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GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (128,695)
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2/9/13 12:13 P

Yay--we were hoping for the cat! :)

SPROCKETS1 SparkPoints: (33,785)
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2/9/13 11:49 A

Apparently they've been swapping out pieces for years to keep up to date. Other retired pieces include a lantern, rocking horse, purse, sack of money, man on horseback, and a Howitzer.

2013LOSE20 SparkPoints: (679)
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2/9/13 11:08 A

Great marketing on their part. Comedians are making jokes on national TV, bringing attention to the game, social internet sites likes this one are talking about it. Lots of games will now sell. I love smarts and that was smart what they did.

ZENANDNOW SparkPoints: (37,891)
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2/9/13 11:01 A

Wow...so much negativity and opinionated people in this thread...over a board game! emoticon I like Monopoly, it's a great game. I like the dog icon...and I'm sure I'd like the cat as well. It matters not which game piece you get, it's how you play the game.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/9/13 10:19 A

There is absolutely no comparison in playing a board game with loved ones verses computer. The talk, laughter and closeness with sitting at the table with loved ones is what makes a good board game even better. There is a warmth in a family all having fun doing the same thing with tv off and a good game going. I have the original version and the Rudolph version of Monolploy. I bought my daughter "The Office" version since she loves that show.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/9/13 10:12 A

Bluenose- The original Monopoly does have a dog lol

EOWYN2424 Posts: 5,769
2/9/13 3:34 A

I used to love playing board games, but now, everyone seems to be going solo and playing with the computer!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
2/7/13 9:28 A

I am just glad folks are even TALKING about this game. I see table top board gaming as being under attack by the rude insurgence of stupid video games.

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LWLAR7 Posts: 591
2/7/13 8:41 A

Yes

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (29,513)
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2/7/13 8:27 A

Don't really care one way or the other this is all just a ploy to get the game in the news and people talking in hopes to generate some revenue for their company.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,558)
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2/7/13 8:23 A

Well I was always the iron when we played but I won't be choosing the cat as I am a dog person.....perhaps the next piece they replace will be with a dog. My kids love playing the new Canadian Electronic Banking Monopoly.......works with an ATM rather than paper money.

IACTA_ALEA_EST Posts: 2,362
2/7/13 7:21 A

bring on change...i'm loving the star wars version, too www.ecrater.com/p/14336826/limited-edition
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PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
2/7/13 7:17 A

Much as some of us wish we could still be living in Leave it to Beaver days, change is inevitable. I can see fights over who gets the cat.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
2/7/13 7:07 A

I'm not sure where all the pieces were when I grew up, because I never had those nifty little metal ones (maybe my older siblings lost them before I was around to know).

It's sad when things get lost in the shuffle, but possibly they think most people don't have any affinity for an iron any longer

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
2/7/13 6:37 A

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
2/7/13 12:27 A

Even though I'm a cat lover, I'm sorry to see the iron replaced by anything. I grew up playing with the iron in the set so it feels like the end of yet another era. (:

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (229,062)
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2/6/13 11:37 P

If they let me choose a piece, I would choose a Chihuahua.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (86,692)
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2/6/13 9:35 P

I used to like and choose the iron, lol. But, we had some small little thingy's besides what was in the box that we used, doggies or other animals, so it really didn't make a difference. It's just something to get Monopoly "noticed" in the news again, promo thing, a company has to do that these days!!

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
2/6/13 6:58 P

I think it's about time that the cat lovers got their icon....

EASTENDCLAM Posts: 1,884
2/6/13 6:08 P

Yeah, not happy. I always picked last and someone else always got the cannon so I always ended up with the top hat or the iron. That's OK, I was the banker and I cheated to get even (kidding).

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
2/6/13 4:20 P

I feel a bit sad that Monopoly is removing a piece, they are taking out the iron and replacing it with a cat. I am happy to say if they feel the need for change the cat wins my vote. I am a cat lover and it seems these days they are loved as much as dogs and finally are getting recognized as being smart like a dog as well. :) Your thoughts? what would you choose for a new piece? cat would have been mine.

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