How many different Monopoly tokens are there?
From Parker Bros: “These 10 tokens–flatiron, purse, lantern, car, thimble, shoe, top hat, rocking horse, battleship and cannon–were used until 1942. With World War II came a metal shortage in the United States. As a result, during the years 1943-47, MONOPOLY games contained tokens made out of wood. Shortly after the end of World War II the metal tokens were brought back to the game. The early 1950s brought the addition of three new tokens and the departure of three original tokens. The lantern, purse and rocking horse were replaced by the dog (Mr. Monopoly’s dog, Scotty), the wheelbarrow and the horse and rider. These three MONOPOLY game tokens still exist in the classic edition–the MONOPOLY game in the red and white box found today in stores and more than 200 million homes world wide. ” So there are 13 classic tokens, plus the wood tokens used in the 40’s. Of course, in each custom version of Monopoly unique tokens are used (for instance, characters from the movies in the Star Wars