Ravensburger has released the official Disney Lorcana “How to Play” videos on the game’s website ahead of its release.
Disney Lorcana “How to Play”
The highly-anticipated trading card game is set to launch starting August 18 in local gaming stores. Sales will expand to shopDisney in September.
Click here to watch the Disney Lorcana “How to Play” videos.
Disney Lorcana Gameplay
We got our first look at Disney Lorcana gameplay thanks to the recently released Game Trade Magazine issue 279, but Ravensburger has now released a PDF of the quickstart rules.
The introduction to the rules reads, “As an Illumineer in the wondrous realm of Lorcana, you’ll wield magical ink to summon new versions of Disney characters and items, which are called glimmers. These glimmers—some familiar, some fantastic—will help you as you race across Lorcana to find and collect missing pieces of lore. Endless quests await!”
The rules describe Disney Lorcana as a “strategy card game where each player makes their own deck before the game starts, and the decks aren’t mixed together.” It says that in the game, “cards can allow you to do things that aren’t normally a part of every turn. If a card’s text ever contradicts the game rules, follow what the card says.”
“In this game,” the rules go on, “you race to locate pieces of lore scattered across Lorcana and collect them for safekeeping. Summon glimmers of Disney characters and items along the way to help with quests, hinder your opponents, and challenge opposing characters. With the right strategy and a bit of luck, you can preserve your collected lore against future threats!”
The first player to gain 20 or more lore is the winner. Some card abilities give a player lore, but the most common way to get it is by playing characters and sending them on quests.
The PDF includes a guide to what’s on each Lorcana card, from a character’s name to their abilities. There are also cards for items and actions. Songs like “One Jump Ahead” are a type of action.
The First Chapter
Players can use one of Lorcana’s pre-built starter decks or build their own deck. The initial release of Disney Lorcana, entitled The First Chapter, will include starter decks and booster packs.
A gift set and a collector’s edition, the “Illumineer’s Trove” will be available for purchase.
The gift set comes with the following:
- Two oversized foil cards
- Hades – King of Olympus
- Mulan – Imperial Soldier
- Two playable foil cards
- 34 game tokens
- Four booster packs
The Illumineer’s Trove includes:
- One storage box
- Two deck boxes
- Eight booster packs
- 15 game tokens
- One player’s guide
Disney Lorcana Accessories
Several accessories will be released at the same time as The First Chapter.
Each pack will contain 65 matte-finished card sleeves featuring a Disney Lorcana “glimmer,” which is a stylized representation of a Disney character rendered specifically for Disney Lorcana. The first characters featured will be Captain Hook, Elsa, and Mickey Mouse. If you’re interested in buying larger quantities, there are 40 packs of sleeves in a case.
Each deck box can hold up to 80 sleeved cards. The first Disney Lorcana deck boxes will feature the same characters as the sleeves, for players who like to match their accessories. Captain Hook, Elsa, and Mickey Mouse will be available. Should you choose to buy in bulk, you will receive 24 deck boxes in a case.
Each playmat features artwork of Disney characters. Similar to a mouse pad, these mats are meant to protect your card collection as well as your tabletop. It features a rubbery, anti-slip bottom to help keep the mat in place during use. Unlike the deck boxes and card sleeves, the first Disney Lorcana playmats will feature Maleficent, Maui, and Mickey Mouse. Buying these by the case will get you 12 playmats per case.
Finally, players can further protect their investment with portable card portfolios. Each holds 64 standard cards as well as eight oversized cards. The first card portfolios will feature Stitch and The Evil Queen. A case contains 12 portfolios.
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