Unique way of telling a complex story
Deceptively simple and easy to pick up
Ripe for multiple playthroughs.
Complex but accessible, even for kids.
Clean board game-style layout.
Player decisions drive a grandiose story.
Game mechanics are complex and rewarding.
Failure can feel too luck-based
Optional ruling games add variety but can take a while to achieve.
No gunfire or explosions.
Outcomes sometimes depend on random choice and blind luck.
Failure can sometimes feel arbitrary or out of players’ hands.
By technologytell.com on June 16, 2013
Mousechief is known for unconventional games. It's last title, Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble , was an adventure game set on a game board that was akin to the Game of Life. Now, it's come up with 7 Grand Steps , a family simulation that...-
By MacLife on June 11, 2013
A rare treat, 7 Grand Steps is an ambitious and daring strategy game that balances its epic scope with a humble narrative about family ties.80
By GameZebo on June 07, 2013
It can also encourage you to forget: what time it is, how long you've been playing, and when you have to get up in the morning to get ready for work. One more turn, one more tale, one more generation; once you get started, you won't want to stop.90
By Jayisgames on June 07, 2013
7 Grand Steps truly is a grand game, spanning ages of human life and telling stories with each token you drop. It's one of the most meaningful indie game experiences I've come across in a very long time, and that it's so accessible even to a casual player is nothing short of legendary.80
By CalmDownTom on June 07, 2013
The game is perfect for people who enjoy playing strategy games and exploring stories, as well as a bit of history. It is a relaxing game, for anyone who enjoys casual gaming every now and again. However, if you are a fan of fast-paced action with flashy animations and effects, perhaps this is not quite the game for you.60
By GGSGamer on June 07, 2013
7 Grand Steps hides a deeply strategic experience behind its deceptively simple and charming graphical appearance, and players who can see beyond it will get to enjoy a 15-20 hour immersive and engaging gaming experience.80
By IndieGameReviewer on June 07, 2013
Using a seemingly simple early 20th century coin-operated machine as its analog, 7 Grand Steps manages to capture something touching, delicate and intellectually stimulating.90
By TbreakingP on June 07, 2013
I say this is a fine game, with a great deal of work and attention to detail put into it. If you’re looking for a relaxing and casual challenge to pass some time on a rainy evening, give 7 Grand Steps a shot!100
By GameSpot on June 06, 2013
There is both a little and a lot to the package, and it is at once simple and complex. Mousechief strikes enough balance with all of these elements to make 7 Grand Steps worthwhile as both a story and a game, even when both sides have faults.70
By GameSpot on June 06, 2013
An engaging combination of board game mechanics and pure storytelling, 7 Grand Steps is an addictive telling of one family's journey through...70