Monopoly’s New Tokens Spark Grief and Guffaws on Twitter

“So the condom didn’t make it as a #Monopoly game piece,” laments sex expert Dr. Ruth

It’s a whole — well, partial — new game for Monopoly, and Twitter is having a ball over it.

Hasbro announced that it is abandoning the thimble, boot and wheelbarrow from Monopoly’s arsenal of tokens on Friday.

In lieu of the abandoned pieces, which were ditched as the result of a fan vote, new tokens including a T-Rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky were introduced.

The game-piece switcheroo drew reactions on Twitter ranging from sadness to wisecracks.

More than one person called for a moment of silence for the abandoned piece, with the hashtags #RIPThimbe, #RIPShoe and #RIPWheelbarrow emerging.

“Updated version of Monopoly distributes all of the properties and money in advance to someone in another room, who wins,” went one topical response.

“In turn towards realism, Monopoly ditches iconic thimble, boot, and wheelbarrow and replaces them with oil drum, pill bottle, and handgun,” read another reply.

“Monopoly’s scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could add a T-Rex game piece that they didn’t stop to think if they should,” Comedy Central’s official Twitter account chimed in.

“Monopoly without its connection to the commonplace tools of Depression-era life is a game without a soul,” one Twitter user lamented.

A particularly notable response came from renowned sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who wrote, perhaps jokingly, “So the condom didn’t make it as a #Monopoly game piece. A missed educational opportunity as I see it.”