The mystical oracle used as a tool to communicate with spirits dates back to ancient China, 1100 B.C. In America, the game board came into production in early 20th century masterminded by William Fund. Fund's estate was then sold to Parker Brothers in 1966, who still holds all trademarks and patents.
Today, $20 gets you a glow-in-the-dark board and the most divisive game that inspires equal amounts of fear and skepticism.
Retreat to a quiet room with a limited number of players and no onlookers for the best response. Under the glow of a single white candle, have particpants put their fingertips on the planchette. Summon the spirits and first ask a simple question (like how many people are in the room). If the spirit becomes restless, or at the end of the game, make sure to always say Good Bye, or the spirirts may linger.