Recently, Hasbro Games decided to let online voters help to update the iconic game of Monopoly by letting them decide which longtime game token should be retired, and which game token would replace it. The choices of the new tokens were a cat, a toy robot, guitar, helicopter and diamond ring. Voters chose to retire the iron, and to replace it with a cat!
Eric Nyman, senior vice president and global brand leader for Hasbro Gaming, said in a statement, “”We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game. While we’re a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens.”
The new Monopoly edition with the cat hits stores nationwide late summer, but according to USA Today, a special “Golden Token” edition will be available sooner in Target stores, and it features all of the iconic existing tokens, as well as all five of the proposed tokens that voters had to choose from.
What do you think of a cat replacing the iron?