Here are the rules: 1) Start with any number of sticks, chips, or pennies which is not a Fibonacci number. (a Fibonacci number follows the pattern: F(1)=0, F(2)=1, and F(n)=F(n-1)+F(n-2) so each term is the sum of the previous two numbers). 2) The first person takes any number of sticks/chips/pennies away. 3) The next person can take any number of sticks/chips/pennies between 1 and twice the number that the last player took. 4) Repeat (3) until there are no sticks/chips/pennies remaining. The person to take the last stick is the winner. 5) The winner picks the new number and the game begins again. Let's start with the number 50. I take 2 which leaves 48 sticks.