… And this time it’s not about who’s got Green Park or what to trade for Mayfair, but rather which classic token gets the boot (no pun intended).
“It’s the trial of the century! The fate of every classic MONOPOLY token rests in your hands. Vote daily to save your favorite token from a life sentence off the board.”
That’s right, folks. Soon your go-to lucky Monopoly token may be a thing of the past.
Renowned for being a game that can go on for hours and cause explosive arguments, Monopoly has been a family favourite since it was first published in 1934. It even played a role in World War II, when the Secret Intelligence Service sent escape maps, compasses and real money to prisoners of war, concealed in the unassuming guise of a board game.
But now Hasbro have decided that it’s time to refresh the line-up, giving fans the chance to vote on Facebook for the tokens they want to save. Up for eviction are the Car, the Thimble, the Boot, the Scottie Dog (a personal favourite), the Battleship, the Hat, the Iron and the Wheelbarrow. It’s not the first time Hasbro have retired tokens, with previous tenants the Lantern, the Purse and the Rocking Horse all disappearing in the ’50s.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, for as one classic token is stood down, a new 21st century contender will be instated in its place – and voters can also decide whether they’d like to see the Robot, the Diamond Ring, the Cat, the Helicopter or the Guitar make their way into new editions.
At this point in time, things aren’t looking too good for the Iron or the Wheelbarrow on the leaderboard – to vote for your favourite visit: