credit Card. The screen may look slightly different outside the USA. 

If you just need basic vendor information to put an order forward with a credit card, use the following tax information:  Interactive Media & Games Division, University of Southern California (USC), School of Cinematic Arts, 3470 McClintock Ave, SCI 201U, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA, Tel. 213 740 3159, sales@thebrainarchitecturegame.com. USC's federal tax I.D. number is 95-1642394. Our filed-out W-9 form is here.

Paypal keeps refusing my credit card. What should I do?
This is happening with around 1% of transactions for fraud protection and is more common with business procurement cards. This is what we recommend: a. call the phone number on the back of your credit card and make sure your bank is not blocking the transaction, b. open an account with Paypal and associate the card with it and try the transaction again with your new Paypal account; if the card is already associated with a Paypal account, you need to log in with your account that is attached to the card. c. pay with a personal card and get reimbursed by your company. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is the only approved online card processor by the University of Southern California right now. We are working on more options, but we don't know when we will be able to obtain approval.

How can I get more information about the game?
Visit our main website at www.thebrainarchitecturegame.com.

Problems with delivery/returns/damage
Any issues with shipment are dealt with on an individual case basis and they are thankfully rare :) If your address was entered incorrectly at checkout or if you missed all delivery attempts with the carrier, we will ask you to pay for redelivery fees and any restocking fee the warehouse may charge us. Packages are insured with the carrier thus if they are lost or damaged, a claim must be filed through the carrier for cost recovery. 


The Brain Architecture Game was developed through a partnership between:

Production and distribution of The Brain Architecture Game were generously sponsored by the Palix Foundation.