Each player takes a start of life card, a stand into which he mounts his animal playing piece and
12 bid tokens. Place all surplus tokens in the box as a supply. Separately shuffle the era and
thunderbolt cards and place each pack face down in the centre of the play area. Deal three era
cards (as a trading pool) and place face up near the centre of the play area. Deal a hand of two era
cards, face up to each player. Each player places his playing piece on one of the sites on his start
of life card. Decide who starts, then play proceeds clockwise around the centre of the play area.
Aim of the game
Your aim is to lay a path of six era cards from your start of life card and be first to advance your
playing piece onto your sixth era card.