Virtual escape room

'The Hoogeboom Mystery'

Most popular interactive WhatsApp game

We have the solution to do something really cool together during lockdown! A really fun interactive virtual escape room game that you can play from a WhatsApp group. Can you solve this mystery in 60 minutes?

The Story
“The board and the staff of the Holland-based International Hoogeboom School are in great panic. The country is in lockdown due to a virus outbreak and schools have to switch to digital home education. There is one problem: the school’s IT manager, Pieter de Roon, suddenly disappeared. It’s not for de Roon, to just disappear… Every sign of life is missing. You have been called in, to help the school find de Roon and solve this mystery.” 

More than 150,000 players attempted to solve the Hoogeboom Mystery. This makes it the most played and best rated escape room in the Netherlands. The game is now fully playable in English. Brace yourself, this will be the best hour during the lockdown!

The more the merrier…
You can play this game with a lot of people. A large group can be divided into several small teams, which can play simultaneously. Thanks to our experience in guiding many teams at the same time, we can guarantee all groups the optimal game experience. This makes the game perfectly suitable for companies as a team or company outing.

£ 9,-
Per person

The most exciting and fun hour during lockdown!​


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Reviews about our virtual escape room

Average rated:
based on 829 reviews
Ethan Goodhart
Ethan Goodhart
Lees verder
Had a fun night playing the online escape room! This game makes you feel, partly due to the tension, as if you are in another world for an hour. A great experience that I would recommend to everyone!
James Taylor
James Taylor
Lees verder
This game really took us out of the 'Coronabubble'. I played it safely in my room, but felt the real rush of an escaperoom!
Olivia Grealish
Olivia Grealish
Lees verder
Great fun to play with your remote friends in quarantine time!😍
Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Lees verder
Amazing game to play with friends from a distance! Highly recommended
Martin Woods
Martin Woods
Lees verder
Escape room, but digital. Had a nice hunt! Was well put together😄

Book this virtual escape room now

3 to 24 people

Great! Play in groups of 3 to 8 people. An exciting and fun hour, we promise.

25 people or more

You can also play this escape room with more than 25 players simultaneously. Contact us now for the possibilities.

Frequently Asked Questions about the virtual Escape Room

The Hoogeboom Mystery is a cool adventure in times of lockdown. In the app group you will receive your assignments of the principal of the Hoogeboom College. By logging in to secret websites, solving puzzles and tracing hints you will be able to unravel all secrets. You arrange a time with your family/friends or colleagues and you add the principal to the WhatsApp group. At this moment the 60 minutes playtime starts. 

Steps to follow

  1. Create a WhatsApp group with all participants. The name of the WhatsApp group will be shared with you in the confirmation email
  2. You set up a video call with your group. You choose the software you would like to use yourself. We will not participate in the video call.
  3. Share all important information in the WhatsApp group
  4. Make sure all the participants are ready in time
  5. In the confirmation letter you will also find the phone number of Dhr. Dremstijn, the head principal. You can add this phone number to the WhatsApp group.
  6. The principal will start the game at the starting time and will be available for questions and to think along
  7. At the moment the game starts you will have 60 minutes to solve the mystery.


  1. At least one participant is able to make use of the internet on a laptop/computer. This makes it easier to search.

Important tips:

  1. The video call mentioned before has been found very useful for groups during the game in order to work and think well together. We advise you to make use of Skype, Teams, Hangouts Houseparty or another app to communicate with your time during the game.

Also do not forget to communicate in the WhatsApp group, this makes the interaction with the head principal much more fun.

We can ensure you, this will be the most fun hour during lockdown!

The game can be played with a minimum of 3 players. You don’t have to be at the same location to play. The best game experience you will experience playing with 3-8 players. It is also possible to book several groups at the same time, you can book online for 3-24 people. It’s also possible to play our online escape room with large groups. Have a look here in case you are interested in playing with your company and have a look here for large groups of family/friends.

During the game you will be in contact with the principal of the International Hoogeboom School. He will accompany the game and will be available for questions. The principal can cope with a lot, but we like to keep it all manageable for him.

Not that much! Everyone that participates has to be in the same WhatsApp group. Besides, a minimum of one person needs to be able to use the internet. Because of this a good connection with the internet is needed. The person(s) using the internet can search best with the use of a laptop/computer. We also advise to make use of a video call using Skype, Teams or a Google Hangouts call.

Make sure you will be all set in one WhatsApp group 10 minutes prior to the reserved time. In the confirmation email you can find the phone number of Mr. Dremstijn, the head principal. 10 minutes prior to the game you can add this number and the game can finally start…. Exciting!

Definitely! The principal will be available throughout the game and likes to think along. After all.. The mystery has to be solved as soon as possible!

The Hoogeboom Mystery can be played by everyone above the 12 years old. Groups with only children from 12 to 16 are advised to not play alone.

The Hoogeboom Mystery is not scary, but exciting. You will search together and the ghoul is to solve the mystery within 60 minutes. Consequently you will feel the pressure and excitement. 


We can ensure you, this will be the most fun hour during quarantaine!

The game won’t be easy. But, thankfully you can always ask the principal for help and to think along. 

Up till now more than 60% of the groups have managed to solve the mystery within one hour. 

In case you won’t be able to make it within one hour, you can still play further till you solve the mystery. 

Always a win situation!

The Hoogeboom Mystery costs £9,- per person. 

Payments can be made quick and safe using PayPal. If you want to play with your company, we can send you an invoice afterwards.