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Monopoly Fans Have Killed the Thimble

Monopoly Fans Have Killed the Thimbleā€

You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece.

Hasbro has confirmed that at least one of its longstanding and beloved game pieces will be removed from Monopoly following an online vote featuring over four million submissions.

Voting ran from January 10 to January 31, and participants could pick their eight favorite pieces from a total of 64: 56 new ones along with all the originals.

It lost out to favourites such as the top hat, the mini motor vehicle, the recently introduced cat (which was responsible for ejecting the iron in 2013) and the Scottie dog.

The thimble originally became part of the collection of pieces back in 1935.

Hasbro will announce the new token lineup on March 19, though fans can get a sneak peak at the results at the New York Toy Fair on February 18-21.

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What the new piece will be has yet to be revealed, but fans of the game will find out when Hasbro announces all eight pieces for the new set on March 19. Among the possibilities: hashtag, penguin, rubber duck, TV, watch and an emoji of Mr. Monopoly.

"But it isn't as relevant to modern America - unlike other older tokens like the vehicle or boot".

More than 50 tokens are vying for a spot in the game this summer.

The new Monopoly piece will arrive to a board game near you in August 2017.

This isn't the first time that Hasbro has held a contest to create a new edition of the game.

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