7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat

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A multi-generational, rags-to-riches, strategy/board game. Guide a family's story of surviving the ancients period of western civilization.




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What legacy will your family leave behind? From the cradle of civilization to the end of a shattered empire, you'll guide your family, generation by generation, in 7 Grand Steps. Using an innovative combination of board game mechanics, slot machine fun, mechanical visuals and storytelling, this game will help you tell your family's tale. Spend tokens to traverse the wheel of life, earn tokens by risking death, create legends and build a legacy. Survive the ages in 7 Grand Steps today!
  • An enormous tableau of ancient western culture awaits your exploration:
  • Core Mechanic - Back and forth tactics, across four social boundaries, to win legend points.
  • Family Strategy - Romance. Raise children. Rite of Passage.
  • Family Drama - Tales in the life. Sibling rivalry. Failed branches. Graveyard of ancestry.
  • Grand Legends - Earned over generations, they strengthen your family: Discoveries and Invention. Social Advancement. Heroics.
  • Ruling Games - City Administration. Warring Kingdoms. Imperial Senate.
  • The Challenges of an Age - Special for each social level. Survive and overcome, to enter a new age.


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64bit SupportYes
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed1 GHz
System RAM4 GB
Drive Space200 MB
Video RAM500 MB
Video CardAny

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  1. Demo First
    by Kiah Beeman, USA - Jul 6th 2015

    I love this game even though I don't ever seem to accomplish much and am not 100% sure I understand what I'm doing. But it's not the right game for everyone. Make sure to demo before you buy!

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  2. Appears to be simple, but takes some thought.
    by Goldie Gibbs, USA - Jan 20th 2015

    I really enjoy this game, every now and then I will play it through one of the "ages" and then leave it for a couple of months. It is interesting and challenging to guide the families in this game to a higher social class. I like the board game aesthetic and thinking about how hard it would have been in more ancient eras to have any kind of social mobility. If you enjoy games that involve history, strategizing, working within a dynasty, and using your imagination, you will probably enjoy this game too!

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  3. Weird game
    by T'hain Esh Kelch, Denmark - Jan 9th 2015

    I assume I just dont 'get it', so take that into account.

    But I found it dull, very badly explained, dull to look at. And the gameplay was boring.

    Essentially it is a strategy board game. You follow a family through several generations, and have to plan a few turns ahead to consider your next moves. I found it quite shallow, and plain.

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