Thimble, Wheelbarrow, Boot Kicked Out of Monopoly Board Game

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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 in for the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot, Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based toymaker Hasbro Inc HAS.N said Friday.

Monopoly Pieces
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.

Monopoly Pieces
Hasbro Inc./Handout via REUTERS

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.

Monopoly Pieces
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.

Monopoly Pieces
Hasbro Inc./Handout via REUTERS

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

(Written by Tom James/Reuters, Editing by Patrick Enright and David Gregorio)

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