I'm Jin. I work on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase.
Overall look and feel
I'm in an early brainstorming phase of the site design for this community. As for the visual design direction, I'm thinking about something visually rich, so it'd be familiar and relatable to board and card game players. Visuals I'm thinking of: textured mapp-ish background, hexagon grids, earth toned color scheme, serif typefaces etc.
I plan to approach the site design the same way I did for our Role-playing Games site. The header imagery should be representative of site's topics. For the RPG.se site, their community wanted the header to be inclusive of all genres of RPG games, not just D&D so it'd attract more newcomers. So when I commissioned a talented artist to draw the header, I told him exactly what to put in there, including the composition.
So my question for you is, what would you like to see in the header for B&CG?
Would a Meeple make a good logo? My goal for our SE sites' logo design is to reflect sites' niche topics, but at the same time to give each community its own brand identity.
I look forward to your suggestions!