Grab Bag

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This article is about the minigame that appeared Mario Party and Mario Party 2. For the item with the same name, see Grab Bag (item).
Grab Bag
Grab Bag: A variety of players snatching each other's Coins - with a snapshot of two players snatching a Coin, and a coin bag at the same time. From Mario Party.
Grab Bag: Four players competing in snagging each others Mushrooms from the back of their bags they're carrying. From Mario Party 2.
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Type 4-Player Coin mini-game (Mario Party)
Battle mini-game (Mario Party 2)
Time limit 60 seconds (Mario Party)
30 seconds (Mario Party 2)
Music track Ducking and Dodging (Mario Party)
Couldn't Be Better (Mario Party 2)
Music sample
Mario Party:

Mario Party 2:

Grab Bag is a 4-Player Coin-collecting minigame in Mario Party and a Battle minigame in Mario Party 2. The name of the minigame is a play on a term used when someone wins a bag filled with stuff.


In both games, players must press B Button to grab other players' bags and steal their Coins (in Mario Party) or mushrooms (in Mario Party 2). In the original game, what the players' Coin totals are at the end of the minigame determines what they possess on the board game. In Mario Party 2, each player starts with five blue mushrooms, and one player has a Gold Mushroom worth three points, and the player with the most at the end of the minigame is the winner.

In Mini-Game Island in the original game, the player starts with no Coins, while each CPU has 20, and the player must earn 15 Coins to clear the minigame. As this is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 2, this minigame is not present in the Mini-Game Coaster.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • B Button – Grab bag
  • B Button (When grabbing) – Steal
  • B Button (When grabbed) – Shake free

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"It's a Coin-stealing free-for-all! Grab players' bags by pressing B Button repeatedly. When grabbed, press B Button to escape."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Grab players' bags and steal their Coins. Get 15 or more Coins to clear the game."
  • Advice"If you get grabbed, you can escape without losing any Coins by repeatedly pressing B Button."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"It's a Mushroom Grab Bag! Grab opponents' bags and pull mushrooms out by pressing the B Button Button repeatedly!"
  • Advice"Someone's bag has a Gold Mushroom in it that's worth 3 normal ones! Go for the gold!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガッポリよこどりコイン
Gappori Yokodori Koin

Large Quanitities of Coin Snatching

French Sac miraculeux
Miracle bag
German Grabbelbeutel
Grab Bag
Italian Grab Bag[1]

Mario Party 2[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガッポリよこどりキノコ
Gappori Yokodori Kinoko

Large Quantities of Mushroom Snatching

French Chope-Sac
Bag Catch
German Grabbel-Tüte
Grab Bah
Italian Ruba la Borsa
Steal the Bag
Spanish Atrapa la Bolsa
Capture the Bag



  1. ^ Mario Party European manual, pag. 141