Monopoly can haz new cat token: Facebook voters replace the iron with a feline

Monopoly cat

Hasbro, makers of the iconic board game Monopoly, announced last month that it was holding a vote on Facebook to replace one of the real estate game's tokens with a new, fan-chosen option. The dog, car, shoe, iron, thimble, and wheelbarrow pieces were all at risk of being pulled for a cat, ring, guitar, helicopter, or robot. The vote is now in, and the cat has officially pushed the iron out of the Monopoly box. While we're definitely surprised that the fabulous, mustachioed toy robot didn't make the cut, the cat does seem an obvious choice — after all, there are few things internet denizens love more than cats, and Monopoly's Facebook page was the only place to cast a vote. Check out the dramatic reveal below, and pour one out for the dearly departed iron, which Hasbro says is locked away forever —unless you buy the limited-edition game set coming out this month, which will feature all the old tokens as well as all five new ones that were up for vote.

The Verge
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.