Ouija Board – Why is it Being Sold as a Kids Toy?

(Ouija Game Board – Now kids can play with Spirits.. Have fun Kids..)

One of the most powerful forms of communicating with spirits or ghosts is the old Ouija Board. The Ouija board (an old Occult tool) can be used to allow the spirit to communicate through letters easily and also allow does allow the wielder to ability to ask questions.. It has been used for hundreds of years and in many testimonies and studies has showed to help remove spirits and even help in some cases solve crimes..

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Now here comes the weird thing… For some reason the board is being marketed in stores like it is a kids toy.. Oh here kids go play with the spirits, no harm done there.. What the..? Is this the biggest flaw in intelligence? Let’s sell something that conjure spirits into this world..

Whether or not the kids know how to use it, the Ouija board was developed on many years of learning what worked best with spirits from trial and error to make a spirit communication tool.. What would they think, now knowing it is seen like a toy or a joke..?

I Suppose in the end, it is up to the consumer whether it sells well or not.. However still, Is this a wise idea really? In a way it is like saying should we sell guns to kids? Crazy if you ask me..

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Comments

  1. vermindust says:

    Seen them for sale at Toy-R-You as a board game and had the same reaction as you describe. I’d point the parents to toxicshaman.com if i thought someone so foolish knew how to read.

  2. You’re absurd!
    Ouija Board’s cannot “conjure” spirits, they do not act as a communication tool to otherworldly dimensions, they are pieces of cardboard that have Gothic-style letters and numbers painted on. They only work because the person using them wants to see it work; it is the subconscious that moves the seemingly “mystifying” oracle, not the hands of a deceased person.

    I’m 16, does that mean I’m too young to have such a powerful, magical tool in my possession? NO! It is the opinion of a moronic prude that Ouija Board’s are unsafe.

    (by the way, no one in the history of the World, has ever solved a crime using a Ouija Board. That would be unconstitutional seeing as how everyone is entitled to a FAIR trial; not a load-of-shit cardboard GAME!)

    • Hey Tyler
      Thanks for the visit. What I would recommend you do is some reading on the History of such items (the Occult by Colin Wilson is a good start). It is risky seeing everything from a skeptics point, without awareness. If you look around you will notice many elements around us that are ignored but very powerful. Space for one, limitlessness, time, internal energies, consciousness and many more..
      With a Ouija Board the subconscious does have an element to some degree, however legitimate use is not tapping into such as the whole.. Communication is possible like many Occult tools. The subconsious on many levels is very powerful, it can help us tap into internal energys better, our higher self and also heal to name a few.. In a way it is like a key to inner doors not just an element of the mind or physical world.
      Try to look at all the angles of what makes up this amazing world, not just the physical.. :)

      With the element of solving crime, it could only be used to help gather where evidence is to help solve the crime.. Same as pyschic detectives used in many countries in the world such as the US. They communicate or get visions to help solve. Alison Dubois to name one example.

    • Such harsh words for such a young person. I wonder have you ever used this board for anything. If not you can’t speak on what it can do.

  3. Yeah i think this is a load of crap… i bet a billion bucks that if someone had no clue what-so-ever about this board and played it not a thing would happen. Its all in your head, if you believe your going to see stuff then your going to make yourself so crazy that you are going to make yourself start hearing and seeing stuff..

    • Hey Spencer,
      A Ouiji board is a spiritual tool and a symbol for connecting with passed on spirits. It does not matter whether you believe or not, it is about application of what it is capable. It is not something to be used as a toy.. Many cases of spiritual use have been recorded with this device..

