| Bowser Space
|| Summons Bowser, who usually tries to steal Stars, coins, or items.
| First Appearance
|| Mario Party (1998)
| Latest Appearance
|| Mario Party 9 (2012)
“But then all DK Spaces will turn into Bowser Spaces! Which is bad luck for the next one to stop on such spots! Bowser only brings misfortune!”
—MC Ballyhoo, Mario Party 8
Bowser Spaces are a recurring type of space in the Mario Party series. They tend to be fairly rare - between one and five per board - but certain events or items can increase the number. No matter the game, however, their purpose is always the same; when a character steps on a Bowser Space, Bowser himself will usually appear to cause trouble for the players. However, if the player who activates the Bowser Space has no coins (or Mini Stars in Mario Party 9), Bowser will give them some coins instead (the amount varies with each game).
 Mario Party
In the first Mario Party, Bowser makes the player do one of his events via roulette. His events are:
- Coins For Bowser: Bowser takes 10-30 Coins from that player.
- Bowser Balloon Burst: Like the original Balloon Burst, but everyone who loses get coins taken away.1
- Bowser's Face Lift: Like the original Face Lift, but players that don't get 90 points or more lose coins. If all players achieve more than 90 points, Bowser steals coins from the player who landed on his space.1
- Bowser's Tug o' War: Like Tug o' War, except the losing side lose coins to Bowser.1 2
- Bash 'n' Cash: Like the normal Bash 'n' Cash, except any coins that the team of three collected goes straight to Bowser.2
- Bowser Revolution: Bowser takes everyone's Coins and splits them evenly among all the players.
- Bowser's Chance Time: Like Chance Time, but Bowser rigs it so that he will always be on the receiving end of the trade. Unlike normal Chance Time, Stars cannot be lost.
- 100 Star Present, 1000 Coin Present, and Star Steal: These are all in gold letters. The cursor very rarely landed on these events. If it does, Bowser will leave and do nothing.
1 The amount of coins taken ranges from 10-50, and usually correlates with the current turn number.
If the player had a Star, but no coins, Bowser gave the player 10 coins in exchange for that Star.
2 In the 1 vs. 3 minigame games, whoever lands on the Bowser Space is always the single player.
 Mario Party 2
Bowser Space in Mario Party 2
In Mario Party 2, the minigame events are gone, and four new events are added – two of them are made specifically for this game. They include the following:
- Bowser's Coin Potluck: Like Coins for Bowser, but he takes coins from everyone.
- Bowser's Multiplying Toads: Bowser does a "magic" trick that makes two Toads appear on the board. However, one of them is Baby Bowser in disguise. Anyone who pays him the 20-coin fee makes him reveal himself and give them a Fake Star.
- Bowser's Appearing Act: Getting this makes Bowser leave, then appear at Baby Bowser's position as the board villain at the end of the turn. This is exactly like using the Bowser Bomb.
- Stars-Packed to Go: This is a gold-lettered event added to the ones from the last game. The cursor will land on these sometimes, but doing so makes Bowser run away, leaving the player with red on their panels.
 Mario Party 3
In Mario Party 3, Bowser Revolution, Coins for Bowser, Bowser's Coin Potluck and Stars-Packed to Go goes on to the next installment, while five new events are introduced. These are:
- Bowser's Curse: Bowser flashes violet, then puts a curse on all the players that forces them to move 1-3 spaces on their next turn, much like a Poison Mushroom, unless they use an item that cancels the effect.
- Bowser's Reverse Curse: Bowser flashes green, then puts a curse on all the players that forces them to move backwards on their next turn, much like a Reverse Mushroom, unless they use an item that cancels the effect.
- Bowser Shuffle: Bowser flashes yellow, then uses his magic to switch players' positions.
- Bowser Phone Giveaway: Bowser gives the player a Bowser Phone absolutely free. On rare occasions, Bowser may give 2 Bowser Phones.
- Bowser Suit Giveaway: Bowser gives the player a Bowser Suit absolutely free.
- 10,000 Coin Present: A gold-lettered event. If the cursor lands on this, Bowser will run away.
 Mario Party 4
In Mario Party 4, the roulette is gotten rid of, and there are few events left to show. Usually, Baby Bowser, now named Koopa Kid, takes coins from players (one or all) instead of Bowser himself. Once in a while, Bowser himself does show up; he flattens the player who landed on the space and decides the event himself. The Bowser Revolution, Shuffle and Suit stays, and one new event is added: the Bowser Mini-Game. This event is the most common event, where players have to play a minigame with Bowser. The loser has to give up coins or items. On rare occassions, Bowser will show up after Koopa Kid has already stolen coins and start an event.
 Mario Party 5
In Mario Party 5, Bowser replaces his Suit event with the Bowser Bonus, where he gives a Ztar to the player, which then steals one of their stars and gives it to Bowser. Sometimes, Donkey Kong appears and punches Bowser. He blames DK for ruining the event, and leaves with twenty of the player's coins.
