Disney’s Lorcana card game will launch its debut set “The First Chapter” on August 18th at local game stores, then will be available more widely at larger stores on September 1st.
Find A Local Games Store To Buy & Play Lorcana
That means that the best place to buy Lorcana will be at your local games store. Often referred to as an LGS or FLGS – for friendly – these are the places that serve your local card and board game community and put on weekly friendly games and tournaments.
Giving these types of stores a two-week head start on getting packs is happening for every set from now on. That means local businesses and people in your community get the benefits, and you’re more likely to find other people who are into the new game and a place to learn the rules and play regularly!
You probably have an LGS near you, so get on Google and take a look. Pop in or send them a message and find out if they’ll be stocking Lorcana and doing tourneys. We know that Lorcana will have 12-week Lorcana Leagues and organized play with the opportunity for players to earn promo cards and pins.
The more people show they want to get involved, the more likely the store will stock more products and put on events. If you are keen to get cards, it’s also worth contacting your LGS now to see if you can get on a list for pre-orders.
All the more reason to go and say hi to your FLGS!
Will Big Stores Like Walmart, Target, and Kmart Sell Disney Lorcana?
From September 1st you’ll be able to buy Lorcana cards from large stores like Walmart, as well as any other places that normally stocks card games or toys. If you have seen Pokémon or Magic: The Gathering cards for sale at a store, you’ll probably see Lorcana there from September 1st.
Stores in the USA that are confirmed to stock Lorcana from September 1st are: –
- Best Buy
- Barnes & Noble
- Hot Topic
- Select Disney Stores in the USA
Stores in Canada that are confirmed to stock Lorcana from September 1st are: –
- Toys R Us
That applies to stores in all of the countries that Lorcana will be available in for release. So in the UK places like Asda, Tesco, Argos, and Smyths will likely have cards for September 1st.
Will Lorcana Be Sold At Disney Parks? – Disney World + Disneyland
Yes, Ravensburger have confirmed that Disney Lorcana will be sold at Disney parks and resorts
from August 18th , the same date that local game stores and hobby shops get theirs.
Update: While the official Twitter announced Lorcana would be on sale, no parks sold Lorcana on the 18th. We don’t know when it will be, but it seems there are definitely plans for it but no fixed date.
There is an image of Lorcana up at the Esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in California. It was reported by ParksAndCons, and this is near a common shopping area.
It’s very likely you’ll be able to buy Lorcana products at Disneyland California at some point. We don’t know exactly what products but will update you as we get more information.
It’s been confirmed by a few sources that Disneyland Paris will be selling select Lorcana products from August 18th. The Storybook Store will have them on the 18th, and on the 21st of August World of Disney and Bay Boutique will also have stock.
They are selling the following products in the French language version only. There is no discount for annual pass holders: –
- Booster Pack – €6
- Starter Deck – €20
- Gift Set – €30
- Card Portfolio – €20
Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Hong Kong Disneyland probably won’t get any as the game won’t release in Japan or China initially.
Will shopDisney Sell Lorcana?
Yes, the official shopDisney store will be selling Lorcana cards from September 1st, so they won’t be jumping ahead with local games stores – even though they clearly could get access early. They have a page up already with some card images ready to go.
Can You Buy Disney Lorcana Cards From Ravensburger Direct?
No, Ravensburger has an online shop but they’ve confirmed they won’t be selling Lorcana products directly on their site at launch. That doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen, but it sounds like they’ll be focusing on distribution first before direct sales. Source.
Will Amazon Stock Lorcana Cards?
Yes, Amazon are confirmed to be selling Lorcana in the US from September 1st online. Other Amazon sites for different countries that are selling Lorcana will likely also have it in.
However, we really recommend buying locally. Buying locally supports people that live in your community, and gives you a chance to connect with people you can play with.
There is also a chance that on Amazon you will get re-packed products. On Amazon, anyone who is registered as a seller can contribute to stock. That means sellers can buy a box of Lorcana, open it, take the good bits, and sell it again. Or they can open packs, take the best cards, and leave the worst.
Amazon also accepts returns on card game products, which leads to a lot of opened products being sent back. That means you could receive opened products and not be able to return them. Buying locally means you have a store and a business that relies on the goodwill of customers, so they will take care of their products.
One good thing about Amazon is they accept returns quite readily. If you can show the product is damaged or not right they will often send a refund and not even ask for it back. You will likely be asked for photo proof.
Should You Buy Lorcana on eBay?
Sealed Lorcana eBay Pre-Orders
While we strongly suggest you buy at your local games store or find a retailer – that might not be possible with Lorcana. Many people are turning to TCGPlayer or eBay.
If you’re going to do it at least take precautions. This close to release if you buy an order and it doesn’t come within 30 days, eBay does have a policy for that: –
“You have up to 30 calendar days after the estimated delivery date has passed to report that an item hasn’t arrived.
The seller should respond within 3 business days to provide a delivery update, offer a replacement, or give you a refund. If you’re getting a refund, it will go back to your original payment method. Refunds are typically available within 3-5 business days.“
If you pre-order on eBay, expect prices to be quite high. Be very wary of the seller and completely avoid anyone without a lot of positive feedback and an older account. If you don’t receive the order, contact the seller.
If they don’t explain properly and don’t give you an exact date before that 30-day period – cancel the order and get your money back. Don’t let people string you along past the 30-day period as you will not be entitled to a refund.
If you’re having problems buying Lorcana, you’re not alone – Read Why Is Lorcana Sold Out Everywhere? Stock + Store Issues Explained
Is Buying Single Lorcana Cards Safe?
Once the set is released, buying single cards from eBay or other places for your collection isn’t a bad idea at all. Just check the condition from photos and make sure you are buying from a reputable seller with good feedback. This is a great way to bag a deal by sniping an auction at the last second to fill out a folder.
You can get many of the D23 cards on eBay but they’re selling for way over what they were sold for. However, they are essentially the only 1st Edition Lorcana cards that will ever be produced, so the price is likely to carry on rising.
Buying Lorcana on TCGPlayer & Cardmarket
TCGPlayer and Cardmarket are two widely-used and trusted marketplaces for single card buying and selling at competitive rates. You can also buy sealed product – though the prices are a little more inflated here as compared to buying locally.
Sellers have ratings, and there are charts of what cards sold for at different grades. Because of the competitive marketplace and wide range of sellers, using these marketplaces is often the best way of buying single cards.
TCGPlayer are based in the US and have already set up listings for Disney Lorcana. Cardmarket are mainly for European countries like France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, and more. They have a very similar setup with price history, and use an escrow system so buyers are much better protected.
We’ve used both for buying and selling single cards, and they’re often the best way of buying single cards to build a deck or complete a set.