  4. THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IDIOTS, AND SOME THAT HAVE
    PROBLEM WITH ABSTRACT THINKING.

    i GAVE UP MANY YEARS AGO, TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
    THAT THERE ARE THINGS, ONE SHOULD TAKE SERIOUSLY,,,
    I GUESS THEY ALL WERE, CONSERVATIVES, IS ALL I CAN SAY.

    oNLY REPUBLICANS WOULD BE SO HARD HEADED

    FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES, AND UNDERSTAND
    THAT THERE ARE FORCES WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND FULLY, AND SHOULD
    TAKE SERIOUSLY, IT HAS BEEN QUITE AND EXPERIENCE.

    i CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT, WITH VERY CARFULL APPROACH.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND THE OCCULT?

    I DO HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH, FROM THE 70″S, WHICH I TOOK
    OF AN EXTRANGE SIGHT, ON THE SKY,,, I KNOW THAT IS ALSO
    BALLONEY,….ITL WAS TAKEN IN bALTIMORE, AT 10 PM, THERE
    WAS ANOTHER PERSON, NEXT TO MEE, WHO SAW WHAT I PHOTOGRAPHED

    INTERESTING..

    ROBERT

    • You’re stereotyping there Robert. I am a conservative,very well educated, and I very much believe in a spirtual world. Science, logic and a spiritual belief system are not mutually exclusive. Peace.

  5. look you lot just need to chill i dont see why where always tryig to see if spirets or ghosts n deamons exsist eny ways its not like we would ever wont to see a deamond lmao and we wouldnt no what to do if spiritst/ghosts did exsis eny way i always keep a open mined and i made my own ouija bord and it worked me and my gf did it so i no i wasnt going mad or (crazy) as some 1 put but you also need to think about why are we so obsest with the dead when we all fear deth in a way

  6. There is a pink version of the Ouija the targets little girls as young as eight, it even comes with it’s own travel case for slumber parties. This is not a toy, it’s a form of Automatic writing which involes allowing a ” spirit ” to manipulate ones body to write out Occult information. There is an ongoing boycott of Hasbro for their marketing of this item.

  7. Sorry for the double post but if anyone is interested in the True story behind the 1973 movie The Exorcist it can be viewed here http://www.youtube/user/oldreligionadvocate
    it all started with a Ouija board

    WARNING: Viewer discretion is strongly advised

  8. Hey Tim,

    Is the Ouija board a thing of the mind or a thing of spirits? Your mind is a very powerful tool of it’s own and can create the most frightening thoughts, pictures, and other such things that can convince you to be true. You hear the symptoms of an illness suddenly your back has been hurting for ages or your coughing. So the mind itself may play a tremendous part in this.

    Yet the religion Christianity believes that these are demons conjoured up to take over your soul. To bring you to hell. These may just as well be forces that we aren’t capable of dealing with, that could take over us, controll us through our bodies.

    But who can say? Last time I checked nobody here has been to hell and back [at least not literally].

    That is where I stand on the matter, sometimes I get the feelings that there is a spirit, or some sort of presence with me, but other times it’s just a load of crap used to scare whoever.

    Lily

    • There are many elements to ponder here Lily. You have to see from all angles, yes the mind is a powerful tool which effects the spirit. If the mind believes something strongly then the spirit will respond. Meditation can help in this department for better understanding of the source of all.. At the same time you can look at it like there is nothing, but on the other hand many mysteries are right in front of you.. One being the limitlessness of space and another being the inner world which many call the spirit. :)

      As for the board, it is a tool based on belief like many magical tools. This however does not mean it is a toy of the mind, many elements are behind what we can see right in front of us.. Ask any guru or enlightened person and they will say the same, the mind clouds what is really there.. The world beyond the mind, the spirit and the energy behind everything, living in the now..

  9. im scared to use the ouija board and im only 11, can anyone prove that it is either real or fake?

    • Hey Doc,
      Good question, the Ouija board is not a toy by any means.. With its key purpose of communicating with spirits.. I would recommend not playing with it, its safer to play Monopoly..

  10. hey
    im not sure if i should use the ouija board or not.
    can you contact people who have past away

    • You can contact people that have passed away, however most of the time you will get low level spirits that have not moved on.. These types of spirits are best not contacted..

