1. Assemble the 3D castles.
2. Have each player take a single square starting tile, a castle, and 2 king meeples that matches their castle color.
3. Have each player put the starting tile, with the castle directly on it, in front of them.
4. Randomly select 24 dominoes, shuffle them, and place them in the box. Position the box so that the gap in the line-up of dominoes is facing away from players (meaning neither the number nor the terrain sides are visible to anyone). This will be the drawing pile for the game. Discard the rest of the dominoes, you won't be using them in the game.