Monopoly drops the thimble after online vote

Sew long and farewell

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Here’s a Friday bombshell for you: the thimble, Monopoly’s greatest player token (behind the hat, the dog, boot, ship, car, wheelbarrow and iron), is being dropped from the classic boardgame.

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This follows an online vote from maker Hasbro, where players were asked which of the pieces deserved an update. Basically, it’s a similar swap to when voters changed the iron token to a cat piece in 2013.

The thimble – which has been part of the game since it started in 1935 – could be replaced by a TV, gramophone, bathtub, trumpet and more. Whatever the change, we’ll find out March 19th.

However, some fans aren’t ready to give thimble the thumbs down:

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Still, it’s surely the easiest piece to replace: there’s probably a thimble inside the sewing kit at the back of your cupboard. Can’t say that for the little dog, can you?