OK now that you have Arduino IDE set up, drivers installed if necessary and you've practiced uploading code, you can start installing all the Libraries we'll be using to program it.
There's a lot of libraries!
And install the following libraries:
This library generalizes the hardware for you so you can read the joystick, draw to the display, read files, etc. without having to worry about the underlying methods
Used by Adafruit Arcada for touchscreen input (required even if your Arcada board does not have a touchscreen)
This will let you read/write to the onboard FLASH memory with super-fast QSPI support
The Adafruit fork of the Audio library, install this with the Install ZIP Library... command