What were the original game pieces in Monopoly?
Those original tokens—car, iron, lantern, thimble, shoe, tophat, and rocking horse—were joined by the battleship and cannon soon after. Despite Hasbro's attempts to modernize Monopoly, the game is really a period piece.
What are the pieces in a board game called?
What are the pieces in a board game called? Collectively all the pieces in a board game are called components, or less commonly, equipment. Common pieces include chits, tiles, counters, chips, dice, cards, pawns, standees and miniatures. Individual pieces usually have names specific to each game.
What do the Monopoly pieces mean?
The first Monopoly tokens, produced in 1937, were the car, the iron, the lantern, the thimble, the shoe, the top hat, and the rocking horse. Like the shoe, the wheelbarrow was said to be a symbol of hard work. Which basically means the game ended up as rich versus poor.
Are old Monopoly games worth anything?
Generally speaking, vintage Monopoly games are not worth much. They are almost always less than $200 for a standard edition, no matter how old or how good the condition. Not long after the game began production at Parker Brothers in 1935, more than 20,000 games were being published each week.