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Mahjong originated in China and is now played all over the world.

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Almost 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 helps us understand why we game and what games say about the cultures that play them.

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