Monopoly to Replace One of Its Iconic Game Pieces

by Nate Wooley | January 10, 2013 9:06 am

[1]Monopoly, possibly the most successful board game in America, is getting rid of one of its tokens.

The Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS[2]) game is running a promotion on its Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[3]) page asking fans to vote for which of the tokens gets replaced, USA Today reports[4]. The token with the fewest votes by Feb. 5 will be shown the door.

The loser will be replaced by one of five new tokens that visitors can also vote on. All five — a robot, helicopter, cat, guitar and diamond ring — along with the eight classic tokens, will  appear in a special “Golden Token” edition of the game in February. It will be the first, and only, time a Monopoly set has 13 tokens. After that, sets released at the end of summer will see eight tokens again, including the new replacement.

The current tokens that we’re all so familiar with aren’t all from the original Monopoly set. Six of them were, but the Scottie dog and the wheelbarrow were added in the 1950s. Over time, the money bag was added, and the horse and cannon were removed.

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