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The elements or pieces involved in Inspirado recovery board game are two dice, three sets of cards, tokens (morale chips), and the board.

The overall tone of an Inspiradonian gameplay is motivational, with self-reflection and  meaningful conversations as the main outcomes.   

 

Every effort has been made to make playing simple and fun. The tiles on the board represent the different situations a person faces when in addiction and pursuing the recovery journey.

Winning and finishing the Game

From a therapeutic stance, every player wins in a game of Inspirado, whilst from the perspective of purely having fun, the player with the highest number of tokens wins. The tokens known as morale chips represents a player's recovery capital.

 

At the end of the game, using the acquired morale chips, players discuss aspects of their recovery capital currently relevant or obvious to  them. A worksheet known as ReCap Pots has been developed to serve as a guide to discuss a player's recovery capital. Each player receives a sheet  of five Recap Pots that is shared before the game starts. Players allocate their acquired chips to the pots most relevant to them as the game progresses.

 

Playing online may not require  the ReCap Pots sheet as  all the recovery capital statements are on the virtual chips.

A toolkit of resources has also been developed to support delivery of therapeutic sessions.

The 5 Inspiradonian Setups

The development of the game acknowledges people are at different stages of life and have different approaches to learning. In view of this, five (5) different setups have been developed as a step-wise way of learning to play the full game. Each of these setups can be played and enjoyed as a standalone game.

 

Players are advised not to limit gameplay only to the proposed setups. 

Details of each all gameplay is available in the 2020 Guide.

Find below video instructions of the five different setups. 

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1. TALKING CARDS:

This is a card game setup that involves discussion of real-life scenarios and quotations as illustrated on alert cards and inspirational cards. Find below the video tutorial of how it is played.

Find out more in the 2020 e-Guide.

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2. SOUND OFF

 

 

This is a board game setup that involves moving round the board and giving personal accounts for event tiles players land on.

Find out more in the 2020 e-Guide.

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3. THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

 

 

This a board game setup that involves players responding to event tiles by either sharing personal accounts or the roll of the emoji dice. 

Find out more in the 2020 e-Guide.

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4. PLAY-PLAN 

 

 

This is an all-card game that involves players responding to Talking Cards with Recovery Plan cards. 

Find out more in the 2020 e-Guide.

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5. ORIGINAL INSPIRADO

 

 

This a board game setup that involves players responding to event tiles with either the recovery plan cards or the roll of the emoji dice. Find out more in the 2020 e-Guide.

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