Let the Games begin!! 

Click the link below to play online on a web browser.

NB: This will not work on mobile devices. Mobile devices will require the Tabletopia app to play as described below.  

The mobile version of the game (available on the app) is under review after few technical issues.

 

Game hosts or facilitators are advised to consider the 'Play Hotseat' option on either a computer or laptop to support players with mobile devices.

Find out more about the 'Play Hotseat' option here.

Alternatively, you can request for a virtual tutorial (a playdate) here

Plot

Playing Inspirado is now available to support individuals, friends and families who may consider having recovery conversations with playing the recovery board game online.

Getting distracted during online meetings is not uncommon, especially in the comfort of home environment in addition to either waiting too long to contribute or not having anything to say.

Hosting an online meeting with a planned virtual activity (such as recovery-focused online board games and or card games) as the vehicle for the agenda for the meeting may help with members of the group focus while enriching their sense of connectedness through participation. 

Platforms and Devices

The online version of the board game is hosted on Tabletopia

 

Tabletopia is a digital sandbox system for playing board games with no artificial intelligence (AI) to enforce the rules. This means players have a virtual experience similar to playing a board game in real life. Players have the ability to roll the dice, pick and flip cards, while picking up and moving their pawns round the board.

 

The online version of the board game can be played on PCs and laptops. Interested players can play with each other remotely with each other in the comfort of their homes.

 

NB: Cross platform play, such as PCs and mobile devices, is currently not supported. This means players must all play from an agreed platform, such as computers (including laptops) or mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, etc), but not both.

In the likely event of having majority of the players on different platforms, facilitators may consider playing Hotseat on a computer or laptop, then sharing the screen to all players to partake in the session at their remote locations.

Setups

Currently available online are three (3) out of the five (5) different ways of playing Inspirado recovery board game.

Choose the 'Talking Cards' setup if you wish to play the 'Talking Cards' and 'The Board Game' setup if you wish to play either 'Sound Off' or 'Thoughts and Feelings'.

Details of playing each setup can be found in the rules document found in the playing environment or here on the website.  

Virtual playdate overview

 

NB: A playdate in Inspiradoian terms refers to play sessions.  

 

Interested individuals can host or facilitate their own playdate.

They will need;

  • Access to the internet.

  • A form of communication. This could either either be audio or video which could either be via mobile or phone networks, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime etc. 

  • A computer or laptop. 

    • Find out more about the computer system requirements here.

  • Two (2) to eight (8) players. 

    • NB: This game does not support solo play.

Setting up a virtual playdate

 
  • Appoint a person as host or facilitator.

    • Hosts/ Facilitators with either computer or mobile access will need to first register to be able to invite the remaining players.​

    • Computer/ Laptop access: After registration on Tabletopia,

      • Choose either 'Play Hotseat' or Play Online'. Playing 'Hotseat' assumes all players are at the same place  and playing with one computer. In the event most of the members of the group have technical difficulties, or most are on different platforms, the 'Play Hotseat' option gives the facilitator the opportunity to still host by moving the playing pieces for the individual members of the group. Using the 'shared screen' option of the video conferencing application of your choice, each player can witness and participate in every activity of the game. 'Play Online' on the other hand provides the platform for players to play the game (moving their own playing pieces) remotely.

      • Hosts/ facilitators are automatically given a virtual seat at the table. NB: Search for 'Inspirado Hubs' in the search box of the Tabletopia website should you find yourself in another game after registration.

  • Computer/laptop platform invitations from host.

    • Hosts can invite up to 7 additional players

    • Invited players can be play as guests without registering online.

    • Hosts can share the unique web link to the table with the other players. This can be found just below the seat management area in the virtual lobby.

    • Invitees' response is to click the link sent to join the table

    • Host then click the start game once everyone has checked in.

Let the Games begin!! 

Click the link below to play online on a web browser.

NB: This will not work on mobile devices. Mobile devices will require the Tabletopia app to play as described above.  

 

Playing the game online 

Once you start the game, you will be given a tour round the play table. Familiarise yourself with the gameplay here if you are new to Inspirado. 

Find below a screenshot of the navigation controls for computers and laptops. 

NB: Experiment to understand the controls.  

 

Find below a screenshot of the navigation controls for mobile devices. 

NB: This may be different for different mobile devices. Experiment to understand the controls.  

 

Do not hesitate to request for support (via the contact form) if need be. Virtual tutorial playdate can be scheduled. 

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