Why is the mystical board game called “The Ouija Board”?

It has many different name but basically an Ouija Board is a talking board if used correctly one can communicate with spirits through it. This board game has been around since the 4th Century but the patent was obtained by someone only in 1854, by a German professor and later by the Parker Brothers in 1966.

The game it self starts with communication with spirits, the first question often is, are there any spirits here? Which the answer is in the name of the game, Oui is the french word for Yes and Ja is the German word for Yes, the German word can be associated to the German professor but the origins of the French part are unknown.