We now know exactly what time Disney Lorcana will be available for purchase on shopDisney, and more rules have recently been revealed. Ravensburger’s first-ever trading card game was available to Gen Con 2023 guests and then released at local game stores on August 18 with dauntingly limited supplies. It will have a wide release on September 1.
To play Disney Lorcana, each player will need a deck of 60 cards. Ready-to-play starter decks contain a preconstructed deck with a specific card list. If you’re new to trading card games, or if you want to experience the game with a deck designed and tested by Team Lorcana, this is a good place to start.
Each starter deck includes one starter deck of 60 cards, including two foil cards of the characters on the package front; 11 game tokens; one rulebook; one booster pack containing 12 randomized cards.
The gift set includes two collectible oversized foil cards, two playable foil game cards, 34 game tokens, and four random booster packs of 12 game cards. The gift set for Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter will feature Mulan – Imperial Soldier and Hades – King of Olympus.
Each playmat features striking artwork of Disney characters. A fabric top prevents damage during gameplay and can also be used as a desk mat or mouse pad, while the anti-slip bottom keeps the mat in place during use. The first Disney Lorcana playmats will feature Maleficent, Maui and Mickey Mouse.
Players can safeguard their collection with portable card portfolios, which hold 64 standard cards as well as eight oversized cards. The first Disney Lorcana card portfolios will feature Stitch and The Queen.
Disney Lorcana will also be available at stores like Best Buy, where pre-orders are already open.
When Ravensburger chose to give the game first to local game shops, it withheld Lorcana stock from mass markets like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy; however, to hit shelves on September 1st, shipments to these big box retailers have to arrive to the stores prior to that date to be stocked. Whether intentional or not, Florida, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Louisiana have Disney Lorcana product for sale at big box stores.
Lorcana: The First Chapter starter decks and booster packs were spotted at a South Carolina Walmart store. The booster packs (MSRP $5.99) were being sold for $7, and the starter decks (MSRP $16.99) were being sold for $20 each.
In addition to releasing several days before the approved September 1 date, the image from BSquared24 on X above shows the gift set price below the product as $34.98 in Ruston, Louisiana. This is a markup from the MSRP of $29.99.
Disney Lorcana Match Guidelines
The Enlightened Illumineers host Trey (@Cabled on Twitter) shared end-of-time rules they learned from the Disney Lorcana HQ Discord.
Here is their message in full:
We finally have confirmation how to handle end of time for Lorcana. No matter what type of tournament (swiss or top cut elimination) after the 50 mins are up you do +5 turns. Meaning current player is at turn 0, then next is turn 1, then turn 2, etc.. until you get to 5. Making it so each player has 3 turns.
If you are playing regular swiss rounds, Lore total is not used at all for any game. This may result into ties a lot.
If you are in single elimination top cut. You will use Lore total for Games 1 and Game 3. However for Game 2 if no one out right wins that game then the winner of Game 1 wins, you don’t use Lore Total to see who wins for Game 2.
What does using Lore Total mean?
If a player is at 19 Lore and the other is at 18 at the end of +5. The player at 19 Lore will win that game
Disney Lorcana also said tournament guidelines would be available soon on a resources page.
New to Disney Lorcana? Watch our learn-to-play video for more information:
Are you hoping to get your hands on Disney Lorcana on September 1? Or do you already have a deck? Let us know in the comments.