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SECOND CUP: New Emoji Version of Monopoly set to be Released

SECOND CUP: New Emoji Version of Monopoly set to be Released
SECOND CUP: New Emoji Version of Monopoly set to be Released
Posted at 7:34 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:36:40-05

MIDWAY, FL - Today on Second Cup, we talk about changes to a popular board game.

In 1904, an American woman named Elizabeth Magie created a game that would retain it's popularity for more than 100 years.

That game is Monopoly.

In addition to being invented by a woman, Monopoly has a rich history.

The game's iconic "Monopoly Man" is modeled after JP Morgan and during World War II, British secret service officials used Monopoly boxes to smuggle escape maps to prisioners of war.

The game's board is home to iconic pieces including the thimble, the schnauzer and the shoe.

But this year, the game pieces may be getting a "digital face lift," with pieces like the wheelbarrow eliminated to make room for things like a laughing emoji face and hashtag.

The company launched the website votemonopoly.com on Tuesday to let the public choose the eight tokens for an upcoming version of the game.

There are 64 options, each Monopoly fans can vote on the eight pieces they would like to see released in the next edition.

HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE OPTIONS:

A HASHTAG

FLAMES/FIRE

WINKY

SLICED BREAD

CLASSIC SMILEY FACE

THUMBS UP

FLIP FLOP

MONOPOLY MAN (SMILEY FACE)

GRAMOPHONE