Say goodbye to this classic Monopoly token

  • Say goodbye to this classic Monopoly token

Say goodbye to this classic Monopoly token

Hasbro announced Thursday that it is removing the thimble game piece from Monopoly after it did not garner enough votes in a contest that will determine the eight tokens in an updated version of the board game.

That's right, Monopoly addicts, the times they are a changin'.

You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece.

Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935.

Hasbro says more than four million votes were cast across the world from January 10 to 31. The token that will be replacing it is now unknown - the Vote Monopoly site, which hosted the event, says that winning tokens will be revealed on March 19, 2017, which has been dubbed Monopoly Day.

"But it isn't as relevant to modern America - unlike other older tokens like the vehicle or boot". The choices offered were a hashtag, an emoji, a flip-flop and a rubber duck. The first round of games included an iron, purse, lantern, race auto, thimble, shoe, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse.

More than 50 tokens are vying for a spot in the game this summer. The game will include the chosen game pieces and will hit the shelves this August.

Last month we told how all of the pieces were potentially facing the chop, with Monopoly chiefs asking the public to vote to save their favourites from the planned cull.