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Thimble, wheelbarrow, boot kicked out of Monopoly board game

The eight current Monopoly tokens pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 15, 2017. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters

The eight current Monopoly tokens pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 15, 2017. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters

If you have ever wanted to rampage through a game of Monopoly like a dinosaur, you’re in luck.

The popular U.S. board game is changing out three of its playing tokens, swapping in a penguin, T-Rex, and rubber ducky for the thimble, wheelbarrow, and boot, Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toymaker Hasbro Inc HAS.N said Friday.

The three tokens deleted from the roster. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

The three tokens deleted from the roster. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

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, according to the company. 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.

The eight current Monopoly tokens are surrounded by tokens being voted on for inclusion to the popular board game in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 15, 2017. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

The eight current Monopoly tokens are surrounded by tokens being voted on for inclusion to the popular board game in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 15, 2017. Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

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.

Anyone considering Tyrannosaurus-inspired mayhem should think twice, however. Even a dinosaur can still go directly to jail.

The newest additions to the roster of Monopoly tokens.  Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

The newest additions to the roster of Monopoly tokens.
Hasbro Inc./Handout via Reuters.

 

 

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