Monopoly gets the boot and fans are sew mad
The iconic game of Monopoly has changed for good with three new pieces being added to the mix.
Hasbro, makers of the game, put the pieces to the public vote in january and the results have been published today, Sunday, March 19.
More than 100 countries selected the eight tokens they hoped to see in the next generation of the game from a list of 64 contenders. This monumental MONOPOLY campaign drew more than 4.3 million votes.
•Scottie Dog Token: The best friend of Mr Monopoly since the 1950s, the Scottie Dog token proved its popularity by receiving the most votes - making it the overall first place winner.
•T-Rex Token: The mighty T-Rex token stomped its way into the new game, garnering the second most overall votes and making history as the first dinosaur token of Mr. MONOPOLY.
•Top Hat Token: Coming in third place in overall votes, the Top Hat token - a staple in the game since 1935 - will keep Mr. MONOPOLY looking dapper well into the future.
•Car Token: This 1930s roadster will continue fueling adrenaline rushes for Mr Monopoly in the next generation of the game; coming in fourth place in overall votes.
•Rubber Ducky Token: Coming in fifth in overall votes, the new Rubber Ducky token is truly all its “quacked” up to be.
Cat Token: Fans voted the Cat token into the game in 2013, and she clawed her way back in as one of the eight winning tokens, coming in sixth place in overall votes.
•Penguin Token: Waddling into the game in seventh place in overall votes, the Penguin token is the new style muse for Mr Monopoly.
•Battleship Token: The beloved Battleship token represents the first round-the-world trip for Mr. Monopoly; securing the eighth spot in overall votes, this token’s legacy will cruise into the next generation of the game.
Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming, said: “The next generation of tokens clearly represents the interests of our fans around the world and we’re proud to have our iconic game impacted by the people that feel most passionate about playing it.”
•“Sew” long, Thimble: The lucky Thimble token is down on its luck. With just over 81,000 votes, this token will be left out of the next generation of the game after more than 80 years.
•The Boot gets booted: Mr. Monopoly needs a new pair of kicks, because the once popular boot token - modeled after the working shoe of the 1930s - received just over 83,000 votes, and was ultimately booted from the game.
•Bye, bye Wheelbarrow: The wheelbarrow token, a staple in the game since the 1950s, will wheel no more. With just over 60,000 votes, this historic token was voted out of the next generation of the game.