The layout is like that of a traditional board game, with players rolling dice to advance. Unlike your traditional game board, though, this one is filled with all sorts of strange hazards, like giant rolling snowballs and runaway mine carts. The idea of the game is to collect the most coins, which are earned in a variety of team and individual minigames. The minigames range from a pizza-eating contest to Dorrie Dip, which lets you ride on the back of the giant lake monster from Super Mario 64.
But even having the most coins won't ensure your victory. Boo's thievery, X's game of chance, and Bowser's nasty tricks all have their ways of redistributing the game's momentum. To win in this game, it's not enough to be good--you've also got to be lucky. But that, of course, is what makes this series so much fun.
70 brand new mini-games
Five differently themed boards: ice, sea, desert, and more
Improved Battle Royal mode with more items than ever before
Dual-specific map mode
New mascot characters including Waluigi and Daisy
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