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.
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.
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.
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.
Although I went with new pieces for 6 out of my 8 picks, I did go with a couple of classic pieces.
And then you’re greeted with this fun face after voting!
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
- old fashioned racecar
- cat (This piece was chosen to replace the iron in an online vote in 2013.)
New pieces, in gold
- smiley face
- winky face
- kissy face
- crying with laughter emoji
- Mr. Monopoly emoji (pictured above)
- wellington boot
- thumbs up
- tennis shoe
- sliced bread
- sail boat
- rotary phone
- roller skate
- race car
- pocket watch
- monster truck
- life preserver
- cowboy hat
- cowboy boot
- money clip
- bunny slippers
- bow tie
- millionaire yacht
- beach ball