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Ravensburger announces 2024 plans for Disney Lorcana

For those of you who’ve been living under a cardstock rock, Disney Lorcana has been one of the more prolific TCG releases of 2023, and earlier today, publisher Ravensburger dropped some huge news about its plans going forward this year:

SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2024 – Today Ravensburger, the acclaimed publisher of award-winning board games and high-quality toys and puzzles, unveiled a portion of the 2024 Disney Lorcana Trading Card Game lineup, including new products, competitive events, and Organized Play activations. In addition, the company is also sharing the official on-sale dates for the (4) sets slated to debut throughout the year.

“Disney Lorcana TCG has struck a chord with players, collectors and fans around the world and we’re so grateful for the support. It has proven to be a fantastic entry point for first-time TCG players, and we will continue to do everything in our power to make the product available at MSRP pricing,” said Filip Francke, Global Head of Games at Ravensburger. “As we move into 2024, we will continue to support our growing and diverse community through new discoveries for collectors, organized play and competitive events for players and new products that help beginning fans take their first steps into trading card games. We’re only just getting started, but consumer feedback and industry data supports our belief that this game will be around for a very long time.”

The Disney Lorcana TCG will introduce a new stand-alone product called Disney Lorcana TCG Gateway, a progressive learn-to-play experience designed to ease new players into the game and TCG space. This ultimate beginner’s introduction to the Disney Lorcana TCG includes everything two players need to play right out of the box: two 30-card basic Disney Lorcana TCG decks, a two-player game board with character standees, rules and player’s guides, and additional cards that players will be rewarded to add to their decks as they learn about the card types and gameplay. When players have played through all of Gateway, they will have built two standard Disney Lorcana TCG decks they can take and play with friends. Gateway will be released on August 9, 2024, and will retail for $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. This is a two-player game for ages 8+.

For established players, 2024 brings exciting news around competitive and organized play events. First, Ravensburger will launch an official competitive circuit in North America and Europe starting in May 2024. Titled Disney Lorcana Challenge, the events will begin at a regional level where players can compete to qualify for North American and European Championships respectively, with the top players earning invites to the World Championship slated for early 2025. The top four players from each event will qualify for the North American or European Championship in their respective region. Additional details include:

  • North American Championship and European Championship events are being planned for the 2024 Holiday season. Players can earn a qualification by participating in regional-level Challenge Events, and there will be an additional opportunity to qualify at the event.
  • World Championship 2025 will be an invite-only competition taking place at a larger open event.
  • More details regarding the Disney Lorcana TCG full event schedule, registration, rules, prize cards and other prizing details will be shared on the Disney Lorcana TCG official site (disneylorcana.com) this March.

At the local level, Ravensburger will also debut a new type of in-store Organized Play event – Set Championships – starting in April 2024, after the release of the Into the Inklands set. Select Disney Lorcana TCG Organized Play–approved locations may host an Into the Inklands Championship, which includes a unique Enchanted Stitch – Rock Star Promo card that is only available as a prize at the Into the Inklands Championships. The top two players at the event can also win a playmat featuring the new Stitch – Rock Star artwork. Details for how retailers can host an Into the Inklands Championship will come in late February 2024.

  • Finally, Ravensburger previously announced plans to release four sets per year. Disney Lorcana TCG fans can mark their calendars with the following official on-sale dates:
    Into the Inklands
    February 23, 2024, at local game stores, Disney Parks; March 8, 2024, at mass retail and shopDisney.
  • To Be Announced (May 2024)
    May 17, 2024, at local game stores, Disney Parks; May 31, 2024, at mass retail and shopDisney.
  • To Be Announced (August 2024)
    August 9, 2024, at local game stores, Disney Parks; August 23, 2024, at mass retail and shopDisney.
  • To Be Announced (November 2024)
    November 15, 2024, at local game stores, Disney Parks; November 29, 2024, at mass retail and shopDisney.

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