Rubber ducky, T-Rex, penguin named new Monopoly pieces
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 9:15
Now, players will be able to choose between the three new tokens, as well as a battleship, a top hat, a race auto, and a cat, who until just now was the most-recent addition to the Monopoly crew. The thimble, wheelbarrow and boot tokens will now be replaced with a penguin, rubber ducky and Tyrannosaurus rex, the Associated Press reports.
Earlier this year, Hasbro, the toy and board game company that produces Monopoly, allowed fans to vote on the new pieces.
Car Token: This 1930s roadster will continue fueling adrenaline rushes for Mr. MONOPOLY in the next generation of the game; coming in fourth place in overall votes. Now, some of you may be saying, "big deal, some pieces are different", but you clearly underestimate how much people care about the sanctity of Monopoly tradition.
More than 4.3 million votes were submitted from a list of 64 contenders in order to decide which eight tokens would be selected.
The classic board game Monopoly is getting a 21st century update.
As a result of a worldwide fan vote, three original game pieces have been removed from Hasbro's classic board game. Those five will be joined by the three new tokens later this year. While INSIDER was able to check out gold versions of the new tokens, the ones fans will receive with games will be silver in coloring.
"While I'm sad to see the iconic thimble, boot, and wheelbarrow tokens go, it will be fun to have some new, fan-sourced tokens in the mix", he said.
The game-piece switcheroo drew reactions on Twitter ranging from sadness to wisecracks.
The new tokens will be available in games on sale this fall. Hello, T-rex, penguin and rubber ducky.
These are the first game-piece changes since 2013 when Hazel the cat replaced the iron.
While we waste no time bemoaning the re-election of the fan-favorite Scottie dog, as a tech site we must express some remorse that we will not be able to navigate Monopoly's circuit while yelling "Buy! Buy!"