"A lovely translation of the physical card game, warts and all.
Shortly after Pokémon Red & Blue launched in the United States, Wizards of the Coast started publishing the trading card game, which might best be described as Magic: The Gathering but less complicated. I fell head over heels in love with it—booster packs were my crack, and I spent every spare dime I had at the comic shop on them. I was even a member of the local Pokémon League, and I won two badges in the brief time that group existed. At some point, we got a virtual version of the TCG on the Game Boy Color, and it actually came with a promotional Meowth card that I still own and treasure. But the game itself is wonderful, and very faithful to the original card game."