Cat Passes Go, Collects $200

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Cat Passes Go, Collects $200

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The new addition to Monopoly's token family has been chosen.

Kitteh fans walked away with whatever loot happened to be stashed on Free Parking, and their own token, as the Iron - which has been in Monopoly since the 1930s - got the boot. Only 8% of those taking part in Hasbro's poll voted to keep the Iron in play, so it's been relegated to gaming history, while the Cat takes its rightful place on the board as Monopoly's newest token.

"While we're a bit sad to see the iron go," said Hasbro's Eric Nyman, "the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens." The other contenders for the new slot - the robot, diamond ring, guitar and helicopter - just didn't capture the imagination of the voters in the same way that the four-legged murder machine did.

The iron will go to Jail immediately, while the Cat will have to wait a very short while for its spot in the sun. The first Monopoly sets to feature the new token will arrive on store shelves mid-to-late 2013. Speaking as a Top Hat lover, I would like to take this opportunity to invite Kitteh on a whirlwind tour of the finest hotels in the city ... just so long as the Cat can afford the bill.

Source: Guardian

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I'm imagening a depressed looking iron in a jail cell. It watches through the prison bars a Cat walking the same paths he had taken for decades with just a hint of a tear in its eye... and then he sees the cat murder his wife.

First Monopoly, then the world! Our power and influence grow more powerful by the hour.

Soon you shall all be begging for mercy!

OT: I actually don't care much for Monopoly, but this almost makes me want to get a new board when it comes out >.>

mid-to-late 2012?

Karloff:

The first Monopoly sets to feature the new token will arrive on store shelves mid-to-late 2012.

I think you mean mid-to-late 2013.

Set to arrive 2012!? DOC! WE'VE GONE BACK IN TIME!

OT: Oh Monopoly...so much anger when me and my friends play it!

Might get another board, it is a fun game, no matter how you look at it!

This is a god damn travesty. Why didn't people vote for the thimble or something? WHY THE IRON?

You know what was cool about the Iron? It fit perfectly under the dog. Perfectly! That little Terrier could slide all around the board!

Calumon: He's lost his surfboard?

You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

Daystar Clarion:
You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

I think its referring to the idea that taxes or $500 ends up there to be picked up as a bonus for landing there. Those are usually the house rules in many cases.

2012?

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Anyway, trust the internet to vote a cat in.

I look forward to epic struggles between cat and dog.

TizzytheTormentor:
Set to arrive 2012!? DOC! WE'VE GONE BACK IN TIME!

OT: Oh Monopoly...so much anger when me and my friends play it!

Might get another board, it is a fun game, no matter how you look at it!

Andy Shandy:
2012?

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Anyway, trust the internet to vote a cat in.

I think we've created a... pair-o-docs

hooblabla6262:
mid-to-late 2012?

Nuts. Thanks! Adjusted.

I'm still not quite understanding why they had to remove a piece to begin with. I suppose they wanted to keep it even or something.

HA, they're not even trying with this. "We want money without making effort to get it. WAT DO"

maddawg IAJI:
I'm still not quite understanding why they had to remove a piece to begin with. I suppose they wanted to keep it even or something.

Yeah, I'm not sure either. They probably thought some different pieces would stir up a need to buy.

I don't really like this. I would have preferred it remain the same, but a cat? Ugh... the robot and helicopter were way cooler. They already have a dog.

This will make the likelihood that I but Monopoly again decrease.

I always used the iron though :(

'bout time we got a cat. I always used the dog, but now that there is a cat I'm gonna have to reconsider.

Au Revoir, humble Iron. You shall be remembered with honor. Welcome, Cat! You have big shoes to fill, so I hope you're up to the job.

'Course, this is still never going to settle the fights that erupt when more than one person wants to play the Race Car.

give the internet infinite power and perhaps a budget and you will always get a cat in return.

Daystar Clarion:
You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

because thats your workplace you pavement pri---
because its easy to lose and find money there..

perhaps iron will build himself a suit to get out of this cave
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dam dam damdamdam dadadadadadada dam dam dammmm

"While we're a bit sad to see the iron go, the cat token is a fantastic choice by the fans and we have no doubt it will become just as iconic as the original tokens."

How cool is your job when you get to make press release statements like that?

I guess it's true what they say...

Who would have thunk it?

Karloff:

Kitteh fans walked away with whatever loot happened to be stashed on Free Parking,

YOU DONT GET ANYTHING FROM FREE PARKING. You're playing monopoly wrong.

Jack and Calumon:
This is a god damn travesty. Why didn't people vote for the thimble or something? WHY THE IRON?

You know what was cool about the Iron? It fit perfectly under the dog. Perfectly! That little Terrier could slide all around the board!

Calumon: He's lost his surfboard?

if it's any consolation, the dog also fits in the wheelbarrow

So much for my horse rider's shield.
A cat never hurts, though.

Everyone always tries to be the car anyway so its not like it matter. I typically am the cannon; much to my satisfaction as I can blow up the other pieces (such as the kitteh).

I for one, welcome our new kitteh overlord.

I always use the battleship anyway.

Hail to the Kitty! Our rightful Masters will soon overcome all!

And then my copious supply of catnip will make me rich! Bwahahahahaha!!!

This is why those of us who already recognize the superiority of the feline race rejoice! Their might is eternal and All-Powerful!!!

Hail to the Kitteh!!!

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To quote Wil Wheaton "What is it with the internet and *cats*!?"

I liked the robot is better.

YES! I'm gonna punch someone if they pick the cat before I do next time I play and take the piece from their cold, dead hands.

Daystar Clarion:
You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

Look, don't argue with our house rules.

Susan Arendt:

Daystar Clarion:
You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

Look, don't argue with our house rules.

I see that you use the 2013 inner city planning rule set, where public roads can be exploited by private parking meter owners.

Copper Zen:
Hail to the Kitty! Our rightful Masters will soon overcome all!

And then my copious supply of catnip will make me rich! Bwahahahahaha!!!

This is why those of us who already recognize the superiority of the feline race rejoice! Their might is eternal and All-Powerful!!!

Hail to the Kitteh!!!

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Too true brother, It is time for us Cats to rise and take control of the pitiful human race's money. What were they going to do with it anyway?

Preferably, I would want them to just add all the new concepts and keep every old one, change the rules to where you can only play if there are enough people to play each, and magically cast a spell where no one can ever leave until that game is completely finished.

1337mokro:

Susan Arendt:

Daystar Clarion:
You don't put cash in Free Parking, goddamn it!

It's only ever meant to be a free space to land, because in the late game, nearly every space will cost money.

Think about it, why would a space called 'free parking' give you money?

Look, don't argue with our house rules.

I see that you use the 2013 inner city planning rule set, where public roads can be exploited by private parking meter owners.

Y'know, all this reminds me of a video I just watched where they take House Rules to their logical extremes. http://blip.tv/the-bunny-perspective/boardkake-monopoly-6483592

Zen Toombs:
I'm imagening a depressed looking iron in a jail cell. It watches through the prison bars a Cat walking the same paths he had taken for decades with just a hint of a tear in its eye... and then he sees the cat murder his wife.

And that iron's name was...Edmond Dantes!

He shall return to wreak his vengeance upon those who wronged him, thanks largely to a backing from Medical Mechanica after he makes a deal with Atomsk. Hence forth, he shall be known as The Count of Monte N.O.

.....

In other news, Baker Cat!

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