  11. hello my name is vanessa and i beleive the quija board is real im 15 years old and i have one i have been talking to this young female named rosemary she does seem lost in her own world she tells me what she beleives is gunna happen in the future y’all may not believe me but i think i have found some interesting stuff. hopefully i can get some help im not fully aware on how to use the board. so i testify it is real. i do believe this stuff.

  12. Magus Evolo says:

    It think it’s a disgrace and an insult to us occultists. Also, children are not supposed to touch such energies because their minds are faragile and they are easily shoked. The right time to start even trying to have a spiritual contact is when you have enough knowledge over what you might be going through, how can a child know that? One hour they’re watching pokemon on tv and one hour later you find them playing with a Spirit board? Makes no sense. I am all for making esoteric knowledge available to everyone (expecially the wise) but that doesn’t mean it needs to be sold out as a toy. SHAME.

  13. Anonymous says:

    “THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE IDIOTS, AND SOME THAT HAVE
    PROBLEM WITH ABSTRACT THINKING.
    i GAVE UP MANY YEARS AGO, TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
    THAT THERE ARE THINGS, ONE SHOULD TAKE SERIOUSLY,,,
    I GUESS THEY ALL WERE, CONSERVATIVES, IS ALL I CAN SAY.
    oNLY REPUBLICANS WOULD BE SO HARD HEADED
    FOR THOSE OF US THAT HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES, AND UNDERSTAND
    THAT THERE ARE FORCES WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND FULLY, AND SHOULD
    TAKE SERIOUSLY, IT HAS BEEN QUITE AND EXPERIENCE.
    i CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT, WITH VERY CARFULL APPROACH.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND THE OCCULT?
    I DO HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH, FROM THE 70?S, WHICH I TOOK
    OF AN EXTRANGE SIGHT, ON THE SKY,,, I KNOW THAT IS ALSO
    BALLONEY,….ITL WAS TAKEN IN bALTIMORE, AT 10 PM, THERE
    WAS ANOTHER PERSON, NEXT TO MEE, WHO SAW WHAT I PHOTOGRAPHED
    INTERESTING..
    ROBERT”

    Why bring political aspects into a spiritual discussion? Is that really necessary? I’m a Republican, and fully believe in Ouija boards and other things spiritual. The experiences I have had with psychics and ouija boards have been eerily accurate and intense. A few friends and I bought said board from Toys R Us, and it definitely worked. We followed all appropriate rules, of course, and our experience was incredible. We were alarmed when we all saw each other’s fingers not touching it, and the planchet was still moving and replying to questions we asked. All answers were accurate, even though we didn’t know at the time. We had to ask my friend’s family members about this person we talked to, and everything she said was true.

    This should most certainly NOT be sold as a children’s toy. Some things are best left untouched by people who don’t respect the unknown.

  14. hey timon i believe what you are saying is true..but then again if the child doesn’t know what they are doing and the “cardboard” game is sold in stores then obviously its nothing major but it shouldn’t be advertised as a joke because there are people who really have had experiences.. a child playing a ouija “cardboard” game is just like telling one an other scary stories i mean its most likely the other person is going to move the in Cardboard terms: “Message indicator”.

  15. I’m in two minds of the board… I’ve been reading up on the subject for some time now and still haven’t decided if its real or not. On one hand maybe it is just a board game which triggers a child’s imagination and only seems real because they want it to be or are scared into it. But then i start thinking wait, lets look beyond the obvious here; this board obviously symbolizes a tool which can be used to contact “spirits” so maybe some people can use them correctly and do just that and maybe some can’t.

    I’m 17 years old but have only used the board once and nothing happened.. a few of us got spooked on what we believed to be noises of the night but that was about it. Next time I’m going to test it with a more open mind and not just the attitude of “its just a game”.

    Maybe sometimes we need to accept things are real before we see them.

