The spirit board also known as the Ouija board or talking board, is a flat wooden board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0-9, the words "yes", "no", "hello" (occasionally), and "good-bye", along with various symbols and graphics.
It uses a planchette (small heart-shaped piece of wood) or movable indicator to indicate the spirit's message by spelling it out on the board during a séance. Participants place their fingers on the planchette and it is moved about the board to spell out words.
The Halliwell Spirit Board
The Halliwell family has its own spirit board. It was stored in the manor's basement for several months until Prue Halliwell found it again when searching for the circuit tester, in early October of 1998. When she showed the board later that evening to Piper, they both discovered they had forgotten that their deceased mother had inscribed a message on the back:
- To my three beautiful daughters, may this give you the light to find the shadows. The power of three will set you free. Love, Mom.
According to Piper they never understood what their mother meant to which Prue replied that they should send it to Phoebe because she was so in the dark and maybe a little light could help.