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Ouija boards sold as "toys" - a good idea ?

Posted on Friday, 5 February, 2010 | Comment icon 107 comments

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Ouija boards are considered by many to be something not to be dabbled with - should these really be sold in toy stores ?

Some believe ouija boards can be used to contact the dead or to summon demons but toy stores around the world still sell them to children as young as 8. Should stores stop selling them as toys or are they as harmless as they seem ?

"Toys R Us is selling Ouija boards, promoting them as acceptable for children as young as eight years old."

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Comment icon #98 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 16 March, 2011, 21:53
OK. Everybody just cut loose, then! Have your little freedom! Unleash the demons upon the earth! When the names of your next prime ministers or presidents are something like Beelzebub, don't come running to me! Hush let me pretend it's fun LOL Truth bde told - I have never been near a Ouija board.. .I don't beleive in them..but for now...I am pretnending
Comment icon #99 Posted by someoldguy on 17 March, 2011, 8:13
OK, so it's proof we want! How about this? This is a tranion from an EVP captured at Eastern State Penetentiary, which as everybody knows is a popular vacation spot for ghosts. (Skeptics: Don't be surprised when the actual tape shows up on Youtube! How's THAT for credibility?) Ghost #1: Whaddup, Tom? Wanna go scare some teenagers with us? I got tired of playing with these doofuses from Ghost Hunters. How many times can one of them say "What's that?!?!" when one of the camera crew steps on a pebble or bumps against the wall? Ghost #2: Nah, Tim. I wish I could, but headquarters has got me on Oui... [More]
Comment icon #100 Posted by Vzy4kat63 on 12 May, 2012, 21:48
Of course they should stop selling them at toy stores.. There nothing but bad luck & I should know I had a bad encounter with one, believe me or not that's your choice but I'm sticking to my story and I should of listened to my mother when she told me never to fiddle with one. There dangerous, and could open up a door that you don't want opened.
Comment icon #101 Posted by and then on 12 May, 2012, 23:42
I know it's a heresy here but I don't believe in ghosts. I do believe in demon spirits because the Bible speaks of them often. I think that anything that invites them into your life is a negative thing and as such should be avoided. This board is no doubt considered just fun for the many who play at it but for those with a bit more serious bent... I believe it can act as a portal through which invitations can be made. After all, the primary attraction of the thing is that it is "spooky or dangerous". Let the parents choose.
Comment icon #102 Posted by Rlyeh on 13 May, 2012, 6:31
Of course they should stop selling them at toy stores.. There nothing but bad luck & I should know I had a bad encounter with one, believe me or not that's your choice but I'm sticking to my story and I should of listened to my mother when she told me never to fiddle with one. There dangerous, and could open up a door that you don't want opened. Lego can be far more dangerous.
Comment icon #103 Posted by Insightful Waffles on 13 May, 2012, 10:33
oh... cool i didnt know they sold ouija boards at toys are us! i gotta go buy one
Comment icon #104 Posted by Paranormalcy on 13 May, 2012, 14:11
The last few times I've seen any at Toys R Us, they were the smaller, glow in the dark ones, which just don't seem quite large enough for more than two people.
Comment icon #105 Posted by deadarise on 19 August, 2012, 23:25
they can use that to summon Justin Bieber in their bedroom and scream! lol!!!
Comment icon #106 Posted by JamieSymptom on 22 August, 2012, 16:35
You can't contact dead people or demons or 'open doors' into spooky planes of existence with one of these board games because: 1) It is not possible to speak to dead people (n.b. 'Psychics' who claim to be able to do this are lying). 2) Demons do not exist. 3) If other dimensions actually exist (I guess they are theoretically possible) then they can not be opened with a mass-marketed cheap plastic board game. They wouldn't only be theoretical then would they? Anyone who disagrees, feel free to prove me wrong.
Comment icon #107 Posted by WillowWolf on 2 June, 2013, 14:41
Ouija boards do not make good toys. But then again, if the child had no idea what they were doing, then nothing would even come of it. I say let them play with it, can't hurt to much.

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