The real star of the show this Christmas was Shifty Eyed Spies. It's hard to exaggerate how much fun we had with it. Two generations of people played it, and played it and played it, until insane o'clock. Then we played yet another round, after everyone again agreed to do so.

You more or less stare at other people. People get giddy. I would stare at a lady and make her laugh just because I could.
At one point I had all three people at the table winking at me. Imagine looking at each person in turn and they each wink at you, even that little girl, and you have to deal with it. I'm not too bright, it was funny, and I was unable to focus. I tossed my cards in the air. When I was eventually able to speak through the giggling I said "I broke".

Maybe it needs the right crowd. Having the ancient crowd play it is .. unproven. When we used four players I was wondering what it would be like to play with one extra player, which we did. But it worked fine with four players. You want a round table, or at least equidistant players. Eventually we cooled on being entertained by the game.