Move over, iron: Monopoly replaces old playing piece with a cat

‘For shame internet.’ Tweeps weigh on Hasbro’s move

Nobody, it turns out, has the monopoly on bad ideas.

In an apparent effort to inject some life into its most historic brand, Hasbro is held a Facebook vote to permanently replace one of Monopoly’s iconic board game pieces.

Would the thimble get the boot? Or was the wheelbarrow on its way out? Possible replacements included a helicopter, a guitar and, the winning choice: a cat. Yes, a cat. Thank goodness Hasbro doesn’t own the rights to chess.

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