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Boot, Wheelbarrow, Thimble Ousted from Monopoly Board Game

The Monopoly board game will no longer come with a thimble game piece. The Monopoly board game will no longer come with a thimble game piece. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press
March 17, 2017 09:32 AM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Monopoly is making changes: The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game.

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In their place this fall will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Hasbro says more than 4.3 million voters from 146 countries weighed in on which tokens they wanted to see in future versions of the property-acquisition board game, which is based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

There were 64 contenders, including a winking emoji, a hashtag, a clunky '80s-style cellphone and a pair of bunny slippers.


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