How the Ouija Board Became so Popular


In the latest episode of Vox‘s “Overrated” series, Phil Edwards takes a look at the interesting origin and history of the “spirit-channeling” Ouija board parlor game.

“The Ouija game and Ouija movies permeate our culture. But their origin might be surprising. Before this board game was a staple, it emerged from the spiritualist movement in the United States in the mid-1800s and an aggressive entrepreneur who believed he could make a buck off of it.”