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Arkham Horror Files™ Official Escape Room Mystery at Innsmouth Announced

There is going to be a new official Arkham Horror Files™ escape room coming this summer!

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February 25th, 2020

The creators of the Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN™ Escape Room are proud to announce:

Arkham Horror Files™ Official Escape Room
Mystery at Innsmouth

Opening Summer 2020

It’s your chance to solve an unnatural mystery and escape the clutches of Lovecraftian monsters in the first official Arkham Horror Files™ escape room in the United States, licensed and approved by Asmodee Entertainment and Fantasy Flight Games (the publisher of iconic game titles like Arkham Horror, KeyForge, Legend of the Five Rings, and many more).

Seattle-based Hourglass Escapes, LLC creates challenging and fun escape rooms known for superior production values and immersive storylines. Their officially licensed Evil Dead 2: DEAD BY DAWN™ Escape Room has received over one hundred five-star reviews on Yelp and Tripadvisor, and players have traveled from as far as NYC and Michigan just to help Ash face the Evil Dead.

“It was such an amazing experience developing and opening the Evil Dead 2™ Escape Room,” said Hourglass Escapes founder/creative director Seth Wolfson. “We feel so lucky to have a chance to create a new experience based on the iconic board and card games set in the Arkham Horror Universe published by Fantasy Flight Games.”

This summer, players will travel back to 1927 where the owner of the Gilman Hotel on the sea-worn coast of Innsmouth has died under mysterious circumstances. Players will have 70 minutes to solve this most unnatural mystery or fall prey to eldritch horrors.

Geek-icon Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man himself from the hit PS4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man) stars as the in-game narrator. In a fan-favorite addition used in the Evil Dead 2 game, players will be able to download their characters and costume ideas. They will also receive a special item on arrival that will help their chosen character within the game.

“This new game is going to blow both Arkham Horror and Lovecraftian fans away,” said Wolfson. “Based on A Shadow Over Innsmouth, this will be a story driven escape room with the classic Arkham Horror Files™ game mechanics woven in.”

Fire Opal Media (creator of the award-winning RPG 13th Age) is helping to design the game along with David Iezzi (developer of the hit Kickstarter-funded board game Calico).

The official Arkham Horror Files™ Escape Room: Mystery at Innsmouth opens this summer in Seattle,WA and will be a scary and fun experience appropriate for ages 13 and up. For design photos and production updates, go to:


Seth Wolfson

About Asmodee Entertainment
Asmodee Entertainment is a newly formed platform of games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s leading intellectual properties into TV/film, book and comics publishing, location based-entertainment, and consumer products, working in parallel with sister platforms Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital. Asmodee Entertainment will reach many new audiences and further delight existing fans through the creation of compelling story and character content set in Asmodee’s vibrant game universes. By establishing best-in-class partnerships across the full spectrum of opportunities, Asmodee Entertainment aims to create truly global intellectual properties and brands.

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