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“Ouija” not the board game, THE MOVIE

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So again an interesting news that I found during my research.

I had ideas of visualizing some board games but it’s not easy to bring the world of a board game to reality, movement and live world and at the same time keeping the mood, battles and stories.

The fascinating news I have is that in October this year a movie will be released that made based on a board game.

OK, The thing is that, that board game is “Ouija” … an ancient Chinese board game CPU_SeriousFace_Emoticon

 

I never played it and get to know it through the research.

The thing is I am LOOKING FORWARD to see how they made the movie because … just have a look at some reviews and criticism:

“Following its commercial introduction by businessman Elijah Bond on July 1, 1890, the Ouija board was regarded as a harmless parlor game unrelated to the occult until American Spiritualist Pearl Curran popularized its use as a divining tool during World War I.

Mainstream religions and some occultists have associated use of a Ouija board with the concept of demonic possession, and view the use of the board as a spiritual threat and have cautioned their followers not to use a Ouija board.

Despite being criticized by the scientific community and deemed demonic by Christians, Ouija remains popular among many”

Most religious criticism of the Ouija board has come from Christians, primarily evangelicals in the United States. In 2001, Ouija boards were burned in Alamogordo, New Mexico byfundamentalist groups alongside Harry Potter books as “symbols of witchcraft.”[8][9][10] Religious criticism has also expressed beliefs that the Ouija board reveals information which should only be on God’s hands, and thus it is a tool of Satan.[11] A spokesperson for Human Life International described the boards as a portal to talk to spirits and called for Hasbro to be prohibited from marketing them.

Bishops in Micronesia called for the boards to be banned and warned congregations that they were talking to demons and devils when using the boards.

 Ouija boards have been criticized in the press since their inception; having been variously described as “‘vestigial remains’ of primitive belief-systems” and a con to part fools from their money. Some journalists have described reports of Ouija board findings as ‘half truths’ and have suggested that their inclusion in national newspapers lowers the national discourse overall.

And there is more.

So it’s not a surprise that I am excited to see the movie.

My ideas is completely different from some of the examples I found so I just keep the inspiration fresh that it will be unique and not any thing else.

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