MONOPOLY MAY REPLACE ICONIC PIECES WITH EMOJI FACES AND HASHTAGS

[1/11/17]  Monopoly’s game pieces may look very different the next time you play.

In fact, instead of fighting over the silver shoe or thimble, you could be left holding a bath tub, a dinosaur or even a hashtag symbol.

For the first time in the brand’s 82-year history, Monopoly — owned by toymaker Hasbro — is letting the public decide if they should replace all of those game pieces with something new.

The company launched website VoteMonopoly.com on Tuesday to encourage the internet to choose the eight figurines (or “tokens”) featured in its upcoming version of the game. Of the 64 suggestions listed, 56 options are entirely new. The other eight are the classic tokens, such as the top hat.

The new suggestions are inspired by pop culture and social media.

Hasbro is crowdsourcing votes until January 31, and there’s no limit to how many times you can weigh in. The top 8 most-voted tokens will be revealed in March and become a permanent addition to the game.

This means, of course, the iconic shoe could actually get the boot. But the public could also pick all of the classics again, and your dreams of a monster truck piece could be crushed.