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The Iron Is Out, A Cat Is In As ‘Monopoly’ Changes Game Pieces

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
February 6, 2013

Scottie the dog is not going to like this news:

Monopoly fans have voted to add a cat to the game’s cast of eight playing pieces. Getting the boot: Well, it wasn’t the boot. It’s the iron that got flattened.

The results of Hasbro’s Facebook vote were revealed on NBC-TV’s Today Show.

We suspect iron is a victim of modern times and wrinkle-free technology. And, of course, the all-powerful cat lobby, which can overcome even the worst publicity.

This makes us wonder: [Copyright 2013 NPR]

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