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.
    • Free-For-All:
      • 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.

Appears in: Mario Party 2 , 3 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , and 9

  • Battle Mini-Game - The four participants battle against each other for a jackpot taken from everyone's coins. 

Appears in: Mario Party 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and DS

  • Item Mini-Game - Occurs when a player lands on an Item Space. 

Appears in: Mario Party 2, 3 and Island Tour.

  • 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.

Appears in: Mario Party 1, 45679 and 10

  • 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.

Appears in: 5, 6 and 7.

  • 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