Cryptique Talking Board Game~Ouija® Type Boards
Cryptique Talking boards are a class of board games that were introduced to America in the late 1890s. Over the last century, these "games" have brought endless hours of entertainment to those who have ventured to play.
Spirit boards, witchboards, magic boards, & mystery boards are all guises of the talking board. Though countless theories have emerged to explain how & why talking boards work, they remain cloaked in a shroud of mystery to this day. From the bloodline of the mysterious talking board, Cryptique brings this classic game into the 21st century.
Four years in the making, Cryptique is the first talking board designed exclusively for the new millennium. Its unique design was conceived in 1997. The distinctive layout & artwork mirror the talking board’s mysterious past. Fashioned after a century of talking board history, Cryptique combines the spirit of its ancestors with modern creativity to create a look & feel with genuine vision.
Graphic Design© Webster's Fantasy 2001
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Cryptique Talking Board Game
Cryptique Talking Board Game~Ouija Type Boards
Cryptique emerges from one hundred years of talking board history and is inspired by carvings found on the gravestones of old burial grounds of Salem, Massachusetts and its surrounding areas. These early colonial graveyards display some of the most unique and spiritual artwork of our country's heritage. While various talking boards have depicted suns, moons, mystical symbols, magical beings, and ghostly apparitions, Cryptique draws its inspiration from these early gravestones, adorned with the stone of the crypt, the wood of ancient trees, and the winged skull, a symbol of our own mortality. Through this doorway is revealed a glimpse of our darkest superstitions and deepest fears. Cryptique's tomb-like box beckons the curious to sit a spell and discover these mysterious realms of the unknown.
What better place for Cryptique to call home than the location of one of America's most infamous moments, the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Salem and its surrounding areas contain some of the world's most beautiful graveyards. The Prussian blue wood-grained background of the board itself was created from photographs of wood found on Old Burial Hill in nearby Marblehead, Massachusetts, final resting place of Wilmott Redd, the only Marblehead citizen to be executed during the hysteria of 1692. The golden letters flicker like the flame from a single lit candle. Gliding across the board is the gravestone-inspired seer, which bears the winged skull, calling us to explore the realms beyond death. The epitaph of the seer reads "Let the Spirit Move You™" while messages appear through the window at the tombstone's center.
By removing Cryptique from its tomb and gently placing your hands upon the seer, you allow your imagination to take hold while your skeptical nature loosens its grip. How or why Cryptique works loses its importance. Stripped of your preconceptions, you are left simply to witness the messages that emerge. Ask Cryptique questions about life, love, and fate! What mysteries are soon to be revealed? Read the messages, to find out!
Shunning a disturbing trend of other talking board manufacturers, Cryptique doesn’t skimp on the board’s size; measurements are 17½" x 11½". This generous surface area allows for uninterrupted sessions. There are no fold lines on Cryptique, so the seer will glide smoothly across the entire board. The board itself is constructed of paper applied to covered 100 point chip board, while the seer consists of a label applied to a specially molded piece of plastic. Cryptique Talking Board contains game board & moveable seer. Instructions for use are on the back of the box. Intended for entertainment purposes only.
Cryptique is a great talking board and would make a fine gift for your friend or family member who is interested in the psychic or spiritual side of life!
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