Deck Hands

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Deck Hands
Wario in Deck Hands from Mario Party 7
Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 7)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music track Without a Care
Music sample
Mario Party 7:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Deck Hands is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 7 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100. The name comes from the "all hands on deck" boatswain's call. This is the only minigame that uses the music track "Without a Care" (not counting the Mic Space minigame).


The cards all fall from above and land in a pile in front of a Shy Guy. Sections of the floor then open, and platforms with the players on them rise. The camera then switches to the view of the Shy Guy, who then looks at the first player.


In this minigame, players take turns choosing cards numbered one through thirteen from the table. The cards are facedown, making this a game of chance. Each player gets three turns to choose a card. In the first round, the order of play is random, but in the succeeding rounds, it goes by who got the lower-numbered cards. There is only one of each card numbered one to thirteen in the deck. The highest possible score is 36, and the lowest possible score is six. The player(s) with the highest total value of their cards win(s).


The one card remaining after the players have chosen the others returns to the center of the table, and the camera switches views to show all the players and the Shy Guy. In Mario Party 7, winners then do their victory animations while losers do their losing animations, with the Shy Guy cheering in the background.


Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Control Stick – Select card
  • A Button – Confirm

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left and right: Select card
  • A Button: Confirm

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Rules"Pick a card, any card! The player who picks the 3 highest cards is the winner!"
  • Advice"Card numbers range from 1 to 13. Watch the cards... and hope you get lucky!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Draw 3 cards. Whoever has the highest total at the end wins!"
  • On-screen"Pick the highest cards!"


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 3まいえらんで
3(San)-mai Erande
Pick Three
Dutch Kaart van fortuin Card of fortune
French Pink Jack Pink Jack
German Kartenraten Cards Guess
Italian Le tre carte The three cards
Spanish (NOA) Afortunaipes (Mario Party: The Top 100) Portmanteau of afortunado (fortunate, lucky) and naipes (playing cards)
Spanish (NOE) Unas manitas A Handyman