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December 18, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Frank Broughton (FrankBroughton)

Much like our map, Munzee the game is always growing. We’ve evolved in our three years and continue to do so every day. That being said, we’ve had growing pains and some times that loses the interest of players, but we pride ourselves on fixing our errors and earning back respect. This week’s Player of the Week wasn’t impressed with Munzee his first go around, but he’s happy he gave the game a second chance. Frank Broughton went from deleting the app to running a unique system of clans in the Western New York area and hasn’t looked back since. It’s this dedication that proves to us that our game means something and we take pride in knowing players will always give us another chance. Read on to learn more about FrankBroughton!

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Who are you?
Hmmmm… I do not know, sometimes I ask myself that same question. The answer varies… from simple man, to complex man, to father, to dad, to husband, to grandpa, to friend, to leader, to follower, to loner. My Munzee player name is my real name, “FrankBroughton”.

Where in the world do you live? 

I live in Western New York. In small country town, south of the City of Buffalo. Munzee has grown immensely in Western NY. Niagara Falls is 45 minutes away from Team Broughton HQ. 


How long have you played Munzee?
I joined the Munzee website on October 1st of 2012. 


How did you find Munzee?
I run a forum for other GPS based location games and hobbies. One of my good friends asked this question on a thread he started “Dare I use the “M” word?” GOF Munzee introduced me to Munzee that day. I was skeptical of the game at first, I even deleted the APP shortly after (it crashed too many times on my phone). Some time had passed and another friend of mine talked me into giving the game another attempt. He mentioned how the APP had improved, he encouraged me download it again, I did. He even walked me through a park finding some Munzees. Something clicked, Rayman, thank you for that day. You reintroduced me to Munzee and I have never turned back from that point.

20140922_150740What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Easily first, I love the clan aspect of the game. I love running the NY & Friends Munzee Hunter Group of Clans and our Facebook group. We currently have 6 clans, each one has different goals allowing players to jump from clan to clan depending on the effort they feel they can dedicate to the game on a given month. I could write a small book on this aspect of the game. Secondly, I love the freshness of the game. I love how Team Munzee is always coming up with something new. From the various types of clan requirements, to new Munzee types, to specials on the map, the weekly Google hangout, the up and coming Munzee event APP, and more. There is something always fresh and new about the game of Munzee. Third, I love the competition aspect of the game. It pushes me to get to the top of the score boards, to earn more badges, and to have my clan’s streak of superchucking continue on. Yes, I enjoy many aspects of the game of Munzee. Last but hardly least, I enjoy getting out with some of my family playing the game together. Two of my sons, GoldenEagle and EagleClaw, and my wife SunShower, are active in the game. (Shout out to Katzrule712, my faithful clan teammate.)

DSCF2721What is on your wish list?

Glad you asked. I think it would be very neat to see the creation of the Munzee Missile! It would work just like a standard blast, but the different being one picks a virtual Munzee any place in the world as a target. The Munzee missile lands at that location and captures the nearest 100 virtual Munzees within the blast zone. Let’s face it, many players will never have the chance to travel the world to get to the many awesome Virtual Gardens on planet earth. The missile Munzee would be a neat tool. Make it so it would have to be earned, and rare. Perhaps the ability to earn one for say each 1,000 deploys and 1,000 captures of Greenies. Something along that line. It really could work and be a fun part of the game. It covers the virtual world and the ground game. Again, it would have to be earned.

Tell us about yourself!
I have been through some bumps and bruises in my 55 years so far of life. From my dad passing when I was 13, to my first born son passing at age 26. I have to say though, I also have been very blessed. I have a wonderful wife and 7 other kids. I have 5 wonderful grand children. I have had the great privilege of working for my church full time for 23 years now. I am someone who puts his all in most everything I attempt to do. I love this Jack Dempsey quote, “A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”  I know that feeling. 

