Alright friends, let’s talk about Ouija boards for a second. Given that they are developed by Hasbro, this makes it technically a board game. Without going into the Ideomotor Effect - which is how the ‘game’ works and is really cool actually, check out more here - I have always wondered what it is that makes the game scary even in 2019. I’ve seen a million different versions of it, including one for girls which… I mean… come on, and one that even took double A batteries in the planchet which to my mind pretty much throws anything scary about it out the window.
With that said, I did buy one. There is no denying the iconic status of the “classic box” design from horror movies, and as a massive horror fan I absolutely needed to buy one. The other day I took a good close look at the back of the box and just took a moment to appreciate how goofy it is and how something like this has managed to spook generations of kids and adults alike. I wanted to share the back of the box with you all because there’s something about the tone of the “sample questions” that doesn’t yell EVIL GHOSTS to me.
I apologize if this conversation I not remotely interesting but who knows.