A new Monopoly token, a cat, will be replacing the iron and gracing the popular board game in its latest issues. Feline fans will likely enjoy the new game piece added to the game, and though the cat may not have as much classic history as the iron, Hasbro will be shipping out its new Monopoly sets with the new silver token in tow, the Inquisitr reports this Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The new Monopoly token is part of the Hasbro company’s latest attempt to bring a new fanbase and renewed interested in Monopoly, and the senior VP of Hasbro Gaming, thinks that the cat piece will do just that — especially for cat lovers.
“We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game.”
As part of the new contest, however, one piece had to get booted (though it wasn’t the boot), and some fans may miss the original iron token that usually came with the set. Yet the cat that is gracing the game will be a "welcome choice," noted the report. The new Monopoly token brings a surprising change to a classic game that’s been around for over 75 years (and brought into the public spotlight almost yearly with McDonald’s partnering in its own Monopoly game).
The VP added in a statement on the loss of the iron and arrival of the cat:
“While we’re a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens.”
Hasbro has retired other popular tokens in the past, including a cannon, money, and a rocking horse.
Are you excited about the new Monopoly token? Will you miss the iron, or is the silver cat going to be your new favorite piece of choice?