Initiative (Pre-Order)

$59.95 $53.95
Item Number: ASM UG01
Availability: Pre-Order

Estimated Release Date: April 9, 2021

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 comic book that is integrated into the game. A page is read before
each game, and the outcome of the game can change what you read next.  The gameplay is a unique blend of puzzle solving and strategy. Each game, players goal is to
complete a mission by collecting glyphs and breaking a unique code.

The game is full of secrets and mysteries. From cryptic messages written in the margin of the
rulebook to strange codes that players get after completing a game. These mysteries are tied
together into one large meta-puzzle that dedicated players can solve.

Learn more here:  The Initiative — Unexpected Games

  • Ages 8+
  • 30-60 Minutes
  • 1-4 Players


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