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Reasons why the Ouija Board Game Is Not For You

Updated on December 6, 2013


There are many wonderful board games out in the market that continue to give us pleasure during our leisurely hours. Some of us would not know how to occupy ourselves were it not for these cool games. The board games range from being intellectual, business oriented to entertaining.

Popular board games

Some of the most common board games include chess, snakes and ladders, draughts and monopoly to mention just a few.



This is a checkered board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules. The prime objective is to checkmate your opponent’s king. The sixteen pieces comprise a King, Queen, two Bishops, two Knights, two Castles and eight rooks. Each players pieces are suited in a uniform color that is different his opponent’s pieces. Chess is a highly intellectual game.


Monopoly is a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as the pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die. Monopoly is a business oriented game.


Draughts is a checkered board game for two players who each have twelve pieces. The key objective of the player is to jump over and capture the opponent’s pieces until none remains on the board. Draughts board game is mainly for entertainment.


Snakes and ladders

This is a board game for children who use dice to move counters up ladders and down snakes. The game is used for entertainment purposes and is most adored by children.

Dangerous Board Games

Ouija board Game

One board game that players should purpose to avoid is the Ouija board game. The board has with time been nicknamed the talking board. Experts claim that the board itself is not dangerous, but the manner in which users put it to. Christians will beg to differ with this point of view considering their knowledge of the board as a point of contact with evil spirits, which must be avoided at all cost.

This game comprises a wooden board with alphabetic lettering starting from A to Z and a pointer (planchette) that has a hole in the middle, with the word Ouija printed on both the pointer and the board itself. It also has numbers ranging from 0 (zero) up to 9 (nine) beneath the alphabet. There is a picture of the sun at the upper left hand corner with the word “YES” adjacent to it and a moon at the upper right hand corner with the word “NO” adjacent to it.

The bottom of the board has the words “GOODBYE”

Despite being a source of entertainment for warding off boredom, the board is a doorway into the spirit world for spiritualists who use it during séances.

The board has been used to do weird things like causing items to vanish only to be found in unexpected places days later, spelling out names of people letter by letter using the planchette which moves voluntarily without being touched, giving users accurate information they knew nothing about, and many others.

There is even an Ouija application for computer users who want to practice a bit of witchcraft. However, this is a “no go zone” for serious Christians who know witchcraft is forbidden.

The internet is replete with weird happenings of players using the board. Some examples include:

Ouija board moving on its own

A player attacked by a demon while using the board


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  • Anjili profile image

    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi SonQuioey,

    There are things of the spirit that the Holy Spirit warns you about before you dare engage with them. He guides the Christian along the path of light and righteousness while teaching us on what to do, where to step and what to avoid.

    I have not played with the Ouija board and would never in my life considering what the Holy Spirit has exposed about it to me. Objects of divination are out of the spiritual league for being what the spirit call familiar objects. It falls in the "Thou shall not group"

    The same applies to other forms of divination, magic, astrology, white or black witchcraft etc.

    When God says something is bad, I must believe and know it is bad, and keep off while trusting in His word.

    Those who hear but still want to try them out are welcome to try, but must be ready to face the consequences because the church of Christ must hear and do what the Spirit says to the church especially in the later days. I hope I responded satisfactorily to your query. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I highly value your engagement.

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    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks LA Elsen for the support and God bless you too.

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    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Hi Angela Blair, Sorry for my having taken long to respond. Had to take care of family issues. You are wise in keeping away from these boards. Many will brush it aside as superstition just like they do with spiritual information, only to be enslaved without their knowledge. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

    The Ouiji, a doorway to spirits, bad spirits, demons, or worst, a devil. Basically opens up the senses and mind through curiosity. Quite spooky. Not something I would play with.

    I have to ask the writer, Anjili, have you ever tried the Ouiji? Just asking.

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    LA Elsen 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Whether it is considered superstitious or not, people need to stop their fascination with talking to the spirit world. I have seen things happen to good people when they try to communicate with a relative or friend who has passed on. I have even seen friend's children trying to contact "spirits or whoever?" on the phone app like it was some type of social media. The problem is that you don't know who or what you are really contacting. You just may make friends with someone or something you cannot "unfriend." I wish they would stop manufacturing these games. Important hub topic.

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    Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

    I've avoided Ouija boards all my life. Just the sight of one upsets my feeling of peace and well being. It is just a board with no power but I view it as ominous. Some may call my feelings "superstition" -- if that be the case well and good -- although I can't think of one thing I've ever been superstitious about. Interesting Hub subject! Best/Sis

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    justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

    You tend to give a tremendous amount of power to inanimate objects and not give the power of the human spirit enough credit. A Ouija board and a checkerboard have the same amount of power: none. The person using the object and the intent of the use make all the difference. It is superstition that is dangerous, not objects.

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    Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

    I am in agreement. Although the board game examples you give in the beginning of the article filled many of my childhood days, the Ouiji Board was not one of them. Bad, bad...very bad