Monopoly fans can vote on new generation of game pieces

Monopoly's iron token was voted out in 2013, replaced with a cat.
ANDREW KELLY

Monopoly's iron token was voted out in 2013, replaced with a cat.

Will they deep-six the battleship? Give the boot the boot? Or, gasp, kill the Scottie dog?

Fans of the Monopoly board game have until January 31 to vote to keep their favourite playing pieces, some of which have been around since the game was introduced during the Great Depression, or replace them with newfangled options including a hashtag, monster truck or flip-flop.

It is not the first time that Hasbro Inc, which sells the game in which players buy and sell real estate, has given players the option of adding new tokens.

Fans can vote for new game piece options at Votemonopoly.com, which offers over 60 options including sliced bread and a ...
VOTEMONOPOLY.COM

Fans can vote for new game piece options at Votemonopoly.com, which offers over 60 options including sliced bread and a kiss emoji.

A 2013 vote saw the iron voted out and replaced by a shiny metal cat.

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"Only time will tell if fans will decide to stay with the classics, keep a few favourites or pick an entirely new lineup of tokens," said Jonathan Berkowitz, a Hasbro executive, in a statement announcing the vote on Tuesday.

The company will reveal the new pawns on March 19.

Players can view the options at VoteMonopoly.com.

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 - Reuters

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