|Appearance(s)||Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 3|
|Effect||Unlocks special doors/gates on boards|
|Coin Cost||10 coins(Mario Party 2); 5 coins(Mario Party 3)|
The Skeleton Key is one of the many items that has appeared in the Mario Party Series. This item made its debut in Mario Party 2 and would make its final appearance in Mario Party 3. Having this item would let the player open special doors/gates throughout the boards. In Mario Party 2, players could not get rid of it and were forced to use it on a special door. In Mario Party 3, players were able to use it like a normal item during their turn to toss it away. This item's physical appearance also changed from Mario Party 2 to Mario Party 3. It was replaced by the Mini Mushroom in Mario Party 4. It costs 10 coins in Mario Party 2 and 5 coins in Mario Party 3. It is a very common item in special item games and the item shops.