Stitch, NBA 2K23 and other new Apple Arcade games to play in October 2022

The new Apple Arcade games in October 2022 to play on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV include Stitch, an exclusive version of NBA 2K23 and more.

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New Apple Arcade games in October 2022

You can play 200+ games for free with an Apple Arcade subscription. For upcoming titles that have yet to launch, hitting the Get button on their Apple Arcade page will ensure that you get notified as soon as the game becomes available to download.

1. Spider Solitaire: Card Game+ (October 7)

This is an Arcade version of MobilityWare’s take on the classic “spider” solitaire card game (which plays just like the spider solitaire version in Windows).

The game features daily challenges that will puzzle your brain, new levels, winning deals that guarantee at least one winning solution, unlimited undo and other perks.

The settings interface lets you customize the visuals to your liking with backgrounds and change the look of your cards. You can adjust difficulty levels and how you see hints, switch between landscape and portrait views, choose between right-handed or left-handed gameplay, track your statistics and more.

Spider Solitaire works on iPhone/iPad [App Store link] but not on Mac/Apple TV.

2. Gin Rummy Classic+ (October 7)

Gin Rummy Classic+ is another puzzle card game from MobilityWare that has received an Apple Arcade treatment. How to win? It couldn’t be simpler— you must build your best hand by drawing or picking up one card at a time. Don’t worry, a tutorial will walk you through how to play Gin Rummy+ Classic.

You can play against human opponents of various skill levels (losing will teach you valuable gameplay techniques). You can also play offline against bots.

Landscape and portrait modes are supported. You get unlimited undo/hints without time constraints. With goal leaderboards and 300+ titles for your achievements, Gin Rummy Classic+ will challenge your brain and help improve your thinking.

Gin Rummy Classic+ works on iPhone/iPad [App Store link], but not Mac/Apple TV.

3. The Gardens Between+ (October 14)

Created by The Voxel Agents, this is yet another Apple Arcade remake of the classic App Store title. The Gardens Between+ is a single-player interactive experience tasking you with controlling time, which flows in all directions.

Arina and Frendt are best friends who end up in surreal gardens filled with objects from their childhood. The game takes the two friends on an emotional journey that “examines the significance of their friendship”.

To solve puzzles, you must manipulate time. The game sports a storybook-inspired art style and an ambient soundtrack by Tim Shiel. With simple controls and no text/speech or time pressure, you can play The Gardens Between+ at your own pace.

The Gardens Between+ is only available on iPhone and iPad [App Store link].

4. NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition (October 18)

App Store page for NBA 2K23 on Apple Arcade

An exclusive version of the NBA 2K franchises by 2K Games is available to play on Apple Arcade with an all-new Greatest mode.

You must complete challenges to become the top finisher, shooter, play-maker or defenseman in the NBA. In this mode, you can go play against the 20 all-time players from the 76th NBA season like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic, as well as such legends as Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Dirk Nowitzki.

The game lets you progress your career in the MyCAREER mode, change how your players look with licensed sports gear, position and jersey number, as well as adjust their height, wingspan, weight, play style and other characteristics.

You can play against rivals from around the NBA in 5v5 basketball games, engage in street basketball (1v1, 3v3 or 5v5) and compete in real-time multiplayer matches (the Xbox and PlayStation controllers are supported).

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition supports iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV [App Store link].

5. Stitch (October 28)

Stitch is an ingenious puzzle game by Lykkegaard Europe Limited, the same development studio that brought you App Store classics like Lumen and Tint.

So how do you play a game which attempts to simulate the art of embroidering? By filling in the areas without gaps, of course! There are over fifty hoops of various difficulties and sizes to complete and thousands of levels to choose from. Simply pick your preferred pattern, size and hoop category to get started. Completing challenges won’t just earn you points but also the ability to upgrade in tiers.

Stitch can be enjoyed on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV [App Store link].

How to view a list of upcoming Apple Arcade games

To see a list of upcoming titles, hit the Arcade tab in the App Store and scroll down, then touch See All Games. On the next screen, click Filters to narrow the list by release date and switch on the Coming Soon option.

Apple may remove some tiles from the catalog due to poor engagement, usually when contracts with their developers expire. The removed games are available to play on the service for two more weeks.

How to get Apple Arcade for free

Apple Arcade gives you access to a growing library of over 200 games on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. The games are free of advertising, tracking and in-app purchases. Apple Arcade costs $5/month after a free trial.

You get three free months of Apple Arcade with a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV purchase (for further information, visit

Apple Arcade is not a game-streaming service—each title must be downloaded to execute locally on the device. Many Apple Arcade titles support compatible Sony, Microsoft and MFi controllers (iOS 16 also lets you play using use Nintendo’s Joy-Con and Switch Pro) Read: How to switch Apple Arcade users on Apple TV