Mario Party 8 has six boards in all, 1 being unlockable, and most have a different objective. MC Ballyhoo and Big Top host all the boards and each board is based on a different character.
DK’s Treetop Temple
This is the classic Mario Party board in which you must buy a star for 20 coins from one of the many random star spots. This board is run by DK. It is a jungle including barrel rockets and a giant DK statue. A few Happenings include being chased by Ukikis and facing Spear Guy.
Goomba’s Booty Boardwalk
Make to the end of the boardwalk to collect a free star from the Pirate Goomba. The board takes place on the shore, beach, and on the ocean and two islands. It features a sunken ship and Piantas along with the treasure at the end. Some Happenings include fishing for candy and being blasted out a cannon.
King Boo’s Haunted Hideaway
Find King Boo within his haunted mansion and buy a star for 10 coins. There are 16 rooms including shacking chairs and wacky mirrors. Happenings include Piranha Plants in pipes and warping mirrors.
Shy Guy’s Perplex Express
Taking place on a moving train, reach Shy Guy at the conductor’s room to buy a star for 20 coins. The train is constantly moving and players travel inside and on top of the train. Some Happenings include being sucked up into a vent and finding the thief, Mowz.
Koopa’s Tycoon Town
Obtain stars by buying hotels from Koopa in the city. Each hotel is worth 1 star, but if you put in more coins, the number of stars rises. Players can also buyout other player’s hotels and take the stars for their own. The city features buildings and cars zooming around the streets. Happenings include a crane full of coins and Bandit around the corner.
Bowser’s Warped Orbit
Steal stars against players with the Bullet Bill and Bowser candies. Using these candies allows you to steal anyone in your path for the number rolled. Everyone starts off with 5 stars. The board is run in by Bowser and is set in space with a sun in the background. A few Happenings include switching the direction of the board and having Kamek mix everyone’s candies. This board must be unlocked by playing through the Star Battle Arena!