Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge > Media Center

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 04:38 PM  
whoman69 whoman69 is offline
The Master
 
whoman69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Marion, IA
Casino cash: $5000
Monopoly to replace a game piece

Monopoly set to replace one of its tokens, asking fans which piece to retire
Even the Depression-era game, it seems, is feeling the Recession-era pinch...and the urge to replace ‘staff.’ The new ‘Save Your Token’ campaign encourages fans of the iconic tokens to vote to save their favorites.

BY CHRISTINE ROBERTS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Which ones will stay and which one will go? Monopoly is asking fans to vote on which of its eight iconic tokens should remain play and which new tokens should be put on board.

At nearly 80 years old, Monopoly is set to retire one of its eight classic tokens. And its up to fans to choose which ones will remain on the board to pass “GO.”

The Hasbro-owned game kicked off its “Save Your Token” campaign Wednesday, asking players to vote for the tokens they want to keep. The racecar, iron, Scottie dog, wheelbarrow, shoe, top hat, thimble and battleship are at all risk for the ax.

The iconic game piece with the least amount of votes will be sent to the slammer forever, with no “Get Out of Jail Free” card in sight. It will be replaced by one of Monopoly’s newly-proposed tokens: a toy robot, helicopter, cat, guitar or diamond ring.

Hasbro developed the new pieces in an attempt to modernize the Depression-era brand, said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming.

"The tokens that are in the game today represent household items from the 1930s when the game was first introduced," Berkowitz told the Daily News. "We wanted to introduce a new token to the game that's more representative of today's Monopoly players."

Gerrick Johnson, a toy analyst for BMO Capital Markets, told USA Today that sales of board games have dropped dramatically in recent years as people turn to their smartphones and tablets for entertainment.

The toy robot, designed to look like Monopoly's Rich "Uncle" Pennybags, may replace one of the game's classic tokens.

“Newness always helps, and there has not been a lot of newness," Johnson said, adding that Monopoly “will be around for another 100 years” because it is so classic.

The beloved property-trading game dates back to the early 1900s, when it was patented by Charles Darrow and then sold to the Parker Brothers.
SONY DRIVEN TO MAKE 'TONKA' TRUCK MOVIE, TO GO ALONG WITH OTHER HASBRO FLICKS, 'CANDY LAND' AND 'RISK'

The tokens were reportedly the brainchild of Darrow’s nieces, who suggested using charms from charm bracelets as game pieces. Six of the current pieces have been on the board since the game was released in 1935. The Scottie dog and wheelbarrow appeared in the 1950s.

Players have developed a serious sense of attachment to their tokens since the game hit store shelves.

“There's a love affair with the token that each player has settled on over time. It's very seldom that you see a player not care about what token represents them on the game board,” Monopoly expert Philip Orbanes told USA Today.

The Battleship is one of the classic Monopoly pieces facing the ax. Voters can make their opinions heard on Monopoly's Facebook page or on Twitter.

Predictably, a handful of fans on Facebook scoffed at the idea of a new game piece.
“(O)utrageous!!!sacrilegious!!! keep all the old tokens - forget the new. Some things should not be tampered with,” MaryLou Truszkowski wrote.
“Don't know why you would change anything about the most popular board game ever but if I had to choose on I guess it would be the Thimble," Darrin Tissandier added.
'SCRABBLE' STREET SIGN GOES UP IN QUEENS TO COMMEMORATE BIRTHPLACE OF BOARD GAME
Others, however, were a bit more enthusiastic about the change.
‎”Man's best friend" should stay (the Scottie dog)! And then bring on the "Girls best friend", the diamond ring!! )” Bridgit Fiedler wrote.
Fans have up until Feb. 5 to vote for their tokens on either Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #tokenvote.
The first Monopoly game with the new game piece will be released this summer.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1236376

Get rid of the stupid shoe I say.
Posts: 23,081
whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 09:40 PM   #16
Gracie Dean Gracie Dean is offline
MVP
 
Gracie Dean's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Casino cash: $5000
I bet the Iron goes. The new token should be modern...
Posts: 12,974
Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Gracie Dean has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #17
kc rush kc rush is offline
Blah Blah Blah
 
kc rush's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: In front of the computer.
Casino cash: $11015
As long as the top hat stays, I'm good.
Posts: 6,000
kc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellikc rush 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
jspchief jspchief is online now
BAMF
 
jspchief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Your Face
Casino cash: $9247
Thimble is for losers.
__________________
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.
Posts: 24,299
jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 02:20 AM   #19
Guru Guru is offline
SKC 13-Royals 14-Chiefs 15?
 
