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Monopoly is the most commercially successful board game in US history, with 485 million players worldwide.

Christmas is just a few days away, so hopefully you've done your Christmas shopping. But if you haven't found that perfect gift yet, perhaps you should consider a good ole' board game. Pretty much every culture on earth plays interactive games, from online multi-player games like "World of Warcraft" to Mahjong. A game like chess is played the world over. But Monopoly might not do much for people in Uzbekistan. Neal Jesse is a political scientist at Bowling Green State University who studies games. He says people have been playing games for a long time.

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