Fans from more than 120 different countries voted on Monopoly’s Facebook site, in a desperate effort to save their favorite game piece. The voting ended Tuesday night at midnight. apparently, the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck in the final hours of voting. In the end, it was the iron token that was voted out.
Wednesday morning, Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly since 1935, annouonced the iron would be replaced by a new token: “The Cat”. Other pieces that contested for a spot on Monopoly included a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.
Monopoly has more than 10 million fans on Facebook. You can view a video of this mornings announcement from the Monopoly page here.
The new Cat token will be available in new Monopoly board games later this year.