Guru's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Middle of the USA
Casino cash: $18842
VARSITY
I always hated Monopoly. My dad always destroyed us when we would play by hording all the slum properties. Never had a desire to go back and play since I was a teenager.
__________________
Same as it ever was.
Posts: 55,084
Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #20
SuperChief SuperChief is offline
Damn it feels good.
 
SuperChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: KS
Casino cash: $6898
We're getting soft. Hasbro pansies.

__________________
Posts: 1,897
SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.SuperChief wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #21
Predarat Predarat is offline
Run Chiefs fans, run!!
 
Predarat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nashville, TN
Casino cash: $6111
Do not take away the Dog or the Car you basterds!
Posts: 9,115
Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Predarat is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #22
Saulbadguy Saulbadguy is offline
When a nightmare becomes real
 
Saulbadguy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Casino cash: $9081
I played the covetous Jew.
__________________
http://www.goemaw.com
Posts: 46,237
Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.Saulbadguy threw an interception on a screen pass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #23
Frosty Frosty is offline
Go Beavers!
 
Frosty's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Warshington
Casino cash: $10561
I didn't realize that the man on horseback and the howitzer were gone.

I'm surprised that there isn't more hate for the hat. I always thought that it was the worst piece.
Posts: 10,597
Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Frosty is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #24
Old Dog Old Dog is offline
Supporter
 
Old Dog's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: North Central Kansas
Casino cash: $12323
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ebolapox View Post
that goddamned iron is ****ing worthless.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amnorix View Post
Iron, wheelbarrow or shoe, I think, can all easily go.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut View Post
The iron is a dead man walking.
Nobody wants to be the iron.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SNR View Post
**** the iron or the shoe.

Hey, wait a minute....I'm the iron.....damn wheelbarrow needs to go
Posts: 9,453
Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.Old Dog is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #25
cosmo20002 cosmo20002 is online now
Debunking your bullshit
 
cosmo20002's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: KC area
Casino cash: $22119
Anyone who doesn't pick being the dog is just stupid.
__________________
Posts: 20,475
cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #26
cosmo20002 cosmo20002 is online now
Debunking your bullshit
 
cosmo20002's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: KC area
Casino cash: $22119
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoMoChief View Post
im always the scottie dog
I'm going to have to re-think this.
__________________
Posts: 20,475
cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.cosmo20002 is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #27
something cooler something cooler is offline
come to play
 
something cooler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Casino cash: $5000
Who wouldn't like the shoe? Its like walking through life.
Posts: 2,244
something cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitellisomething cooler 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
whoman69 whoman69 is offline
The Master
 
whoman69's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Marion, IA
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Who wouldn't like the shoe? Its like walking through life.
It's more like a wore out boot from the 30s.
__________________
-Watching Eddie Podolak
Quote:
Originally posted by Logical
When the boobs are a bouncin, the Chiefs will be trouncin
What the Raiders fan has said is true, our customs are different. What Al Davis has said is unimportant, and we do not hear his words.
Posts: 23,081
whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.whoman69 is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #29
ILChief ILChief is offline
MVP
 
ILChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2001
Casino cash: $13144
They better keep the hat and racecar. of the new one, the helicopter is cool
Posts: 7,178
ILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby PiscitelliILChief 's adopt a chief was Sabby Piscitelli
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #30
Aries Walker Aries Walker is offline
Back again.
 
Aries Walker's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Aspen Hill, MD
Casino cash: $10756
I always thought of the playing pieces as being representative of your "character"'s working-class days, and the blue-collar labor they were in before they started investing in buildings. The thimble was a tailor, the shoe was a cobbler, the hat was a milliner, the battleship was a seabee, and so on.

Beats me what the Scottie dog player was. Maybe a snooty divorcee living off her ex-husband's alimony, and carrying that hairy rat around in her purse.
Posts: 5,007
Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.Aries Walker is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.