Goose’s Quizzes’ Outside the Box: Scotland’s ‘most devious pub quiz’ to return after three-year hiatus

Three years after its last outing, a hugely popular cryptic quiz event is returning to Edinburgh this month!

Known for its fiendishly fun questions and quality prizes, Goose’s Quizzes Presents: Outside the Box promises five rounds of lateral thinking conundrums to test both the logical and creative sides of your brain. The atmospheric Assembly Roxy also returns as venue, with doors open from 6:30pm on Thursday March 23rd, and enough space for more than 20 teams to get their competitive groove on.

Prizes for the top three teams are sponsored by hand-selected local enterprises, from a tour of Holyrood Distillery, to an axe-throwing session at Black Axe, to some delicious Talonmore alcohol-free spirits. There will even be a fun little trinket provided for the most average team on the night!

Outside the Box is run by Goose’s Quizzes, Edinburgh’s premiere quiz company. After gaining a large following on Twitch during the pandemic, they are now back at full capacity in-person, running more than 40 pub quizzes every week across Scotland’s capital and Glasgow.

Outside the Box host and writer Mark Bradshaw said: “It’s so wonderful to be back at Roxy again after such a long time away! I’m beyond excited to welcome faces old and new to answer questions that are a touch too… outside the box for our regular quizzes. Can you parse out a portmanteau, or decode some Shakespearean song lyrics? There’s only one way to find out…”

Goose’s Quizzes Events Manager Jack Titley said: “It’s a joy and a privilege to bring back such a beloved institution! It’s been a good wee while, but it feels great to finally answer what has long been the most cryptic question on the Edinburgh quiz scene – when will Outside the Box return?”

During the quiz, the bar will be open all night long to help keep those neural pathways nicely lubricated. Brain food, aka a selection of salty snacks, will be provided on the house as well!

Book your tables of four and six before they go via the Assembly Roxy online box office!

Updated list of virtual quizzes

We hope you’re all staying well and (reasonably) sane. To aid you in the latter, here is an updated list of the quizzes running online that we’re aware of.  Please do let us know of any others.  Happy quizzing!

Quizmasters already featured on PubQuizzy

Goose’s Quizzes – starts every night at 7pm, but you can enter any time in the following 23hrs.

Craig Dunain’s Quiz –  facebook page.

Dr Paul Quiz – facebook page.  6 or 7 nights a week

The Roaming Quiz Man – quizzes can be ordered on his facebook page.

JJ’’s Quiz –  facebook page.

Silky Si McFly – facebook page.

Sir James Quiz – facebook page.

Other quizzes and useful links

BigKenny’s Quiz – facebook page

Beefeater – Friday at 7pm

The Virtual Pub Quiz – 7 days a week – times vary – mostly in the morning

Greene King – Wednesday at 5.45pm

The Pub Quiz Company – Wednesday at 8pm

BrewDog – Friday at 6pm

Kilted Kangaroo, Stirling – Wednesday 9pm – facebook page.

Kinleith Mill, Edinburgh – facebook page, and here is the facebook page for the quiz.

The Nudge – a list of mainly London ones, but BrewDog gets a mention

MoneySavingExpertnote – some duplication of previous lists

SSPCA Quiz at The Ranch

Laura (on the right).

This is Laura.  Laura is proudly displaying her SSPCA Badge as she holds a poster promoting The Ranch, Larkhall Charity Quiz night on Thursday 20th February starting at 8.30pm.

If you are in the area, get yourself along and support a great cause.  This quiz is part of a month-long bit of fundraising by SSPCA – for more info and to see what other quizzes are on, see our post about it.

Charity Quiz in Edinburgh in aid of St. Columba’s Hospice

St. Columba’s Hospice Giant Pub Quiz!

The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh Wednesday 13th November 2019

Join them at their winter Giant Pub Quiz at the fantastic Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

“Round up your most intelligent friends (or those with a knowledge of the obscure) for this fantastic evening, testing your knowledge for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are £15, or £75 for a team of 6. Included in the ticket price is a delicious hot pie, and a pint!”

Email to book your place now!