Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

What Are the Three New Monopoly Pieces?

What Are the Three New Monopoly Pieces?

The boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble have been ousted, and in their place will come the Tyrranosaurus rex, rubber ducky, and penguin tokens.

The thimble and boot were both original tokens included in the game that was created by Charles Darrow in the 1930.

"The Monopoly Token Madness Vote was our biggest fan-powered program to date and the global Monopoly community has spoken", stated senior vice president of marketing at Hasbro Gaming Jonathan Berkowitz in a press release. Hasbro has now announced the full line-up of tokens that will be launching later this year, and two other classic tokens are leaving alongside the thimble.

Had it garnered just 5,700 more votes, players would also have their choice of a tortoise token in the near future.

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.

More than 4.3 million of you, from 146 countries, voted and the new Monopoly pieces have now been revealed. No doubt you'll be able to find a variety of fun Monopoly celebrations at your local town square or village green this Sunday.

Monopoly continues to upset cherished childhood memories of familial anger and resentment, as visualized by your Scottie dog getting trounced by your brother's top hat. The cat, which replaced the iron in 2013, is still kicking. Replacing them will be the T-Rex, the rubbery ducky and the penguin.

All eight tokens in the next iteration of the game will be the Scottie dog, Hazel the cat, the battleship, top hat, car, penguin, rubber ducky, and T. rex.

Monopoly is one of the world's favorite family game brand.

Scottie Dog Token: The best friend of Mr. MONOPOLY since the 1950s, the Scottie Dog token proved its popularity by receiving the most votes - making it the overall first place victor.

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