Greenstone Games was founded by Julian Stewart and Jarn La
Rooij, both Kiwis, in early 2010 to self-publish a card game they had designed,
They began designing Seven in August 2009 and worked on the
art, graphic design, and game play for over a year with help
from dozens of friends who were willing to help with play
testing. They then tested the game on complete strangers, who
were all asked to play the game, and then fill out an anonymous
survey online to give brutally honest feedback.
In December 2011, Seven received the 'Major Fun Award', an
award given by a group of game testers based in Indiana, USA,
to games that are found to be 'major fun'.
Both Julian and Jarn are from Christchurch, in the South Island
of New Zealand. They are good mates and went to school together
back in the old days.
In 2012 Greenstone Games published the iPad app PROVERBidioms, a puzzle game
that is based on the ingenius paintings by American artist
Thomas Breitenbach. These paintings took years to
make, with the first one completed in 1975.
A version for iPhone was finally published in 2013.
Julian grew up with one of Breitenbach’s paintings hanging near
the kitchen table, and whenever friends were visiting they
would always gather around and stare at the unusal and
captivating pictures inside the painting.
In May 2017, Julian took over PROVERBidioms and is remaking the game for both iOS and Android platforms on his own. Look out for it soon as it uses some very unique concepts.
Free Sample Decks of Seven
If you know of a school, games club, organisation, someone in hospital, etc. who you think would
benefit from a free box of Seven, shoot us a quick email
email and we'll get a package in the mail to them.
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay in the Loop
Guarantee for Seven
To give people confidence to try Seven, we have a no questions
asked money-back guarantee.
Send your receipt in to us at:
35a Aynsley Tce
Feel free to give any feedback on how to improve
Seven. We often make changes based on what people have mentioned.
Write your email address on the back of the receipt and we'll
be in touch to arrange your refund.
There is no time limit for this guarantee.
Guarantee For iPad and iPhone Apps
The App Store allows you to return any game you download
within 20 minutes for a full refund.
This is the only fun guarantee available at this stage for our
Credits For Seven
We have had a lot of friends and strangers help us play
test Seven, and we're extremely grateful for everybody's
feedback and criticism. Send all feedback to
If your box of Seven is missing any cards, email us at
If you need replacement cards due to cards getting damaged or
lost, email us and we'll see what we can do.
Chinese Translation of Seven
You can now get Seven in Mandarin Chinese!
Our Taiwanese publisher, Swan Panasia, has almost sold 2000 copies over the last few months and is preparing a second print run.
to get a Chinese pack.
German Translation of Seven
Swan Panasia is working on a German translation of Seven. We'll make an announcement here when it's ready.