Monopoly letting players bring 1 retired token back to game


FILE: In this photo illustration, Monopoly game pieces are displayed on February 6, 2013 in Fairfax, California. Hasbro is letting fans bring back one of six retired tokens: thimble, wheelbarrow, iron, boot, horse and rider or money bag. (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Monopoly tokens are changing once again, and players can be part of the decision.

Hasbro, which has owned the rights to the game since 1991, is letting fans vote to bring back one of six iconic retired tokens: thimble, wheelbarrow, iron, boot, horse & rider or the money bag.

Voting began online Thursday and will last three weeks.

Fans can also vote on which current token should be removed from the game: Scottie, Hazel, battleship, penguin, rubber ducky, top hat, T-Rex or race car.

In 2013, fans voted to include the Hazel token as the newest piece, and the iron was retired. In 2017, the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot were retired and replaced by the penguin, T-Rex and rubber ducky.

Whichever token wins will get an update in the new version of the game, which will hit shelves in fall 2022 in the U.S. and spring 2023 globally.

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