We need to talk about Monopoly. The much-loved family board game has rocked the boat by holding a vote to determine the future of its silver tokens. And there’s some bad news.
… and say farewell to the thimble, wheelbarrow and boot. A moment of silence is called for.
— Meta Jane ♥️ (@metajane) March 17, 2017
Unsurprisingly, the scotty dog finished top of the vote but the poor thimble – revered by some as the game’s best token – was voted out first, replaced by… a T-Rex. Yes, really. Oh, and all the tokens are now gold.
The boot and barrow also failed to secure the requisite number of votes, swapped out for a penguin and rubber duck.
— MonopolyUK (@MonopolyUK) March 17, 2017
There is a precedent for Monopoly reshuffles – back in 2013 the iron was discontinued in favour of a cat – but this recent vote has prompted a Twitter outpouring as fans grieve the loss of their favourite pieces.
— Jack Thorne (@jackthorne) March 18, 2017
Can we please have a moment for the Thimble from Monopoly, the best piece in any board game ever made pic.twitter.com/0aee5i5fE0
— RadiantHero (@ARadiantHero) March 17, 2017
We just replaced the thimble, boot and wheel barrow for a duck, dinosaur and penguin. It's all over #monopoly
— Spencer Bogad (@SpencerBogad) March 17, 2017
the thimble is being dropped from monopoly; there's some things that should never change and that's one of them, i'm upset
— derek (@derekdod) March 6, 2017
Still, it could be worse. At least we didn’t end up with THIS.