Sew long thimble: Monopoly rolls out new playing pieces

In real life his arms would probably be too short to roll the dice and move ahead to Pall Mall, but the T-rex is one of the new Monopoly playing tokens unveiled by Hasbro Inc.

In time to celebrate World Monopoly Day (on March 19), the company behind the age old boardgame has confirmed the next generation of playing pieces.

They will include the traditional Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship and cat, as well as the new T-rex, rubber ducky and penguin.


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The iconic thimble, boot and wheelbarrow didn’t make the cut in the Token Madness Vote which saw fans from more than 100 countries decide on what tokens would continue to pass go and which would go directly to jail.

The next generation of the Monopoly game will be available for purchase in September. Or, you can buy the Monopoly Token Madness Edition game, which includes the 8 current tokens, and 8 golden tokens, now.


Rachel Junge
Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au. "In 2014 I took a step back from full-time duties to become a stay at home mum and now cover the weekend news and whatever else may be needed from time to time. I keep my ‘presenting voice’ active during the week when reading children’s books and attempting to do various accents (to little success)."