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Monopoly Mixes It Up

Courtesy of Hasbro

Sometimes the most intense part of a game of Monopoly is the race to grab your favorite playing piece. Whether you love zooming past Go as the race car or trotting to buy Boardwalk as the Scottie dog, token choice matters. 

But the token lineup is going to be different this year: Hasbro, the company that makes Monopoly, held an online poll to pick a new set of tokens. More than 4 million people voted, selecting their favorites from a list of 64 options that included the eight current tokens. Voters chose from accessories like hats and slippers, vehicles like bicycles and ships, and even emojis! In the new version of the game, the boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow will be replaced by a T. rex, a rubber ducky, and a penguin.