"Real" talking Ouija boards can be purchased from virtually any website that sells toys or board games. Since it first debuted in 1891, the Ouija board has been classified as a game, though there are no winners and no objective other than to communicate with those on the other side. Whether or not Ouija boards effectively achieve this is in the eye of the beholder, thus "real" is a relative term when it comes to Ouija boards.Continue Reading
According to Smithsonian Magazine, patent officials were supposedly convinced enough of the Ouija board's authenticity to grant a patent for it. The "wonderful talking board" has changed very little since it was first invented. It is still a flat board imprinted with the letters of the alphabet, numbers 0-9, the words "yes" and "no," and sun and moon symbols to signify day and night.
The board "talks" via a triangular device with a clear circular center that players place on the board. All players place their fingertips on the board and ask it questions. The triangular device is supposedly powered by the energy of spirits as they spell out answers to open ended questions or reply in the positive or negative to closed ended ones.Learn more about Magic & Illusions