A duckie, a penguin and a Tyrannosaurus rex walk onto a board game ...
The Monopoly board game has replaced three of its classic playing pieces with brand new additions.
Say goodbye to the boot, wheelbarrow, and the thimble, and say hello to a T. Rex, a duckie, and a penguin.
Hasbro held a popular vote to decide which pieces to keep and which to add. Possibilities included a smiley face emoji, sunglasses, or even Mr. Monopoly himself, according to Fortune.
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“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,” Jonathan Berkowitz, Hasbro's senior vice president of marketing, told the AP. “Personally, I've always especially liked the boot token, but I'm excited to move onto the T. rex.”
First released in 1935, Monopoly has changed up its token lineup over the years, replacing several of its original token, including the iron.