New To You ep108b: Better than the Original pt2
Julien “Jules” Koetsch joins Keith Vincent, John Holt, and Mary Varn to discuss the next two picks from our “Better than the Original” theme.
Segment 1: "Blowin’ in the Wind" by Sam Cooke (1964) is better than "Blowin’ in the Wind" by Bob Dylan (1963)
Keith (earthlingkeith.com) contends that Sam Cooke’s live rendition of “Blowin’ in the Wind,” from Sam Cooke at the Copa is better than Bob Dylan’s original version off of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.
The Peter, Paul and Mary version is the most financially successful of the time, and Dylan’s is the most well known now.
Cooke’s Copa was one of his last releases while alive, he died later in the same year, 1964.
Segment 2: "Risk: Legacy" (2011) is better than "Risk" (1957)
John (@lordjoho) proclaims that Risk: Legacy is better than the classic game of Risk. Legacy is built to be customized as you play, the board evolves over roughly 15 games. They encourage you to stick with the same group of up to 5 players.
The classic version of Risk has been revised a few times, most notably in adding alternate win conditions and goals.
Risk: Legacy has a loose Science Fiction theme, it isn’t nearly as heavily themed as the excellent Risk: 2210.
Risk: Legacy is available on Amazon, online boardgame retailers, and possibly as your local friendly game store.
Risk is available in many versions at your local book, toy, or general store, as well as on Amazon.
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Join us next week for two picks from our new theme “Guilty Pleasures”