The Pyramid Pack
We’ve got some exciting details about the standard pyramid pieces and the upgraded plastic pyramid add-ons for Mezo! These upgraded pyramids can be added to your pledge on the pledge manager if you haven’t done so yet for only $25!
What comes in the base game?
With each copy of the game, players will receive 44 standard chipboard pyramid pieces with the Chieftain pledge or 55 pyramid pieces with the Tribe or Devoted pledges.
These pieces start at 35 mm, or 1.38” for our backers using the Imperial system, and each respective level continues to shrink down from there by 5mm each with the top piece being 20mm or 0.79”.
Mezo is a conflict-heavy game with lots of troops sitting in the various regions on the board. The pyramid sizes were designed to be large enough to easily spot from anywhere at the table, but also small enough to allow easy management of the troops on the board.
The plastic pyramid design is still being finalized, however, we do have some details we can share with you.
Here is a sketch of the current design for the plastic pyramids that will be included in the Plastic Pyramid Add-On pack. One of the first changes you’ll notice is the height of the individual pieces. Since we’re no longer bound by the limits of punchboards we’re able to add some real depth to the pieces and include steps. The top piece is also designed to be an entrance to the pyramid featuring archways and a flat top that helps emphasize the completion of the monument. The raised platform between each level lock in pieces stacked above to prevent the pyramid being knocked over by stray hands as mentioned earlier.
Overall, the design featured on the plastic pyramids does an amazing job at capturing the beauty of Mayan architecture and definitely adds to the table presence of the game.
As mentioned above, the pyramids are still being worked on. Some of you who followed our first launch of Mezo may have noticed that the pyramids were not part of the original campaign. This is because the pyramid designs were still under construction and not something we were 100% sure we’d be able to make available. But, your feedback from the first launch helped show that if we were going to do Mezo right, we would need to bring out the additional bling. The pyramids will be sent to our sculptor in coming weeks, and we’ll share details of the process as these pieces continue their journey. Final details, such as dimensions and weight will be shared with our backers as we get them.
Thank you all again for sharing your thoughts in the comments section. We are hard at work finalizing the details for Mezo and preparing the game for its journey to the printer. We’ll have more details for you soon!