(image borrowed from here)
I call this the car parking game. There is a curb that can fit up to five cars on it. We take turns parking new cars on the curb. You may park your car anywhere on the curb where there is room. That is, its position can be described by any number between 1 and 5 (inclusive), including fractions. Cars take up some space, so the minimum distance between any two cars is 1. So for example, it is not possible to park cars at 1 and 1.5.
If it is your turn and you have no space left to park a car, you have an excuse to double-park, and thus you win. (I know this win-condition sounds backwards, but the game is more interesting this way).
So here's how we'll play. Leave a comment, state which game you are playing, and state where you are parking your car. I'll respond to your comment with my move. You may try as many times as you want, so persistence can be a substitute for cleverness.
Game 1: The curb can fit up to 5 cars.
Game 2: The curb can fit up to 8 cars
Game 3: The curb can fit up to 17 cars (this one's for the programmers)
I posted some comments on strategy.