Ding Dong The Iron is Dead!

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The news we have all been awaiting was announced and I must admit that I am a little sad about the death of an ironcon icon.   Yes, the Monopoly piece formerly known as “the iron” is now a thing of the past.  The voting is in and if you were out of the loop the following picture shows the different options that were proposed and voted on.

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And the winner is …….the cat!!!

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I guess out of the choices that would be my pick as I am sure it is many of yours but I must say that I am a little bit sad that the piece that I usually got stuck with ended up with as a child is now going to be eliminated from the popular board game.   I think it is definitely a sign of the times.  The iron is a thing of the past.  At least for some.  If you remember my post of a few weeks ago you know that it is still a very big part of my life (Click here to read my tale of ironing)

Change is difficult at times and I guess I will have to embrace it in this case.    I am just a little worried there will be a lot of cat and dog fights on the board from now on out.

Make sure you check out my blog next Monday—it is time for a give away!!!!  



  1. Do they still have the top hot? That was my fave. No one wanted to be the iron in my hood.

    • Yep–the top hat is still in there. If I am right the pieces now are the cat, racecar, Scottie dog, a shoe, thimble, top hat, wheelbarrow and battleship. At least I think that is what they are!

  2. No one ever chose the iron when we played either. I usually was the car but also used the hat and cannon. If I play the new version, I would most likely pick the cat. I am happy with the results since this is how I voted: out with the iron, in with the cat! MEOW!

  3. I just read about this yesterday and my first thought was this: Does that make my vintage Monopoly game more valuable?

  4. Amy Prentice says:

    I like the cat, however, I wish they kept the iron too. So many memories of playing Monopoly and yes, I often ended up with the iron too! At least when the kids and I played!

  5. Personally, I would have picked the robot! Sorry about the iron, my friend, but at least you got a cat…LOL xoxo, Diane

  6. Maybe they should have replaced it with a teapot.. That would have eased your pain sufficiently I would think..

  7. My first choice was the Diamond Ring. I’m sure the dog and the cat will iron out their issues, tho.

  8. I saw where they were making changes. How could this be? I liked that little iron that would glide around the board, collecting $200 for passing GO! The cat IS cute…My brother always took the race car.

  9. I have not played that game for so long, I can’t even remember how to play the game anymore let alone know what the pieces were. I am pretty sure ir was not an iron.

  10. I didn’t even know there was an iron – we are not Monopoly players in our house, or any board games for that matter! I like the kitty so. 🙂

  11. Hello! I am sorry it’s been so long since I’ve stopped by and I’m so glad to discover that you blogged about this topic! I’ve been wanting to talk to someone about it! I KNEW it would be the iron – just knew that would be the least relatable thing these days. I, like you, still iron at times…and need to today…bother. Enjoy your day – and your tea!

  12. This makes me sad. Why do we have to update a classic? I liked the iron! Although, I can see where this is going… Three years from now there will be a re-release of Classic Monopoly with the Iron included again. LoL

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