IDW Introduces Antoine Bauza’s OPEN SESAME

You’ve opened the Cave of Treasures, now can you escape with the spoils?

Remember ol’ Ali Baba?  Let’s see now, what were those magic words to open that cave door?  You’d better remember them and escape, for thieves are approaching…

This summer, IDW Games will be bringing a brand new card game from celebrated designer and multi-Spiel des Jahres winner Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Takenoko, Tokaido, Rampage, Hanabi), Open Sesame.  In Open Sesame, players take on the alternating roles of Ali Baba, treasure-hunter, and one of the 40 thieves who are guarding their precious Cave of Treasures.  When playing the role of Ali Baba, you will be working to steal as much as possible from the cave and flee while you can, lest you get too greedy and get trapped.  As a bandit from the notorious band of 40 thieves, your goal is to observe carefully what Ali Baba is stealing and recite exactly what he is attempting to escape the cave with.

Open Sesame is a press-your-luck and high-stakes memorization card game for 3-5 players ages 10 and up and plays in about 20 minutes.  The announced due date for placing orders is April 10, 2015 and shipping date is June 15, 2015.  The game is scheduled to be available in stores on June 30, 2015.

IDW Games will be showing Open Sesame at the GAMA Trade Show on March 16-20, 2015.