Ouija Board

Museum Number: 1146
Object Name: Ouija Board, with planchette and box
Physical Description: Waddington copy of the William Fuld Ouija Board (see MoW no. 1145), but slightly smaller. White plastic planchette. Box with spooky shrouded figure, and the words, 'Never-failing amusement and recreation for the entire family.'

Ouija Board

QUESTIONS

  • Do you think a ouija board is a suitable toy for a family or indeed children to use? If not why not?
  • Some people think of Ouija boards as frightening or dangerous, why is this and what factors do you think influence that belief (which presumably was not as common when this product was marketed by Waddingtons)?
  • How do you feel about this object? What would you say to the people who designed and produced it, or people who used it?

HAVE A LOOK AT THESE LINKS TO FIND OUT MORE:

Have a look at these links to find out more:
http://www.hasbro.com/shop/details.cfm?R=8F00D4B0-6D40-1014-8BF0-9EFBF894F9D4:en_US
http://paranormal.about.com/cs/ouijaboards/f/blfaq_ouija01.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideomotor_effect
http://www.paranormality.com/ouija_board.shtml
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shadow-boxing/201208/would-you-ouija