Monopoly gets rid of the thimble, one last piece of our dignity


Monopoly gets rid of the thimble, one last piece of our dignity

The classic game piece joins the iron (which was retired in 2013), the bag of money (2007), the horse and rider, the cannon, and the train as tokens taken out of Monopoly play.

That's right, Monopoly addicts, the times they are a changin'.

The thimble is being scrapped from the Monopoly game after voters rejected the piece. 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.

"We were a little bit surprised that the thimble got among the lowest votes because it's been in the game for so long", said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.

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The surviving pieces that trace their roots back to the Great Depression include a battleship, boot and Scottie dog.

Game owner, Hasbro, plans a big reveal of the eight winners on March 19.

Monopoly has always been one of the more polarizing board games on the market, thanks to its capitalist campaign and seemingly endless runtime. Most recently, Hasbro released a cashless version of the game, Monopoly Ultimate Banking, which used bank cards and an electronic banking unit instead of paper bills. The choices offered were a hashtag, an emoji, a flip-flop and a rubber duck.

The new Monopoly piece will arrive to a board game near you in August 2017. Just a few years ago the iron token was voted out in favor of a cat charm.



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