The Premise and Standings
Each week we’ll face off in a best of three series playing a different board game from our collection. The winner claims the moniker of C&C Clash Champ for the week. The loser can turn in their pixie dust and mouse ears. The lesser player also gets to choose the game for the next week.
We will maintain a record of wins and losses throughout the year to see who finishes 2022 as the ultimate board game champ in our household.
Our current C&C Champion is Confetti after winning last week’s Exploding Kitten battle.
Pre-Clash Current Standings:
- Weekly Winner: 14 Chaos – 20 Confetti
- Individual game wins: 47 Chaos – 48 Confetti
After losing last week, Chaos has chosen Geek Out! Disney
The Game – Geek Out! Disney
Geek Out! Disney is a variation on the base Geek Out! System. This is a trivia game that involves bidding, bluffing, and boasting of knowledge. With this game, the topics are all Disney related.
Players will take turns rolling a die that will decide the round’s category: animated, pixar, music, live action, or miscellaneous (a roll of white will let the active player choose the category). Once the category is set, the topic will be read.
Players will hear a starting number along with the topic. For example: 2 songs with colors in them, or 3 named snake characters. Starting with the active player, players will go around bidding on how many appropriate answers they can give for the given topic. Players must bid higher than the last wager or pass. Players may push their knowledge or even bluff just to raise the number on others for other players. If a player passes, they are out of the round. Bidding continues until there is only one person left.
Once there is only one person left, they must deliver on their bid. If they can follow through on their proposed number, they score one point. If they fail, they lose a point. If at any point someone falls below -5 points, they are eliminated from the game. Gameplay will continue until someone successfully reaches 5 points or they are the last player left.
Geek Out! Disney can be played individually or with teams. The answers for categories are not provided, so this keeps the game from going out-of-date, but also opens answers up to possible debate. It’s usually good to set some ground rules going into a game or new category.
It’s a test of Disney trivia and knowledge. Who will prove to be a Disney Diehard and who might need to spend some more time with their Disney+ account?
Chaos’ Pre-Clash Thoughts:
Since we just spent several days in Disney World, this seemed like an appropriate and timely game. I’ve always been better at holding trivia than Confetti, so let’s hope for a win this week.
Confetti’s Pre-Clash Thoughts:
Ugh, as much as I love Disney, Chaos is much better than me at trivia. It will take a lot for me to come out on top this week. I hope I can make it happen!
Game 1 –
Before starting the game, we took a moment to decide what counted as Disney. At this point, Disney owns so much, there is a lot to consider eligible. We quickly opted to include Disney proper, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. Other properties would be decided on a case by case basis, but if it was simply something that Disney bought along the way (such as many of the Fox movies and properties), we wouldn’t allow it.
Game one saw an over abundance of Chaos rolling green (music) and Confetti rolling blacks (miscellaneous). We had to search our brains for things such as songs that mention seasons, Disney Aunts, movies that Johnny Depp was in, love songs, songs that describe the main character, and more. The game definitely sparked a bit of debate.
Both Chaos and Confetti played very safely, never throwing out huge numbers, but instead slowly building up steam and only making bids they knew they could deliver upon. Confetti reached the 4 point spot first, but Chaos quickly caught up. That meant the win would come down to one final question.
It turns out Chaos felt more confident about the number of movies he could name where a character traveled over 300 miles, and so he secured the first win. Confetti felt some of his answers were debatable, but she ended up conceding to Chaos.
Game 1 Winner: Chaos
Game 2 –
The second game started a bit more lopsided. Chaos started off strong and quickly grabbed several points. Confetti eventually got herself on the board.
Categories this time included: movies that feature a kiss, talking animals, characters from Pirates of the Caribbean, characters who wear bowties, characters dressed in white, and more.
Confetti put on a good showing, but in the end, she never quite caught up to Chaos. He secured his victory by naming a bunch of movies that featured vehicle crashes.
Game 2 Winner: Chaos
Game 3 –
With the weekly win already ensured for Chaos, a third game was unnecessary.
Your winner and NEW C&C Clash Champion: Chaos!
Chaos’ Post-Clash Thoughts:
It’s good to be on the winning side again. Thankfully, none of the questions focused on Disney parks because Confetti knows those way better than I do. I’ve always been a bit better at trivia and random details, so this week’s win isn’t too surprising. Now I just need to build up some momentum and produce a few more weekly wins. With some happy thoughts and pixie dust, let’s hope it’s possible!
Confetti’s Post-Clash Thoughts:
I hate losing, but I’m happy for Chaos since he hadn’t been able to beat me for a while. I’ll get back on top next week!
- Weekly Winner: 15 Chaos – 20 Confetti
- Individual game wins: 49 Chaos – 48 Confetti
Next Week: Cat in the Box