Monopoly Iron Game Piece Replaced by the Cat
Facebook voters have been heard in a contest that drew 10 million fans of the iconic board game Monopoly, and the consensus is out with the Iron token and in with a cat.
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced the changes Wednesday, hours after voting on Facebook closed, marking the first time that fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.
The eight tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.
The iron, wheelbarrow and shoe were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting. Rhode Island-based Hasbro says fans from more than 120 countries voted in the Save Your Token Campaign.