‘Star Wars’ Monopoly game to add game piece af­ter child’s note

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD - The As­so­ci­ated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The “Star Wars” version of Monopoly will add a game piece based on the fe­male char­ac­ter Rey af­ter an 8year-old girl wrote “Girls mat­ter” in a let­ter to game maker Has­bro not­ing the omis­sion. Car­rie Gold­man, of Evanston, Illi­nois, posted a let­ter on Twit­ter this week writ­ten by her daugh­ter, An­nie Rose, ask­ing why Has­bro left out Rey when she is a main char­ac­ter of the lat­est movie in the se­ries, “Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens.” The orig­i­nal game in­cludes pieces mod­eled on male char­ac­ters: Luke Sky­walker, Darth Vader, Finn and Kylo Ren. Has­bro re­sponded, say­ing it didn’t want any spoil­ers, so it did not in­clude Rey when it re­leased the game in Septem­ber.

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