Separate the cards by their card backs, creating three different decks: 1, 2, and 3.
Depending on how many people are playing the game, some cards may need to be removed from each deck to make sure the game is balanced properly. The cards that may need to be removed show on the left side a small number, such as 3+, or 4+. This indicates that the card should only be included when playing with the indicated number of players or more.
• For a 4-player game, no cards are removed.
• For a 3-player game, all 4+ cards are removed.
• For a 2-player game, all 3+ and 4+ cards are removed.
Each decks contains eight 4+ cards and six 3+ cards. Any removed cards are placed back in the game box.
Then, shuffle each of the three decks separately and place them, face down, on the appropriate Gods’ Gifts spots of the Age Track.