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Danger: Why You Shouldn’t Play with A Spirit Board

Original Style Ouija Board – Image from Wikipedia

This is a guest contribution from H. Davis.

In 1991, a commercial aired for a psychic board game that gave kids the ability to ask questions about their future: the Ouija Board Game. At the time, the board wasn’t highly known as the game that lets you talks to spirits. In fact, this mysterious talking board was sold in game aisles and stores like Toys R Us, and KB Toys. It contained a flat board with the letters of the alphabet assembled in two semi-circles placed above the numbers 0 through 9; the words “YES” and “NO” in the upper left and right-hand corners, with “GOODBYE” at the bottom. The board also comes equipped with a “planchette,” that has a teardrop-shape, with a small window in the body, used to move around the board.

The difference in the Ouija Boards of today is in the material. In other words, the board is now usually cardboard, rather than wood, and the planchette is plastic. The real history of the spirit board is just about as mysterious as how the game works. As a matter of fact, Robert Murch, an Ouija historian, has been researching the story of the board since 1992.

So, why shouldn’t people play with spirit boards?

We can all agree that there’s something beautifully nostalgic about vintage board games, but this isn’t that type of board game. Playing with a spirit board takes gamers into a different dimension.

In fact, one of the most dangerous and deadly devices used by people could be the Ouija Board. We all know what this device is, as we have grown up with it being sold in almost all major department stores across the country.

Most people viewed the Ouija Board as a harmless parlor game. In fact, people strongly believed that it was all just in our minds and imaginations that actually moved the planchette across the board. The reality is, however, upon completing a session with this board, terrifying things can happen.

Wicked Spirits Use Ouija Boards to Take Over Souls

Terrifying demonic entities can be freed from other dimensions that prey on helpless victims, and the gateway used by these hideous monsters are usually kept open by innocent people toying with these boards. Other tools used by certain occult leaders also helped fuel the fire by keeping portals open for entities to come in and out of this world.

They are vile creatures of the night and yes, they exist. They have the ability to possess the bodies of their victims and cause normally gentle, nonviolent people to commit outrageous acts against their loved ones.

The use of Ouija Boards has even led to violence, and in some cases, murder. The most famous of course being, the story Donald Schalchlin, which involved a teenager attacking both his mother and sister after playing with an Ouija board.

Given these points, the spirit board can easily act as a vehicle that makes it easy for negative spirits and demonic forces to enter this plane of existence.

“How does it work?” you ask. Well, demonic forces often gain the trust of individuals experimenting with the board by successfully answering a series of questions. Once they’ve gained the trust of their victim, it becomes easier for the entity to move in and take over by either influencing that person or by outright possession.

Whichever route the spirit chooses, one thing is for sure. They’ll bring with them misery and sadness. This then allows them to break the individual down, causing them to live a life filled with anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, adopting proactive and practical approaches to help manage and cope with this type of stress won’t work, leaving the victim to fend for themselves if they don’t seek help from the church.

Things to be Cautious For When Using the Spirit Board (If you Ever Have to)

 Whether you believe the board contacts negative spirits or not, the advice might be the same. It’s highly recommended that you follow some ground rules:

  • Start by announcing that the session being conducted will only allow an experience that is positive or toward a higher good and that negative energies are not welcome.
  • Don’t use the board at a graveyard.
  • Never, ever ask for physical signs.
  • Don’t take it too seriously. In other words, if entities are informing you about the world around you, don’t take their message too literally.
  • When you’re done with the board, close it. This is by far the most important: Make sure you slide the planchette to “GOODBYE” and then remove your hands.


Thanks for checking out the article! Did I miss anything important? What are some other reasons people shouldn’t play with spirit (Ouija) boards? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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5 thoughts on “Danger: Why You Shouldn’t Play with A Spirit Board

  1. I own 4 of these boards and just can’t/won’t even open them up. I don’t know why I even own them, but I’m fascinated just the same.

  2. Deborah, I’m with you! I actually don’t even own one…but I want to. I’m a little leery of them, but not enough. My dumb butt wants to see what would happen. I played with one as a kid with my older sister, but she was totally manipulating it. It made me mad. I want to try one by myself, BUT…if I ended up inviting anything unwanted into my home I would feel SO bad!!!

  3. Loved this article, Courtney! Check out my book, The Devil’s Board, due for release August 22, 2017. Inspired by True Events. Please do not play the Ouija. But if you must, then make sure that you do not play alone.

  4. Hey L. Sydney! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your book sounds intriguing. I’ll be sure to check it out. Maybe get in touch with you and have you on the show!

  5. Hey everyone, thanks for taking time out of your day to read the article. I’m fascinated with this board game, but I refuse to go out and buy it. I’m simply too afraid of all the things that could possibly go wrong.

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