The traditional gameplay of the older Mario Party games returns in Super Mario Party,after the previous two games’ departure from the established form. The standard game mode, Party Mode, features up to four players taking turns and navigating the board in search of stars while competing against one another in a variety of mini games. A second mode, known as Partner Party, has two teams of two players also searching for stars on a free-movement board similar to those in Mario Party: Star Rush. The game can be played with only one Joy-Con controller per player, allowing two players to play together with only one Switch system, which comes with two Joy-Con. Some of the mini games can be played using traditional button controls, while others may be controlled by motion controls, such as a tricycle race mini game. Toad and Toadette return as Super Mario Party‘s host, directing the players throughout the game.