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
Mario Party.
GrabBag MP2.png
Mario Party 2.
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Type 4-player mini-game (Mario Party)
Battle mini-game (Mario Party 2)
Time limit 60 seconds (Mario Party)
30 seconds (Mario Party 2)
Music Ducking and Dodging (Mario Party)
Couldn't Be Better (Mario Party 2)

Grab Bag first appears in Mario Party as a 4-player mini-game, and Mario Party 2 as a battle mini-game. The name of the mini-game is a play on words of "grab bag" which is a term used when someone wins a bag filled with stuff.


In both games, it involves players pressing the 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 will determine what they will possess on the board game. In Mario Party 2, each player starts with 5 mushrooms, and one player has a Golden Mushroom worth 3 points, and the player with the most at the end of the time limit 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 game. As this is a Battle Minigame in Mario Party 2, this minigame is not present in the Mini-Game Coaster.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • 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 player's 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
Gappori signifies a large amount of money. Yokodori Koin means "Coin Snatching".
French Sac miraculeux Miracle bag
German Grabbelbeutel Grab Bag

Mario Party 2[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガッポリよこどりキノコ
Gappori Yokodori Kinoko
Yokodori Kinoko means "Mushroom Snatching".
Spanish Atrapa la Bolsa Capture the Bag
French Chope-Sac Bag Catch
German Grabbel-Tüte Grab Bah
Italian Ruba la Borsa Steal the Bag