At first I tried it with my great nephew, and there was very little or no response. Neither of us was faking it, because nothing happened. We asked a few random questions, then I think it was after I quit and my niece's daughter tried the board with her brother.
They asked if anyone was there, and the name of the spirit, and it seemed to spell out U G E N E, which we thought was probably indicating "Eugene." We asked when he died, and the numbers 1748 were picked out.
We asked how tall: 6' 3". He said he had no family. We asked how they died, and he seemed to spell out S I P, which we thought might have been possibly poison, or "SHIP," if perhaps they had died at sea. Because he was a single guy, we began to think he might have been a pirate, and so we asked if there was buried treasure here at this location. He said YES. We asked if it was GOLD. It was. Then we asked where it was, but he did not seem to provide any answer.
We asked, "Why won't you tell us where the gold is?" He spelled out "EASY." When I did some online research I found out that there were quite a few pirates working in this area of the coast and were called privateers who were fighting against British and Tory forces and settlements. The war in that time period was called King George's War, and it ended in the year 1748, the year the spirit said he had died.
I haven't done any really careful search for the treasure yet, but I am beginning to think it would be a good idea! My niece's daughter and nephew are good people and I don't think they were pushing the planchette around deliberately. I don't think they even know how to lie. Anyway I am quite confident there was a real response with the board.
My niece also tried it with her son and they did get some good responses that way also, mostly yes/no answers. She said there really seemed to be some kind of slight force moving the thing, or moving thru the fingertips "on its own," rather than being her own deliberate actions; not herself and not her son.
All in all it was a fun evening. We were using an antique Ouija Board, at least 40 years old I believe; the planchette was a newer one, not the old original one that came with the board (the original planchette was lost apparently).