The Braid is a two-decks patience. The game begins with dealing 20 cards face down arranged as a vertical Braid. Eight cards are dealt to the tableau face up. Four cards are dealt to the reserve. One more card is dealt to the first foundation to determine the starting rank (Queen in Figure). The remaining cards form the stock.
The object of Braid is to arrange the cards up in suit into eight foundations. The cards of the starting rank must be played the first.
You can play any card of the tableau and reserve, the top card of the waste pile, and the free card of the Braid.
Empty spaces in the tableau can be filled from the waste pile. Empty spaces in the reserve can be filled from the Braid.
The stock can be reused three times.