First of all: Welcome! The Board Game Designers Forum was first launched back in September 2002. The site has grown to nearly 12500 registered members, of which 600 are regularly active.
We heartily welcome anyone who is interested or involved in the creation of new board games -- BGDF is intended for all designers regardless of industry experience, from the "somewhat interested" hobbyist to the full-time published designer, BGDF is a place to share and promote future growth of board game industry!
The primary focus of the website is "board game design". While other topics such as CCGs, game reviews, etc. are discussed, the main goal is to keep any topic focused on design related aspects.
To get you started ...
* ... have a question? Join in the current discussions going on within the Forums (or feel free to simply lurk there, if you're on the shy side).
* ... check into the community-related things we have going on, such as the Game Design Showdown.
However you make use of the Board Games Designers Forum, we hope you find it a useful and enjoyable place.