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?
Embark on a unique journey of discovery, puzzles, and strategy that is unlike any board game you’ve ever experienced.
A Game of Many Layers
The Initiative is a unique cooperative board game of clever strategy, codebreaking, and visual storytelling.
The game is composed of 3 elements, and they combine together to form a compelling experience unlike any other.
Read the Story
Play the Game
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, players move around the board and collect clues that reveal a piece of the puzzle they need to solve.
The missions vary greatly and slowly build off what players have learned and discovered.
Unlock the Secrets
Want to learn more? Check out our designer journals which dive into the story, gameplay, and design.
- 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
No. Players 1-4
Time 30 - 60 mins