Disney Lorcana: The First Chapter – Release Date and Starter Decks Announced

Lots of news just dropped for Disney Lorcana with dates for the release of The First Chapter, the products and the contents! You want to check this out!

Ravensburger has just announced exclusively through IGN that The First Chapter will be released in August 2023.

The First Chapter will be released in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg starting this August and will be available in English, French or German!

The First Chapter will first be released in local game stores on August 18th, followed by a mass retail launch on September 1st.

Attendees of Gen Con 2023 (held on August 3-6, 2023 at Indianapolis) will also be able to purchase select The First Chapter products.


At launch, over 200 game cards will be available in various products including starter decks, booster packs, a gift set and the “Illumineer’s Trove”.

For updated details on The First Chapter, do check out our following article which adds on further details from the Lorcana official website about the products!


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There will be 3 different starter decks available at launch, each with a specific list of 60 cards using 2 of the 6 “Inks”.

Starter decks will also include 1 booster pack with 12 randomised cards, including 1 foil card and 2 cards with rare, super rare or legendary rarity.

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Images are also provided for The First Chapter Booster Box and Booster Packs. Each pack will have 12 cards.

There will also be the sleeved version of booster packs, similar to Pokemon.

The Illumineer’s Trove will be the biggest collectible set at launch, which will include 8 booster packs, 2 deck boxes, a player’s guide and a themed storage box.

The gift set will feature Mulan and Hades, 2 oversized foil cards, 2 foil playable game cards, 4 booster packs and 2 tracker tokens.


Ryan Miller shares that

“We have put together a robust line of fun and exciting products for the first set of Disney Lorcana. Having a variety of products let’s players engage at whatever level they would like to – be it pick up a starter set to get a taste of each ink color’s gameplay and style or snag an Illumineer’s Trove to experience as much of the game as possible,” says Miller. “Also, we also want to show that we are serious and that we are here to stay.”

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Additional images are provided in the post with clearer images of the various art shown on the The First Chapter products.

Source: IGN

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