These NJ items would make great Monopoly tokens
If you could bring back one Monopoly token, what would it be? That's the question Hasbro gaming is asking of the fans of the game patterned after the streets of Atlantic City. Fans will get to vote on the return of a classic token which could be either the Thimble, Wheelbarrow, Iron, Boot, Horse & Rider or Money Bag.
"We know that fans across the globe have been missing the tokens of their childhood, and now is the chance to take a trip down memory lane and bring one back!" says Adam Biehl, senior vice president, and general manager at Hasbro, in a press release.
You may remember the thimble, wheelbarrow, and boot were voted off Monopoly island in 2017, replaced by the penguin, T-rex and rubber ducky.
Monopoly was derived from "The Landlords Game" by Charles Darrow in the 1930s who then sold it to Parker Brothers and retired a millionaire. He could have owned both Boardwalk and Park Place with hotels with all that money! Who knows? Maybe he's the person the little round guy on all the cards is patterned after. He may even have won second prize in a beauty contest.
But since Monopoly is based on the streets of Atlantic City, I'm thinking if you're going to add tokens to this great game, they should be "Jersey" tokens, or at least Atlantic City tokens. Maybe one could be a White House Italian Sub or maybe a "Diving Horse," but at least something Jersey.
So I asked my audience and here's what we came up with
A beach tag
A slice of pizza
A Jersey tomato!
Bob O'Brien Leszczak
A construction crane and/or orange traffic cones
A Middle Finger
Lucy the Elephant
Ear of corn
A Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese Sandwich.
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