Which Monopoly Token Will Go?

“The main appeal of the game is not necessarily the charming equipment, but rather it’s the dynamic that takes place when you and I and our friends sit around the table and we start negotiating, deal-making, bantering, making decisions, seeing the results of the decisions we make.”

Monopoly, the game where you use cunning, deceit and backdoor deals to ruin your competitors and win all the moneys, will be retiring one of its eight tokens. But which one? Hasbro is leaving it up to the public and using social media (of course) to decide which piece will go. Whichever piece they decide to retire will likely be replaced with one of the following five tokens: robot, diamond ring, cat, helicopter and guitar.

Personally, I like it when classic games stay classic (even if it’s true that everyone wants to be the car or top hat or dog, and few people choose to be the iron or wheelbarrow). But if I had to accept a new token, I’d be fine with the cat or robot, as long as the robot looks more like Bender and less like Roomba.

Photo: therichbrooks

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12 Comments / Post A Comment

It better not be the shoe. I’m always the shoe.

probs (#296)

@stuffisthings shoe 4 lyfe. There’s also a Seinfeld episode tuat mentions the Monopoly shoe/boot in conjunction with sexual experimentation, as I recall.

@stuffisthings “As of Monday afternoon, the boot and the iron had the fewest votes and were most in danger of being replaced.” Better go vote! I am also always the boot. And both of those are original tokens, so I feel like it would be too sad to get rid of them.

kellyography (#250)

@Punk-assBookJockey No! My mom is always the iron because it is the least easily-noticed piece on the board. She will be devastated. I am always the Scottie dog.

@Punk-assBookJockey They’re taking away all its Depression Era charm… first moving it from Atlantic City, now this. Next thing you know you’ll be driving around in, like, a Cadillac® Escalade™ flipping houses in The O.C. or something. It’s not 2006 anymore Hasbro!

Maybe they could update it for the current recession and you’re actually LIVING in your Cadillac® Escalade™ driving around trying to get money to pay off your credit cards while avoid the repo man or something?

Kelly@twitter (#3,067)

Can they replace it with a cat standing on top of a helicopter, playing a guitar?

Mike Dang (#2)

@Kelly@twitter BRB, calling Hasbro HQ.

Megano! (#124)

I think there is a Futurama set of Monopoly? And I’m pretty sure you’ll still be able to get the classic set, if I remember correctly from when I wrote about this a month ago.

julnyes (#2,807)

I quite like the wheelbarrow, but the iron can go.

Tatiana (#194)

I always wanted to play with the thimble. The thimble was the best. Because you could wear it!

blueblazes (#1,798)

Our monopoly set had a little rearing horse and rider instead of a battleship. Have I been living a lie? I am always the horse.

saritasara (#2,710)

I used to play Monopoly with my cousins and aunt when I was a kid. My older cousin and I instituted a merger clause where once per game (assuming 4 players) you can combine forces with someone else. This forces the remaining players to partner as well, thus making it a 2-person game.
Basically, my cousin and I used it to force my aunt to pair with the youngest cousin, who was quite young and therefore a terrible Monopoly player. So we would proceed to completely demolish them.
It was quite fun.

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