Acquiring knowledge about strange subject matters is one of the most rewarding aspects about launching new escape games.  When researching and creating Taphophobia, our Edgar Allan Poe-inspired escape room, I discovered that Poe was desperate for success, and often took creative liberties trying to get his name and works in the public eye.

Rebecca Romney recently wrote a story for Mental Floss about When Edgar Allan Poe Pranked New York City—And Inspired Jules Verne.  Another fascinating tidbit from this eccentric and groundbreaking American author.