1. Set up the magic mountain as shown by unfolding it and then attaching the supports to the matching, marked places. Make sure to set up the game on a level surface. A tilted surface might cause the balls to travel down the board in an unintended way and hinder the game's performance.

2. Place the goal tile next to the bottom of the game board so that the side with three witch spaces and four student spaces is showing.

3. Place the six students on the first six spaces of the path, marked ICON. Then put the four witches on the spaces marked ICON.

4. Put all 5 will-o'-the-wisps in the bag, and the game is ready to start!