New versions of Monopoly will no longer give players the option of using a tiny silver-colored thimble as their pawn on the board, after fans voted to drop the piece that had featured in the game since its introduction in 1935.The thimble — a tool used in sewing to prevent pricking one’s thumb with a needle — was the second of the games’ original pieces to be dropped after players gave a thumbs-down to the iron in 2013, Providence, Rhode Island-based game maker Hasbro Inc said on Thursday.The surviving pieces that trace their roots back to the Great Depression include a battleship, boot and Scottie dog.Players also had the option to vote online on a new pawn to replace the thimble, with choices including monster trucks and flip-flops. Hasbro plans to reveal their choice next month.
For the first time in 26 years, on August 21, 2017, the sky will transform as a full solar eclipse takes hold. Visible in 14 states from South Carolina to Oregon, it will be the […]
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Awards season is in full swing and on Tuesday morning The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the 2017 Oscar nominees.Romantic musical “La La Land” led the Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 14 […]