For those without comedic tastes, the so-called "experts" at MarioWiki have a real article on Mario Party.

Mario Party is a sacrificing ceremony (disguised as a board game) where the characters are Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Toad, Jackie Chan's Father and a super rare George W. Bush. To win in this game the player had to get the most coins.

To get coins characters had to steal coins from players. No, not literally, they had to steal fake money. Every player started with 384398 Fake Coins NOT real ones got it?? To steal the FAKE coins (notice I said fake) the player had to land in "Oh My Stinkin' Money" spaces. Then the player could steal FAKE coins. To get the REAL coins, the player must enter a cheat code.


The board game was later turned into a videogame series starting with Mario Party the Game. Note that this game was famous for it's crappyness. It was later buried in a desert along with copies of some game starring an alien and a kid.