We played it like this;
Player 1 - Actions, Player 2 - Actions, Player 3 - Actions, Player 4 - Actions
Player 1 - Resolves, Player 2 - Resolves, Player 3 - Resolves, Player 4 - Resolves
Player 1 - Discards, Player 2 - Discards, Player 3 - Discards, Player 4 - Discards
This allows Player 4 to play ogre cards in his/her action phase that may prevent Player 1, 2, or 3 from resolving their planned actions.
Should it be played;
Player 1 - Actions, Resolves, Discards
Player 2 - Actions, Resolves, Discards
Player 3 - Actions, Resolves, Discards
Player 4 - Actions, Resolves, Discards
That would greatly reduce the impact of ogre cards (which we found to be a bit too powerful), and I guess, be closer to your Monopoly analogy
Q - Can you play ogre cards at any time during the Action Phase, or only during your own turn of the Action Phase?
The rule book suggests that the same person goes first every round (the youngest person), and that you can only play Ogres on your turn. If so, this puts the person going first at a disadvantage, and the person going last has an advantage, as they can ruin the plans of others by playing their ogre card once everyone has done their actions.
We would suggest two amendments to the rules;
1) The first player rotates round each turn (i.e. a different person goes first each round)
2) Ogres can be played at any point during the Action Phase
Is there something you can or can't do in those middle 4 squares?