I wish you luck, but I get the idea that you will need to develop much improved coding skills if you are to have any realistic chance of turning your game into a commercial and marketable product. Using long-obsolete code is a no-no!
Why do I need good coding skills to market my boardgame, when I can just hand my OFFLINE website out to a bunch of friends via usb-stick, they download the files off the stick, and play it OFFLINE on their computer on IE.
Someday I'll be paying people to code a video game version of my BOARDGAME (as in Monopoly, Risk, Axis & Allies, D & D, etc, etc.).
PS. Thanks a tonne Tasha for taking the time time show me a working cookie code. I'm going to give it a try tonight.