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So Long, Thimble: Monopoly Unveils Its New Lineup of Quirky Tokens

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Earlier this year, Monopoly decided to mix things up: They held a vote to see what kind of tokens fans wanted in the newest edition of the game. Monopoly has held such contests in the past, but this is the first time that all the tokens were in jeopardy of being replaced—even the beloved Scottie dog. Board game fans voted on their favorite tokens out of a list of 64 options, which included the classic pieces along with some more unusual options like dinosaurs, emojis, and more. Now the results are in and it looks like three of the eight tokens are being replaced with new blood.

The new lineup is as follows: Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship, cat, T. rex, rubber ducky, and penguin. The boot, the wheelbarrow, and the long-mocked thimble have lost their places on the board without passing Go. The voting occurred from January 10 through 31, with fans from 146 countries casting a total of 4.3 million ballots. The new selections show a love for animals and a disinterest in old-timey (but still used!) objects. After all, who could resist a giant T. rex on the board?

Personally, we're just glad no emojis made the cut.

You will be able to see the three new tokens in the next generation of Monopoly when it comes out in August. In the meantime, you can get the Token Madness board, which comes with 16 different tokens in silver and gold.

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The Golden Girls Are Starring in Their Own Version of Clue

Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia have been immortalized as mugs, Funko dolls, and coloring book characters. The next place fans will see the Golden Girls is on the cover of their own board game. As Nerdist reports, the beloved sitcom is the theme behind the latest version of Clue.

Fortunately for our leading ladies, murder isn’t the catalyst of this whodunit plot. Instead, players will race to reveal who ate the last slice of cheesecake.

Stan and Miles join the caper as it leads players through Blanche’s home. The “weapons” have also been given a Golden Girls update: Was it Dorothy in the kitchen with the feathered shoe? Or Sophia in the lanai with the hairspray? Other items include lipstick, a lounge chair, a bathrobe, and a purse.

The Golden Girls is the latest pop culture treasure to receive the Clue treatment. Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and Dungeons & Dragons have all been re-imagined for the mystery game. Board game fans can pick up Golden Girls Clue for $40 when it hits shelves this June.

[h/t Nerdist]

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Spend a Sick Day Playing 'Princess Bride-Opoly'
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Lately, Monopoly has been on their game when it comes to making official versions based on pop culture. Just look at this Rick and Morty version, or this upcoming Queen board. Still, there are plenty of beloved staples that have yet to get the board game treatment. Iconic movie The Princess Bride may not have an official Monopoly game yet, but for now we can make do with this off-brand version, which has all the bells and whistles of the real deal.

To start a game of Princess Bride Opoly, first you need to pick your game piece. Choose between Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, Fezzik, or Vizzini. Next, you and your friends can start buying properties all over Florin. You start with cottages and eventually upgrade to castles. Some locations include ruins atop the cliff, Florin market, Miracle Max's house, and more. Tru Wuv and Inconceivable! cards are filled with quotes and references from the movie. Instead of jail, players need to watch out for the Pit of Despair.

You can get the board for your next game night (or when you're home sick and want to play with your grandpa) on Amazon for $35.99.

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