Treasured Monopoly pieces that have been around since the 1930’s have fallen to majority rule. Some of the favorite old time pieces will be no more. Monopoly put it to a vote and these poor pieces will no longer be provided. Their replacements have not much to do with the working class. Wasn’t that the theme of Monopoly? Read the sad news here.
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Hasbro announced on Friday that they will be replacing three classic Monopoly pieces with a T-Rex, a rubber ducky, and a penguin, saying “the next generation of tokens clearly represents the interests of our fans around the world.”
Dinosaurs, bathtub toys, and flightless birds are apparently of more interest to worldwide Monopoly players than their predecessors: archetypes of the working class.
The thimble, boot and wheelbarrow will be retired before the next Monopoly edition ships in August.
Monopoly is a game about making money. So it’s no surprise that so many of its classic tokens represented hard work.
The boot and the thimble, traditional pieces since the game’s beginnings in 1933, kept their 30’s design for decades. The boot modeled a typical 30’s work shoe and both pieces symbolized hard work because work, to the game’s creators, is inevitably tied up with making money.
The wheelbarrow was added in the 1950s to represent a tool for building. After all, hotels do need to be built.
Work has been eradicated from the game, apparently because of popular international opinion.
From The Washington Times:
The game maker asked fans in January to pick the eight pieces to be included in the next version of Monopoly and announced the results Friday after calculating more than 4 million votes. … … …
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