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Ouija Board History in America

The Ouija board was patented in 1890, during a huge interest in spiritualism in the United States. Learn how this "talking board" swept the U.S. and still scares and amuses people today.

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  1. The Ouija Board came out of the age of spiritualism in America. 00:01

  2. The earliest image of a Ouija Board appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in 1886. 01:00

  3. When Parker Brothers marketed the Ouija Board for the first time in 1967, it outsold Monopoly. 03:12

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