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Hasbro aims to jazz up
Monopoly with new token

Associated Press, by Mae Anderson

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 1/9/2013 9:11:29 PM

New York — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Or another of their board game buddies? Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one. Possible new tokens include a cat, diamond ring, guitar, toy robot and helicopter.(Snip) Monopoly´s tokens have actually changed quite a lot over the years. The original version also included a lantern, purse, cannon and a rocking horse. A horse and rider token was used in the 1950s.

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For me, a distant #2 (besides leaving them alone) would be an arrogant Kenyan.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 1/9/2013 9:19:13 PM     (No. 9108043)

...the gun and cannon are doomed...


Reply 2 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/9/2013 9:25:00 PM     (No. 9108050)

The gig should be up for the entire game. I mean, really, it´s so 1%.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/9/2013 9:42:50 PM     (No. 9108070)

An EBT card that trumps every other piece would seem to be the appropriate token for today.


Reply 4 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/9/2013 10:00:59 PM     (No. 9108093)

Still one of my all-time favorite games to play. We still have the one from my childhood.



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