An unusual scoring system, where lower scores are better than higher ones, gives Golf and this close variation their names. Miniature Golf is a much quicker and easier to win variant of Golf.
As in Golf, you can “play for par.” Count each game as a “hole,” and the number of cards left in the tableau at the end as the number of “strokes” you took to play the hole. Because this variant is much easier, we suggest playing for par 2 instead of Golf’s par 4, so par for nine holes is 18. Solitaire Till Dawn will show your statistics as your average score, so you can compare against par: an accumulated score of 2.0 or less means you’ve made or beaten par.
Jacks, Queens, and Kings are the same as Aces and twos, only worse because you can’t discard anything onto a King. So Kings can only be discarded onto Queens, and Queens can only be discarded onto Jacks. You must manage these cards carefully.
In all solitaires, it is important to expose new cards. In Golf, concentrate especially on uncovering Aces and twos, and Jacks, Queens, and Kings. It’s harder to move these cards, so make sure they’re ready to move when opportunity knocks.
Discard from longer piles first. An empty pile is useless, so don’t discard the last card from a pile until you have to.