DSCN0687-003Other hobbies include:
I have a passion for Fireworks. I put on a huge show on America’s Independence Day each year at a summer camp I help run. I use the Cobra Electronic Firing system to create a pyromusical (fireworks synced to music). I am an administrator on a very popular Fireworks forum. I enjoy scenic photography, hiking, and simple things such as watching sunsets with my wife.

FrankBroughton was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!

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If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

 
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December 16, 2014

Munzee Videocast Episode 7: Not-Rob and The Case of The Missing President

Our seventh videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%207.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Rob is MIA. Well, actually, he’s at Disney World growing the Mickey Map. Co-Founder Scott Foster filled in, in his absence.
  • We’ve hired a new IOS guy. Happy to have ya Nick!
  • Trail Packs are currently in Beta and more news should come at the start of the year.
  • The Eventzee social pages have gone live, the app is still coming soon.
  • Scott looks back on what a big year 2014 was.
  • 2015 Theme voting will start tomorrow.

Remember to join us Tuesdays at 1 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page,

 

 

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December 11, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Helen Boardman (AusTrackers)

Munzee is more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. It pushes you to explore the area around you and opens a new world of discovery. This week’s Player of the Week is Helen Boardman (AusTrackers) from Perth, Australia. She and her fellow Aussie Munzers may be up Munzeeing when most of MHQ is asleep, but they’ve developed an extremely active community Down Under. We’re proud to have the game become so passionate so far into the world and it’s players like AusTrackers that continue to grow the game. Read on to learn more about AusTrackers!

PeruWho are you?

My name is Helen Boardman and my munzee name is AusTrackers. My husband and I started with munzee as a joint team, but after a trip to Europe without him last year he decided to defect and create his own account.

Where in the world do you live?

I live in Perth, Western Australia, and we are fortunate to have a very active munzee community, because we are so far from everywhere else.

How long have you played Munzee?

Since 27th August 2011.

How did you find Munzee?

It was at a local caching event, a very forward thinking person (TheMachman) placed the first Western Australian munzee, but I didn’t have a smart enough phone at the time…. I started playing a few weeks later as soon as I updated my phone.

Perth Munzee BirthdayWhat do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I love the exercise and getting outside. When the clan battles first started we said “There is no way we will be able to keep this up; one month, we will just compete for one month”….so I guess that I like the competitiveness as well because we have competed in all 17 battles so far. I liked the mean scores for the battles because I felt it allowed the clan as a whole to assist others members to achieve the goals…real team play. I have really enjoyed meeting other munzers and discussing the common interest we share.

What is on your wish list?

Quite a few things……Badges for visiting different countries, more notice for the clan requirements and some sort of puzzle munzees as I really like puzzles – I loved Qrazy’s munzees. I would like the humble greenies to be more appreciated (the triple point days are helping with that). And of course I would like to visit the official Munzee Marketplace and meet the Munzee team. Number one wish is for an all Australian clan to achieve a GOLD medal in the clan wars (we are currently working on that) Go The Aussie Scavengers #2.

PolandTell us about yourself!

I’m 52, married to Gary (Auscapee), and I have 3 daughters (the youngest at 19 is ‘backwardspace’). I do most of my munzee hunting with CrazyLadyLisa (my sister). We go out every weekend and then interstate/overseas when we can fit it in.

Other hobbies include:

Traveling, which is a perfect accompaniment for Munzee. We still find tupperware containers, but only enough to keep our statistics from sliding, we are just too busy with QR codes.

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the person that sent in the nomination.

AusTrackers was kind enough to share her social, so cap away!

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If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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December 9, 2014

Munzee Videocast Episode 6: Near the Year’s end

Our sixth videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee Videocast 6.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • We announce the winner of the 2014 Munzee Photo Contest! Check out a profile on winner fotoluca HERE.
  • We need our player’s help coming up with the theme for 2015, so send your theme phrases to us! For more info click HERE.
  • You may have noticed gifts on the map too, so be sure to cap one before the end of the year! Check out more info HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter http://www.munzeepodcast.com/feed/podcast/. If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page,

Remember to join us Tuesdays at 1 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

 

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December 9, 2014

Munzee Gift Specials are on the map NOW!

