Mario Party DS is one of (if not) my favorite Mario Party game. The mini games are awesome, up to 4 people can play at once, and my friends and family still ask me to play this Mario Party before the newer Mario Party 3DS: Island Tour, which is the newest Mario Party game as of this writing. This is the game played the most whenever I play with my friends and family. Even better, you only need one copy of the game for Multiplayer to work! (Some, if not most DS games requires all players to own a copy of "said game" to be able to play Multiplayer.) If you aren't sure about getting Mario Party DS, I don't think you'll regret purchasing it, because it's a blast to play with anyone.