What are the current monopoly pieces?
The Scottie dog, top hat, roadster car, cat, and battleship tokens will return. But the boot got the boot, and so did the wheelbarrow and the thimble. The three tokens will be replaced with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a rubber ducky and a penguin, the company said.
What do the Monopoly pieces mean?
The first Monopoly tokens, produced in 1937, were the car, the iron, the lantern, the thimble, the shoe, the top hat, and the rocking horse. Like the shoe, the wheelbarrow was said to be a symbol of hard work. Which basically means the game ended up as rich versus poor.
Why did they change the Monopoly pieces?
Parker Brothers temporarily returned to wooden playing pieces in 1942 due to war shortages of metal. In the early 1950s, the lantern, purse, and rocking horse were removed from the game. They were replaced by the dog, horse and rider, and wheelbarrow.
What Monopoly piece replaced the iron?
Fans of Monopoly have voted to replace the iron with a cat-shaped playing piece in the popular board game. Following a month-long online poll, toy maker Hasbro said the feline design had beaten competition from a robot, helicopter, diamond ring and a guitar.