I did it again. I caved in and bought another Mario Party game. I own the whole series, even the GBA version, so I just bought this game. It's pretty cool so far. Bowser Jr. is an unlockable, so that's a major plus. No Fawful, guys.
An interesting note here is that some mini-games involve tilting the 3DS and it works perfectly here for me, unlike on Dream Team. Weird. This would be another good 3DS game to ask for for Christmas.