Monopoly To Drop Iconic Token

That's when we'll learn which eight pieces are going to be featured in new editions of Monopoly, which will go on sale in August.

While we'll have to wait until World Monopoly Day on March 3 to find out which eight game tokens fans voted to include in new editions of the game, one classic player piece has already bit the dust.

Hasbro (has) confirmed on Thursday that the thimble-a token that was originally added to the game in 1935-didn't receive enough votes to remain in the updated version of the game that will be sold later this year.

As part of the brand's "Monopoly Token Madness" campaign, more than 4 million people voted to decide which eight tokens should be part of the next iteration of the game.

Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version. Some of the new pieces that fans could vote for included a penguin, a television, a race vehicle, the Mr. Monopoly emoji, a rubber duck, a watch, a wheel, and a bunny slipper. The original tokens were the iron, purse, lantern, race vehicle, thimble, boot, top hat, battleship, cannon and rocking horse. That business reported a 9% jump in revenue past year, to $1.39 billion.

  • Arturo Norris