I often play Monopoly on my iPhone. I’m not sure why…I’m convinced it cheats. But when I play I’m always the little dog, in spite of the tinkling noise he makes when he runs around the board.
When I found out that Hasbro is going to retire one of their iconic game tokens I was worried that it might be the end of the little dog.
But Hasbro has done something quite cool. They are letting the public not only vote on which game token is retired, but also on what will replace it.
Your choices for a replacement token are a bit limited. You can choose a robot (my choice), a cat (makes sense since there is a dog), a helicopter, a diamond ring, and a guitar.
I like the robot, but I hope they get rid of his mustache if he is chosen.
So if you feel strongly about what game pieces are kept and which ones replace the unfortunate one retiree, head over to their Facebook page and place your votes.
Voting runs until February 5, 2013 and the new token will be revealed on February 6.
The last time I checked, my little Scottie dog was in the lead to be kept with 31% of the votes. The wheelbarrow was doing poorly with only 4% of the votes.
If you can’t bear to see any of the iconic pieces gone, you might want to buy the classic board game