Monopoly May Replace Iconic Pieces With Emoji Faces And Hashtags

Monopoly May Replace Iconic Pieces With Emoji Faces And Hashtags

Ashley Herrera

UNITED STATES- Monopoly has introduced that they are making new game pieces, For the first time in brand’s 82-year history, Monopoly, owned by toymaker Hasbro (HAS), is letting the public decide if they should replace all of the game pieces with something new.

The company launched a website (http://www.votemonopoly.com/?locale=en-us) on Tuesday to encourage the internet to choose eight figures or “tokens.” Of the 64 suggestions listed, 56 options are entirely new like the classic top hat. The new suggestions are inspired by pop culture and social media.

Hasbro is crowdsourcing votes until January 31, and there’s no limit to many times people can weigh in. The top 8 most voted will be revealed in March and become an addition to the board game.

“Over the years, we’ve allowed Monopoly fans to participate in the evolution of the game, but we’ve never before let the public pick all the tokens for the game,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.

In 2013, fans were able to vote on which token they would replace the iron game piece with. The latest version of the game will hit shelves this fall that would cost about 20 dollars.Hasbro is planning on releasing a limited version of the game called Monopoly Signature Token Collection Edition this spring. It will only include 64 tokens up for the vote.

There are 300 different versions of Monopoly up to date, most recently, the Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition.

 

Vote now before the votes close on January 30th!