OAKLAND, Calif. — Earlier this year, there was a kerfluffle on the internet when users voted to oust the iron token in Monopoly in favor of a cat. It was a significant change to the aesthetics of the game — the iron had been around since the 1930s — but not a significant change to its gameplay.
After an extensive online public poll, Monopoly has decided to remove its classic iron piece (you know, that one that looked like something your great-great grandmother would have used to smooth shirts or bludgeon something) and add to the game a cat token. Why a cat? Because, the internet!