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Monday 22 January 2018

Thimble gets the boot as game piece voted off Monopoly

The thimble game piece is set to be ditched (Steven Senne/AP)
The thimble game piece is set to be ditched (Steven Senne/AP)

You can still pass Go and collect 200 dollars on the Monopoly board, but soon you will not be able to do it with the thimble game piece.

Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935.

The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces.

Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version.

Hasbro is holding a worldwide contest to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Winners will be announced on March 19 and will be included in games hitting shelves this August.

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