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Nikki Valens

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Nikki Valens

Epic Realms Podcast

Nick is joined by board game designer Nikki Valens. They are most known for their work on games such as Arkham Horror, Eldritch Horror, and Mansions of Madness. They talk extensively about some of their AMAZING newer board games Quirky Circuits and Artisans of Splendent Vale.

1hr

8 Mar 2022

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#105 – Nikki Valens

Indie Board Game Designers

Nikki Valens who designed Quiry Circuits joins us on the show. We chat about: Prototyping minis Designing games without winners Cooperative roll & writes and the upcoming Steven Universe movie As always, feedback is appreciated.

32mins

3 Dec 2019

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28: Nikki Valens (Mansions of Madness, Quirky Circuits) tells us how she goes from designing horror games to cute and adorable ones, plus our fave co-op games, how legacy games use legacy elements, and escape-room games

Going Analog Podcast

28: Nikki Valens (Mansions of Madness, Quirky Circuits) tells us how she goes from designing horror games to cute and adorable ones, plus our fave co-op games, how legacy games use legacy elements, and escape-room games Games we discussed: Intro: Quirky Circuits Eldritch Horror Mansions of Madness Arkham Horror Legacy of Dragonholt Cloudspire   Shoe's topic: Designing horror-themed vs. family-friendly games Dread   Jess's topic: Favorite co-op games The Mind Magic Maze Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island Detective Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Hanabi Team3 Mental Blocks Letter Jam Scrabble Pandemic Legacy: Season One   Nikki's topic: Legacy games Charterstone Betrayal Legacy Risk Legacy Rise of Queensdale Machi Koro Legacy Aeon's End: Legacy   Christina's topic:  Escape room design and games Exit: The Game -- Dead Man on the Orient Express Unlock! Escape Adventures The Tale of Ord  Mystery House: Adventures in a Box   Final Thoughts: Vindication Vinhos Viticulture Brass; Birmingham Brass: Lancashire Trogdor!!

1hr 9mins

25 Sep 2019

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#221 Nikki Valens Talks Eldritch Horror

The Game Design Round Table

Dirk, David, and designer Nikki Valens kick off the Designing Thematic Games series with a discussion about the highly thematic games Nikki worked on at Fantasy Flight Games: Eldritch Horror, Arkham Horror, and Mansions of Madness.

55mins

3 Sep 2019

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Designing a Narrative Driven Game with Nikki Valens

Board Game Design Lab

Nikki Valens, designer of Mansions of Madness, discusses how to design a narrative driven game. Nikki has designed some of my absolute favorite games and is a master of creating games that tell good stories. The post Designing a Narrative Driven Game with Nikki Valens appeared first on Board Game Design Lab.

50mins

5 Jun 2019

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Episode 57: What Relationships are Like featuring Nikki Valens

Pod of Love

Ben and Mel are separated by time and space but we continue our early sneak peek at the upcoming LGBTQ+ expansion of Fog of Love by designer Nikki Valens. Music by Kevin MacLeod and theme by Joe Marston. Email us putitinmymelbox@gmail.com and thanks to Shawn for that very special email address.

23mins

2 May 2019

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Episode 56: LGBTQ+ Fog of Love Expansion Preview Part 1 featuring Nikki Valens

Pod of Love

Ben and Mel are joined by game designer Nikki Valens for a first look preview at the upcoming LGBTQ+ expansion for the hit game Fog of Love by Jacob Jaskov. In this episode Nikki explains to us the differences for character design in this story that delves into sexual orientation exploration. The upcoming expansion features two unique stories, one with a focus on orientation, and another with a focus on gender. Our characters in this arc will explore their own sexual orientations as they learn more about themselves and each other. Stay tuned in the next few weeks as we play this campaign arc!Find Nikki on twitter @valens116

42mins

25 Apr 2019

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Episode 40: Fog of Love Expansion Preview featuring Nikki Valens

Pod of Love

This incredibly special episode comes straight from PAX Unplugged 2018! It's our first look sneak peak of the new LGBTQUIA expansion of Fog of Love with its designer Nikki Valens. Nikki is known for her games such as Legacy of Dragonholt, Eldritch Horror, two upcoming Fog of Love expansions, and more. You will not want to miss this preview of the upcoming two expansions that add gender and sexuality to your characters as well as two new beautifully crafted stories. Happy holidays to everyone!!

1hr 1min

20 Dec 2018

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Interview with Nikki Valens, Designer of Arkham Horror 3rd Edition

Meeple Overboard!

We're joined by Nikki Valens, a fantastic game designer who has made classic games while at Fantasy Flight Games including Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, and now Arkham Horror 3rd Edition. She is an advocate for inclusivity in games and has some more projects to tease now that she is a freelance designer. Check out her great insights.

29mins

17 Nov 2018

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Episode 72 - Development with Nikki Valens

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In this episode, Donny and Travis continue their Concept to Table series, a series dedicated to looking at the life cycle of tabletop board games from creation to distribution, including many of the steps in between. In the second episode, the LPC Crew sits down with designer and developer Nikki Valens. Times:00:33 - Intro08:41 - Interview63:10 - Game Surplus Giveaway Link65:00 - Kickstarters: Pax PamirHorizon Zero DawnRap GodzFor the Love of Board Games Check us out online here: Twitter | Online | Email | BGG Guild | Slack | iTunes | Stitcher | Punchboard Media | Patreon Sponsored by Game Surplus Music: Ray Gun - FasterFasterBrighter (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

1hr 27mins

16 Sep 2018

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