Here is a picture of some of the recommended tools. You'll need glue for sure. We recommend wood/carpenter glue, but white PVA glue will work as well. We recommend having a knife in case some rough edges need cleaning. If you ordered the painted black set, you may want a sharpie to fix and parts that may have gotten chipped in shipping (which happens and doesn't compromise the construction of the set).
Extra wood bits
Sometimes you'll see a cut hole that still has wood in it. This is because the laser makes such fine cuts that sometimes the wood doesn't just fall out. This is nothing to be worried about. Just press on the wood and it should pop out without much effort.
When gluing, we find it easiest to setup the notches in the correct placement then run glue as a single line along the whole edge as shown here.
At the top, or near to the top you'll find a square cellophane package, this contains the gear grids. (4 or 6 depending on the order). The top is separators. Push them out of the protective sheet. If there are a few missing or you accidentally break some, don't worry! There are 16 extra included for this purpose.
Place the separators as shown so that you create blockers that keep the gear cards in place during play.
Put dabs of glue on the thick sections as shown. Glue on one side is plenty to hold the separators in place.
Monster Card Tray
You'll find the monster card trays packaged 2-3 to a package in the way shown here. (But wrapped in cellophane for shipping). We'll work on these next.
Run glue along edges
Run the glue in lines around the notches and put dabs on the side wall notches as shown here.
Glue edges of divider
glue the edges of the divider as shown. Notice the top of the sides and the bottom are not glued as they'll be sticking out the edges of the box. If you put glue where it shouldn't be, you can use paper towel to clean off the excess.
Slot in divider
Put the divider in place as shown here, so the bottom part fits into the hole in the bottom of the monster tray and the side parts fit into the side slots.
Completed Monster Tray
Here is the Monster Tray completed. Finish up the other 2 (or 3 if you got an extra) then go onto the settlement tray.
When you open the main cellophane wrapping with the rest of the trays, you should see this at the top. (or you've opened it upside down!) We're going to do this tray next.
Place the outside edges like shown. Make sure you keep the parts in the middle, they're dividers that will be added in a later step.
Glue the edges and fold them up like the monster tray. Note that the small notches are away from the hole in the bottom tray.
Glue the edges of the long divider like the monster tray, place it so that the small slot matches up with the slots of the tray you've already glued.
Glue the edges of the short divider, and place it so that it matches up with the outside edges and the long divider.
Settlement Tray completed
This is what the settlement tray should look like completed. Go onto the Gear Card Tray
Token tray setup
There are lots of short pieces in the kit (you may find some with the top tray below the token tray).
Setup the tray
Setup the tray as shown, note the way the notches match up have to be as shown to go together correctly.
Glue the edges of the long divider and place it so it goes down just off the center of the tray.
Slot on top
There are several of these that look similar, but this is the only one with a slot on the top (ie slot on the long edge)
If you turn the tray so the narrower side is facing you, and look from the left, the divider should slot into the 3rd slot (as shown).
Set in place
It goes into the edge of the tray and into the top slot divider we just placed. (as shown)
Bottom slot dividers
We glue around the bottom edges of the bottom slot dividers and place them into place as shown.
This shows what is meant with the bottom slot dividers, this gives you a spot to put your tokens.
Note that there is a double hole here intentionally, we're now going to use all the dividers that have no slots in them and place them to fill all the remaining holes. If you're having troubles refer to the finished tray below.
Finished token tray
When you're done this should look like shown. Lastly we're going to the top tray.