List of Mario Party 8 minigames
Duel minigames are when two players fight each other. The winner uses a dart wheel to take either coins or stars from the opponent. If both players do not have anything, MC Ballyhoo will pay the winner 10 coins. If one player does not have anything the duel will be called off. There are twenty-seven duel minigames in all (making this minigame category the largest), and eight of them are two player versions of other minigames.
In Battle minigames, all players (or teams) throw in a specific number of coins. The first place winner takes 70% of the total, the second place player takes 25%, and the third place takes only 5%. There are five battle minigames in all.
Challenge minigames are only found in Star Battle Arena and Duel Battles in Party Mode. They are for one player only. If a player lands on a Challenge Space, the single player plays a challenge minigame. If the player wins, they use a dart wheel to find out how many coins they win. There are three challenge minigames.
The Last minigame
The last minigame is the only minigame against Bowser. The player must defeat him to claim the Star Rod.
Extras Zone minigames
These minigames are only found in Extras Zone. Players can either play as Mario series characters or Miis. There are eight extra minigames in all; four of them can be bought at the Surprise Wagon in the Fun Bazaar.