I remember playing Monopoly with my cousin when I was growing up. We used to stay all night with each other and play for hours at a time! I loved to play Monopoly! I still do. These days we have family Monopoly matches. We have several different versions of Monopoly, but Classic Monopoly is still my favorite!
Did you know they are switching one of the classic Monopoly tokens? Tomorrow is the last day to vote for your favorite Classic Monopoly Token, and pick the new token you’d like to see. You can vote on the Monopoly Facebook page and let them know what you think!
I didn’t know the original tokens for Monopoly were modeled after the charms on a charm bracelet. It makes sense now that I’ve heard it! The iron, race car, thimble, shoe, top hat and battleship were among the original set of movers introduced in 1935. The Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s.
These eight tokens make up the collection of tokens currently included in the classic MONOPOLY game.
That’s about to change Later this year, the least popular classic token, based on your votes will be removed from the game and replaced with the new token that receives the most votes.
The possible new tokens include: a diamond ring, guitar, toy robot, cat or helicopter. Hasbro says they’re making the change because these items better reflect today’s interests. My favorite is the guitar, and I’ve already voted!
That’s not all! To celebrate the MONOPOLY Save Your Token campaign, Hasbro will issue a special Classic MONOPOLY Golden Token Edition game that will include gold colored versions of all eight classic tokens and the five new tokens included in the vote. This special edition will be available in limited quantities at Target stores around February 15, 2013 for around $17.99.
MONOPOLY games with the new token will arrive on store shelves in mid to late 2013, so fans who would still like to play with the classic eight tokens have a limited time to pick up the existing version of the game.
Guess what? Kid’s Fun readers have the opportunity to win a Classic Monopoly Game before the one of the tokens changes forever! Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below. US only, void where prohibited. The contest ends at midnight on February 11th. The winner will be picked via Random.org and will be posted here and notified via email.
I received a Classic Monopoly Game from Hasbro to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.