Uh oh-GiftBlue_128 looks like Santazee lost a few presents on his test flight across the world! As some of our more attentive players have noticed, specials gift icons have started to pop up across the map and it’s up to you to cap them before the winter holidays are over. There are 500 gift specials around the map which bounce if not capped after 6 hours. Once captured, 25 points will be split between owner and capper, with a minimum of 5 points each. If you cap a gift you’ll even get to open it and get yourself a nifty Snow Globe Badge!

These presents will be on the map throughout the month, so be sure to capture them while you can! Check out www.munzee.com/gifts for a map showing where the nearest gift is to you. Santa also has a few more test flights before the big day, so keep your eye out for any other drops. Expect the unexpected and Happy holidays!Xmas2014_720

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December 9, 2014

Announcing the 2015 Munzee Theme Contest!

The end of 2014 is near and it has been a wild ride. From freezing over McKinney, TX with ALS Ice Cubes to introducing new munzee types, Munzee has truly lived up to its 2014 theme of “Expect the Unexpected.” So now that the new year is upon us, we need our players’ help coming up with a new theme for 2015. Who knows Munzee better than our faithful players? We’re accepting submissions starting today (12/9) and we’ll continue through December 14, 2014. Then starting on December 15th we’ll take our 5 favorite themes and let the rest of the Munzee community vote on which is the winner. Voting will run until December 22 and we’ll announce the winner on January 1, 2015.

So to break it down:

  • Theme submissions: 12/9-12/14
  • Top 5 Voting: 12/15-12/22
  • Theme Announcement: 1/1/2015

To submit a theme CLICK HERE and include your username and theme phrase.

We’re really excited about this opportunity and we hope our players see just how important this. We based our entire year around “Expect the Unexpected” and we’re sure the theme you pick will do the same in 2015. As for general guidelines, this is pretty limitless. We ask that you keep the theme short and not use any well known phrases from other brands (Just Do It, Put A Smile On, Etc.), but other than that, the future of Munzee is in your hands!

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December 9, 2014

The Winner of the 2014 Munzee Photo Contest!

After weeks of photo submissions from our players, the 2014 Munzee Photo Contest has found its winner. Among hundreds of submissions, the top 5 photos were chosen and we invited players to our Facebook page to vote on which image perfectly embodied the Munzee experience. The winner, who captured the photo below, is Luciano Reis (fotoluca) and he found the combination of urban construction and rural landscape to be a perfect balance of Munzee’s wide variety of play. Read on to learn a more about fotoluca and his submission!winner

Name:
Luciano Reis

Username:
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Where you live:
São Francisco, Portugal (Lisbon area).

How long have you played Munzee?
Since 2011.

Where was this photo taken?
Near a small chapel in Samouco.

Why did you choose this photo?
This picture has all the components that you can expect when you Munzee: a beautiful landscape, sunny weather, blue and green. It’s a mix of urban and countryside. It actually speaks for itself.

How does this photo make you think of Munzee?
It’s all about perspective, when we have our Munzee “mode on”, we see the world in another way. Nice weather means nice walks, and of course, more points!

fotoluca would also like to share his social, so cap away!

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Thank you again for all of the submissions from our players. It was great to see so many people share their Munzee experience. Don’t stop now though, keep growing the map and sharing your experiences with your fellow Munzers via all social platforms!

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December 4, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER)

We’re always pushing our players to grow the map. Although some areas are bigger than others, they all started somewhere and took the hard work and dedication of our players to grow. This week’s Player of the Week remembers when his home city of Prague was just a few dozen greenies and now the game has grown exponentially. We’re proud to announce Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER) as this week’s POTW and hope he continues to help his Munzee community grow! Read on for more about CACHEEATER! 

CACHEEATER 13Who are you? 

Honza Stastny (CACHEEATER). My surname „Stastny“ means Happy and this is who I am.  Whoever is happy will make others happy too. And I like to make others happy! 

Where in the world do you live? 

