Hasbro wants public to help choose next generation of Monopoly tokens

Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version of the Monopoly board game.



Hasbro Inc. began a worldwide contest Tuesday to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City.



Longtime staples of the game including the hat, the Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow, could see themselves replaced by a winking emoji, a hashtag, a clunky '80s-style cellphone, or a pair of bunny slippers.



Voting runs through Jan. 31 at VoteMonopoly.com. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company will announce the results March 19.



The version of the game with the new fan-picked tokens will go on sale in August.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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