This just in: Monopoly creates new tokens you can vote for, including a CAT

Hot news: Hasbro is updating its Monopoly tokens, and you can vote some down and others up if you go here.  Here’s your selection for new tokens:

Picture 1

You know what to do. Generations of children to come will be playing with your choice.  Really, do you want them to play with helicopters or diamond rings?

Just look at that cute moggie!

And Butter cat, you can engage, too.

h/t: Graham

32 Comments

  1. Jolo
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Friends don’t let friends play Monopoly

    • Marta
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Listen, it can’t be “Go” all the time.

      I’d played so much Monopoly by the time I was 12, business school was superfluous.

      • gravelinspector
        Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

        Listen, it can’t be “Go” all the time.

        true … you can vary it with a little hnefatafl if you so desire. (Did I spell that right? And are there any Viking warriors around to correct me if I didn’t?)
        Ha ha, but serious : when Aberdeen still had a Go club, we had discussed hnefatafl as a possible alternative use of the boards and stones.

      • Jolo
        Posted January 10, 2013 at 7:39 am | Permalink

        No, but they could play Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ingenious, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Formula D, Formula Motor Racing, Airlines Europe.

        I could go on, there are over 4000 games that are better than Monopoly.

  2. TJR
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Not impressed with any of the choices.

    Its got to be either a llama or a badger, nothing else cuts the marmite.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      You don’t have that choice, just like Obama vs. Romney. Go with what is offered.

  3. logicophilosophicus
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    For once, as an atheist, I can condemn sacrilege.

  4. Strider
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Pbbb! Mammals are already loyally represented. Bring on the sentient machines: Robot all the way!

    • Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

      +1

    • Marella
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      I like the robot best too, that cat is not well done.

      • Ed Stephenson
        Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

        I agree about the cat, but that robot doesn’t look anything like my robot!

  5. Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    How can I vote if I’m not on Facebook?

    • Graham Martin-Royle
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

      It’s facebook or nothing it seems. Looks like I won’t be voting then.

    • gravelinspector
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

      I am on FaceBook (how I found out about my friend’s recent death ; probably not a ‘first’), but I distrust the general level of information that FB collects, so I’ll not be participating.

  6. mordacious1
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    A cat would definitely be a poor choice. Move it 3 places and tell it to stay? I don’t think so. It would be playing with the thimble the whole game. I’d have to go with the robot, at least you can control them (for now).

    • NoAstronomer
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      …and can you imagine what would happen if the cat and the dog land on the same spot!?!

  7. mordacious1
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I never played a Monopoly game that had a wheelbarrow, a battleship or an iron.

    • Ken Pidcock
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

      I thought I recognized the battleship and iron, but not the wheelbarrow.

    • marycanada FCD
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

      I don’t recall a battleship or iron

    • Mike Yonts
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

      They were all there when I started playing, back in the Johnson administration.

  8. H.H.
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry, but robot is the obvious choice.

    • suwise3
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

      I thought the robot should replace the thimble… but I voted for the cat, anyway. Not that it cares.

  9. Chris Quartly
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Robot vs cat, can’t they make a robot-cat? Would make my choice much easier…

  10. Posted January 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    > And Butter cat, you can engage, too.

    DID SOMEONE SAY SOMETHIN BOUT ROBOT KITTEH?

    This message was posted from my Blackberry!

    • Posted January 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

      DARN. VOTEZ R TID 2 FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS. EVEN BUTTR KITTEHS PAWS R NOT STRONG ENOUGH 2 PUT DENT IN IT

      This message was posted from my Blackberry!

  11. Marcoli
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Robot. Sorry, but it must be the robot.

    • suwise3
      Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

      OK, but what are all of you willing to get rid of? If the “replace” vote has no clear loser, they might not bother to change?

  12. ekinodum
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Sorry; I went to vote for cat but could not move my cursor past the robot.
    Honestly, if I were to see a Monopoly set with this robot token, I would buy it on the spot. I might buy two so I could have two robots to play the game with.

  13. gmaduck
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I guess you get photos of kittens/cats all the time. But this one is soooo cute. Plus I miss my cat. He disappeared 4 days ago and I’m worried for him. And he’s just a grown up one of these: http://500px.com/photo/22527159

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