Monopoly reveals newest game token

9:08 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
The Cat "It's impossible to deny the cuddly appeal of cats. Whether they are loved as pets, worshiped as gods or worshiped on the Internet, cats rule. Will fans make the 'Monopoly' game a friendly place for dogs and cats?"
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(TODAY) -- The results are in! Over the past month, hundreds of thousands of Monopoly fans worldwide voted for which new token should replace one of the iconic ones being retired after countless journeys past Go.

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After a hard-fought campaign, representatives revealed the newest game piece Wednesday morning on TODAY.

(Drum roll, please.)

Monopoly's newest token is ... the cat!

To rally players to show their support for their favorite tokens, Hasbro launched a Facebook app. While the results among the 250,000 votes on's live poll were close, the feline edged out its competition: the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.

It's sad news for some, as the sly cat will replace one of the game's venerable pieces, which has also been chosen by voters. The boot, iron and wheelbarrow were tied for last place until Tuesday night when the wheelbarrow and shoe hung on and the iron got the boot.


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