Past Event

Night at Butler: The School of Magic Virtual Escape Game

March 20, 2021 - March 27, 2021

Join the University Life Events Council and Columbia Libraries in their third annual Night at Butler, virtual edition!

Here's the scenario: You’ve heard whispers of Columbia's School of Magic inside Butler Library. An upperclassman has shown you impossible tricks. You and your friends investigated and found out that the entrance exam for this school of magic is this week and that it’s somewhere hidden inside Butler. Do you and your friends have what it takes to figure out where this test is and will your skills be enough to get into Columbia's School of Magic?

In this online escape game, you must work with your team to solve puzzles and decipher codes within an hour! Grab your friends and sign up as a team, or sign up as an individual and we'll match you with other students to create a team. All teams must consist of at least 3 to 8 players. All you need to play the game is a computer, a Zoom video chat room, and your teammates. If you sign up as an individual, we'll match you with other students to attend the same time slot. Please make sure you can attend the time, as your team is depending on you.

RSVP is required. Registration will remain open until March 26 at 11:59 PM EST. After you complete your registration, instructions will be sent to you and your team 24 hours before your time slot.

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Contact Information

The Office of University Life