When playing with Talking boards there is a few simple rules to follow. 1. Be respectful 2. Set the Mood 3. Create a Protection Circle around not just the board but all present as well. (Salt works great) 4. Plan your questions beforehand 5. Alway say goodbye when done *** BEWARE *** If Planchette starts a countdown on the numbers or creates strange repetitive movements such as a figure 8 .. SAY GOODBYE .. Spirits have been known to utilize boards as a portal back into our plane of existence.