Playing on a side table? What about playing at different tables all together!
The game is "Fische, Fluppen, Frikandellen". It's all about trading, selling and buying goods to obtain three different fetishes in the end. The great thing is that it can be played on different tables at the same time where you can only get one type of fetish at any table. You can decide when you leave your table and join another table. Take your goods, pawn and money with you, select a table and sit to the right of the active player.
So you might end up alone on a table or with ten players (which evens itself out pretty fast).