Some have said that the Ouija, or spirit board, has been something that’s been around for centuries. That it has the ability to speak to the dead and that it has been warned continued use would bring about a threat of demonic possession. In truth, this object has a far less ominous past.
Because originally, all the Ouija board was created as was a board game.
That’s right, this board which has been connected to demonic possession, speaking with the dead and all things evil was nothing more than a board game. In fact, it was only created in 1890, by businessman Elijah Bond (probably no relation to a Bond who has a penchant for shaken martinis), and has been distributed by Hasbro ever since. It never even began as an object that could be used for spiritual communication until World War I when American Occultist Pearl Curran began popularising it that way. As a matter of fact, the Ouija had popular use and was second only to Monopoly as a board game until 1972, when it’s decline was rather sharp.
All thanks to the movie the Exorcist, which used a Ouija board in the movie.
But all traces of the Ouija board having some sort of connection to demonic or spiritual use is pure fabrication. Especially when one knows the history of the board, that it all began as nothing more dubious than a board game.