Monopoly Fans Will Vote On Which “Return Token” Should Return
What is old will be renewed again when Monopoly turns to its fan to see which token should return to the board game.
Hasbro, Inc., launched the “Voting for Monopoly Throwback Token‘, where fans can decide which of the iconic retired pieces should make a comeback.
Choices include thimble, wheelbarrow, iron, boot, horse and rider, or bag of money.
At the same time, voters can choose which of the current pieces should leave the game, including Scottie, Hazel, Battleship, Penguin, Rubber Ducky, Top Hat, T-Rex, or Race Car.
In 2017, the boot was started, the wheelbarrow was released, and the thimble was approved in an updated version of the Monopoly board game. In their place were a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky.
The board game was “born” on March 19, 1935, when Parker Brothers acquired the rights to it. In the decades since, an estimated 1 billion people have weighed the merits of buying utilities and railroads or trying to hit it big with Boardwalk hotels.
The original 10 tokens were an iron, a purse, a lantern, a racing car, a thimble, a shoe, a top hat, a battleship, a cannon, and a rocking horse.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.