Greenstone Games was founded by Julian Stewart and Jarn La
Rooij, both New Zealanders, in early 2010 for the original
purpose of self-publishing 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 PROVERBidioms, a puzzle game
that is based on the humorous paintings by American artist
Thomas Breitenbach. These paintings took around 5 years each to
make, with the first one completed in 1975.
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.
Free Sample Decks of Seven
If you know of a school, games club, organisation etc. who you think would
benefit from some free boxes of Seven please send us a brief
email and we'll get a package in the mail to you. We're happy
to ship to any location around the world free of charge.
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you could briefly offer any suggestions on how to improve
Seven that would be great.
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
Apple's 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.