The iconic thimble token will soon no longer be a part of the Monopoly game.
The results are in: Say goodbye to the thimble.
This means that the thimble token — which has been around since 1935 — won’t be included in the next version of the classic Monopoly board game slated to hit stores this fall.
The thimble’s fate is the result of an online vote Monopoly parent Hasbro held last month at VoteMonopoly.com.
Voters were faced with a choice: Should Hasbro replace some — or all — of the traditional game pieces like the top hat and shoe with more culturally relevant items like a hashtag, emoji or computer?
The contest kicked off on January 10 and ended January 31, with voters selecting their favorite eight tokens from 64 possible options. A total of 56 options were entirely new, while the other eight were the classic pieces … including the doomed thimble.
And it may not be the only piece retired. Hasbro won’t reveal the final results of the vote until March 19, and the company says “there is a possibility other classic pieces were also voted out.”