Monopoly Fans Vote to Toss 1 token, Add New Piece

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 2/6 at 9:40 am

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- The end is near for the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron in the classic Monopoly game as fans vote in the final hours 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 latest changes mark the first time that fans have a say on which piece to add and which one to toss.

The voting on Facebook is scheduled to close just before midnight Tuesday.

So far, the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron are neck and neck for elimination. Pawtucket, R.I.-based toy maker Hasbro Inc. will announce the new addition Wednesday morning.

Fans from more than 120 countries have voted.

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ORIGINAL POST 1/9 at 4 pm

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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
So if you are tired of the iron token and would rather be represented by a robot, here's your chance to make those wishes known.

Beginning Tuesday, Facebook fans of monopoly can vote on which piece to eliminate and which one to add.

The voting ends Feb. 5.

Click here to cast your vote on Facebook.


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