Originally posted by TheMaster37
Without thinking too much i'd say it doesn't matter. Simply because you have to eat skittles of the same color.
Well, no. In each turn you have to eat skittles of the same colour, but in different turns you can eat different-coloured skittles. This game is ALWAYS a win either for player 1 or player 2 (assuming optimal play) based on the inital setup, because it's deterministic, complete-information, and has bounded duration, leaving no possibility of a draw at the end. The question is, given the initial setup of skittles, does the player who goes first win or lose?
For example: if all the skittles are the same colour, player 1 wins by eating all but one of them, if there's more than one skittle; if there's only one, player 1 loses because he has to eat the last one.