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Explanation: I guess the board originally refers to the drawing board, desk top or something like that. It's a metaphor. When something is all over the board, although you know it's somewhere in there, you just don't know where to find it. You are playing the game of luck.
Angus Woo Local time: 01:10 Native speaker of: Chinese PRO pts in category: 36
Explanation: Some things are missing and I have only a sketchy idea of how to find it all. And Martin's out, so it's only 2 of us working on it.
与前面一团乱麻it's a jungle out there对应，I think。