How does the Ouija Board Work? Whether you call it Wee-Gee or Wee-Ja, the Ouija board spells Fun. Just ask it a question and wait to see what answer the Mystifying Oracle will reveal to you. Introduced in 1890, the board was regarded as a parlor game. In 1901, a man by the name of William Fuld took over production of the game under the name Ouija. The name Ouija is said to have come from a combination of the French and German words for yes.