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Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens
AP via WTOP ^ | Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 8:17am ET | RODRIQUE NGOWI

Posted on 02/06/2013 6:07:34 AM PST by Pan_Yan

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite tokens and businesses eager to capitalize on publicity surrounding pieces that represent their products.

The vote on Facebook closed just before midnight on Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.

Rhode Island-based Hasbro announced the new piece Wednesday morning.

Other pieces that contested for a spot on Monopoly included a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtop.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: hasbro; kittyping; monopoly

1 posted on 02/06/2013 6:07:50 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Gee. My set must really be old. I have just little plastic shapes as tokens.


2 posted on 02/06/2013 6:14:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Pan_Yan

They were going to get rid of the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron? Those give the game character. I would have gotten rid of the dog.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 6:15:49 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Thanks to office casual few of the Under 30 crowd would recognize an iron anyway.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 6:17:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pan_Yan

Bunch of ragtag bearded hippies tossing out the iron! These kids today and their Rock and Roll!!


5 posted on 02/06/2013 6:17:42 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’ve always been the top hat when I’ve played. Not that it ever helped me. I always ended up hanging around Free Parking with my “Will Lower My Standards For WiFi Access” sign.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 6:20:15 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL!

My wife always makes deals sweetheart with the kids to ensure she goes out first and they beat me. It feels kind of like being Israel at a U.N. conference.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 6:23:46 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I don’t remember a wheelbarrow! That’s how long it has been since I’ve played!


8 posted on 02/06/2013 6:25:59 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Pan_Yan

iron tokens soon to be collector items...


9 posted on 02/06/2013 6:27:59 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Pan_Yan

Monopoly can be a really emotional game because once one person gets a bunch of good properties with houses or hotels, its pretty much just a matter of time before the others are bankrupt. But its torture because they know its coming but it takes a while. Unless, of course, you cheat and slip yourself a couple extra $100s when no one is looking. That’s probably why the only game I played where people get angry and where one time someone actually flipped the board over and stormed out was Monopoly.


10 posted on 02/06/2013 6:29:50 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

What’s an iron?


11 posted on 02/06/2013 6:32:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
"... the only game I played where people get angry and where one time someone actually flipped the board over and stormed out was Monopoly..."

Then you've never played RISK!
12 posted on 02/06/2013 6:32:53 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Monopoly was a good teaching tool for young kids. They learned to count money and how to screw their relatives at the same time. ;-)


13 posted on 02/06/2013 6:35:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
What’s an iron?

From what I understand, it's a type of golf club.

14 posted on 02/06/2013 6:38:12 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Pan_Yan

What? No unity rainbows or flying unicorns were considered?


15 posted on 02/06/2013 6:41:14 AM PST by YourAdHere (Gaithersburg, MD is a toilet.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ideas for new tokens: cellphone, Occupier mask, gay wedding couple, etc.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 6:43:41 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Pan_Yan

The iron slides most easily down the board. I like cats, but it is too much like the dog to have both. Any one who has plastic pieces lost the tokens, as Monopoly has always has metal tokens or (VERY early) wooden pieces.

What’s next? Replacing the revolver in clue with a zippo lighter?


17 posted on 02/06/2013 6:44:35 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Gee. My set must really be old. I have just little plastic shapes as tokens."

Not old enough. Mine are all fabricated from wood.

18 posted on 02/06/2013 6:47:19 AM PST by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Pan_Yan

that’s sort of passive-aggressive of her, isn’t it?


19 posted on 02/06/2013 6:49:19 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Dr. Sivana

My recollection is, the metal tokens were replaced with wooden ones in games made during WWII when all nonessential metal was diverted to arms production.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 6:52:16 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: InvisibleChurch

I always use the race car. And end up racing my way into the poorhouse...


21 posted on 02/06/2013 6:54:52 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

And that reminds me.... I know there’s been a Monopoly NASCAR edition; wonder if they’ve ever given any thought to a Formula One edition? They could replace Boardwalk and Park Place with Monaco and the Nurburgring; at the other end they could replace Baltic and Mediterranean with the Indy road course and the LeMans Bugatti circuit.

And make my game token either a Lotus 79 or a Tyrell P4!


