New playing pieces in the latest version of Monopoly

The boot, wheelbarrow and thimble have all been retired in the latest version of Monopoly.

The classic pieces have been replaced by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a penguin and a “rubber ducky”.

It follows a public vote over which tokens to save, as part of the brand’s “Monopoly Token Madness” campaign.

The original pieces have been a staple of Monopoly boards around the world since the game was launched in 1935.

It’s the second time a piece has been removed from play following public consultation.

The iron made way for a cat back in 2013.

The remaining pieces, including a battleship and a boot, all trace their roots back to the Great Depression.

Thimbles are used to prevent pricking a thumb with a sharp needle while sewing.

 

BBC

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