Friday, January 11, 2013

Monopoly Horror

The Boot, The Iron, The Car, The Dog, The Ship; all beloved pieces…of Monopoly! Not anymore because the makers of Monopoly, Hasbro, has decided to get rid of these iconic game pieces and replace them with new figurines after a vote on Facebook.

Really? I’m not a great fan of Monopoly (I have played the game before of course) but why in the world would Hasbro want to replace these iconic figures? The pieces are part of the game, a well-loved tradition of the game; why mess with it? Worse the replacement pieces up for vote include a helicopter and a cat!

Imagine replacing the dog with the cat or worse; if both get into the new version! Since this will be an Internet vote, it might come down to whether there are more dog-lovers or cat-lovers in the world and if both get in; then Monopoly might turn into a battle between dog-lovers against cat-lovers! Oh, the horror!

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