According to Stephen Phelan of Human Life International, Hasbro should be ashamed of itself for marketing Ouija boards to young girls, as "the Ouija board is actually is a portal to talk to spirits." And a pink portal, no less!
I will freely admit that I don't mess with Ouija boards. The last time I played with one was at some point in 1989, when four of my friends and I "contacted" a spirit by the name of Geoff during a slumber party. We got so freaked out by Geoff's presence ("and it's totally real," I remember one girl saying, "because who spells Jeff like Geoff? Nobody. Maybe ghosts.") that we put the game away and moved on to other games, like "Light as a Feather" and "let's see how many Planters Cheez Balls I can eat before I pass out on my 101 Dalmations sleeping bag." Countless tales of the evils of Ouija boards relayed to me by others in high school and via creepy ghost specials on cable tv have kept me away from them as well. Related: I am scared of everything.
However, banning pink portals to the other side is a bit much, no? Ouija boards have been around for years, and pink packaging or no pink packaging, they're a slumber party staple. And what of the consumers who see the thing as a cheap form of entertainment as opposed to a spiritual portal of sorts? As toy expert Chris Byrne notes: "If something doesn't fit your value or belief system, you don't have to buy it. There's absolutely nothing remotely Christian or un-Christian about it. I think people are projecting their belief system on it." Also? Your friend is totally pushing the little thing along. Unless it leads you to Geoff, who is totally real. I swear.