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2,243 2/9/13 12:13 P
Yay--we were hoping for the cat! :)
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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.
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29 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.
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2/9/13 11:01 A
Wow...so much negativity and opinionated people in this thread...over a board game! 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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. (:
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11,997 2/6/13 11:37 P
If they let me choose a piece, I would choose a Chihuahua.
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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!!
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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