The true spirit of Mario Party, as I quickly learned in this moment, isn’t to try to win. It’s to cause as much chaos as you can. After all, Mario Party is chaos incarnate. Even though I only had two stars, even though he could have taken the game there, he decided to steal a star from me. My friend had a vendetta against me, and the baffling move created a hilarious tension that wouldn’t be possible if everyone was taking the game seriously.