Monopoly set to retire one of its tokens

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 09:00 hrs

Iconic game Monopoly is set to replace one of its tokens and have asked fans to vote on which of the eight should remain in play and which new game piece should be put on board.

The Hasbro-owned game kicked off its "Save Your Token" campaign on Wednesday, asking players to vote for the tokens they want to keep among racecar, iron, Scottie dog, wheelbarrow, shoe, top hat, thimble and battleship, the New York Daily News reported.

The iconic game piece with the least amount of votes will be replaced by one of Monopoly's newly-proposed tokens: a toy robot, helicopter, cat, guitar or diamond ring.

According to Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming, the company developed the new pieces in an attempt to modernize the Depression-era brand.

The beloved property-trading game dates back to the early 1900s, when it was patented by Charles Darrow and then was sold to the Parker Brothers.

The tokens were reportedly the brainchild of the inventor's nieces, who suggested using charms from their charm bracelets as game pieces.

Six of the current tokens have been on the board since the game was released in 1935. The Scottie dog and wheelbarrow appeared in the 1950s. (ANI)

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