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Solitaire Stories brings the world's greatest card game to Apple Arcade this Friday

Solitaire Stories Screenshot
Solitaire Stories Screenshot (Image credit: Red Games Co)

What you need to know

  • Solitaire Stories lands on Apple Arcade this coming Friday.
  • Unique decks are matched to unique stories, making the game much more than the solitaire you played as a kid.

Apple Arcade will get itself a new solitaire game this Friday, July 2. But it isn't like the solitaire you used to play with your grandparents. Not even a little bit.

Created by Red Games Co, Solitaire Stories adds a ton of flair to what would otherwise be a game of moving cards around. Now, there are unique stories to be told as you go.

Check it out.

Solitaire with a story? Weird. Solitaire Stories are a progressive journey through increasingly difficult levels. Each story is a completely new theme with it's own unique deck design, gameplay environment, level map, soundtrack, and storyline! Whether you're looking to get better at Solitaire and work through new challenges, or if you're an experienced player looking for increasing difficulty, this mode is for you!

New stories and decks will be added monthly and daily contests and challenges will keep gamers coming back for more. Being an Apple Arcade game means there are no ads or in-app purchases as well, so you'll be playing as often and for as long as you like!

You can download Solitaire Stories from the App Store (opens in new tab) this Friday and it'll be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

You will need a $4.99 per month Apple Arcade subscription to play, however. The Apple One subscription bundle is another option as well, so keep that in mind if you're a big user of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and other Apple services.

Oliver Haslam
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.