Usaopoly (The Op), the board game and puzzle publisher behind iconic licensed games and best-selling party games Telestrations, Blank Slate, and Hues and Cues, is collaborating with Amazon MGM Studios on the launch of an even spookier twist on the classic Ouija board game, OUIJA: Wednesday Edition, under license by Hasbro.
Bringing all of the fun and ghoulish details from Nevermore Academy to the iconic spirit board, the game will enable fans to summon and speak to spirits alongside one of their favorite characters.
Played as a traditional OUIJA board for those with impaired spectral vision, fans are invited to join together around this glow-in-the-dark game board and turn to the spirits to seek knowledge from the world of the mysterious and mystifying.
Grab a friend and pose your questions, using the planchette to help guide the spirits, revealing truths from beyond the veil. Patience is key to creating a strong bond, but with a clear mind and strong will, your link to the spirits beyond will spell out truths you seek… if you dare!
“We’re so excited to debut OUIJA: Wednesday Edition just in time to celebrate the series’ one-year anniversary,” said Dane Chapin, CEO of The Op.
“Wednesday introduced a whole new generation of fans to The Addams Family world, and we’re looking forward to bringing them a fun, new piece of must-have merch to get their hands on just in time for Halloween.”
Robert Marick, Head of MGM Consumer Products, said, “In tandem with The Op, we’re looking forward to bringing a bit of the spirit world to Wednesday fans. Now they will be able to stir up their own spirits as they await the second season of the series.”
Designed for two to four players, ages 8 and up, fans will be transported to Wednesday‘s eerie world at Nevermore Academy with their very own Wednesday-inspired Ouija board and planchette as their guide. Contact other realms using the power of the board, but be warned not to upset any spirits along the way!
Wednesday, which will return for a second season, follows Wednesday Addams’ misadventures as a student at Nevermore Academy, a very unique boarding school snuggled in deepest New England. This series marks the first time fans get to see the character of Wednesday not only in a new boarding school environment, but also as a teenager.
Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
The series, which debuted in November 2022, launched at #1 in 83 countries. It also became the #1 most watched English-language series of all time on Netflix shortly after launch.
The showrunners, executive producers and writers are Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Tim Burton directs and also executive produces.
The executive producers also include Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.
The first season’s cast includes Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams), Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), and Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay).
There’s also Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbot
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.