22 posted on 02/06/2013 6:59:29 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Pan_Yan

Who wouldnt opt for a little P,

Never mind, family site.


23 posted on 02/06/2013 7:01:40 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Pan_Yan

I voted in this but totally forgot what I voted out and voted in. I know it was not to vote in a cat.


24 posted on 02/06/2013 7:05:24 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Unless, of course, you cheat and slip yourself a couple extra $100s when no one is looking

When we would get bored with Monopoly my sister and I would play another board game, 'Lie, Cheat, and Steal'. She would always have to get up to go to the bathroom and that's when I would raid the treasury. The look on her face as she realized what had happened was always priceless.

25 posted on 02/06/2013 7:08:15 AM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Pan_Yan

The iron never falls over. The dog does so now they’re adding a cat that will probably fall over, too.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 7:11:13 AM PST by bgill
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To: Pan_Yan; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
Thanks Gefn!


27 posted on 02/06/2013 7:15:00 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pan_Yan; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
Thanks Gefn!


28 posted on 02/06/2013 7:16:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Buffalo Head

My houses and hotels are wood, but I think the tokens are plastic. To tell the truth, I’ll have to go look. I haven’t played the game for a long time. It was my favorite game as a kid, but the set I have is one I bought for my kids. Don’t know what happened to my original set.


29 posted on 02/06/2013 7:19:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Pan_Yan

My brother used to put the top hat on top of the race car and go around the board looking like a rich big shot.

I’m ok with the switch from iron to cat if the cat doesn’t fall over.

I don’t know why those of us who already have a monopoly set would care, though. It’s not like we’re going to go out and get a new set to see what the cat looks like.


30 posted on 02/06/2013 7:22:16 AM PST by married21
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To: bgill

I’m a cat person, but not on the board! As you said — the iron doesn’t fall over. They said that the iron was the least liked piece, but it was my fav. Maybe a cat lying in the meatloaf position?


31 posted on 02/06/2013 7:41:10 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Dr. Sivana
What’s next? Replacing the revolver in clue with a zippo lighter?

They're probably already conspiring to replace the lead pipe with a lead-free pipe...

32 posted on 02/06/2013 7:57:20 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Dr. Sivana; Zeppo
What’s next? Replacing the revolver in clue with a zippo lighter?

They're probably already conspiring to replace the lead pipe with a lead-free pipe...

The candlestick, of course, is now an LED light bulb.

33 posted on 02/06/2013 8:26:39 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

YAY!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 02/06/2013 9:31:31 AM PST by Fawn
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To: Rebel_Ace
Then you've never played RISK!

It's been so long ago, Is that the game that had a thing you had to spin for $$$?

If so, I had that spin thing down to a science, I could hit the big cash spot every time........

35 posted on 02/06/2013 10:00:47 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Pan_Yan

And while I’m here, I might as well come clean on everything. Whenever I was in charge of the Boardwalk bank, I stole money from it.......lots of money.


36 posted on 02/06/2013 10:11:23 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Boardwalk bank = Monopoly bank........


37 posted on 02/06/2013 10:13:42 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Boardwalk bank = Monopoly bank........

In Monopoly whoever was appointed banker had to resist the temptation to steal from the bank to cover their bad real estate bets.

In real life the banks figured out how to steal money from all the players to cover ... their ... bad ... real estate ... bets ...

Wait just a cotton pickin' second.

38 posted on 02/06/2013 10:36:58 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Hot Tabasco
Risk is a strategy game of global conquest, there is no money involved. Army figures, map of the world, dice. No spinner.
39 posted on 02/06/2013 12:04:08 PM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Rebel_Ace
Risk is a strategy game of global conquest, there is no money involved

I don't remember that one, I may have never played it....

As a side note, I think the only times I played board games was when it was too miserable outside to go out and play...........LOL!

40 posted on 02/06/2013 12:36:18 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Pan_Yan

Had we thought of it sooner, we could have mounted a campaign to replace the iron with an AK-47.


41 posted on 02/06/2013 12:54:16 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I use the top hat to cover my bald patch of loserdom.


42 posted on 02/07/2013 8:34:28 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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