Business
3:25 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Monopoly: the cat wins by more than a whisker

Meet the Scottie dog's new nemesis - Photo via Hasbro
Meet the Scottie dog's new nemesis - Photo via Hasbro

Monopoly has a new token. Fans of the board game say it’s a purr-fect addition to the classic game. (Sorry).

Hasbro, the makers of Monopoly, announced that a cat will now prance past Boardwalk with other classic tokens like the Scottie dog and the shoe. Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro Gaming, Jonathan Berkowitz, says the cat trounced competition from the likes of a toy robot and a helicopter in a month long vote held on Monopoly’s Facebook page.

“I think we saw that there are a lot of cat fans out there," he says. "I mean, it’s amazing when you think about it. The cat won with 31% of the vote.”

Berkowitz says that to make way for the cat, the iron token was forced into retirement after more than 80 years of service. Hasbro says production on Monopoly games with the new cat token will start immediately.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@ripr.org