Open the Pokemon Battle Academy board game and you'll be whisked back to childhood. Designed as an entry-point to the Pokemon Trading Card Game, it's crammed with nostalgia for a hobby that's been going strong since 1996. However, I don't know if it's ever been this accessible.
That's because Pokemon Battle Academy serves as the perfect introduction to this game. It's easy to follow, provides everything you need to get started, and isn't patronizing in the slightest. As a result, it's the ideal way of easing yourself in no matter whether you're a lapsed fan or have never played before.