Out With The Old, In With The New

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Image source AP via The Huffington Post

Our days of re-reading Lolcats and feverishly searching YouTube for the most recent clip of sleeping kittens has begun to impede into family game night. Yep, last week Monopoly’s “Save Your Token” contest ended as fans voted to replace the iconic Iron game piece, with a Cat.

Personally, I am torn. I always had a strong affinity towards the Iron. It’s a stealthy choice in the way it swiftly slides across the board with ease. The Racecar and Sack of Money seem to boast overconfidence and big egos. The Iron, on the other hand, was the perfect way to flatten out your opponents.

I can’t say that I am shocked with the decision though. After all, I can be entertained for a good ten minutes watching two cats play patty cake.  What child is now going to choose the Top Hat, or the coveted Thimble, when there is a sleek robotic-looking Cat in play? The classic Monopoly has been changed and I can’t help but feel pity for those poor old pieces. But let’s be real…couldn’t we have at least scrapped the shoe?

Posted by Jen

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