 Mario Party 6
In Mario Party 6, he only resorts to two events: the Mini-Games and the Bonus, only the Bonus involves him rolling a Dice Block to determine what the player loses – coins or Stars. The Bowser Revolution is in the game too, but only as a bonus in the Last Five Turns Event.
Bowser Spaces only ever appear at night in Mario Party 6; DK Spaces take their place during the day.
 Mario Party 7
In Mario Party 7, the Koopa Kid Space does most of the other dirty work, and the Bowser Space is left with having Bowser do two types of Minigames for the player to do – Single-player, and Multiplayer. If they lose, Bowser takes away coins or Stars. Every five turns after each minigame, a special Bowser event occurs. This is called 'Bowser Time' and has many results, depending on the board.
 Mario Party 8
In Mario Party 8, these spaces appear after someone landed on a DK Space. When someone lands on one of these, Bowser appears to do the opposite of whatever DK would do on that particular board, so that the player's progress will be hindered. After the event is done, the spaces revert back into DK Spaces (also, the shape of the space was different with each board, including the tutorial, along with the background being purple on some boards). He did the following on each board:
- DK's Treetop Temple: Moves the Star to a different location.
- Goomba's Booty Boardwalk: Orders Podoboos to attack the player several times. Although they can be dodged, each successful hit will cost the player ten coins.
- King Boo's Haunted Hideaway: Covers all the pitfalls with his own platforms. He'll then steal a Star from the first player who reaches one of his platforms, send them back to the start, then leave. If the player has no Stars, Bowser will give them ten coins. Bowser will also leave if the house is shuffled by King Boo, or if someone lands on a DK Space.
- Shy Guy's Perplex Express: Bowser's Bad-Breath Express will overtake the current locomotive. If the first player who reaches Bowser has a Star, he'll steal it. If they don't have any Stars, Bowser will give them ten coins. The Bad-Breath Express will leave once either someone passes Bowser, or if someone lands on a DK Space.
- Koopa's Tycoon Town: Steals a lump of coins from one of the five main hotels, mainly those of the top three investors.
- Bowser's Warped Orbit: Bowser will steal a Star from the player upfront. If they don't have any Stars, Bowser will give them ten coins.
 Mario Party 9
Bowser Spaces return in Mario Party 9, where they are usually put on by Bowser as a "gift" for the captain after the players reach Green Toad. When a Bowser Space is landed on a board, Bowser will activate a roulette, and one of the following events will initiate:
- Bowser Revolution: This event has the same effect as in past games, but, due to the removal of coins for this installment, Bowser instead takes everyone's Mini Stars and distributes them equally amongst the players.
- Lose Half of your Mini Stars: Bowser steals half of the captain's Mini Stars. If the captain is in last place, Bowser may opt not to take any Mini Stars; if the captain is trailing by a significant amount, Bowser may even double their Mini-Stars instead.
- Battle for half of your Mini Stars: Bowser will take half of each player's Mini Stars and will initiate in a more competitive Battle Minigame to compete for them. Just like Hammer Bro, the stars are distributed to the players based on the results of the minigame, with first place receiving a massive portion and last place receiving none. However, Bowser keeps any leftover stars that cannot be split to the players.
(The only difference between both versions of Battle Minigames is Bowser consumes a huge total of Mini Stars for a Jackpot, while Hammer Bro only collects a total of 12)
- Reverse Minigame: Bowser forces everyone to compete in a minigame with an objective opposite the one that the minigame normally requires. Afterward, Bowser will give ten Mini Stars to the player who came in last place. Four minigames that are playable are Tumble Temple, Thwomper Room, Billistics, and Chain Event.
- Give 5 Mini Stars to Last Place: Bowser forces the current captain to give five Mini Stars to the player currently in last place. If said player is the captain, Bowser will simply give him or her five Mini Stars.
- Give 10 Mini Stars to Last Place: Like with the event above, Bowser will force the captain to give ten Mini Stars to the player in last. If the player is the captain, Bowser gives him or her ten Mini Stars.
- Everyone Loses Special Dice Blocks: Bowser takes away everyone's special Dice Blocks.
- Get 10,000 Mini Stars: Bowser will mock the captain for thinking that he'll actually give them 10,000 Mini Stars, ending the event with no further actions. If the captain is in last place, Bowser will state that he doesn't have 10,000 Mini Stars, but he will give them 10 instead.
 Mario Party DS
In Mario Party DS, Bowser randomly chooses one of four options:
- Gimme Coins: The player loses 10 or 20 coins
- Gimme Stars: The player loses a star
- Gimme Charity: The player has to give 10 coins to each of the other players. If the player has less than 30 coins, they have to give as many coins as possible.
- Gimme Equality: Essentially the same thing as the Bowser Revolution from previous games, Bowser redistributes all the coins so that every player has an equal amount. (Nearly always happens when the player who lands on the space has no coins with them)
No Bowser Spaces appear in Bowser's Pinball Machine.
The Mario Party 6 Bowser Space appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Sticker, but it is renamed Bowser Coin for unknown reasons. It isn't that it comes from another game, because the game appearance is labeled as Mario Party 6.
 Names in Other Languages
||Spazio di Bowser