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The Thimble Gets The Boot

02/17/2017 at 5:56 | Posted by cmaxx
FAIRFAX, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  In this photo illustration, Monopoly board game pieces are displayed on February 6, 2013 in Fairfax, California. Toy maker Hasbro, Inc. announced today that fans of the board game Monopoly voted in an online contest to eliminate the iron playing figure and replace it with a cat figure. The cat gamepiece received 31 percent of the online votes to beat out four other contenders, a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.  (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Monopoly is losing its iconic thimble game piece, a staple game token since 1935.  The piece was voted out as part of a worldwide contest by Hasbro to choose the eight new tokens in the next generation of the game. The winners for the new game pieces will be announced in March.