Disney Lorcana, the new collectible card game mixing classic animated films with Magic: The Gathering-style mechanics, has had a rocky launch. Convention mishaps aside, there’s simply not enough product to meet the incredible demand. This week, as the cost of booster pack boxes climbed past 260% of their original price again on at least one online marketplace, publisher Ravensburger said on X that help is on the way.
“The October booster pack restock will begin to roll out at local game stores in North American starting next week,” the company said in its public statement. It added that a full reprint of the launch set of cards, announced in September, is on target to ship by the middle of November.
The second set of cards for Disney Lorcana, titled Rise of the Floodborn, is also expected in November.
“We hope that this reprint quantity will make the game more readily available,” Ravensburger said. “Our goal is for fans to have no difficulty finding product to get started.”
Since launch, independent retailers near me have been rationing product, doling out just a handful of items for the fans who regularly show up to play in-store. In Chicagoland, for instance, most local game stores Polygon contacted are only offering one or two booster packs to each customer that attends their weekly organized casual-play events. Meanwhile, competitive events are few and far between as collectors and investors scoop up the best cards from booster packs. It’s also likely that a large portion of the initial product launch is still sitting in private hands unopened, being hoarded by speculators gambling on its future value.
In the same thread, Ravensburger also laid out its plans to jumpstart organized play in 2024.
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