|Appears in||Mario Party 8|
|Time limit||10 seconds per turn|
|Music track||It's on Now|
The two players enter a gladiator-like stadium from gated entranceways on opposite ends and face each other in the middle of the stadium.
Three facedown numbered cards appear, each with a number from one to three. Both players select a card, and the player whose number is higher goes first.
The players compete in an RPG-style card battle, with 20 Health Points each. A set of numbered cards from one to twelve is displayed facedown on a nearby table. Each player has ten seconds to pick a numbered card, which also has a character on it; if they do not make a selection, the card their cursor highlights is automatically picked for them. The character is summoned to attack the opponent and deal damage equal to its value. The first player to reduce their opponent's HP to zero wins. If all seven cards are played and neither player has lost all their HP, a new set of seven cards appears.
|Baby penguin||A baby penguin attacks by sliding into the player.|
|Ukiki||An Ukiki jumps and lands on the player's head.|
|Bob-omb||A Bob-omb explodes in the player's hands.|
|Three Ukikis||Three Ukikis move towards the player and consecutively jump on the head.|
|Seven baby penguins||Seven baby penguins run over the player.|
|Wiggler||A Wiggler enters, red with rage, and runs at the player.|
|Bullet Bills||Three Bullet Bills fly towards the player.|
|Thwomp||A Thwomp falls and flattens the player.|
|Chain Chomp||A Chain Chomp enters and flings the player into the air.|
The camera zooms in on the winning player, who stands behind the table of cards and does their victory pose as the losing player remains sitting on the ground behind them, still dazed from the last attack. The camera then makes a continuous 360-degree turn around the table.
- Wii Remote: Hold sideways
- – Move cursor/player
- – Choose card
- Rules – "Take turns selecting cards that launch attacks on your rival. Reduce your rival's life meter to zero to win!"
- Hint – "There's no way to know what a card will do until you've selected it. Good luck!"
Names in other languages
|French||Cartes à Jouter||Jousting Cards; pun on cartes à jouer (playing cards)|
|Italian||Carte e Arena||Cards and Arena|
|Korean||카드 뽑기 대결
Kadeu Ppobgi Daegyeol
|Card Draw Contest|
|Spanish||Gano por la mano||Won by Hand|
- Noops (August 7, 2022). THIS HAPPENS WHEN YOU TIE IN CARDIATORS (Mario Party 8). YouTube. Retrieved November 22, 2023.