Having spent the previous 30 years merrily thrashing her at The Original Triv, Mrs Zehdra-Maychayne recently insisted that we invest in a more recent edition of our favourite apres-dinner squabblefest.
Alas, The New Triv has been heavily Hasbro'd... the lumps of cheese have all be ergonomically reshaped, the graphics are now more 'Primary School Reception Classroom' than 'Edwardian Drawing Room' and there's a ghastly timer that plays - I believe - 30 seconds of Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach' (Jellybean Benitez 'Groinbuster' remix) while Mrs Zehdra-Maychayne tears her remaining hair out and utterly fails to answer her question.
Worse, however, is that there appear to be FAR fewer questions in this version than the original. Obviously, this will make it easier for me to memorise all the answers (thus bringing the day of my divorce ever closer...), but it's a bit of a swizz, really. On its first outing, with only three (fairly thick, drunk) players, we managed to get through around a sixth of the question cards.
Not a cheap trick to make people invest in more over-priced Hasbro question sets, surely..? Mmmmm.