we've been working towards establishing a "game design special interest group" over at the IGDA. Our work has been rewarded with a very positive response to our proposal which you can read here:
While the proposal continues to undergo evaluation we don't want to waste time and focus now on laying the foundations for workgroups on a variety of interesting topics. We would love to see board game design represented too.
Please drop me a line and let me know if you are interested in participating.
GDSIG Initiative Member
e-mail: isigan.altug AT gmail.com