Place the Score Track at the center of the table. Setup the Time token on the first spot of the Turn Track .

Form 2 pools with the Gold and Age tokens . Each player takes 3 Gold from the Gold pool. Players' Gold is never hidden.

Each player chooses a color and takes corresponding Player’s Aid card and Score token. Score tokens are placed on the Score Track, on square 0 .

Players each take a set of 5 different Building cards (Town, Tavern, Mine, Temple, and Barracks) . These are the Buildings that will be available for construction throughout the game.

Shuffle all Unit cards and place them face down in a pile . Leave a space available for forming a discard pile. Cards that are discarded during the game will be placed here face down.