The results are in! Over the past month, hundreds of thousands of Monopoly fans worldwide voted for which new token should replace one of the iconic ones being retired after countless journeys past Go. After a hard-fought campaign, representatives revealed the newest game piece Wednesday morning on TODAY.
(Drum roll, please.)
Monopoly’s newest token is…
The makers of Monopoly decided to modernize the game a bit by adding a new token and retiring one of the classics. The TODAY anchors chat about the new token, as voted by the public, which will replace the iron.
To rally players to show their support for their favorite tokens, Hasbro launched a Facebook app. While the results among the 250,000 votes on TODAY.com’s live poll were close, the feline edged out its competition: the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.
It’s sad news for some, as the sly cat will replace one of the game’s venerable pieces, which has also been chosen by voters. The boot, iron and wheelbarrow were tied for last place until Tuesday night when the wheelbarrow and shoe hung on and the iron got the boot.
What do you think of the results? Are you excited to play with the cat token, or sad to see the iron go? Vote below:
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