"We know that cat lovers around the world will be happy to welcome the new cat token into the Monopoly game. 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," said Hasbro Gaming's Eric Nyman back when the announcement was first made.
The new Monopoly token is pretty loveable and Monopoly players will likely be fighting over the best piece -- the old, classic dog, or the new feline. They are the only two "animal" tokens in the game which makes game history in and of itself. Adding a cat to the group acknowledges that cats, like dogs, are popular pets -- and there are people who love cats just as much as some people love dogs.
Without looking into the addition of the cat too deeply, it's actually the piece that people wanted to replace the iron. And sure, it's a pretty sweet looking kitty!
The new Monopoly token is pretty sassy -- for a small piece of metal. Will you be fighting to pick the cat next time you play?
© Effie Orfanides 2013