ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version of the Monopoly board game.
Hasbro Inc. began a worldwide contest Tuesday to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Longtime staples of the game including the hat, the Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow could see themselves replaced by a winking emoji, a hashtag, a clunky `80s-style cellphone, or a pair of bunny slippers.
Voting runs through Jan. 31 at www.VoteMonopoly.com. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based company will announce the results March 19.
The version of the game with the new fan-picked tokens will go on sale in August.