  16. Well i totally agree with u 2 kuzz ouija board on sale at Toys R us is a horrible idea kuzz its a kid store and not a satanic shop

  17. Andre Gouvea says:

    don’t ever mess with those guys, its bad for you, you can call the good and bad spirits whcih can harm you and those people that talk about it is some wrong and a kids toy?? yeah don’t even buy those, they can have bad spirits or demon that can get in and make it bad!!! here check this out..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deoJUBW9CI8

  18. Andre Gouvea says:

    hey Timon the ouija board is a thing that cummincate with demons or spirits which good or bad, so i wouldnt recommend it for children or there going to get scared!

  19. My idea for a new toy product that will balance everything out : “Hello Kitty Baptist Church Kit 3000″!!!! It comes with your very own Hello Kitty crucifix ,Bible and holy water so you kids can play priest at home and even exorcize your friends! Now, how would the profane like it if such toy was being sold in stores? LMAO. But hey, occultists are wretched weirdos and DESERVE to be made fun of (they’re gonna go to hell anyway), while those good christians (those who know it all about everything except Christ) ARE the normal folks … amarite???

  20. I’m not the same Vanessa from before – however I am a couple years older than she, almost 18.
    I have been practicing the occult for many years, I’ve always read mythology and have seen spirits, heard over from the other side and countless other things, for the past 5 – 7 years I have been a praciticing Witch-Shaman. To be exact I’m a Eclectic-Pagan-Shamanic-Witch. I’ve been gaining more and more knowledge on this side of life, and am also very philosophic. Going to university within a couple days.
    I agree that it shouldn’t be sold to young childern, I agree with Magus. Which is another reason why childern (18 and under) shouldn’t have sex or do drugs. Because their/our minds are too young and oppresionable! Both in the physical sense and the spiritual sense. Which would lead to addictions and many other things!
    I’ve had bad expirences with spirits before, because when I was younger I was stupid and experimental, never had a ouija board, but I would figure out other ways. And it’s also and insult to people who seriously practice [anything] and do mediumship. Selling it as a toy, would be like selling . . . plastic bombs! Which they do anyway! Toy guns, bombs, sexy looking dolls! etc! What is it teaching them?
    However, on the more spiritual side, if the child is sensitive it could lead to possessions, mental issues all that great spiritual/pshycological stuff. My dad had one of those, bad things happened. And he is sensitive to spirits.
    It just SHOULD NOT be sold to little kids! As a party favour, toy or joke.

  21. im a witch and i do every morning a ritual.i protect myself in a hebrew prayer and then i talk to angels.many times family members who are passed away come and ask me to bless another family member or to do something for them.if you practice intuition you can also talk to the dead,but it needs a lot of discipline.because good things dont come easy.but i think the way you explain things is magnificant.thank you.

  22. “let’s sell some thing that conjures spirits into this world”….. but haven’t spirits always been with us, floating all around us and and peeking in on us when ever they want to? who says we need ouija boards to get them to come? seems to me a thing of the ether really wouldn’t have to be waiting around for a group of kids to gather around a ouija board and ask, “is there any body there?” (by the way, i find the use of the word, “any body” kind of funny – considering spirits don’t have bodies…. being that they’re – spirits, and all…..) i mean, really…. if spirits can just float all around and go where ever they want, do they really need people still encased in their bodies of flesh to “invite” them here to this “plane” of existence? think i’ll have me a ouija seance this halloween…. at MID NIGHT!!!!! ooooooohhweeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh…… happy halloween, every one!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Renae Paterson says:

    They’re NOT a game !! Kids should not look at them as a game nor should adults. They are worse then a seance, you are not communicating with spirits your only bringing in the dead. I know friend’s grandparents that have had horrible supernatural things happen to her throughout her life after she used one of these. It’s best to stay away from them. Especially if you don’t know what it is or what your up against or what to expect afterward.

