Monopoly Is Retiring One of Its Most Classic Tokens
Feb 17 2017
Originally released in 1933 during the Great Depression, Monopoly started with four tokens: the thimble, top hat, race vehicle, and boot. This meant that some of the original pieces were subject to getting cut-and that has indeed happened.
Voting ran from January 10 to January 31, and participants could pick their eight favorite pieces from a total of 64: 56 new ones along with all the originals. Protector of fingertips, your heroism was immortalized as a playing piece in the real-estate board game Monopoly. That result will be announced on March 19, and the newly-updated game will be sold in stores starting this August.
It comes as part of an overall shakeup of the 8 game pieces.
This round of Monopoly voting included 56 new tokens and eight old tokens.
"The Thimble token will not "Pass GO" in the next generation of the Monopoly game", Hasbro said.
Hasbro gave Monopoly fans across the globe a chance to vote on which eight pieces should make it to the new version of the game, called Token Madness.
Monopoly has always been one of the more polarizing board games on the market, thanks to its capitalist campaign and seemingly endless runtime. In 2013, the iron token was replaced by Hazel the cat. Some of the new tokens that were up for consideration this year included a penguin, rubber duck, TV, watch, and an emoji of Mr. Monopoly.