Monopoly will replace boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces in new edition – The Verge
At the start of the year, Hasbro announced it was putting the future of Monopoly into the hands of people on the internet. The company held a public vote, asking fans to decide on a revamped set of game pieces for the newest edition of the classic board game. Today, the results of that vote are in. The original boot, thimble, and Wheelbarrow Pieces will be replaced by a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin, and a rubber ducky, AP reports.
Voters were allowed to choose from 56 new tokens (plus the eight originals), including a kissy face emoji, a thumbs-up, and a flip phone. In the end, it seems like the majority of voters wanted to keep the standard edition pieces relatively intact, and just add a few more animals into the mix. The classic tokens that will live to see another year are the Scottish Terrier, the battleship, the racecar, the top hat, and the cat.
The rain boot, with only 7,239 votes, received the least support from fans, while the terrier was the reigning favorite, with 212,476 votes, AP reports. More than 4 million people in over 100 countries voted, according to a statement released by Hasbro.
The new thimble-free version of the game will go on sale this fall.
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