Boardgame experts at the company left the lead female character from The Force Awakens out of sets in favour of generic stormtroopers, but as the sci-fi blockbuster continues to shatter box office records around the world, they've been forced to give in to fans who feel Rey should feature.

The devotees used the the hashtags #WheresRey and #WhereIsRey to get their message across, and now toy company officials have agreed to include the fan-favourite character in an updated version of the game.

"We love the passion fans have for Rey, and are happy to announce that we will be making a running change to include her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game available later this year," a firm spokesman says.