The Initiative - New from Unexpected Games

BGB News - 2nd Week of January 2021

Last year, Asmodee announced Unexpected Games, a new publishing division spearheaded by designer Corey Konieczka. Now, they're announcing their first major release of 2021, The Initiative. From the official page on Board Game Geek:

"The Initiative — 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 is a cooperative campaign game, with each scenario taking around 30 - 60 minutes to play. Win or lose, the story will advance, but winning will provide extra advantages going forward. Designed for 1 - 4 players, it is expected to release sometime in the second quarter of this year.