Can You Solve The Race To December 31 Riddle?

Here’s a fun game you can play with another person. The game starts on January 1. Each of two players takes turns calling out another date. The new date has to be a later date in the year with either the same month OR the same day (from January 1, a player can call out a later day in January or another month with the day 1 like February 1, March 1, etc.). The person who calls out December 31 wins the game. Who has the winning strategy, the first or second player? Does it matter if the game is played in a leap year?

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This game was covered by Grey Matters in 2010

ScamSchool learned about the game from GreyMatters and also made a video around that time

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