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This is a game for 2 players which you can play with pencil and paper.



You first draw a daisy with five petals.
The players take it in turns to shade one petal or two petals next to each other.
The winner is the one to shade the last petal.
Try to work out the winning strategy and whether one of the players has the advantage.

What happens if you have more than five petals?