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Monopoly reveals new pieces

20 March 2017, 11:13 | Max Haynes

Monopoly replaces boot, wheelbarrow, thimble with fan picked tokens

New Pieces Added to Monopoly Will Be Released in August

The Thimble, Boot and Wheelbarrow pieces have been axed in favour of the Penguin, Rubber Duck and T-Rex pieces that will be introduced to all future Monopoly games alongside the Scottie Dog, Top Hat, Car, Battleship, Cat pieces.

Three Monopoly pieces are being replaced by a t-rex, a penguin, and a rubber ducky. There are new tokens in town.

City-based Hasbro is gearing up to celebrate World Monopoly Day on March 19 by announcing the winning tokens from the Monopoly Token Madness Vote.

The existing Scottish Terrier, battleship, racecar, top hat and cat tokens will carry on.

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In a statement, Jonathan Berkowitz, a senior vice president at Hasbro Gaming, said that the "global Monopoly community has spoken". They won't be part of the next generation of the board game.

While the boot, thimble and wheelbarrow got the, well, boot - literally - Hasbro says the most popular token - the Scottie dog - will remain gamers' best friend.

The updated version of the game will be released in August, according to the company. The New England Aquarium got in the spirit by tweeting photographs of their penguins to #VotePenguin and hosting a Facebook live event to Monopoly's almost 11 million Facebook fans.



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