19 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About Monopoly

17. There Have Been Twenty Different Tokens

The first Monopoly pieces were made from materials found in creator Charles Darrow's home, with the shiny die-cast tokens being metal charms from the his nieces' charm bracelets.

The first proper game had an iron, purse, lantern, racecar, thimble, shoe, top hat, battleship, cannon and a rocking horse. Since then there have been twenty different player tokens including an elephant, purse, and a bag of money.


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