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Monopoly Replaced Its Tokens With Animals And It's Tearing The Internet Apart

Prepare for good ol' nostalgia to rear its bittersweet, sentimental head.

Monopoly has officially gotten rid of some of its most iconic game pieces: the boot, the thimble and the wheelbarrow.

In their place, Hasbro brought in a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky.

Hasbro announced the winners earlier today, which were considered with a total of 64 other options.

According to E! News, Jonathan Berkowitz, Hasbro's senior vice president of marketing, is sad to see the tokens go, but “it will be fun to have some new, fan-sourced tokens in the mix.”

He also said, “Personally, I've always especially liked the boot token, but I'm excited to move onto the T-rex.”

The internet, on the other hand, is more than a little upset by the new game pieces.

The nostalgia of the lost Monopoly pieces is a little too much to handle for some.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Mixed feelings about the new Monopoly tokens. The T-rex is quite cool, but there's definite nostalgia for me with iron, boot & wheelbarrow."

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Once a wheelbarrow, always a wheelbarrow.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "I WAS ALWAYS THE WHEELBARROW BECAUSE I WOULD SAY 'I NEED THIS TO CARRY AROUND ALL MY MONEY' You have made an enemy today Monopoly."

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I'm definitely #teamthimble too.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "To my friends: keep a thimble on hand if you want me to ever play monopoly again."

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I'm not sure parents would really approve of a condom token, Dr. Ruth…

A screenshot of a tweet which says "So the condom didn't make it as a #Monopoly game piece. A missed educational opportunity as I see it."

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…but I would DEFINITELY prefer them over a *gag* MAGA hat.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "With its new Monopoly pieces, Hasbro left out MAGA hats and a baggie of fentanyl."

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With these new game pieces, many can't help but wonder what we'll see in years to come.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "MONOPOLY TOKENS IN THE YEAR 2037 - dermal piercing - the handclap emoji - banana (extinct) - Suicide Squad's Oscar - human empathy"

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This is a fair question, though.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "why is everyone so upset about this monopoly news? when was the last time you played monopoly?"

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Like, I actually can't remember the last time I even played Monopoly.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "i understand the primal urge of 'things are changing, noo' but it does not compare with the primal urge of 'never play Monopoly ever again'"

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Alright, Jesse, slow your roll there, you little cynic.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Also, Monopoly is a horrible game, and no one should play it regardless of what the tokens are."

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According to the Los Angeles Times, over 4.3 million voters from 146 different countries weighed in on which tokens they wanted to see in the latest version of the property-acquisition game, which is based off the real-life streets of Atlantic City.

Among the other contenders were a winking emoji, a hashtag, a clunky, '80s-style cellphone and a pair of bunny slippers.

If you're feeling totally unsettled by all this change, take some solace in the fact that the Scottish terrier, battleship, race car, top hat and cat tokens will remain in the game.

If you're excited to try out the new game pieces, the latest version of Monopoly goes on sale in the fall.

Citations: Monopoly Boots the Boot, Thimble and Wheelbarrow in Favor of New Tokens (E!), The three new Monopoly tokens have been announced. Let the fighting over the T. rex begin (Los Angeles Times)

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Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...

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