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This morning, Hasbro has announced the MONOPOLY Token Madness Vote (#MonopolyVote), which leaves the fate of all eight current and classic MONOPOLY tokens – including the Scottie Dog- in the hands of the fans for the first time. From now through January 31, 2017, MONOPOLY  fans can visit a special website to cast their vote for which eight tokens they’d like to see in the next MONOPOLY  game. The field this year is a big one, with 64 tokens in the running (see them all on my Facebook page), including the current eight tokens and 50+ new contenders. This means, that for the first time ever, all eight current tokens could get voted out of the game. Since Charles Darrow first created MONOPOLY  back in 1933, a total of 20 different tokens have appeared in standard editions of the game, but never before have they been completely voted out at once. As the original tokens were originally reflective of 1930s America, a 2017 edition of the game could reflect the modern world in which we now live.


The Current Eight Tokens:

  • Scottie Dog: This tail-wagging terrier has been the MR. MONOPOLY character’s sidekick since the 1950s, but will Scottie have what it takes to get through the Token Madness Vote?

  • Thimble: The lucky thimble is a family heirloom for MR. MONOPOLY and has been in the game since 1935. While thimbles are no longer part of day-to-day life, this iconic token holds a special place in MR. MONOPOLY character’s heart.

  • Car: MR. MONOPOLY may work hard, but he knows how to play hard, too. Since 1935, he’s been fueling his adrenaline rush with his vehicle of choice: the token adaptation of a 1930s roadster! Is MR. MONOPOLY ready to trade in for a helicopter, motorcycle, or a fancier racecar?

  • Cat: In 2013, the MR. MONOPOLY character’s family grew by four furry legs with the introduction of Hazel the Cat, who was voted into the game by fans. Can Hazel scratch her way into the game for the second time?

  • Battleship: The battleship was the MR. MONOPOLY character’s vessel for his first round-the-world trip. While he’s traveled and toured many times since, the Battleship circa 1935 reminds MR. MONOPOLY of wild adventures from the past.

  • Hat: No one can pull off a Top Hat like MR. MONOPOLY! Since 1935, he’s been making a dapper statement. Is it time for Mr. M to ditch the top hat and get a stylish new makeover?

  • Wheelbarrow: How does MR. MONOPOLY carry all that cash? A wheelbarrow of course! The Wheelbarrow, which represents the hard work that goes into building houses and hotels (a task close to the MR. MONOPOLY character’s heart), has been part of the game since the 1950s, but will it survive into 2017?

  • Boot: MR. MONOPOLY wasn’t born with a silver spoon; he climbed the ladder through years of hard work. He keeps his old work boot – modeled after the working shoe of the 1930s – to remind him of his journey. Is MR. MONOPOLY ready to trade in the old work boot for a kick-back-and-unwind pair of flip flops?   

So what’s up for 2017? Personally, I’m partial to MR. MONOPOLY getting an Emoji makeover… the vintage racecar getting swapped for a NASCAR… and maybe some additional technological upgrades. See all 64 possible tokens and get your votes in at!

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