There were just the 3 of us (again!) this week but I don't think that a problem with this game. Do others think the fact that you regularly only get 2 phases per turn affects the fun at all?
We've played with up to five people before and there were still often only two phases that would emerge. I think the only real difference with four or five players over three is that when it does happen that only two phases are called there are more voices to contribute to the collective "Doh!"