ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece.

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hasbro Inc. 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 March 19, and will be included in games hitting shelves this August.

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

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  1. Randy Stein says:

    HUH???? Modernizing the game and its’ playing pieces I can understand. Sure get rid of pieces that today’s children may not recognize (like the top hat, iron, or thimble) but remove the DOG???? That’s crazy!!! Okay, pick a new more recognizable breed, maybe. (Sadly, Scotties are not so popular anymore.) How about a very popular and easy to sculpt AND recognize breed like a BULLDOG??? (English bulldogs or French bulldogs are #4 and #6 on the AKC’s list of most popular dogs.)

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