Woody is a kind, smiling, sentient tree that appears in the Mario Party series. He first appears in Mario Party 2, where he resides in Mini-Game Park. After the player plays a minigame, Woody will offer that game for sale when the player visits him. The player can use the Coins gathered from other modes to purchase the games. When a minigame is purchased, it shows up in Mini-Game Park. When the player warps into the park, there he can meet the trees that hold games that can be bought. There is one tree for each Mini-Game type. Once all the minigames have been purchased, Woody will be bearing a pear on his left, which when selected, will take the player to a whole new minigame, Driver's Ed.
Mini-games that appeared in the first Mario Party are cheaper, while mini-games that save records and mini-games with multiple variations are more expensive.
In Mario Party 6, in Towering Treetop, Woody can be seen at the top of the giant tree. In daytime, he is good; however, in nighttime Mean Woody replaces him. Apart from the similar names and appearances however, there is no evidence for both of these being the same character.