Sunday, January 31, 2016

And the Favourite Monopoly Playing Piece is....

The Thimble!

Yes, the humble thimble is the most popular playing piece in the game of Monopoly. I would have said maybe the dog or the car, but it seems this is not the case. When Hasbro did a study to see which piece was most popular, it turned out to be the thimble, which is as it should be.

The today's game has origins in various other similar games, but one man attributed with making the version played today, Charles Darrow, envisioned a family using everyday household objects. His sister said that these objects should resemble something that would fit on a ladies charm bracelet and the rest, as they say is history.

Wouldn't it be fun for each player to just use a different thimble? My bag of ceramic thimbles (above) would give plenty of choice.


  1. I have my thimble ready to play!!

  2. Yes, we should all bring our own thimble to Monopoly parties!

  3. A very dear friend, who goes back to grade school, gave me all her beautiful thimbles when she downsized. I could bring them to a HUGE monopoly party! I love my thimbles!!