Say goodbye to the boot, thimble, and wheelbarrow game pieces! A T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin will join the five classic tokens Scottie the dog, hat, car, cat and battleship. This change came by way of an online vote held by Hasbro in January at VoteMonopoly.com. Monopoly fans were asked to select their favorite eight tokens from 64 possible options. A total of 56 were entirely new, while the other eight were the classics. 4.3 millions votes later, the rubber duck was introduced to the new group of game pieces!
While we can’t say why these exact tokens were chosen or who exactly chose them, we know they represent the voices of our fans — young and old — from around the world,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.
In any case, hopefully the new lucky ducky will ‘duck’ out of jail and not have to spend to much time waddling around Baltic Avenue. Pass go and collect $200 rubber duck!