has revealed gameplay details for the upcoming trading card game (TCG),
, announced in August. Disney Lorcana is a collectible TCG that transports two or more players to the realm of Lorcana. Here, players become “Illumineers” and wield magic ink to summon a team of
characters known as “glimmers,” appearing in familiar and reimagined forms.
In Disney Lorcana, players search for lost lore with their teams of glimmers. They’ll play characters, actions and items from their hand and choose whether to quest for lore with their glimmers or challenge their opponents. The first player to collect 20 lore wins.
“My co-designer, Steve Warner, and I kept four factors in mind when designing the game: approachability, fun, strategy and whimsy,” says Ryan Miller, co-designer, brand manager, Disney Lorcana. “We created streamlined rules that we believe will engage new players, while also developing enough strategy in the game to engage experienced players.
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“We also wanted to make sure Lorcana feels like a Disney game, which is shown through the art, flavor text and design. For example, there are ‘song’ cards in the game based on songs from Disney films. While you’re not required to sing them when you play, we highly encourage it.”
U.K.-wide organized play program
Ravensburger has also announced details about its organized play program, which supports Disney Lorcana engagement and learning at specialist game stores across the U.K. Participating stores will receive a kit of promo cards, pins and prizes for players.
“Supporting local game stores is critical to building a community around a TCG,” says Miller. “Our goal is to not only support the longevity of our game but also to create a second home where Lorcana players and collectors can meet up to trade and play.”
Depending on their players’ preferences, stores can use the organized play kit to host tournaments or to support “league play,” which is participation-based. Players collect points by first playing (win or lose), bringing a friend to game night or teaching someone the rules, then redeeming those points for a chance to win a prize. The kit’s materials will support a 12-week league play program.
A list of participating local game stores will be available on DisneyLorcana.com closer to launch.
Disney Lorcana will launch on Aug. 18 at specialist game retailers, and then across the U.K. on Sept. 1.
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