First Two Mario Party Games Coming to Switch Online Expansion Pack in November

Mario Party may not have been the first video game board game – but as a franchise, it was the first one to truly show that you could have a really fun time with an original game using popular characters in a board game format. The franchise has had some ups and down – including the Switch itself getting a new entry that was a bit of a mixed blessing. However, the earliest entries are some of the most unfiltered fun Nintendo has offered in the series. They’re a bit rough around the edges compared to later games, but also have a snappier pace in some ways since there’s no loading time to worry about and the mini-games are a bit shorter. Mario Party 1 and 2 hit the Expansion Pack for Switch Online on November 2.