By 1886, it seems that the public grew tired of deciphering the often hard-to-read scrawls of writing planchettes. Ohio Spiritualists, in particular, returned to the earliest forms of spirit communications by devising a tabletop alphabet board, though now using a planchette-like index to point out messages. This innovation was originally called the "New Planchette," though when Charles Kennard became entranced with the idea and set off for Baltimore to commercialize it, it became today's modern ouija board, and the rest is history. Though planchettes would experience an immediate revival with the introduction of this new incranation, and endure another post-war bump in the 1920s, the crown of popular spirit communication devices everafter rested firmly on the head of talking boards, and planchettes faded into obscurity as little more than accessories for their much younger cousins. We are lucky that this final evolution produced an enormous array of new forms of pointing planchettes, however, and the following gallery presents many, but not all, known talking board planchettes. For comprehensive surveys of the boards to which these planchettes belong, please visit our friends at the Museum of Talking Boards and WilliamFuld.com and we thank them, as well as collector Andrew Vespia, for photographic contributions to this gallery.