Game Company Upper Deck Sues Ravensburger Over Reportedly Stolen Disney Lorcana Game

Upper Deck, a worldwide leader in sports and entertainment games and collectibles, has sued Ravensburger and a former Upper Deck game designer for “stealing and copying” Upper Deck's original game which Ravensburger repackaged and marketed as Disney Lorcana.

UPDATE – 6/9/2023:

  • Ravensburger has issued a statement in response to the lawsuit from Upper Deck:
    • “We at Ravensburger stand behind the integrity of our team and the originality of our products. The baseless claims filed this week are entirely without merit, and we look forward to proving this in due time. In the meantime, our focus continues to be on developing and launching a fantastic game in August.” – Lisa Krueger, Sr. Communications Director, Ravensburger North America

Previously – 6/7/2023:

  • Upper Deck revealed through a press release that they have sued competitor Ravensburger for reportedly “stealing and copying” a game which ended up becoming Disney Lorcana.
  • Known for popular titles including Legendary and Vs. System 2PCG, Upper Deck is a leading producer of trading card games, has a long history of developing original games, and is a trusted licensee of some of the largest brands in the world.
  • There is currently no response from Ravensburger in regards to the lawsuit.

What They’re Saying:

  • Upper Deck President Jason Masherah: "We invested significant time and resources to develop a new and novel trading card game. Our current leadership values the importance of protecting intellectual property of both Upper Deck and its licensors."
  • "We want gamers and fans to continue enjoying and having access to unique, innovative and immersive trading card games. We encourage competition in the industry, but also strongly believe in playing by the rules to ensure the gaming community benefits from the different creative choices by each manufacturer."

About Disney Lorcana:

  • Debuting August 18th at local game stores and Disney Parks, and then more broadly on September 1st at mass retailers and on shopDisney, Disney Lorcana is a fantastical and collectible trading card game that transports two or more players to the magical realm of Lorcana. Here, players become “Illumineers” and wield magic ink to summon a team of Disney characters known as “glimmers,” who appear in both familiar and reimagined forms.
  • In Disney Lorcana, players embark on a 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.
  • For more details about how to play Disney Lorcana, visit
Luke Manning
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