You could play a relatively short game, or one with relatively few players. But the small selection of vision cards would, I think, quickly lead to the game getting repetitive if played with the same group. Having the same cards come up would quickly lead to recycled clues, which people would start to learn.
I get that - I merely want to try Dixit without actually buying it (yet) - , but isn't it the same with base Dixit then? It also comes with 84 cards.
Or did I misunderstand something?