There is a simple game that I used to play as a kid in my home country. Here is a simplified version. There is a game board with 4 dots on three levels setup as follows:

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One player moves first (usually the youngest) and both follow the same rules. Connect one dot to any other dot. When connecting two dots you may not cross over another dot, you may not cross a line made from a prior connection, nor can you cross over your own line. Dots that are already connected are 'off limits' from reuse. Dots may be connected using any type of line (curve, straight, etc.) as long as it is continuous. The player that cannot make a move is the loser.

Assuming that the youngest person goes first, which player has the winning strategy to guarantee victory?

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There is a simple game that I used to play as a kid in my home country. Here is a simplified version. There is a game board with 4 dots on three levels setup as follows:

* * * *

* * * *

* * * *

One player moves first (usually the youngest) and both follow the same rules. Connect one dot to any other dot. When connecting two dots you may not cross over another dot, you may not cross a line made from a prior connection, nor can you cross over your own line. Dots that are already connected are 'off limits' from reuse. Dots may be connected using any type of line (curve, straight, etc.) as long as it is continuous. The player that cannot make a move is the loser.

Assuming that the youngest person goes first, which player has the winning strategy to guarantee victory?

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