I still play Pokemon with my brother every now and then. I still enjoy it too, although most of the new additions to the game now are horrid. Still, I love looking at the older cards, and enjoy playing with those the most. My deck I usually use is made to power up my Gyarados with tons of energy and laying waste that way. It's simple, but it usually works. Scyther might be my favorite.
I never really knew how to play, i got an Aerodactyl once and lost it in the same day, no one really knew how to play it, i got a doduo the one with fury attack, (x10 damage based on something) and thought i could win anything here, untill i played against someone older than me who knew what to do and took pretty much all my cards >.>
I have an Arcanine too, i carry it wound every now and again when i'm feeling nostalgic.