1. Assemble the 3D castles.
2. Have each player take a single square starting tile, a castle, and one king meeple that matches their castle color.
3. Have each player put the starting tile, with the castle directly on it, in front of them.
4. Shuffle the dominoes and then 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.