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Monopoly’s thimble gets voted out

March 3, 2017

Monopoly fans cast four million votes last month to decide which of the board game’s classic eight tokens should stay around — and which gets the ax.

The results are in, and the thimble has to go.

This means that the thimble token — which has been around since 1935 — won’t be included in the next version of the classic Monopoly board game slated to hit stores this spring.

Voters were faced with a choice: Should Hasbro replace some — or all — of the traditional game pieces like the top hat and shoe with more culturally relevant items like a hashtag, emoji or computer?

“We were a little bit surprised that the thimble got among the lowest votes because it’s been in the game for so long,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.

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Isn't the computer already in the game?

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My sister always uses the thimble

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How could they do that the thimble has been in the game the longest!

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The thimble is the least used in my family but it is still very sad I wonder what the new token will be.