Tokens are the playing pieces used in the Monopoly board game.
It was an interesting find, if not too unusual, bar a mysterious wooden playing board.The winner was a sack of money, which appeared in most standard editions untill it's retirement in 2007."Monopoly" playing pieces, often referred to as tokens, date from 1935 when Parker Brothers bought the game rights.two-chambered tomb of a fourth-century Germanic chieftain lay undisturbed in Poprad, Slovakia’s 10th largest city.Then, in 2005, construction began on a new industrial park and the grave was revealed.“It is absurd to think one might ever be able to reconstruct the Monopoly rules in all their details.” The rules to any game—chess, rummy, —are rife with details that might not be apparent from looking at the pieces, cards, or boards themselves.After all, there’s only so much one can surmise from a little tin hat, a tiny rampart, or an ace of spades. Another complicating factor, writes Walter Crist, who studies ancient games at Arizona State University, is that the rules to these very popular ancient games may have changed over the millennia they were played, with subtle variations in house rules To solve such puzzles, scholars often turn to literary references, where ancient authors sometimes offer details in poetry or opinion.Dowst focused on die-cast toys after the war, so Parker Brothers produced its own pewter playing pieces based on the Dowst originals.In 1948, United Kingdom sets used cardboard cut-outs in coloured bases.Some of these tokens from the 1940s being a car with driver ( counterpart to the race car ) howitzer ( counterpart to the cannon ), airplane, aswell as the dog, horse and rider, and wheelbarrow, but these tokens were officially added in the 1950s. A picture of the cannon can be seen at the top of the page.While standard Hasbro Monopoly sets throughout the world contain the traditional pewter tokens, specially commissioned and commemorative sets have used a variety of materials for playing pieces.