Monopoly ditches thimble in bid to modernize game

Monopoly ditches thimble in bid to modernize game

"The Thimble token will not "Pass GO" in the next generation of the Monopoly game".

The thimble's axing is most likely the result of changing times and the onward march of technology.

After almost a month of voting in the Monopoly Token Madness campaign, more than 4 million votes from fans around the world decided that the Thimble token will not "Pass GO" in the next generation of the Monopoly game.

More than 4 million votes were placed, Hasbro said in a statement.

The soon-to-be removed piece in question?

So far, new monopoly tokens could include a penguin, rubber ducky, bunny slipper, an emoji, and even a hashtag symbol. But here's the twist: rather than simply replacing a token or two, as the game has done in the past, the current vote is to select all eight tokens for future versions of the game.

More than 50 tokens are vying for a spot in the game this summer. New board games featuring the new piece will be available on sale in August 2017.

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 goal for. The remaining pieces still making their way around the boards are the cat (which replaced the iron), the Scottish Terrier, the battleship, the automobile, the top hat, the wheelbarrow, and the shoe.

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