The classic board game “Monopoly” is going through some changes. According to a report from The Mercury, dated, Feb. 7, the iron token is being replaced by a cat. Hasbro Inc., the maker of Monopoly, made the announcement on Feb. 6.
The Scottie Dog token was the most popular and was never in danger of being replaced. The iron received the least votes and will be replaced by the cat. Other tokens that were considered were a diamond ring, guitar, helicopter and robot.
Facebook users voted to see which token would be added and which one would be retired. This is just one of many changes in the tokens since Parker Brothers bought the game in 1935.
The game originally started with a purse, rocking horse, cannon and a lantern. Wooden tokens replaced the metal tokens during World War II, when metal was needed in the war effort. The idea to use tokens came from the creator's neice. She suggested using the charms from her charm bracelet.
The new version of Monopoly, with the cat and without the iron, will be released later this year.