The Initiative

SKU: 13079
UPC: 841333110130
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In 1994, four teenagers find a mysterious game at a yard sale. As they play it, they discover it is strangely connected to their lives. What will they risk to unravel the secrets of The Initiative?

The Initiative is a unique cooperative board game of clever strategy, codebreaking, and visual storytelling.

The story is told through a 48 page comic book. Before each game, you read a page of the comic to set the stage for the action. You will get to know these characters and can even try to help them through their struggles. As you delve deeper into the characters and the game, you will begin to embark on a unique journey!

When the characters in the story play their board game, you play the game for them!

The gameplay is a unique blend of puzzles and strategy. Each mission requires players to solve a puzzle, such as decoding a phrase or cracking a logic problem. Through clever card play, you move around the board and collect clues that reveal a piece of the puzzle you need to solve.

The missions vary greatly and slowly build off what you have learned and discovered.


  • 1 Double Sided Gameboard
  • 1 Rulesheet
  • 1 Comic Book (48 Pages) 
  • 5 Action Cards
  • 4 Character Cards
  • 41 Mission Cards
  • 40 Resource Cards
  • 30 Secret Cards
  • 8 Standees
  • 59 Tokens


Players: 1 - 4
Ages: 8+
Runtime: 30m - 1h
Designer: Corey Konieczka



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