TCU Downward Spiral Game

 

How to purchase the complete game preassembled

You may order the Downward Spiral game preassembed directly from the Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University. For more information and ordering instructions, please e-mail ibr@tcu.edu

The Downward Spiral intervention (separate files) and a printable gameboard are available to download from this Website free of charge.

 

ADULT VERSION

Important: Please note that the entire Downward Spiral board game, including the gameboard, cards, and all other materials, is copyrighted by Texas Christian University and cannot be used for any commercial purpose. Terms of use apply.

Downward Spiral materials are provided in separate PDF intervention files and 2 PDF gameboard files.

Intervention sections that can be downloaded separately.
Downward Spiral Intervention: Game instructions and research background

  • All intervention instruction sections: 45 pages (Cover to Chapter 1 (Background Information); Chapter 2 (Playing Downward Spiral: The Rules); Chapter 3 (Setting Up the Game); and Chapter 4 (The “By the Book” Version) and References
  • Cover to Chapter 1 (Background Information)
  • Chapter 2 (Playing Downward Spiral: The Rules)
  • Chapter 3 (Setting Up the Game)
  • Chapter 4 (The “By the Book” Version) and References

Downward Spiral Intervention: Appendices with templates to assemble the game

Please Note: For Appendix A Card sections, you will need card stock in green, blue, red, orange, yellow, purple, and white. For Appendix C Money Cards you will need paper in purple, pink, orange, blue, and white.

  • Appendix A (Financial/Legal Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Self-Concept Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Social Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Chance Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Health/Sanity Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Opportunity Card, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Death Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Recovery Card, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Blank Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix B (Score sheets, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix C (Money Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix D (The Rules)
  • Appendix E (The Downward Spiral Game Logo)
  • Appendix F (The Gameboards, an 8.5 X 11 inch “placemat” version on one intervention page and a gameboard that can be assembled from 8 intervention pages to full size, 21 X 25 inches)
  • Appendix G (“By the Book” Card Selection Diagram and Developers’ Contact Information)

 

ADOLESCENT VERSION

Important: Please note that the entire Downward Spiral board game, including the gameboard, cards, and all other materials, is copyrighted by Texas Christian University and cannot be used for any commercial purpose. Terms of use apply.

Appendices available in separate files:

  • Appendix A (Financial/Legal Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Self-Concept Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Social Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Chance Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Health Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Opportunity Card, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Death Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Recovery Card, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Reflection Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix A (Blank Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix B (Score Sheets, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix C (Money Cards, copy and cut out)
  • Appendix D (The Rules)
  • Appendix E (The Downward Spiral Game Logo)
  • Appendix F (The Gameboards, an 8.5 X 11 inch “placemat” version on one intervention page and a gameboard that can be assembled from 8 intervention pages to full size,
    21 X 25 inches)
  • Appendix G (Treatment Readiness and Induction Program Chapters 5 and 6
    Downward Spiral)
  • Appendix H (Peer  Facilitator Handbook)

Please note: For Appendix A Card sections, you will need card stock in green, blue, red, orange, yellow, hot pink, light pink, and white. For Appendix C Money Cards you will need paper in purple, pink, orange, yellow, blue, and white.