A huge number of board games have been created in the last twenty years or so. The best place to find out about them is at BoardGameGeek.
I tend to like games with a mixture of strategy and luck; not too heavy, but with enough depth that an experienced player has an advantage. I’m also a “social gamer” – everybody having fun is more important to me than winning (though I still want a challenge!).
Here are a few games I have enjoyed.
I design board games as a hobby, but so far nothing is at the publishable stage. Three or four of them might be close, though.
A collage of some board game prototypes (mouse over for descriptions):
(There is no need to worry about someone stealing your ideas: firstly, the game design community isn’t like that; and secondly, it isn’t worth stealing an untested idea anyway – it takes a lot of playtesting and revision to go from an idea to the final design).