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Cats rule: New Monopoly token will be a cat
February 7, 2013 - Andrea Johnson
I always picked the Scottie dog token when I played Monopoly as a kid, but I always wished there was a cat token instead.
Thus, I was pleased to see that Hasbro, Inc. will be adding a cat token to its new Monopoly games this summer. The cat token had the most votes in online voting, beating out a robot token, a diamond ring token, a helicopter token and a guitar token.
Online voters also voted to retire the iron token from the Monopoly game. People voted that Hasbro, Inc. should keep the little dog token, the thimble token, the shoe token, the battleship token, the top hat token and the wheelbarrow token.
I think I voted once in the contest, just for the novelty of it all, but people could vote multiple times. I believe I voted for the cat and said the dog should be saved. So did most of the other voters. The cat had at least twice as many votes as the other tokens. Snarky news columnists and comedians are attributing that to all of the Internet users who watch cat videos on YouTube.
Of course, the cat is one of America's two most popular pets and there are probably more pet cats in the country right now than there are dogs. I bet that had something to do with it.
My second choice would probably have been the robot, but the cat was the most obvious choice. Cats rule.
What is your favorite Monopoly token and why?
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