Monopoly Fans Vote For The Cat

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (February 6, 2013)--Scottie dog has a new nemesis after Monopoly fans voted to add a cat to the game and to eliminate the iron token, Toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.

The change is the result of voting on Facebook, marking the first time fans had a say on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.

The eight tokens identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935.

The online contest to change the tokens was sparked by Facebook, on which Monopoly has more than 10 million fans.

The iron, wheelbarrow and shoe were neck-and-neck for elimination in the final hours of voting.

Rhode Island-based Hasbro says fans from more than 120 countries voted in the Save Your Token Campaign.


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