Monopoly says goodbye to iconic thimble token

Camille RiveraFeb 17 , 2017

A "Monopoly Token Madness Vote" is the culprit, where fans of the game could vote online to select eight tokens (new or old) that they'd like to see in an upcoming release. Protector of fingertips, your heroism was immortalized as a playing piece in the real-estate board game Monopoly.

The thimble was originally added to the Monopoly lineup in 1935 as a familiar symbol of everyday life in America. Hasbro said that with more than 4 million votes cast, the thimble didn't make the cut.

Hasbro will reveal the final results on World Monopoly Day, March 19.

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Monopoly has always been one of the more polarizing board games on the market, thanks to its capitalist campaign and seemingly endless runtime.

As it turns out, the thimble token came in last in voting, meaning that it will be removed from the game come springtime.

"But it isn't as relevant to modern America - unlike other older tokens like the vehicle or boot". Although the historic game piece has been tossed, Scottie, the top hat, the auto, the boot, the wheelbarrow, the cat and the battleship remain in the game.

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More than 50 tokens are vying for a spot in the game this summer. The choices offered were a hashtag, an emoji, a flip-flop and a rubber duck.

While the piece had a unique, endearing cylindrical design, it seems like Monopoly fans overall decided they'd rather play as something they actually understand the objective for.

Games featuring the new piece will be available in August 2017.

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