The custom board is meant to be a replacement for the original board from Flash Duel, which looks like this:
Given that their second edition character cards look gorgeous, I was kind of surprised that the kind of blah player track remain unchanged. I do admit that visually the new board is a bit more noisy, but I really think the nicer background makes it an overall better package. You do have to be aware that square 9 and 10 are dark squares though.
Here is the artwork without the score track on top:
(Nuts, I forgot to put the shadow underneath the stone lantern! I knew I forgot to do something…)