It seems like some people like to play games with a specific color, but others have a specific piece they like to move. Monopoly has had some iconic pieces, but in 2013 they replaced the iron with a cat. Now Hasbro has announced that another piece will be going away.
Monopoly fans worldwide have spoken, and the iconic Thimble token will be removed from the current Monopoly game.
After nearly a month of voting in the Monopoly Token Madness campaign, more than 4 million votes from fans around the world decided that the Thimble token will not “Pass GO” in the next generation of the Monopoly game. Despite being an integral part of day-to-day life when the token was originally added to the game in 1935, the lucky Thimble has lost its ‘shine’ with today’s fans, and will be retired from the game.
As Hasbro heads into New York Toy Fair Feb. 18-21, it’s giving fans this exclusive sneak peek of the vote results. Hasbro will reveal the final results on World Monopoly Day, March 19. The eight fan-picked Monopoly tokens will be updated in the Monopoly game hitting shelves this August.
Hasbro held the Monopoly Token Madness Campaign from January 10 through January 31, and during that time, the Thimble token did not earn enough votes to make it into the top 8. Fans can visit Facebook.com/Monopoly, @HasbroNews on Twitter and @Hasbro on Instagram (#MonopolyVote) to say “sew long” to the Thimble token, and continue to show their support for the other 63 contenders vying for a spot in the next generation of the game!
While it’s sad to see a piece like this go, it’s not too surprising. If you’re interested, you can go and add your vote for which piece should replace the thimble. Hopefully something better than a cat will be chosen this time around.