Apple Arcade's Solitaire Stories bags 'Glee' star Jane Lynch for a new holiday story

Solitaire Stories Jane Lynch
Solitaire Stories Jane Lynch (Image credit: RED GAMES CO)

What you need to know

  • Glee star Jane Lynch is involved with the new holiday-themed Solitaire Stories update.
  • A new Turbulence story has been added in today's update.

Popular Apple Arcade game Solitaire Stories has a new holiday story to share, this time featuring Emmy Award-winning Glee star Jane Lynch.

The story, which is suitably cheery, continues the theme of the game which uses stories to inject a little more intrigue into Solitaire, the age-old card game. Lynch says that the new story mixes Solitaire "with a little comedic relief" in a statement shared with iMore.

"The past couple years have been pretty crazy. We all need a break, and what better way to do that than to mash up everyone's favorite come-down card game with a little comedic relief? This holiday special in Solitaire Stories by Red Games Co. is just what we all need, and I had a blast working on it! I hope you enjoy it!"

Gamers can look forward to a handful of changes beyond the Lynch story as well, including a new feature that allows people to create and customize their decks with new designs and animations.

Home for the Holi-daze? We have some very special gifts for you in this major update release!

  • Emmy Award-Winning mega-star, JANE LYNCH (of GLEE, Wreck-It Ralph, A Mighty Wind, and more) narrates an all-new holiday story, "Pen Pals"!
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy some holiday travel in the new story, "Turbulence"
  • New Feature! Now you can create and customize your own personal deck with hundreds of designs and animation options!
  • New Feature! Test your luck with the Prize Pod to unlock new decks, music, backgrounds and more!

The updated Solitaire Stories can be downloaded from the App Store now, although you'll of course need an Apple Arcade subscription. Priced at just $4.99 per month, you really can't go wrong!

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.