Hearts: Card Game+ and Spades: Card Game+ hit Apple Arcade

Hearts Card Game Art
Hearts Card Game Art (Image credit: MobilityWare)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade has gained two new card games.
  • Hearts: Card Game+ and Spades: Card Game+ can both be downloaded from the App Store now.

The game subscription service Apple Arcade has gained two new card games today — Hearts: Card Game+ and Spades: Card Game+ are both available for download for free if you're an Apple Arcade subscriber. Each game can be played on iPhone and iPad and will be immediately familiar to fans of the popular games.

Both titles come from developer MobilityWare and are well worth a download. Being Apple Arcade games, neither has an ad or in-app purchase in sight which means there is absolutely nothing to get in the way of the fun here.

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Hearts: Card Game+

Hearts on Apple Arcade is a classic competitive card game, and MobilityWare's artificial intelligence ensures YOUR play has the competitive edge, Hearts card master!This free Hearts game will teach you how to play with our intuitive AI. Our artificial intelligence adapts to your Hearts card game play style. Play feels fair, even though your opponents are some smart bots. But while playing them can feel like a challenge, MobilityWare's Hearts hints AI feature is at your disposal and the smartest of them all! AI bot opponents offer another major benefit - you can play them offline, so no wifi is required to play Hearts!

Spades: Card Game+

Play the BEST Spades card game on your iOS device, made by MobilityWare -- the #1 card and parlor game developer!Spades has a fresh new look on the Apple Arcade, featuring brand new goals for you to reach! We've also included clear tutorials to help you learn the game of spades at your own pace! Relax and train your brain as you compete in the game of Spades!

Looking to try your hand at either game? Hearts: Card Game+ is available for download now, while those looking to take Spades: Card Game+ can get it right here, too.

You will of course need an Apple Arcade subscription to take either of these games in — the service is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the best game controllers for mobile gaming. Sure a game controller might not be all that much use here, but there are tons of Apple Arcade games that benefit from one.

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.