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Digitizing classic games doesn’t always work

Last Wednesday, toymaker Hasbro announced it would be retiring one of the game pieces in the classic board game Monopoly, asking fans to vote on Facebook for which one of the game’s classic tokens -- the hat, the wheelbarrow, the scotty dog, the race car, the thimble, the battleship or the shoe -- they’d like to see replaced with a new game piece. The options for the new token, including a toy robot, a helicopter and a guitar, are intended to be "more representative of today's Monopoly players" than the old pieces, Hasbro vice president Eric Nyman told CNN.

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