New cat token now in Monopoly game sets!

Posted at 8:18 AM, Sep 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-06 11:45:18-04

(WTVR) - Earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of America's beloved tokens in favor of adding some new blood.

America voted among the options of a robot, helicopter, guitar, diamond ring, or cat. So Hasbro axed the iron and made way for the silver feline.

Which is good because before now families had to rely on using their own furry felines, with some mixed results. Take a look:

As of this week all new Monopoly boards will come equipped with one die-cast kitty, additionally, there's no clear reason why the iron had to die for the cat to live. That felt needlessly cruel.

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