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The Thimble Will No Longer Pass Go In Monopoly

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The Thimble Will No Longer Pass Go In Monopoly

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The Thimble Will No Longer Pass Go In Monopoly

The Thimble Will No Longer Pass Go In Monopoly

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Monopoly, the board game, is getting a revamp. Makers of the game are holding a contest and letting voters choose the next generation of game pieces. And voters have rejected the thimble.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Monopoly, the board game, is getting a revamp. Makers of the game want to pick the next generation of game pieces, you know, the car, the battleship, the top hat.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Keep it upside down for luck.

INSKEEP: OK. Hasbro is holding a worldwide contest allowing people to vote on the tokens, and the people have spoken. The thimble will no longer pass go. A youngest sibling on our staff is happy never to be stuck again with what's arguably the lamest token. It's MORNING EDITION.

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