Monopoly is changing out three of its playing tokens, swapping in a penguin, T-Rex and rubber ducky in for the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot, Pawtucket, Hasbro said Friday. The move is part of a broader campaign to update the board game based in part on votes by consumers during a promotional period earlier this year. The updated version of the game will be released in August. Four classic pieces survived the voting: the Scottie dog, car, top hat and battleship, some of which date as far back as the Great Depression. Rounding out the new lineup will be a cat token, added to the game in 2013 as a replacement for the flatiron. Players worried that the game’s rules may also have changed can relax. They haven’t. The traditional aim of dominating cardboard real estate, and ruining your competition, remains the same.
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