The Talking Board Historical Society unveiled Ouijazilla, the World’s Largest Ouija Board, created by Rick Schreck. The record-breaking board is on display in Salem, Massachusetts. If you think this looks huge in photos, you don’t want to miss the video.
The Ouija board has been named Ouijazilla due to its massive size. Ouijazilla is made up of 99 individual sheets of plywood. The board weighs approximately 9,000 pounds. The board has over 20 gallons of wood stain on it and measures 3,168 square feet. The planchette is 15.5 feet in length, 10 feet at its widest point, and weighs approximately 400 pounds.
Currently, Hasbro, Inc. holds the trademark to the Ouija name and board game. Rick was able to get permission from the company to make his recording-breaking board. Rick has been collecting Ouija boards since he was 15 years old. He has over 300 Ouija boards in his collection but Ouijazilla is the largest.
The first commercial Ouija boards were created in 1890 by Elijah Bond. Bond patented the idea of a planchette sold with a board with alphabet letters. In 1901, William Fuld took over the production of the boards using the name Ouija.