Mr Lister’s Quiz Shootout – Review

Mr Lister’s Quiz Shootout (£15 inc postage from Amazon) is an original quickfire quiz game which has something that most other quiz games don’t have the foresight to include – a moustache. Recommended for age 14+ and 3 – 8 players, it describes itself as a “Russian roulette trivia game but with brains for guns“.

The backstory is this. Mr Lister ran a saloon in the old West. Tired of getting his bar smashed up from fights, he devised another way to resolve differences – a quiz. Both players have to name a certain amount of possible answers from a given topic. The winner is the one who gets the most right and collects the question cards.

Here’s a video with more background.


MrLister-03We ordered this for Jack (12) as a Christmas present. Each player gets a pencil and a pad of paper. The person asking the questions (Mr Lister) also gets a tremendous moustache for their turn.

It took no time at all to get up and running. For each question, there are a number of obvious answers and a few more obscure ones. Getting an obscure, correct answer till get you straight through without having to answer any more questions. This made people gamble on trickier answers – a tactic that sometimes didn’t pay off. (Think of trying for a zero answer on Pointless.)

The game is recommended for 14+ but Jack held his own. It was a quick game, too. We managed to get three games played inside an hour.

The cards are good enough quality. The box looks great. There’s not really much more to the product than that!

It’s tremendous fun. I’d say that the more people playing it, the better it would be.

A definite thumbs up. A witty, smart game that’ll give your brain a work-out and a laugh.



  1. Kizzy
    11 February 2016

    This sounds like a great game, will be adding this to our games list ready fro Christmas next year

  2. 11 February 2016

    aw not heard of this before so will take a look as the older kids love nothing more than our family games night on a Friday

  3. 11 February 2016

    I love thinking games, but N’s too young at the moment, and the OH refuses to play games. We usually get them out when we’re at a friends’ for new year. Cluedo is the current favourite – blast from the past.

  4. 11 February 2016

    This sounds like something for us. My boy is twelve and finding family games can be difficult so will deffo give this a go.

  5. 11 February 2016

    This looks great for my teens – we love a quick game too as opposed to one that can take hours! Looks lots of fun. Kaz

  6. 11 February 2016

    This is a definite game for Christmas! we love things like this (and not a bad price too!) cool find!

  7. 11 February 2016

    I like quick games like this and it is a great way of playing as a family!

  8. 12 February 2016

    So i’ve not heard of this game before but think it has potential and something my hubby might like! Not sure we would buy it right now though as our child is only 7 years old!

  9. 12 February 2016

    I love quizzes and I love games so this looks perfect

  10. 12 February 2016

    Ah this looks so much fun! I already have it in mind as a present for a friend of mine who would DEFINITELY appreciate the moustache!

  11. 12 February 2016

    It looks and sounds like everyone enjoyed it, my nephew is a tad too young for this but it is something to bear in mind in a few years time.

  12. 13 February 2016

    Ooo not heard of this before sounds great thou will definitly have to try it one night 🙂 thanks for sharing x

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