So, I didn't think too much of this game when I first heard of it. I just thought it was just another clone of Mario Party that would not be very good. Well, my brother decided to rent it, and I was surprised how good it was.
The game is like a mix between Fortune Street(or Monopoly) and Mario Party. At first you go around the board claiming spots for yourself to becoming castles. If you land on someone else's castle you play a minigame to take it over. The one who owns it being the defender and landing on it the attacker. If the attacker wins, or beat the defender in place he takes the castle. If the defender wins, or beat the attacker in place they keep the castle plus, take cookies(points of this game) from attacker depending on castles level. If another player wins they get a Power Cookie(or Power Pellet), which will help them in the minigames.
The minigames are a lot like Mario Party minigames. There waggle minigames and platforming, among a lot more. I found most of the minigames a lot of fun, plus you play them a lot and they decide big outcomes for the game. Also, there is one boss minigame per board, which is a lot like Mario Party 9.
To move around the board you play these random short games, from slots, to darts, to ball dropping between moving pegs. There also spaces that decide a random event, but they aren't powerful enough to change the course of game, there just either inconvenience for you or the opponent or a little helpful for you. Every time you pass cookie factory(start space) you earn free cookies plus, free cookies for every castles you own. To win, you need to get the set amount of cookies you picked in the beginning of the game and pas the cookie factory.
I found this game to be very fun and take a lot more skill than Mario Party and Fortune Street. Plus, you play a lot more minigames on the board than Mario Party 9. Overall my first impressions of the game are pretty high up there. :D