  24. YourDirtyMind says:

    You should all be fairly embarrassed that our 16-year-old friend Tyler is the best informed poster so far. Rather than tell him to do some reading, everyone here should do some themselves. But instead of silly nonsense books that take advantage of willing victims, try intelligent respected factual materials. The relevant facts:

    1. The Parker Brothers toy company has held the exclusive patent/license to make these things for decades. They’ve always been toys. Yes, even your grandmother’s one or the one your favorite “enlightened person” uses.

    2. If you need to know how it works, try looking up the term “ideomotor effect” and the well established, scientifically vetted, peer-reviewed literature that proves it.

    3. It is very sad to see “enlightened person” and “guru” equated. If you want someone enlightened to how the world and universe work, a scientist is the enlightened person.

    4. Stop being so afraid of a children’s game. It is equally harmless in all colors. He k, mix some drinks, call a few friends and have a party with the thing. You’ll see that mainly you end up spelling dirty words and laughing a lot. If you’re really cheap, you can conduct you super scary seance with a Scrabble or Candyland board or some other fine product of the Parker Brothers Company.

    5. You need to get out more.

  25. You guys want a real Ouija Board story?

    I played it last night at 3 am for the sake of the lols…

    And all i got from it were lols, no magical energy, no cryptic details, just a rather funny board game. I not going to be haunted for the rest of my life, and grill out my own brain with a power tool or all these other stupid stories you people have heard… IF those stories were even true to begin with, which I very much doubt, then I am doubting the mental stability of the user PRIOR to playing this game.

    It’s time for people to stop living in fear of these pathetic ghost stories people conjured up many centuries ago to explain the (at the time) unexplainable events.

    This thing was sold as a kids toy because that’s all it is good for, just a bit of freaky fun.

    Rgeards, Aaron

    • Hey Aaron,
      Thanks for the comment, however if the board is used properly and a spirit does decide to communicate it is another story. Before making a proper decision on a serious tool i would recommend reading some of the many texts and documents relating to its use over the last few thousand years.

  26. tineke been says:

    well i would not call it harmless.because if you believe its going to control you it will.you should always keep in mind that you and only you are in control.i have made some nice boards and some new instructions.but im not affraid.bless all you guys and keep on telling your experiences with the board.i love it.

  27. The ouija board is very real. I was 16 when first experimented, thinking it was just for fun. I am now 40 and I will tell you the questions that I asked nobody else could have known. It answered my questions spot on. I didn’t even have to ask verbally, just mentally and again, spot on answers. After that I left pretty freaked out and never played with it again. It can open doors to things that you might regret.

  28. Well i was planning on doing a course of lenormand. Guess what, the lady who gives those lessons is so much against this Ouija that she said if you do that i will kick you out of the class.It will invite demons from hell and so on and so forth. Howcome there are sooooo many negative reactions of specially light workers. why? Can anybody say why?

  29. Hey, I have a question for the all knowing Timon Weller… you seem to know alot about the ouija board, and I want to use it to dominate a spirit. I want a slave that’ll help me become a god, and I believe that I can successfully capture one. Do you think it’s ever been tried before?

    • Hey Anarian,
      Good question, I would recommend reading on the subject of the Book of Solomon where he describes spells for trapping demons and then forcing them to do what he wanted. That is where the story of the magick carpet came from and religion based on his son. If you find that book it is definitely a good read and it goes over demon trapping. There are warnings though, spirit trapping is very dangerous and most that have attempted it even for a short time tend to go a bit crazy. Playing with some strong forces.

  30. demontrapping is dangerous for the family.ones you die the demon is free to go and he will take revange on your family.he cannot take revange on you so he will take the ones you love like a child.and you are not arround to see it but i do care about my loved ones well enough to not put any dangers on their lives.so thats my take on it.tim weller what other dangers do you see more then?i mean what more dangers would there be according to you?thanks for the answer.tineke.

  31. Matt bridges says:

    I’m 12and want to get a board I completely believe in the paronormal but should I get one? My mom once accessed the 3rd eye due to meditation and unwanted spirits came but what should I do

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