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Will emoji tokens make it into the next Monopoly game? You decide

By Shawn Knight
Jan 10, 2017
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  1. As simplistic as it was, one of the highlights of playing Monopoly as a kid was selecting which token to use during the game. After all, what do you do when everyone wants the best token (the battleship)?

    Back then, of course, you didn’t have a say-so regarding token choice aside from the handful that game with the game. A new version of the iconic property game due out this summer, however, changes all of that.

    From now through January 31, the collective Internet can cast their vote for their top eight tokens out of a selection of 56. Most of the classics appear to be in the lot – the car, top hat, thimble, boot and the beloved battleship, for example – alongside new entries like the hashtag, a Zack Morris-era cellular phone, a computer, crying with laughter emoji and a typewriter.

    It’s not all tech-oriented as hopefuls like the T-Rex, beach ball, motorcycle, fire, monster truck, bath tub and sliced bread (you can’t make this up) demonstrate.

    Once voting ends, Hasbro will tally and announce the results on March 19, otherwise known as World Monopoly Day. Fan-selected tokens will appear in an updated Monopoly game come August. The only question is, which token(s) will you be voting for?

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  2. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 300   +111

    Please stop remaking this horrible game.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,753   +3,007

    I'd rather play Monopoly than 90% of the other board games available.
     
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 300   +111

    That still leaves you with plenty of options! Leave this century old game on the shelf to collect dust.
     
  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 455   +401

    No. We dont need more emojis in things.

    how about they just make the original game, with no modifications, no apps, digital calculators, ece. Just a good old fashioned boardgame

    found the guy who always goes for park place/boardwalk.
     
    Billybobjoey likes this.
  6. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,349   +273

    Considering all the other crap they've done to the game over the years, they might as well~
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,759   +2,172

    What about chess? That's centuries old yet it remains popular... and will outlive video games.
     
  8. Jamlad

    Jamlad TS Booster Posts: 62   +63

    F**k me, what is the modern obsession with emojis?
     
    Theinsanegamer likes this.
  9. EndlessWaves

    EndlessWaves TS Booster Posts: 169   +37

    I think it is time for new tokens, many of the old designs never were very good. Some of the new ones are fairly questionable too, I can't see that helicoptor getting many votes.

    I went for the battleship, dog, welly, tortoise, jetski, fish, gramophone and sliced bread. They seemed like decent depictions, easily graspable tokens and not too specific to one edition. Three animals, three objects and two vehicles. Although I'm surprised there were no vegetable, fruit or plant options.

    I'd pick the welly as first choice, tortoise or sliced bread as second choices.
     
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,753   +3,007

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