Monopoly is letting the internet decide what they should change their tokens to

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Ah, Monopoly. One of those timeless, classic board games that brought families together – and did its level best to tear them apart. I have some “fond” memories of Monopoly games that dragged on for hours until someone gave up, and trying to steal money from the bank when no one was looking. Fun times!

Speaking of fun times, Monopoly are looking to liven up their image and change up the classic game tokens. So if you’re tired of the boot, or want to make sure the top hat is still in, now’s your chance! It’s going to be up to you to decide which eight tokens the game is going to have.

monopoly tokens

You’ve got a possible 50 new tokens to choose from, with options ranging from penguins, horses and dinosaurs, to race-cars, cellphones, a PC and… a rubber ducky? You also have the chance to vote in new tokens in the form of emoji and hashtags. Not sure who thought that was a good idea, but the option is there!

This isn’t the first time that Monopoly has changed a token. Only a few years ago, Monopoly kicked out the iron token in favour of Hazel the cat, which won the popular vote on Hasbro’s Facebook page because this is the internet and cats, so of course it did. I can’t wait to see what the internet hive-mind is going to go for this time. Why choose a typewriter when you can have the winking, kissy face emoji on the board!

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So far, the strangest new option I’ve run into is a loaf of bread, which I can’t even begin to understand. You can be damn sure the rubber ducky got my vote though! Head over to, pick your top eight, and let me know what you think of our new crop of potential Monopoly tokens.

Last Updated: January 11, 2017

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    *selects random ones and submits*

  • HvR

    Why the loaf of bread you ask, so that somebody can go: ” HA HA jy is ‘n f***n brood”

  • Hammersteyn

    Horse, so that you can ask the person using the Horse “Why the long face” everytime they land on your property
    Kanye West’s glasses
    Hashtag, because #allthethings
    Wink Face Emoji, everyone hates the upcoming Emoji movie
    Rooster, so that everyone can argue who’s the biggest cock
    Gramophone, Music these days mostly suck and by extension so does the Grammys
    Rainboot, Quintessential EFF footwear
    And a Cellphone, because of retarded selfie sticks
    There. I just helped spread my version of cancer to Monopoly

  • HvR

    They should give the internet carte blanche on the choices so that we can have a penis, boobs, your mother and one of these

  • Zoe Hawkins

    “the strangest new option I’ve run into is a loaf of bread, which I can’t even begin to understand.”
    Agreed, i mean, we all know it’s the best thing since SLICED bread… right? 😛

    • Hammersteyn


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