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Gordon J
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Anybody out there buy Popular Front: Escalation?

Not much out there on what people thought of this expansion.

Is it worth it? Did you like it?
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Have it, and like the fact that there is now some differentiation between factions. As I've only played solo at the moment cannot comment on whether any faction is unbalanced but seems ok from my solo run throughs.
I would say that from my experience quality control of the cards is not great as the card backs have different colours from the base game and some card backs are badly offset.
Still, I like the expansion and look forward to multi player games.
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Mikko Pollari
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Special cards/ability for each faction work really nice and do not add too much new rules to remember. I'd happily recommend you to try them out if you can.

Whole Popular Front game has gotten pretty little hype, but the game works really nice. The same thing seems to happen with the Escalation.
Try the game with 4-6 players to get the best out of it. Naturally 6 players game takes a bit longer but it's worth it

Socialists special cards "Solidarity" and "Inernational Brigade"
(once deployed this card gets +1 strenght for each friendly card in Political stack) can be really powerful in 6 player game when lots of cards are played to political card stack...however there are only few of those special cards.
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I got it, looks great. Though it is a bit disappointing that the card backs are a different shade of color.
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I had the same problem with the back colour. I purchased card sleeves (different colour for each faction) to bypass the problem.
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With further play, I actually think the different colours for the expansion are unexpectedly useful as I can easily identify the expansion cards if I don't want to use them in an introductory game.
 
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