The Brain Architecture Game READY-MADE KIT (3-pack)
The READY-MADE KIT contains a 3-pack of supplies for The Brain Architecture Game.
The 3-pack enables you to play the game with 12-18 people divided in 3 groups of 4-6 people.
The game can be completed in 75-90 minutes.
We may be unable to ship to Canada temporarily after March 31, 2020 due to administrative delays in processing our export agreement because of COVID-19 closures. Orders unable to ship will be refunded. Apologies and stay safe and well everyone!
SHIPPING - US & Canada ONLY
Regular (3-5 days US, 12-16 days Canada), and expedited shipping (1-2 days US, 5-7 days Canada) are available for you to choose at checkout.
Shipping does not include handling time, which may take up to 24 hours. Our warehouse guarantees same-day shipping only if orders are received by 5 AM PST.
USPS Priority Mail does not offer a money-back guarantee for their scheduled delivery. Only USPS Priority Express, UPS and FEDEX will offer a refund for missing a delivery window.
We can rarely change shipping speed once you have completed an order. Orders are fulfilled automatically at the warehouse and we have a very small window to intercept them.
Shipping is much cheaper when you buy in bulk.
HOW TO ORDER
You will need an account on this website to purchase -- use the "Create Account" link and you will get one immediately, or log in if you already have one.
We mainly take credit cards, which are processed by Paypal. You don't need an account with Paypal, except in rare cases (see PAYMENT OPTIONS). Choose the checkout with Paypal option and enter your credit card information, or log in with Paypal if you want to use your Paypal account.
Upon purchase, you will be emailed and/or texted throughout the order process automatically from the system, including tracking numbers.
For more information about playing the game, or to purchase the DIY version of the game, please visit the front page our main website (includes a comparison table for the two versions).
The READY-MADE KITS contains 3 packs of reusable game supplies, each packaged in a reusable plastic envelope*. Each individual pack contains the supplies needed to play the game with 4-6 people: a full set of Life Experience Cards with a tuck box, 25 straws, 30 pipe cleaners, 10 plastic weights with metal hooks, one die, and a velvet bag.
To prepare for gameplay, you will need to download and print one Life Journal and one Game Rule Book for each play group. These can be downloaded for FREE on our website. These materials are not included because we revise them frequently based on user feedback. You will need those regardless of which version of the game you purchase.
You will also need to download The Science of Early Childhood & The Brain Architecture Game Video and play it for participants before they dive in. This video, featuring neuroscientist Judy Cameron, offers clear instructions for gameplay and is an important part of getting the most out of the learning experience of The Brain Architecture Game.
*The product pictures show the rigid clear envelopes from the previous stock. The new stock has softer clear envelopes -- more resistant to dry climate and cracking. New pictures coming soon!
Paypal OR credit/debit card (multiple countries), or online banking via Paypal eCheck (US only). The latter requires an invoice request to us.
A Paypal account is not needed (they are just the payment processor behind the scene), except in the case of certain procurement cards. You can ignore the Paypal prompt to login, which tends to appear first -- just use the credit card option.
If your card is rejected, Paypal most likely wants you to create an account with your card for security reasons, but the error message will not state that. Please create an account or use a different card as we do not have another method of processing payments.
TAXES + W9 FORM
Sales tax will be applied to California orders only. If you are a tax-exempt organization in California, email us your exemption certificate and we will create a special invoice for you that is tax-exempt and email it to you for purchase.
Our tax forms, including W9, can be found here.
PURCHASE ORDERS & QUOTES
We do not accept purchase orders or paper checks, but we can provide you with a quote for putting in an order for your organization's purchasing system via credit card or eCheck (Paypal processing). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following for the invoice:
- your name,
- company/organization name,
- phone number,
- number of units you wish to receive,
- method of payment, and
- choice of regular vs expedited shipping (or request a quote for both to compare) a
We will return the quote within 24-48 hours. Our vendor information is in the FAQ here.
HOW TO CREDIT THE GAME
The Brain Architecture Game was developed through a partnership between:
- Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center @ University of Southern California
- Center on the Developing Child @ Harvard University
- Clinical & Translational Science Institute @ the University of Pittsburgh
- FrameWorks Institute
Production and distribution of The Brain Architecture Game were generously sponsored by the Palix Foundation.