Monopoly to ditch the thimble
By Practical Parenting
February 17 2017
Parents in the market for a Monopoly set will find Hasbro has kicked one its pieces to the kerb.
The thimble, described as outdated, will no longer appear in the set.
The New York Post reports the game board giant made the announcement on Thursday in an attempt to modernise the game.
The decision came after Monopoly fans were asked to vote on the tokens, but after 4 million votes, the thimble didn’t make the cut.
"The Thimble token will not “Pass GO” in the next generation of the Monopoly game," Hasbro said. "The lucky Thimble has lost its 'shine' with today's fans and will be retired from the game."
The history of thimble goes all the way back to when Monopoly first hit the shelves in 1935 and was among the first six pieces.
The move comes after the iron was replaced by Hazel the Cat in 2013.
Hasbro will announce the new lineup in March.