Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS released on the Nintendo DS as a true portable experience featuring five boards, touch based minigames, and a handheld story mode.

As the first faithful Mario Party experience on a handheld, Mario Party DS introduced five small and speedy boards that made playing on the go a bit easier. Minigames made use of the second and touch based screen of the Nintendo DS, along with the microphone capability. Boss minigames were also introduced. The single player focused mode offers a surprisingly detailed story where you’re tasked with recovering five Sky Crystals. Party Points earned by playing unlocked cool models and badges.

Hit either of the two links below for Mario Party DS board and minigame lists, along with tips and advice for each. Got a tip of your own? Make sure to submit any helpful advice with the submission form at the bottom of each tip page!

Board Tips  |  Minigame Tips

Release Dates

North America
Europe Australia
Thursday, November 8, 2007 Monday, November 19, 2007 Friday, November 23, 2007 Thursday, December 6, 2007

Playable Characters

Mario Party DS dropped the roster a sizable amount. No new characters this time!

Mario Luigi Peach Yoshi
Wario Daisy Waluigi Toad

5 Boards

Wiggler’s Garden
Toadette’s Music Room
DK’s Stone Statue
Kamek’s Library
Bowser’s Pinball Machine*  

*This board is unlockable!

73 Mini-Games

4-Player (32) 1 vs. 3 (12) 2 vs. 2 (13)
Battle (5) Boss (5) Puzzle (6)

6 Modes

Story Mode Party Mode Minigame Mode
Puzzle Mode Multiplayer Gallery

Items and Hexes

Double Dice Set
Triple Dice Set
Halfway Dice Block
Warp Dice Block
Snag Bag
Star Pipe
Block Sensor
Grab Bag

And a list of Hexes:

10-Coin Hex
20-Coin Hex
Coin Swap Hex
1-Star Hex
2-Star Hex
Space Swap Hex
Star Block
Coin Block


Blue Space
Red Space
Green Space
Friend Space
Duel Space
Bowser Space