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Monopoly Is Making A HUGE Change After 82 Years

It's fair to say that when it comes to board games, Monopoly is THE king.

The perennially popular game where you try to purchase as much real estate as possible and bankrupt your opponents in the process, has been around for over an incredible 80 years.


The game has sold millions of versions over the years and also resulted in plenty of fights as friends and families argue over who's been playing fairly!

We have plenty of memories of Monopoly money being thrown and even the entire board complete with tiny red and green hotels being flipped over in anger!

Well this week after 82 years, the board games maker, Hasbro has made a major announcement.

Following an online poll which received a ridiculous four million votes, it's been decided that the thimble will no longer be one of the tokens you can use to travel around the board.


In an official statement from Hasbro they revealed that "the lucky Thimble has lost its 'shine' with today's fans and will be retired from the game." 

They will be announcing it's replacement in a few months, but at least we are safe in the knowledge that the top hat and the dog will still be sent to jail and winning second place in beauty contests for years to come!

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