Solitaire Stories makes solitaire cool and it's on Apple Arcade today

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

What you need to know

  • Solitaire Stories is now available in the App Store via Apple Arcade.
  • The game mixes the classic card game with new stories every month.

Solitaire Stories, a solitaire game but with a story and a twist, is now available for download via Apple Arcade. The game mixes the classic card game with new stories that are updated monthly, creating something entirely new in the process.

You'll get a feel for what Solitaire Stories is all about in the video below, but the best bet is to just try it for yourself. That's the beauty of Apple Arcade after all — everything's free!

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!

You can download Solitaire Stories from the App Store right now and it's available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. You'll probably want to use a game controller though, so check out our collection of the best game controllers for iPhone before you get started.

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 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.