Ah, Board Games! I love them In the back of my mind, I have a deep seated wish to invent one (do you invent a board game? do you assemble it? do you design it?).
In the meantime, have fun with this selection by flavorwire:
10 Board Games (for book lovers)
I support genre fiction in general, and speculative fiction in particular (genre has so many nuances, these days, good and bad, and for some, it excludes literary endeavours, which I really don’t agree with!)
This is an interesting article from the Guardian about the 2013 scifi trends (a HBO series of Gaiman’s American Gods? Sounds jolly to me
Give yourself some off time from writing, now and then, and instead read a book, watch a film, have a walk or go to a museum. We have senses that can be stimulated by diverse experiences, and it can all be channeled to enrich your writing.