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My 5 year old daughter is learning to read now and has expressed interest in both Pokemon and My Little Pony CCG's. I have never played either (or Magic, or any other CCG).

Which one is easier to play?

If it helps, she loves Forbidden Island...
 
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Does she watch that Adventure Time cartoon that my kids can't seem to get enough of?
 
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Pokémon works great with my 5-almost-6-year-old. There are no interrupts so no funky stack issues, and the theme comes across very well.

Edit to mention you can learn and play the Pokémon TCG online for free.
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I'm going to start with Pokemon. I loved it as a child and I hope my son will too. I've heard the My Little Pony has poorly written and cryptic rules. Just what I'd heard.
 
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Kaijudo is supposed to be a good and fairly simple CCG. It is fairly similar to Magic, so it would be a fine stepping stone to that if that is your goal.
 
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Definitely Pokemon.

It took my eight-year-old and I a few games games to start playing correctly, and we still check the rules on occasion. Pokemon is much more straightforward - my son was playing it at four.

If your kid is a Harry Potter fan, there was a very good and easy-to-play TCG for it. It's out of print now, but it's cheap to get into.
 
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My kids loved Pokemon at that age and Yu gi oh when they were just a little older.
 
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marcnelsonjr wrote:
If your kids is a Harry Potter fan, there was a very good and easy-to-play TCG for it. It's out of print now, but it's cheap to get into.

+1 for the Harry Potter TCG. The deck-building is a little easier than Pokémon.
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I had the same dilemma a few months ago with regard to my own daughter. We went with Pokemon on the advice of the game store employee. He told me the MLP game is a bit more difficult. Plus, my daughter (just turned six in March) was already a big fan of the Pokemon (and digimon) cartoons. She's been really happy with it. She plays the game with my husband some and spends lots of time organizing and reading her cards. The handbooks you can buy are also good for reading. Have fun!
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Pokemon is probably easier to find friends that play too since it's still so popular.

A lot of public libraries have Pokemon clubs which could be a good way to get free/cheap cards.
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SuperChutney wrote:
marcnelsonjr wrote:
If your kids is a Harry Potter fan, there was a very good and easy-to-play TCG for it. It's out of print now, but it's cheap to get into.

+1 for the Harry Potter TCG. The deck-building is a little easier than Pokémon.


I would also go with Harry Potter.
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