Re: Is this game broken with four players or am I missing something?
The game is quick but not nearly as quick as your experiences here. I have two questions.
Did your group bluff often? I'm not sure if you'll know or not, but thats one of the reasons I've come across shorter games.
Did players swap under the table for the Evil Witch? The active player is the only one who should know where he/she put back each card that was (or wasn't) swapped. I've seen people swap in the open and you can tell where they placed the cards back.
Hope this helps!
There was some bluffing, but I think players were honest more often then not. In both games there was either an early attempt use of an elder or a useful card being called out that made the winning player have a good shot of guessing were the winning card was by their turn using what they knew.
Swapping was done under the table, though in the games we played it didn't seem to come into play often due to the shortness of the games.