Hidden Block (Mario Party series)

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A player finds a Hidden Block in Mario Party 2's Rules Land

A Hidden Block is an invisible block that contains coins, a Star, or a random item in the Mario Party series, appearing in every installment from Mario Party 2 to Mario Party 5, and in Mario Party DS and Super Mario Party. Its appearance changes with each game, sometimes resembling Brick Blocks, other times looking more like a small treasure chest. It only appears after landing on a Blue Space. It can give out anywhere from five to twenty coins or give out items such as Skeleton Keys, or even Stars. In Mario Party 5, Hidden Blocks will always give ten coins.

In the original Mario Party, a similar type of block known as an Event Block appears.

In Mario Party DS, in addition to coins and Stars, a Hidden Block may also contain a Ztar, which causes the player who hit it to lose a Star. The game also features a one-time use item called a Block Sensor that makes a Hidden Block appear on the space the player lands on after using it. Another possible item that can be found in a hidden block is a Grab Bag.

In Super Mario Party, in addition to finding them on Blue Spaces, the player can also use a Hidden Block Card to summon one instantly. The blocks themselves now resemble Gold Blocks from New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Official profiles[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "If you choose to have bonuses, Hidden Blocks will sometimes appear when you land on a Blue Space. You can get coins or stars when you hit a hidden block."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Bloc caché
Bloc secret (Mario Party 3)
Hidden Block
Secret block
Chinese (Simplified) 隐藏砖块
Yǐncáng Zhuānkuài
Hidden Block
Chinese (Traditional) 隱藏磚塊
Yǐncáng Zhuānkuài
Hidden Block


  • Before hitting the Hidden Block in Mario Party DS, it is possible for the player to find out if it contains a Star (or Ztar) or coins. If the block appears right when the player lands on the space, the block holds coins. If the block appears later, it contains a Star or Ztar.
    • Another way the game indicates this is through the camera. The block will contain a Star or Ztar if the camera zooms in before the game tells the player to tap/press A Button repeatedly. If the camera does not zoom in quickly, the block most likely contains coins.