I live in a beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic.

How long have you played Munzee? 

Today I celebrate …. oh …. no … 666 days …. wait … no. It was yesterday! O.K. 667 days today. (Editor’s note: It’s been a few months since he sent this. We think he’s in the clear from demonic possession now.)

CACHEEATER 12How did you find Munzee? 

I discovered my first munzee while I was caching. I immediately checked out what it was, but created an account a few months later.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee? 

Tak hlavne to, jak je to jednoduche. Pipnes, publikujes (in english please!!!) Oh sh.. Sorry. I like it is so easy to play. To go out and capture or deploy. We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing. So I’m going to stay young forever ;-)

Thanks to Munzee I met a lot of new players, visited new cities and beautiful places. This is a very quick game and I can always expect something unexpected – new specials, sales, server issues – it has really enriched my life ;-) CoachV and CACHEEATER in COLOGNE EVENT

I am very proud of how Munzee has grown in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague! Prague has become a ‘destination’ for Munzee players around the world to visit, see the magnificent architecture and beautiful surroundings AND cap a LOT of Munzees! When I started to play there were several dozen greenies and FIVE virtuals – now it is one BIG, BIG coloured cluster filled with greenies, motels, specials and thousands of virtuals! All surrounded by amazing architecture and history. You all are very warm welcome to Prague!

What is on your wish list? 

Visit more new places, meet more new friends, capture more munzees …

I would like to see Munzee fix the problems with capping virtuals all around the world using changed location. It is still a big problem. The special icons have change the game a lot and I see all around me a lot of greenies without captures because most players prefer special icons. It is a pity I guess. I wish more “greenies related” days ;-) I love Clan Wars and the way they are each month different. Good for greenies were April Clan Wars. It was based solely on our activity! 1 capture = 1 point. 1 deploy = 1 point. And socials were excluded from these calculations. It was fair for most players and you could see the different results in the end of month :-)  I would also love to see the daily leaderboards based solely on activity as I mentioned above! It is hard for new players to get to Top daily leaderboard (and get Winner, First Loser, Lucky and Unlucky badges) if other players get thousands of cap on points each day ;-)

CACHEEATER AT WORK 2Tell us about yourself! 

About myself … What to write … I don’t know … The remarkable position in which I find myself is that I don’t actually know what I actually know … :) Did I mention I like interviews, but don’t speak english?? …

One of my dreams I had when I was much younger has been fulfilled – I became a bus driver :) But I have new dreams and keep working on these. Dreams keep me motivated.

Other hobbies include; 

I like driving and I like buses. In my leisure time I make the paper buses – small simple models not only for children. Look at www.paperbusmodels.com ;-) I also like hiking trips out of Prague and traveling somewhere abroad. This year I visited beautiful Scotland, in 2011 I spent the absolutely best month in Alaska. I love calm places, nature and wild animals. I really enjoyed that journey and took a lot of photos. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

CACHEEATER was kind enough to share his socials, so cap away!

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If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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December 2, 2014

Munzee Videocast Episode 5

Our fifth videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%205.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Cyber Munzday has come and gone and now we look back.
  • Munzee has a new gear store! Check out munzeegear.com for the latest in Munzee goods.
  • With the conclusion of “A Tale of Trails” web series Rob announced the new Trail Packs. COMING SOON

Remember to join us Tuesdays at 1 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

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November 30, 2014

Cyber Munzday deals are here!

Cyber Monday is almost here so it’s time for a quick reminder of what we’re offering this year! The following ad details some of the big features of this year’s Cyber Monday so be sure to check www.munzee.com/cybermonday for links to the various outlets. The deals start at 12:01 MHQ time on Monday December 1, 2014 and there will be various deals throughout the day, so watch social media and announcements for a head’s up.  Black Friday has already passed so ignore the part on this about Mundaze code…

Everything goes live at 00:01 MHQ time December 1.  That’s GMT -6 so BE READY!  Everything will be linked to www.munzee.com/cybermonday when it begins!

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