Monopoly’s cutting out the Thimble game piece

Exposed thumbs everywhere

It’s over.

First, it was the loss of the iron token to only be replaced by the cat, now this?

For all those haters of change, you might want to take a seat. The thimble has fallen from grace and will soon be known as something of the past, no longer welcomed into the Monopoly fam and not to be found in new additions of the board game. Why, do you ask? Let us fill you in.

New Voters have rejected the thimble, a part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces. Monopoly is spreading its wings into the digital age with Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck to replace the once familiar game pieces. Hasbro Inc. is holding a worldwide contest to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the game. Winners will be announced March 19 and will be included in the newest additions to the game on shelves this August.

We miss it already.

Feature image courtesy of Rich Brooks via Flickr.