New Monopoly game pieces: T-Rex, rubber ducky, penguin - USA Today reports
18 March, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Warren Cooper
The next version of the game will go on sale with the new tokens in the fall. When the game was initially released in 1935, it came with 10 tokens: an iron, purse, lantern, race vehicle, thimble, shoe, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse.
Some of the new token designs that did not make the cut were a hashtag, winking emoji and a Mr Monopoly emoji.
The move is part of a broader campaign to update the board game based in part on votes by consumers during a promotional period earlier this year.
New versions of the Monopoly will feature a much more animal-heavy cast of Tokens than traditional editions of the game did in the past. So if you can't enjoy the game unless you play as the boot, you need to get yourself those good, soon-to-be vintage tokens now.
The T-Rex garnered the second most votes of any token.
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The last time a token was dropped and a new one was added was in 2013.
The winning tokens, celebrating World Monopoly Day tomorrow, are a tyrannosaurus rex, rubber ducky and penguin - a selection just as seemingly random as the original pieces - which will join the iconic Monopoly race auto, top hat, Scottie dog, cat and battleship. The duck came in fifth, and the penguin placed seventh. The other four survivors from the 2017 contest are the Scottie dog, top hat, auto and battleship.
If you're mad for Monopoly, you'll be sad to learn of the departure of three iconic game pieces. Those five will be joined by the three new tokens later this year.
Instead, they will have the chance to choose between a t-rex, a penguin or a rubber ducky.
According to USA Today, the announcement was timed with Sunday's World Monopoly Day.
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