Deck Dry Bones

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Deck Dry Bones
MP9 Deck Dry Bones 1.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Time limit 5 seconds per round
Music Tough Enemy
Now You've Done It

Deck Dry Bones is a boss minigame in Mario Party 9. It is the mid-boss battle against Dry Bones of Boo's Horror Castle.


The players are standing on a rock platform, facing a smaller one with the disassembled Dry Bones lying on it. After a moment, Dry Bones assembles himself and jumps into the air. Several cards then appear onscreen.


Each card has a color and shape on its back. The player must memorize which card has which figure. After the cards flip over, Dry Bones will land on one of the platforms, and the players must pick one of the cards whose shape matches the platform Dry Bones is standing on. If the players choose correctly, Dry Bones will be damaged, and the players will be rewarded with three points. If the players choose a Dry Bones card, or do not choose any cards at all, Dry Bones will toss a bone at them, causing them to lose one point. Picking a card that does not match in figure will cause nothing to happen.

As Dry Bones loses HP, more cards will appear, along with more colors and shapes to choose from. When Dry Bones is at half health, he will stomp around in anger. After the cards are flipped over, Dry Bones will run across a row or column of cards and shuffle those cards.

The player or players who land the final attack will earn an additional three points, and the player with the most points wins.


Dry Bones will break apart and vanish, revealing Mini Stars.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Watch the cards. After they flip over, try to choose a card that matches the image of the platform Dry Bones is standing on."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at the card you want to select, and press A Button to confirm."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カロンのおぼえてカードバトル
Karon no Oboete Kādo Batoru
Dry Bones' Memory Card Battle
Spanish Huesitos a la carta Dry Bones a la carte
French (NOA) Skelex à la pige Dry Bones Freelance
French (NOE) Mauvaise donne pour Skelerex Bad deal for Dry Bones
German Knochentrockens Kartentricks Dry Bones Card Tricks
Chinese 碎碎龜的記憶翻牌戰
Suì Suì Guī de jìyì fān pái zhàn
Dry Bones' Memory Card Battle