it is a game that supposedly allows you to talk to a ghost or demon but puting you hand on a orical then asking a question out load and the orical will move to a letter or yes/no.. also it is said if you remove your hands before the ghost says goodbye that you will be possessed. my advice is don't mess with them.
The religious and superstitious believe Ouija boards are "gateways" by which demonic supernatural forces can enter our world and even take possession of one or both of the players. This fear has kept Ouija boards in constant production since about ten years prior to the turn of last century - the facts as to how the planchette actually moves, as attested to by numerous control study tests by scientists (unconscious idiomotor muscular movements by the players through their fingertips), carries no weight with the superstitious. On the other hand, since most humans have some level of innate superstition hard-wired into their brains, playing with a Ouija board can scare you into a state of terror. When I was about 8 years old - I had a Ouija board - my best friend and I contacted "some entity" - at one point - the planchette lifted off the board - as if stuck to our fingertips - and flew across the room, smacking against my wall. My friend passed out from fright. I thought it was amazing - I did not think there were any spirits involved - but to this day - I still can't figure out how that planchette appeared to levitate and hurl itself against the wall.
To put it simply, it is a board printed with letters, numbers, and other signs, to which a planchette points, in answer to questions from people at a séance. The person conducting the séance will move pieces around using an assortment of tools and techniques to make it look like the spirits are trying to talk to the person in the séance. Just a money scam, I assure you.
Ouija boards have no power of their own. Anyone using one opens himself or herself up to the action of the Devil (Satan) and his devils, who are evil spirits, and the only spirits who work through ouija boards. If you have one, get rid of it, and never use one again, even jokingly. Frank
It is a parlour game marketed in the 1930's. It is not evil nor is it magical. I put more trust into my Magic Eight Ball more than my family Ouija board. We play around once a month at the dinner table. Ouija is derived from the French word for YES and the German word for YES.