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Old February 6 2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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the new MONOPOLY token is...

.. a cat?

So they got rid of the iron for the cat?

Well I thought one of the things that made the tokens in the game unique is that they were all so radically different from one another, so as to easily tell them apart, while giving an unusual cross-section of our culture. But a dog and a cat are too similar. Next they'll use a horse?

ARGH
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Old February 6 2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I'm bummed about the death of the iron. I always used the iron.

Of course, I don't plan on buying a new Monopoly game any time soon, so I think I'll be okay. Anybody I want to play with probably already owns the game.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
Next they'll use a horse?
Speaking of the horse, my go-to token has always been the horseman. Apparently, it wasn't an original token, and has since been removed from the game. Luckily, I have a Monopoly set that happens to include it.

But yeah, I don't plan on buying a new Monopoly board anytime soon, so I'm not worried about the cat.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:38 PM   #4
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I always play as the boot.

Not excited about a cat.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

Yeah, the cat really seems uninspired somehow. But wasn't the new piece decided by a public vote? I guess if the masses want it, I can't be that upset.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I'm more of a Trivial Pursuit guy, but Monopoly is a close second. I have several of the themed versions though, so if the original version changes, I won't lose sleep over it.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:45 PM   #7
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I tend to be kind of a classicist when it comes to these things. It's like with the original Star Wars trilogy. You can update it and change it all you want, but I still think the original version should be available to people who want it.

I understand that that's a silly business model, though, so I'm not heartbroken.
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Old February 6 2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I really loved the Robot, wish that had won.
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Old February 6 2013, 07:26 PM   #9
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
.. a cat?

So they got rid of the iron for the cat?

Well I thought one of the things that made the tokens in the game unique is that they were all so radically different from one another, so as to easily tell them apart, while giving an unusual cross-section of our culture. But a dog and a cat are too similar. Next they'll use a horse?

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Old February 6 2013, 09:09 PM   #10
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

WHAT?! I loved the iron! It was always the one I used. Though I love cats, so I could see myself using that too, but I appreciated the inanimate nature of the iron.

Of course, I can't stand playing Monopoly, so this issue isn't likely to come up much in my life.
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Old February 6 2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

Some folks still haven't got over Hasbro's Cluedo character changes.
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Old February 7 2013, 12:13 AM   #12
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I always use the car.
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Old February 7 2013, 03:53 AM   #13
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Re: the new MONOPOLY token is...

I have a Homer Simpson token that I use for ALL forms of monopoly
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Old February 7 2013, 04:21 AM   #14
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Spot's Meow wrote: View Post
WHAT?! I loved the iron! It was always the one I used. Though I love cats, so I could see myself using that too, but I appreciated the inanimate nature of the iron.

Of course, I can't stand playing Monopoly, so this issue isn't likely to come up much in my life.
This was almost exactly my train of thought.
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Old February 7 2013, 04:32 AM   #15
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I hated the iron.

This is a triumph of the people! of the internet! In other words, cats.
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