The times?? they are a changin

Posted February 06, 2013
Monopoly reveals newest game token (and the one kicked out of the box) By Lauren Sullivan, TODAY

The results are in! Over the past month, hundreds of thousands of Monopoly fans worldwide voted for which new token should replace one of the iconic ones being retired after countless journeys past Go. After a hard-fought campaign, representatives revealed the newest game piece Wednesday morning on TODAY.

(Drum roll, please.)

Monopoly’s newest token is…


The cat!

To rally players to show their support for their favorite tokens, Hasbro launched a Facebook app. While the results among the 250,000 votes on’s live poll were close, the feline edged out its competition: the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.

It’s sad news for some, as the sly cat will replace one of the game’s venerable pieces, which has also been chosen by voters. The boot, iron and wheelbarrow were tied for last place until Tuesday night when the wheelbarrow and shoe hung on and the iron got the boot.

'I loved the iron': Watch anchors discuss the change

What do you think of the results? Are you excited to play with the cat token, or sad to see the iron go? Vote below:

Live Poll Q: What do you think of the Monopoly results? Welcome to the world of real estate, Mr. Cat!Say it ain't so! The iron's departure is a tragedy.
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