Ouija Board History in America

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.


Key Facts In This Video

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    The Ouija Board came out of the age of spiritualism in America. (0:01)

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    The earliest image of a Ouija Board appeared in the New York Herald Tribune in 1886. (1:00)

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

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History of the United States



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