1. Each player selects a color and takes the Player Board, the three Gather cards (Gather Straw, Gather Wood, and Gather Brick), and the Pig miniature of that color. Each player also takes a Player Aid card.
In a 4-player game, each player also takes the Gather Market card along with the other Gather cards. With fewer players, remove the Gather Market cards from the game.
2. Give the Starting Player token to the player who ate bacon most recently. You are ready to begin!