The Votes Are In. Monopoly Shakes Up Game Tokens

 

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The results of an online vote Monopoly parent Hasbro held in January at VoteMonopoly.com have come in and 3 new tokens join the classics.

The vote marks the first time in Monopoly’s 82-year history that Hasbro crowdsourced the future of the game.

Voters were asked: Should Hasbro replace some — or all — of the traditional game pieces like the top hat and boot with more culturally relevant items like a hashtag, emoji or computer?

More than 4.3 million votes determined the newly configured group of eight tokens on the game board.

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T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin will join the five classic tokens Scottie the dog, hat, car, cat and battleship.

The boot, wheelbarrow and thimble were voted out and won’t appear in the game starting this fall.

Monopoly fans were asked to select their favorite eight tokens from 64 possible options. A total of 56 were entirely new, while the other eight were the classics. The thimble and boot have been a part of the board game since 1935 and the wheelbarrow was introduced in the 1950s.

“While we can’t say why these exact tokens were chosen or who exactly chose them, we know they represent the voices of our fans — young and old — from around the world,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.

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