Spirit boards work and, no, they aren't portals to hell, lol, but they also aren't toys. What's important, if you use one, is your frame of mind going into the session and your intentions. If you set the intention that nothing negative may fuck with you, and you invite kind, loving spirits in, then that's what you'll get. If you go into it like, "OMG, Becky, I hope DEMONS don't MURDER us, lol! Let's contact the devil!" Yeah... good luck with that. If you're not in a good place spiritually, leave the spirit boards alone.