Monopoly has evolved over the years, of course, as the economy and technology changes in effort to keep the game current. Specifically the pieces that players use when they play the game. Originally, there were only 6 game play pieces, and they were the thimble (of course), shoe, top-hat, battleship, cannon, and clothes iron. Eventually, several different pieces were introduced, then dropped, like the horse with rider, lantern, purse, etc. In the most current versions of the game, there are 8 pieces, and they’re the Scottie dog, shoe (has been around since the start), battleship, car, thimble (seems to be most peoples’ favorite), wheelbarrow, top-hat, and cat (which replaced the clothes iron in 2013 after a fan vote).
Now, they’re updating the pieces again, but they want to make a special “Token Madness” version of the game. They’re taking to fan voting again, and you’ll be able to choose from new figures like the hashtag, smiley face emoji, computer, private jet, campfire, yacht, fish – all sorts of choices. 56 new choices, in fact. You can vote on their website here, and lean a bit more about the history on CNN Money.