If you dare to play with one, here are some tips we came across to help in your experience.

As we get into the "spooky" time of year with Halloween coming up on Saturday, we got talking today on the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess show about the game most of have tried to play at one time or another, the Ouija board game.

Now let me be clear this game scared the "holy heck" out of me personally when I was a kid. I've only tried to play with it maybe two or three times but each time I tried as a kid it freaked me out.

If you've never played, the Ouija game it is described as a spirit board or talking board according to Wikipedia. The board has all the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0–9, the words "yes", "no", with some boards also having "hello" and "goodbye" on them. The boards also have different symbols and graphics on them.

Players use a small triangle looking, heart shaped thing called a planchette, that is used as a movable indicator to spell out messages while playing the game. Players place their fingers on the planchette, and it is moved around the board to spell out words as answers to players questions.

When I played as a kid I couldn't believe that "planchette" was actually moving around when we would ask it questions. I would get into arguments with my mom about her moving it while we were playing and she would swear up and down it wasn't her. That was all I needed to never play again. If that thing actually moves on its own, I WANT NO PART OF IT!...LOL.

If you're brave enough to play, here are some tips to make sure you enjoy it according to Live About...

Play sober (Sorry Jess)
Warm up the planchette before each game by moving it around in a circle on the board for a moment or two to get it "warmed up."
Don't ask it stupid questions
Don't ask for physical signs. For example don't ask "turn the lights on and off if you are here?"
Don't believe everything the board tells you.
Don't take it too seriously.

The last tip is that when you are done playing, before you close up the board, make sure you slide the planchette to "Goodbye", remove your hands and close the game. Good luck playing...LOL!


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