Original Cast of:
Thimble, Hat, Iron, Car, Boot and Battleship
Tokens represented house life, with the Battleship being used as they were mass produced for Parker Brother’s failed game – Conflict
Due to the outbreak of World War II, tokens were made out of wood bases and cardboard.
Rocking horse temporarily replaces the Thimble
Tokens taken from Waddington’s ’64 Milestones’. Different coloured ‘thin’ and ‘broad’ pawns used. c1942 Wooden tokens were also used during this period, and would return the year after
Wooden tokens returned with coloured bases
Tank, Tractor, Train, Car, Motorcycle and Ship
Tokens made from coloured metal – transport theme
1960s – 1990s:
Dog introduced to the line-up.
Tokens were initially made from lead and tin, before pewter was used instead
Thimble returns with wheelbarrow, cannon and Horse & Rider debuting.
Cannon + Horse & Rider dropped
The Iron was retired in favour of the Cat.
See the 2013 ‘Save Your Token’ Event
Thimble, Boot and Wheelbarrow all retired after a public vote. T-Rex, Penguin and Rubber Duck the new replacements.
See the 2017 ‘Token Madness’ Event
1935 – 1950s:
USA Editions often included the Lantern, Purse and Rocking Horse.
The Lantern and Rocking Horse were retired in favour of the Dog and Horse + Rider.
Purse was a rarer token and did not appear in all editions during this time.
The Cannon was also a token in the original line-up, also taken from Conflict. UK sets later gained this token in the 1950s.
1997 – 2007:
The Money Bag was temporarily included in USA editions (retired in 2007)
It won a public vote against a Piggy Bank and Plane