If you picked up a copy of Super Mario Party over the weekend, you've probably already experienced the strange blend of fun, laugh-out-loud gaming and sudden, utter hatred for those who used to be your closest friends. Well, if you want to be the life of the party - and, crucially, take home first place every time - this may well be the article for you.

A Reddit user going by the name of Trilerium has been super busy since the game's release, analysing each and every character's unique dice abilities to see who comes out on top. The findings have been shared in a Google Doc, which takes into account the average dice roll you can expect to get with each character, rolls that can generate coins (the yellow segments), and more; be warned, though, that minor spoilers will reveal characters which aren't unlocked from the start of the game.

One of the main things to take away from this is that, while being potentially risky at times, Boo, Bowser, and Wario are your best bets for travelling long distances around the board. Of course, all characters are able to use the standard dice (the blank entry at the bottom), but those characters' special dice have the highest average movement possibilities.

Among the worst are Hammer Bro and Yoshi - which is an absolute travesty in our opinion - and characters such as Donkey Kong, Goomba, and Rosalina are the best options if you're hoping to collect lots of coins on your journey.

So there you have it, Bowser can stomp around the board at speed, Donkey Kong will make you rich quick, and Yoshi is - well, Yoshi's a bit rubbish.

[via reddit.com]