In August 2022, Ravensburger announced the 2023 debut of Disney Lorcana, a trading card game (TCG) that features Disney characters in both original and reimagined art styles set in an all-new world created for the game.
After teasing with preview cards at various events, the publisher has now released details about what’s being released and when. As for how the game plays, well, that information will undoubtedly be rolled out over the next several months in the lead-up to the game’s debut at Gen Con 2023, which opens August 3.
Ravensburger plans to release four sets of Disney Lorcana material each year, with the first set being titled — wait for it! — Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter. Cards will be published in English, French, and German, with the sets being sold in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
Following the game’s Gen Con 2023 debut, Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter will debut at local game stores on August 18, 2023 “supported by a robust organized play program”, followed by a mass retail market release on September 1, 2023.
Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter will consist of more than two hundred cards that will be sold in various ways. Three starter decks will be sold, each providing “a balanced and ready-to-play game deck” of sixty specific cards in two of the six “inks”: Amber and Amethyst, Emerald and Ruby, or Steel and Sapphire. Each starter deck includes game tokens and one booster pack; a booster pack contains twelve randomized game cards, including one foil card and two cards with rarities of rare, super rare, or legendary, and booster packs will be sold separately as well.
They will also be sold two other ways: in a gift set that contains four boosters, game tokens, two foil game cards, and two collectible oversized foil cards — in the first such set those cards will be “Mulan – Imperial Soldier” and “Hades – King of Olympus”, and in an “Illumineer’s Trove” that consists of eight booster packs, two deck boxes, and a player’s guide packaged in a themed storage box.