1. Place the three Gather Location boards (Fields, Forest, and Brickyard) in the center of the play area, side by side.
In a 4-player game, add the Market board beside the other three. With fewer players, remove this board from the game.
2. Pile the Single and Mega Resource tokens next to the Gather Location boards to create the Supply.
3. Place a Mega Straw token (worth 5 Straw) onto the Fields board, a Mega Wood token (worth 4 Wood) onto the Woods board, and a Mega Brick token (worth 3 Brick) onto the Brickyard board.
In a 4-player game, place a Single resource token of each type (Straw, Wood, and Brick) onto the Market Board
4. Place the three First Builder Bonus tokens at the bottom of their corresponding Gather Location boards.
5. Make a Supply of Floor, Walls, and Roof House sections next to the Gather Location boards.
6. Shuffle the Fable and Friend cards into separate decks and place them both face down next to the Gather Locations boards.
7. Make a supply of the Monster miniatures nearby.