Wondering about the rules and how to play Disney Lorcana: TCG? Disney Lorcana is a trading card game that combines the magic and adventure of the Disney universe with the strategy and fun of card games. Whether you are a fan of classic Disney movies, Pixar animations, Marvel superheroes or Star Wars sagas, you will find something to love in this game.
60 cards. The goal of the game is to collect 20 lore points by questing with your characters and using their abilities. Here's a detailed rundown of all the rules to play Disney Lorcana: TCG.
How to set up Disney Lorcana: TCG
To start the game, follow these steps:
- Shuffle your deck and place it face down in your deck area.
- Draw seven cards from your deck. This is your starting hand.
- Flip a coin or roll a dice to decide who goes first. The player who wins chooses who goes first.
- The player who goes first starts their turn.
How to play Disney Lorcana: TCG
Disney Lorcana: TCG is played in turns. Each turn consists of three phases: draw phase, main phase and end phase.
In this phase, you draw one card from your deck and add it to your hand. If you have no cards left in your deck, you lose the game.
In this phase, you can play one card from your hand per turn, either as a character, an item, an action or an ink.
Character cards are the main cards you use to quest and fight. They have a strength value, a willpower value, a lore value, and an ability.
To play a character card from your hand, you need to pay its cost by exerting (turning sideways) that many ink cards from your inkwell area. Then, you place the character card face up in your quest area.
You can only have up to five character cards in your quest area at any time. If you want to play a new character card when you already have five characters in your quest area, you need to discard one of them first.
Item cards are one of the three main card types in Disney Lorcana: TCG, along with characters and actions. Item cards remain on the table and can be used multiple times throughout the game. They can provide various benefits to the player, such as increasing lore or providing additional abilities.
To play an item card, a player must have enough lore to pay its cost and play it from their hand. Once played, an item card remains on the table and can be used by the player during their turn. Players can include item cards in their deck during the deck construction phase, with no more than four copies of any one card allowed.
Action cards are one-time-use cards that activate instantly when played, triggering any effects as per the text on the card. Once an action card has been used, it goes into the player's discard pile face-up.
To play an action card, a player must have enough ink to pay its cost and play it from their hand. Players can include action cards in their deck during the deck construction phase, with no more than four copies of any one card allowed.
The action cards a player chooses to include in their deck will depend on their overall strategy and the character and item cards they have.
Ink cards are uniquely different from other card types in Disney Lorcana: TCG, as they are used to pay for the cost of playing other cards. Ink cards are kept face-down on the table, and their value is only revealed when they are used to pay for a card.
To play an ink card, a player must have enough ink to pay for the cost of the card they want to play. The number of ink cards required to play a card is indicated by the number inside the hexagon on the card.
For example, if a card has a cost of three, the player must exert three ink cards to play it. Players can include ink cards in their deck during the deck construction phase, with no more than four copies of any one card allowed.
How to win Disney Lorcana: TCG
The game ends when one player reaches 20 lore points or when one player runs out of cards in their deck.
That concludes our Disney Lorcana: TCG guide. Looking for more Disney Lorcana content? Check out The First Chapter reprints and the card list from the previous chapter of Disney Lorcana.