Minigames occur when all four players finish their turn, or sometimes under special circumstances, such as landing on a specific space. There are many Mini-Games in the series, with each title having at least 50 - 90.
Types of Minigames
Mini-Games are divided into several catagories, with some only appearing in certain versions of the game.
These catagories are in every installment of the series:
- 4-Player Mini-Games - All players work together or independently.
- Cooperative - All 4 players must work together to complete the Mini-Game.
- Competitive - Players must battle for a limited amount of coins, usually a total of 10.
- Non-Competitive - Players must independently collect as many coins as they can.
- 2 vs. 2 Mini-Games - The 4 participents split into 2 duos.
- 1 vs. 3 Mini-Games - 1 player competes against a player trio.
Special Types of Minigames
These only appear in certain installments of the series:
- One-Player Mini-Game - Occurs when a player lands on a Mini-Game Space.
Appears in: Mario Party
- Duel Games - Two players battle against each other.
- Battle Mini-Game - The four participants battle against each other for a jackpot taken from everyone's coins.
- Item Mini-Game - Occurs when a player lands on an Item Space.
- Bowser Mini-Game - Occurs randomly when landing on a Bowser Space. These are mini-games hosted by Bowser and losing them usually results in the loss of coins, stars, orbs or mini Stars.
- Donkey Kong Mini-Game - Occurs randomly when landing on a DK Space. Players either compete against each other or by themselves in order to win coins.
- Game Guy Mini-Game - Happens when a player lands on a Game Guy Space. Game Guy takes all of their coins and they play a casino-style game in order to double their current coins.
Appears in: Mario Party 3
- 8-Player Mini-Game - Playable only in the Deluxe Cruise, 8 players compete simultaneously in mini-games, either or individuals or as 4 duos.
Appears in: Mario Party 7