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Monopoly Is Letting You Vote on 57 New Pieces to Add to the Game

Monopoly Is Letting You Vote on 57 New Pieces to Add to the Game

The real conflict in any game of Monopoly does not take place on the board. It happens before you play, when everyone has to decide who gets to be the shoe, who gets to zoom around in the car, and who gets stuck with the stupid thimble (calm down thimble enthusiasts, it’s a bizarre token for the game). But if you thought those arguments were intense, just wait until you have to have to fight over getting to be the penguin or the T-rex, and which sucker has to use the bathtub.

That strange negotiation could be a reality soon, if those three token are voted in by fans in Hasbro‘s new internet contest (via Kotaku) to determine which eight game pieces will be a part of the Monopoly game set from here on out. That’s right, every single token from the game, including the ones you have used all your life, might be replaced with myriad new options ranging from the totally awesome, to the super silly, to the completely absurd.

tortoise-token

VoteMonopoly has 65 options for fans (that includes the eight currently in the main game, for those of you that are traditionalists) to pick from, and they are all over the place. You can see the entire list below this post, but just be prepared for many emoji options.

emoji-token

The voting starts today and continues through January 31st. The winners will be announced on March 19, which is World Monopoly Day. While the new game isn’t expected to hit stores until August, you can currently order a copy of Monoploy Token Madness ($19.99), which has 16 pieces: the eight silver tokens that are in the game now, and eight of the new golden options that are candidates in the vote.

It’s anyone’s guess what pieces will win (just please not the emojis), but there are enough genuinely great token ideas here that we wouldn’t mind–nor be surprised–if eventually Hasbro just makes it so you can custom order a copy of the game with whatever tokens you prefer.

monster-truck

But since we can’t guarantee that will happen, get out there and vote. Otherwise you might end up stuck being the cuff links while your little sister gets to be use a helicopter.

What game piece would you most like to play with? Look over the full list of options below and tell us which token you most hope ends up a winner.

The eight silver tokens now in the game that are in danger of being kicked out:

  • Scottish Terrier
  • Battleship
  • Automobile
  • Top Hat
  • Thimble
  • Shoe (or Boot if you prefer)
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Cat (replaced the Iron–a super underrated token–in 2013)

The new candidates, which are all gold, include:

  • Plane
  • Beachball
  • Rollerskate
  • Bicycle
  • Motorbike
  • Helicopter
  • Camera
  • Monster Truck
  • Race Car
  • City Boat
  • Tortoise
  • (Formula One style) Race Car
  • Watch
  • Cuff Links
  • Wink Face Emoji
  • Rotary Phone
  • Thumbs Up Emoji
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Bowtie
  • Bunny Slipper
  • Cowboy Boot
  • Tennis Shoe
  • Shoe
  • Flip-Flop
  • Rain Boot
  • Pocket Watch
  • Ducky
  • Bathtub
  • Penguin
  • Sliced Bread
  • Mr. Monopoly Emoji
  • Fish
  • Smiley Face Emoji
  • Kissy Face Emoji
  • Rabbit
  • Crying With laughter Emoji
  • Rooster
  • Scooter
  • Sunglasses
  • Horse
  • Wheel
  • Cellphone
  • Key
  • Hashtag
  • Typewriter
  • Moneyclip
  • Jet Ski
  • Life Preserver
  • Surfboard
  • Sail Boat
  • Fire
  • T-rex
  • TV
  • Computer
  • Trumpet
  • Grammaphone
  • Plane

Images: Hasbro

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