I've only been using Construct2 since Christmas, have no prior programming knowledge and this is the first game I've ever created.
C2 is a rather marvelous piece of software!
this is something that i never tire of hearing.
i grew up in the late 70's early 80's. so board games were my first passion, then pinball and arcade games...yes, in that order...lol.
i wasn't able to have a lot of board games, being lower middle-classed, so i would make my own, for me and my brother to play. i graduated from that to d&d, which was a whole new universe. then board games sort of 'grew up' and became even more exciting. it was great times. i wish that i could find the games i made back then, because i would recreate them all on c2. that is why your game strikes home with me. i envision an actual board game based on it, with peices and great art on the board. it's the reverse of what i wished for myself, but awesome to contemplate nonetheless.
just think, if your game does well on phones and tablets, you could kickstart a physical version...alright, i'll calm down.
best of luck on the newgrounds competition.
board games will always be fun. no matter who 'rates' them otherwise.