7 Steps

Score up to seven stacks


Score up to seven stacks! Seven boards showing seven colored dots are laid out, showing the monochromatic or mixed side of the boards. From the bag with 140 discs in seven colors you draw seven discs and place them behind your screen.

In a turn you can place between one and seven discs to score points. You place the first disc on any free spot of the same color to form a stack of Level One. Then you can place additional discs, always adjacent to the disc you previously placed, on the same level or a maximum of one level higher, never lower or more than one level higher. For each disc you place you score the number of levels in the stack for points. At the end of your turn you replenish your discs up to seven and can put back discs you do not want before drawing new ones. If you score only seven points or less in your turn, may take a either a stacking aid tile or a victory points tile of your choice and use in a turn later in the game. When there are no empty color spots left, you may begin your turn on the lowest available level of this color. Stacks with seven levels are removed from the board and the discs are placed on the seven spots of this color, one on each spot, chain reactions due to new stacks of seven levels forming are possible. When someone cannot replenish his hand to seven discs, you win at the end of the round with most points, building aid and victory point tiles you hold score 2 points each.

A beautiful and well-working game in which you can only decide on your move when it is your turn! The building-aid tiles can open unexpected choices, but the luck of the draw is a dominant element.


Players: 2-4

Age: 10+

Time: 30+

Designer: Michael Kiesling, Reinhard Staupe

Artist: Andreas Resch, Sensit

Price: ca. 33 Euro

Publisher: Kosmos 2014


Genre: stacking, scoring

Users: For families

Version: de

Rules: de

In-game text: no



Purely abstract game

Good, easy rules with examples

Rather high element of chance due to drawing of discs

Five variants for board arrangements are given


Compares to:

All stacking games with scoring stack levels


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0