Mario Party series
The Mario Party series, which first started in 1999 with Mario party for the Nintendo 64, is a multiplayer Mario game based on a board game. The Mario Party series currently has 9 games in the series, with spin-offs including Mario Party DS, Mario Party Advance, and Mario Party-e and Mario Party Arcade.
In the games, players run across digital game boards as classic Mario characters, collecting coins, items and eventually stars. The game is divided into turns, usually in ranks of ten to fifty. At the end of each turn a minigame is played, and the winner receives a small coin bonus Whoever has the most most stars at the end wins.
Donkey Kong has appeared in every single Mario Party game. DK was a playable character from the first game to Mario Party 4, where after he has been used mainly for stage hosting, spaces, and mini-games. Diddy Kong has also appeared in Mario Party DS and Mario Party 9 as a supporting character.
Donkey Kong-themed areas in Mario Party include: