Thimble playing piece dropped from new Monopoly game

17 February, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Ora Austin
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During Hasbro's Monopoly Token Madness Vote, voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. It's a world where these damn kids today probably don't even know what a thimble is, or why they're playing Monopoly. With this vote, fans of the classic game would vote on one of its iconic tokens to be removed, which would be replaced by another token later on in the year.

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. Last month they chose from among the current pieces and 56 new, more relevant ones, including a flip-flop, emojis, and a hashtag. News broke Thursday that Monopoly, the 82-year-old game that nurtures the next round of our nation's capitalists, is ditching its classic token.

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Fortune noted that dropping the thimble made sense as it represented a household object that was part of the day-to-day life in the 1930s when the board game was first launched. The original tokens were the iron, purse, lantern, race vehicle, thimble, boot, top hat, battleship, cannon and rocking horse. Some of the available choices were a T-Rex, rubber duck, and an emoji.

Games featuring the new piece will be available in August 2017. The remaining pieces still making their way around the boards are the cat (which replaced the iron), the Scottish Terrier, the battleship, the automobile, the top hat, the wheelbarrow, and the shoe.

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