The refreshed group of tokens will arrive on store shelves with the newest Monopoly game this fall. When the game was initially released in 1935, it came with 10 tokens: an iron, purse, lantern, race auto, thimble, shoe, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse. The hashtag symbol got 73,139 votes, which seems to indicate that Monopoly fans want to keep the internet off their game boards. Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Hasbro announced the winners Friday morning.
"The original tokens represented familiar items from 1930s America", Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming, writes in an email.
Monopoly is a core property within Hasbro's games division, which also includes classics like Sorry!, Operation, and Hungry Hungry Hippos and the more modern Pie Face. According to a rep, participants from 146 countries cast 4.3m votes from January 10 to 31.
Monopoly's staid stable of tokens is in for a shakeup, and the boot is getting the boot.
The T-Rex garnered the second most votes of any token. The three completely new additions are...
Here's the T. rex, rubber ducky, and Penguin.
The other original objects in the game were an iron, purse, lantern, race auto, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse. It'll be joined on the sidelines by soon-to-be former tokens shoe and wheelbarrow. Hello, T-rex, penguin and rubber ducky.
Cat Token: Fans voted the Cat token into the game in 2013, and she clawed her way back in as one of the eight winning tokens, coming in sixth place in overall votes.
Monopoly was released in 1935 and World Monopoly Day is on March 19.