The Mario Party series isn't normally on the shortlist when identifying Nintendo's most popular and iconic franchises. It's easy to be snooty about the mini-game collections but, considering the Wii U was home to Mario Party 10, it's not exactly fallen out of favour and dropped off Nintendo's regular cycle of releases.
It's also the source of some fun bits of Nintendo trivia, including bizarre injuries that cost Nintendo very real money in distributing gloves, and a moment of madness when Nintendo of Europe's localisation included an offensive term. A light-hearted series with some dark moments in its past.
In any case Did You Know Gaming? has given the series the treatment, so check it out below.