Though some longtime Monopoly fans were devastated when Hasbro announced that the popular game would retire the thimble, the wheelbarrow, and the boot game pieces, you have to admit that the new additions are an exciting change.
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If you’re brave enough to start playing a round of Monopoly (seriously, it’s fun, but a single round takes HOURS, right?) you can now choose to play as a rubber ducky, a penguin, or a T-Rex. Monopoly maker Hasbro hosted a competition to select which new pieces would make the cut. The three choices beat out other options that included an emoji, a bunny slipper, and a computer. People from 146 countries cast 4.3 million votes to get to the final decision.
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