The Ouija board is actually not the original talking board. The actual "Talking Boards" came into existence in the late 1800's. Generally this is when Séances were very popular. The actual name "Ouija" is actually a trademark name, a.k.a the model of the board.
The triangle, or heart, do-ma-hicker is actually called the "planchette." When playing with this mystical board with a bunch of drunk friends, you may not want to take what the board says into consideration. I mean all of y'alls fingers are on this damn thing, and you know that one friend who takes things a little too far by spinning his head all the way around, using a cross how it shouldn't be used and then, when they can't handle their liquor, they spew the split green soup y'all had for dinner.
Of course we all know, or most of us know, that the Ouija Board is used to contact the dead. Some people believe that it is the communication tool to the evilness that resides! Wahaha! It has a yes, no, sometimes the word maybe, goodbye, numbers1-0 and the whole alphabet.
~*This one glows in the dark! Yes!*~
China is believed to be one of the first users of the "Ouija like instruments" way before Confucius was birthed.
The talking boards came to light after spiritual mediums would tie a pencil to a basket. The spirits were believed to write a message out with this pencil. Then the planchette came to replace the basket, along with, a small wooden board and two casters and the pencil attached.
~*The tool after the pencil and the basket. I couldn't find a picture of the pencil and the basket. This is the planchette, casters and the pencil.*~
In 1886 the first talking board came to be. Elijah Bond was listed as the inventor of the first named talking board, the Ouija Board. Bond was playing around with the Ouija board, and he said that the board told him that Ouija was the Egyptian word for good luck. Guess what? WRONG! From research the Egyptian name for good luck is, Shai-Nefer. Any way, he probably adapted the name from the fabled Moroccan city of Ouijda due to the popularity of the psychics of the Middle East. William Fuld was not the inventor of the Ouija Board as first thought.
~*Elijah Bond and his gravestone. He had an unmarked grave until 2008 when some dude received permission to provide Elijah's resting place with a headstone. Pictures and story can be found at WilliamFuld*~
Parker Brother's, the makers of Monopoly, decided "Hey this is a great board game to put on shelves and have people play with." They bought the rights in 1966, and during the following year, they sold over 2 million boards. It outsold Monopoly. Haha! There are now many many many versions of the Ouija Board. The design has been used for many of products as well. From watches to guitars.
~*Parker Brother's version*~
I don't play with these things. I don't consider them games or toys. I dwell very much into the supernatural spirit world and like the nice, gentle and humble spirits. I can't be for sure that this "toy" actually summons evil spirits, however, I am not one to screw with the spirit world.
So my kick ass followers, what are your thoughts on the Ouija Board?
~*Please don't let your thought bubble be blank*~