Characters are people and animals that apear in Mario Party 8 and other games and books.
Playable characters are characters that players use like a Avatar. Mario Party 8 has a total of 14 playable characters. All of the characters are the ones from Mario Party 7 plus two new characters. Miis can be played in the "Extra Zone".
- Dry Bones
- Blooper (new) (unlockable)
- Hammer Bro. (new) (unlockable)
- Miis (Extra Zone only)