Cardinal Rule

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Cardinal Rule
Cardinal Rule MP7.png
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per round
Music Lazy Day Lollygag

Cardinal Rule is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in the game Mario Party 7. The term "cardinal rule" is used for the most fundamental and important rules in a code of conduct.


Four Shy Guys toss the cards onto the carpet.


Both players on two teams have to ground-pound the card that matches the card shown in the center of the screen. However, many cards can be variations of one card. For example, there can be a Bob-omb, Koopa Troopa, and Goomba card with their eyes open or closed. The first team to get three pairs wins the game.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button A Button – Ground Pound

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Look at the card in the center of the screen, then Ground Pound the matching card pair."
  • Advice"The first team to win 3 times takes the match. Watch out, however! Many cards look alike."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みつけてカード
Mitskete kādo
Find the Card
Spanish Espejo, espejito Mirror, little mirror
French Les Deux font la Paire Two Make the Pair (Expression meaning "They are two of a kind")
German Zwillingssuche Twins Search
Italian Salta e accoppia Jump and connect
Portuguese Cartão Cardinal Cardinal card