1. Set up the game board as explained on the basic setup.
2. Draw Key cards (2 Star, 1 Sun, and 1 Moon) and draw 1 Enigma card.
3. Place the Core Cube on the 4-player starting icons with any colour, except light brown, facing you.
4. Fill the Excavation site with blocks.
5. Take a row or column of 3 blocks.
As usual, restock the blocks whenever some are removed.