The Initiative

(1 customer review)

£49.95 inc. VAT

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The Initiative board game — a unique co-operative board game of story, strategy, and code-breaking — lets players take on the role of teenagers in 1994 who have found a mysterious board game called “The Key”. Not only will they play The Key, but players will help the teens through a pivotal chapter of their lives by following a series of missions linked together via an interactive comic book.

The game’s campaign is broken into a number of chapters, each taking 30-60 minutes to complete and each starting with you reading a page of the comic book. The story advances even if players fail a mission, but winning may provide a reward in the future. Each chapter builds on the knowledge and story from previous chapters, weaving narrative, code-breaking, and mystery into one thrilling game experience.

The Initiative board game has been designed by Corey Konieczka, his first game after he left FFG.

Game Details
NameThe Initiative (2021)
ComplexityMedium Light [1.89]
BGG Rank1460 [7.69]
Player Count (Recommended)1-4 (2-4)


1 review for The Initiative

  1. Andrew Nash (verified owner)

    My wife and I are really enjoying playing this. It started off with a couple of very basic levels, and I was slightly worried that this was, perhaps, a little too easy. We enjoy all manner of games and have played lots of escape room type puzzles with code breaking elements. However, there is slowly but surely an increase in ‘difficulty’ and the whole thing is packaged with enough intigue, tension in play and storyline that the campaig levels lasting less than an hour is making this a firm favourite. We’ve played half a dozen of the campaign levels now and are keen to play more. As long as you don’t expect high levels of sophistication in the code breaking OR wanted to play as a family (our son is a little too young) then I’d heartily recommend!

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