Ladies and Gentlemen the party has started on Nintendo Switch! The release of Super Mario Party marks the rebirth of friendly and occasionally not-so-friendly competition with your friends. In a lot of ways, Super Mario Party is similar to its predecessors. However, it's a whole heck of a lot bigger and there are some new elements to get to know. If you want to be the dominating the competition at your next Super Mario Party party, you might want to know a few tips and tricks that will help keep you at the top of the heap. Here are some things that will keep your foes on their toes!

For now, all these tips will revolve around Party Mode which is the traditional Mario Party style. Hopefully, we can add some more tips for other game modes in the future.

Know your surroundings!

Having some familiarity with the game boards can be incredibly valuable. If you have time to explore the different boards on your own, that will give you an edge against the competition. It will allow you to know the most effective methods of getting to where you need to go or avoiding danger on the way. If you don't have time to get to know the game boards you can always zoom out on the board when it's your turn to get a bird's eye view and plan your next move.

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Fellowship of the party

One super effective method of dominating the board is by picking up as many allies as you are able. Every time you land on an ally tile you will be able to add another member to your team. This comes with a few different benefits. For one, you will be able to choose to roll your allies dice every time you roll. Each character has a different personalized dice which will offer benefits and drawbacks specific to that character. In addition, your allies will roll a plain dice with you. If you have a few allies with you, this will afford you the opportunity to zoom across the board with a speed that others won't be able to keep up with.

Shop to win

If you find yourself fortunate enough to land on a tile which brings you to Flutter's shop, you might want to consider spending a few of those precious coins to pick up some items to use later on. Having a Dash or Golden Dash Mushroom might give you what you need to get to the next star first. Conversely, if you want to stop one of your opponents from picking up a star, a Poison Mushroom might end up being just what the doctor ordered.

Play dirty, lose friends, and win

Not unlike other competitive games that afford you the opportunity to throw your friends under the bus, Super Mario Party has plenty of chances to make your friends hate you. If you happen to land on a tile populated by Lakitu, I suggest that you take him up on his offer. He will head over and steal some coins from one of your pals for free, or if you pay him 30 coins he will go steal a star from one of them. This is Mario Party. There is no time to play nice.

Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

One thing that is important to keep in mind as you play is that it's not over until it's over. Once the game proper has ended it may look like you have no chance. Fortunately for you, that is not the case. As the victors are being chosen, you still have the opportunity to win some bonus stars. There are a few different bonuses which can turn the tide at the eleventh hour. You can pick up bonus stars for things like traveling the most spaces and winning the most mini-games.

The competition in Super Mario Party can get pretty stiff. There is a good amount of luck that goes into winning a game but familiarity can also help. Hopefully, a few of these tips will help get you across the finish line with more stars than anyone else.

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