I love Board Game Arena (BGA), imho, it is the best real time board games site.

They have a studio where anyone can build and post new games. I tried to build a simple bidding-tic-tac-toe, however I got stuck in all kinds of places.

Is BGA studio a friendly site to new programers? I ask since on first (and second) glance it does not feel very friendly. What I must know in order to build a small simple game on BGA-studio?

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    While this is board game related I am not sure that it can be answered on this site as it depends on knowledge that is not board game related at all. I am not sure that a question like this is a good fit for any of the stack exchange sites.
    – Joe W
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 0:18
  • should I delete this question?
    – Cohensius
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 8:13
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    whilst the above comment is correct, its not really a Boardgames SE question I'm glad you mentioned it as was something I wasn't aware of at all and might look into when I get a chance. Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 10:09
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    That is up to you, I was just pointing out that this question is not a good fit and going to have a hard time getting answered.
    – Joe W
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 12:35

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The site seems pretty clear that it is not for new programmers. The description on the front page of who Studio is for says

"You are a web developer fluent in server side (PHP, SQL) and client side (HTML, Javascript) languages"

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    Adding to this, the tools are meant to develop complicated games, and is not a toy tool to make an easy game. in fact, it includes messaging other users and some other not newbie things
    – gbianchi
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 14:23

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