Deck Hands

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Deck Hands
Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
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 Without a Care

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.


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


In this minigame, players take turns choosing cards numbered 1 through 13 from the table.

The cards are face down, 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 1 to 13 in the deck. The highest possible score is 36, and the lowest possible score is six.

The player with the highest total value of their cards wins.


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 Shy Guy. In Mario Party 7, the winner then does their victory animation, with 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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 3まいえらんで
3(San)-mai Erande
Pick Three
Spanish Unas manitas (Mario Party 7)
Afortunaipes (Mario Party: The Top 100)
A handyman (Mario Party 7)
Portmanteau of afortunado (fortunate, lucky) and naipes (playing cards) (Mario Party: The Top 100)
French Pink Jack Pink Jack
Dutch Kaart van fortuin Card of fortune
German Kartenraten Cards Guess
Italian Le tre carte The three cards

See also[edit]