Monopoly is ditching one of its oldest tokens and people aren't taking it well
ICYMI: The Monopoly board we all know and love, is getting a makeover.
Recently, toymakers Hasbro invited fans to vote on which eight tokens they’d like to see in the next generation of the game, to be released this August. They could choose from the eight existing figurines as well as over 50 new ones.
No token was safe – not even Scottie the dog. But it was the thimble that the public decided to ditch, after gracing the boardgame since its humble beginning in 1935.
Let’s take a moment to think of those who are in mourning for this much-loved token at this sad time.
FIRST CLUE GETS RID OF MRS. WHITE AND NOW MONOPOLY DITCHES THE THIMBLE!!!!??? WHATS NEXT???? I DONT WANNA KNOW— MR. J von beethoven (@Jessybah) February 16, 2017
The thimble is the best piece of monopoly. Poor decision. https://t.co/Age9dU9jnD— Brooke (@Brookeeey_) February 16, 2017
Metaphorically flippin' the board over at the news of losing THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYING PIECE EVER, the Thimble. Goodbye friend. #monopoly— Brian Markowski (@MarkowskiBrian) February 16, 2017
Some people seem to be in denial.
I will now never get rid of our edition of Monopoly; the thimble is my go-to piece! https://t.co/N6AP8c6pjJ— Melissa Boire (@Dukehoopsgirl) February 16, 2017
But while the thimble lovers are fuming, others are looking forward to the future.
NO ONE EVER WANTED TO BE THE DAMN THIMBLE, GOOD RIDDANCE. SEND IT RIGHT TO HELL. https://t.co/9rHfZDPwy5— Clare Fantastic 🇵🇷 (@SayWhatSugar) February 16, 2017
Now no one will be stuck with the boring thimble! Huzzah!! https://t.co/eeUch3fvOM— Jo Belle Coffman (@JoBelleCee) February 16, 2017
There have been all sorts of big ideas for the upcoming edition. Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats.
Well, the winning tokens will be announced on March 19. For now, let’s remember the good times we had with the thimble.
It wasn't just a thimble. It was a tiny beer cup. RIP thimble. #Monopoly— Magic Hat Brewing (@magichat) February 16, 2017