Iconic Monopoly Piece Gets the Boot

So long, trusty thimble
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 16, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Monopoly's Thimble Gets the Boot
So long, thimble.   (Steven Senne)

You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since 1935, reports the AP. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces. Hashtags, emojis, and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats, and hats in an upcoming version. Hasbro is holding a worldwide contest to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real streets of Atlantic City, NJ. Winners will be announced March 19, and will be included in games hitting shelves this August. (More Monopoly stories.)

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