Monopoly Madness!

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The people in charge at Hasbro have lost their minds and are letting the collective Internet choose which 8 pieces Monopoly players will be able to choose from now on, at least until it’s time for another overhaul!

I have played many different versions of Monopoly – Pokemon, Disney, classic – and I can absolutely not remember how many of those games were actually played to completion. It wasn’t very many though.

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But my favorite – and the most nerve-wracking – part was always choosing which piece I wanted to be. My friend and I got into an insane argument once when we were younger over who got the hideous Mewtwo piece in the Pokemon version. I feel like we never even got around to playing the game that time. Then, when we played the Disney version, I wanted to be Pinocchio but she forced me into playing as Dumbo and we gave up after maybe three turns.

Choosing a piece is very important, since that’s what will be representing you for the next 75 years as you trudge through a single game of Monopoly.

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Now, fans are being allowed to cast their vote for the pieces they want to play as. Fans can choose from any of the 8 current characters or 55 new pieces, with a camera, typewriter, rooster, sail boat amongst the new options.

Entertainment Weekly has a handy slideshow of all the old and new pieces. The current pieces are silver while potential new additions are gold.

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Voting lasts through January 31 and votes can be cast at votemonopoly.com.

Honestly, I’m pretty excited to see how this turns out. I voted earlier and I had a pretty difficult time with some of my picks because most of the choices are that good.

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Although I went with new pieces for 6 out of my 8 picks, I did go with a couple of classic pieces.

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And then you’re greeted with this fun face after voting!

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The winning game pieces will be announced on March 19, World Monopoly Day.

Listed below are all the pieces up for debate:

Current pieces, in silver

  • top hat
  • Scottie dog
  • boot
  • battleship
  • old fashioned racecar
  • wheelbarrow
  • thimble
  • cat (This piece was chosen to replace the iron in an online vote in 2013.)

New pieces, in gold

  • TV
  • typewriter
  • trumpet
  • smiley face
  • winky face
  • kissy face
  • crying with laughter emoji
  • Mr. Monopoly emoji (pictured above)
  • wheel
  • wellington boot
  • watch
  • T-Rex
  • tortoise
  • thumbs up
  • tennis shoe
  • surfboard
  • sunglasses
  • sliced bread
  • shoe
  • scooter
  • sail boat
  • rotary phone
  • rooster
  • roller skate
  • race car
  • pocket watch
  • plane
  • bath
  • penguin
  • NASCAR
  • motorbike
  • monster truck
  • life preserver
  • key
  • jetski
  • horse
  • helicopter
  • hashtag
  • grammaphone
  • flip-flop
  • fish
  • fire
  • ducky
  • cufflink
  • cowboy hat
  • cowboy boot
  • computer
  • money clip
  • cellphone
  • camera
  • bunny slippers
  • bow tie
  • bicycle
  • millionaire yacht
  • beach ball
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