You played the cards before pokemon itself was released..
Show me your time machine plz.
Mid 90's late 90's, whatever. I got the cards when they came out in 98 I just couldnt remember the exact time frame so I estimated. Also the anime was released in 95 which was mid 90's. Anyway, aside from there being a bajillion more than the original 151 way back when I'm just hoping the same core play mechanics are there. And if there is depth I'm sure I will like it. Thank you all for the replies, I'm sure my fiance and I will enjoy it.