Grand Canal

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Grand Canal
Grand Canal
Party Cruise layout
The solo version of the Grand Canal board from Mario Party 7
Solo Cruise layout
Appears in Mario Party 7
Availability Default
Music

Grand Canal is a board that is based off of the real Grand Canal in Venice, Italy in Mario Party 7. Here, singing Shy Guys are everywhere and in charge of the Orb Shops and attractions. In Party Cruise, Grand Canal's star requirements are the traditional exchanging 20 coins for a star in a designated location on the board (10 coins in last four turns). In Solo Cruise, players have to beat their opponent by getting two Stars first by buying them for 20 coins each from a Star Space on the board. Bowser Spaces do not appear on the board by default but may appear when Bowser Time occurs.

Events[edit]

Mario collecting Coins during the Shy Guy ride.
  • Landing on the Green Space near the start makes the player do a coin game, where the Shy Guys throw coins and Spiny eggs at them (similar to Ukiki on Castaway Bay from Mario Party 6) If the player collects 20 coins the Shy Guy will offer to trade them for a star.
  • Landing on the Green Spaces near the gondola house makes a Singing Shy Guy come out asking if they want a ride. Accepting this takes the player to the gondola house on the other side of the board, collecting coins (and avoiding Spinies) on the way.
  • The Green Space on what looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa causes the tower to lean over, dropping players in the water, where a Cheep-Cheep squirts them back out to the start.
  • The Green Space in front of the juggling Blooper activates a guessing game, where Blooper juggles four chests that have: a Star, five coins, a Dark Star, and nothing (in Solo Cruise, there are always five coins, but three Dark Stars).
  • If a player lands on any of the two Green Spaces on the stone drawbridge, the bridge will open and send the player (and any other player on the bridge) to a different area on the board.

Bowser Time[edit]

When Bowser Time occurs, Bowser does one of three things:

  • Takes a souvenir photograph of all the players, and makes them pay 10 or 20 coins each for it. Then, he leaves without giving anyone the photo. This occurs in all boards except Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!
  • Flattens one of the Orb Shops, and replaces it with one of his own (called Bowser City). Koopa Kid stops anyone who passes it, and throws them in the shop, where Bowser sells them a worthless item (or a Koopa Kid Orb) for twenty coins. This also occurs in Pagoda Peak and Pyramid Park.
  • Uses his Koopa Clown Car to throw Bob-ombs at the bridges, destroying them. New, sturdy stone bridges are then made, which only have Bowser Spaces on them. These last for three turns before returning to normal. Additionally, all Character Spaces and Koopa Kid Spaces on the bridges are removed upon doing so.

Spaces (Party Cruise)[edit]

Type of Space Number of Spaces
Blue Space from Mario Party 7
Blue Spaces
48 (39 if the bridges are destroyed due to Bowser Time)
Red Space from Mario Party 7
Red Spaces
9
Happening Space from Mario Party 7
Green Spaces
7
Mic Space from Mario Party 7
Mic Spaces
2
Duel Space from Mario Party 7
Duel Spaces
2
DK Space from Mario Party 7
DK Spaces
2
Bowser Space from Mario Party 7
Bowser Spaces
0 or 9, depending on Bowser Time
Total of Spaces 70

Spaces (Solo Cruise)[edit]

Type of Space Number of Spaces
Blue Space from Mario Party 7
Blue Spaces
35
Red Space from Mario Party 7
Red Spaces
8
Happening Space from Mario Party 7
Green Spaces
7
Mic Space from Mario Party 7
Mic Spaces
3
Duel Space from Mario Party 7
Duel Spaces
7
DK Space from Mario Party 7
DK Spaces
3
Bowser Space from Mario Party 7
Bowser Spaces
3
Total of Spaces 66

Orbs[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウキウキタウン
Ukiuki taun
Happy/Pleasant Town
French Grand Canal -
German Canale Grande Italian for "Grand Canal"
Italian Villa Naviglio Waterway House
Spanish Gran canal Grand Canal