For those of you who are writers, Dixit is a great game.
Each player has a random hand of oversized cards with whimsical pictures. During a player's turn, she picks a card and says a word, phrase or sentence that is a hint of what the card's image might be, then puts the card face-down on the table. Every other player picks a card from her hand that she thinks might be mistaken for the current player's card and puts in face-down on the table.
The pile of cards from everyone gets shuffled so no one knows whose card is whose and is placed face-up. Then, everyone guesses which is the current player's card.
So why am I telling writers about this game? Well, if you're just starting to write, you'll probably be more interested in spending your writing time practicing and learning the basic tools of narrative. But if you've got the basics down and are thinking about esoteric things like resonance and evocation of an image/ emotion/ experience within the reader, then this is a great "writing exercise" with the added bonus of it being a fun game.
Everyone comes to the table with their own world of experiences and associations and it's a writer's job to say just enough so that they can participate in your story. It can't be so little that they get confused and wander off in random directions and it can't be so much that they get bored.
I played this game this weekend and one of the players said "Boris." It was great fun seeing what associations people made with that name. It's just as telling to see which pictures people pick as it is to see whether the players get the hint.
Don't think of this game as a "lesson," because the usefulness falls apart if you think too hard on it. It's just a fun game to exercise your creative muscles of communication.
It's best played with 5 or more people. Enjoy!