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May 21, 2015

You Can Now Earn Munzee Badges by Playing Eventzee!

We like to reward our players for reaching milestones in the Munzee universe, and we’re always trying to expand those rewards, especially in the form of badges. We’re proud to announce two new lines of badges that can be earned by playing our photo scavenger hunt- Eventzee. These badges are retroactive and will show in the Munzee app when the badges launch. They will appear in the Eventzee app with the next app update, which is slated for some time next week.

These new badges are the Photographer and Pioneers of Gold lines and will each have three levels with possible future additions. The best way to achieve these badges is to join the free Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunts hosted by Eventzee each weekend. These worldwide hunts run from Thursdays to Sundays with clues going live at 3 PM MHQ time. Your photo will be either approved or rejected and you will earn points based on your submissions. We’ve also included a new cumulative leaderboard that you can visit online at www.eventzeeapp.com/leaderboard.

To join these hunts just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contact [email protected] and we’ll get you set up with the right package!

PHOTOGRAPHER LINE:

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Pin Hole Camera – Take 20 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Instant Camera – Take 100 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Point and Shoot Camera – Take 250 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

PIONEERS OF GOLD LINE:

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Pliny’s Fool’s Gold – Earn 250 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Grizzly Adams’ Gold Rush – Earn 1,000 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Blackbeard’s Booty – Earn 5,000 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

 

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May 20, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Bryan Wright (fluffyfish)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Bryan Wright (fluffyfish).

Who are you?
My Munzee name is fluffyfish, but I’m also known as Bryan to non-Munzee people. image_for_potw_1

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the wonderful city of Perth, Western Australia. One of the most remote state capitals in the world.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’ve been with Munzee since the very early days. My Munzee Player ID is 650. I started playing in July 2011.

How did you find Munzee?
I had read about Munzee on an Australian caching forum. I was already thinking there should be a fun, urban hide and seek game, and voila, there was Munzee. The game was still raw in those first months, but Munzee has always been true to the principle of getting out in the world and having fun. So I was very keen and put out the second Munzee in Australia (I was pipped for the first Munzee in Australia by 12 hours). I still remember the days of printing and laminating the card and then waiting for the phone to find a signal to deploy (no offline capturing or deploying in the early days), and then waiting months for someone to capture it! To get my first Munzee, I had to travel 100km roundtrip for my first 5 points. But I was very excited to get that one!

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What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I always enjoy getting out and about. Whether on foot or by bike, Munzee is a great hobby to keep you active. The other part of the game I enjoy is the community. The Munzee players in Perth are very diverse, but everyone is very helpful and supportive of each other. It is a real pleasure to meet up at any time with another Munzee player. More recently, I have been an active user of the new Munzee API. I’m interested in leaderboards of different styles (action points, excluding virtual, etc). I’m using the API to help do the data crunching for the monthly Australian and New Zealand Munzee competition. I do love to help other players from the game and keep people interested.

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What is on your wish list?
My wish list is MORE special icons. I love them. I travelled across Australia just to get the virtual emerald in Melbourne (well it was closer than Texas or London). It is sort of like Munzee “stamp collecting”. Each special icon represents a time and place in Munzee for me and always bring back good memories. Another wish is developing more side games to Munzee. Clan Wars were a great way of engaging players on a monthly basis. I’m working on a secret side game using the Munzee API during May with some Australian players. If it is fun, I would love to see MHQ take our concept to players all over the world. Stay tuned.

image_for_potw_2Tell us about yourself!
I have a very enjoyable life with my wife and 3 kids in Perth. I encourage my youngest daughter (Bubbabear) to play Munzee with me when we are out. Bubbabear’s life is significantly affected by Autism. She loves the outdoors like her dad, so that keeps us playing. Actually, Munzee is a great game for kids with special needs, as it is fast-paced and simple to play. I was very happy when MHQ raised awareness with the Autism Hearts special icon. Also attached is my Autism Awareness Social Munzee.

Other hobbies include:
When I’m not Munzeeing or keeping Bubbabear entertained, I love watching rugby league. My social for my favorite team, the Manly Sea Eagles, is below. I’m also a techno-geek, so I will do some programming (especially if it is Munzee related) and electronics (I’ll have to get mu Munzee aware hat going again now that the API is out!) When Time permits, I find a round of golf very enjoyable (hint hint for the secret side game).

fluffyfish also included some socials, so cap away!
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May 18, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 26: Question Session

Our 26th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2026.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Mayflowers
  • MVM Sale
  • Munzpaks
  • Pathtags
  • Rob and Matt going to Maryland for Geowoodstock

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 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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May 13, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Debbie Mitchell (debmitc)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Debbie Mitchell (debmitc).

Who are you?
Debbie Mitchell, Munzee name debmitc outdoors

Where in the world do you live?
Joplin, Missouri, USA

How long have you played Munzee?
Since January 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
I read about it on a blog of another geolocation game. It was few months after I read about it before I upgraded my phone and then was able to play. There were only 2 greenies in Joplin when I started. I have enjoyed being a part of helping the game grow.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy lots about the game, so it is very hard to choose: meeting people and making friends in the game, walking with a purpose, and I really enjoy being in a clan to name just a few. I really enjoyed the chance to go to MHQ a year about and meet the staff. I had so much fun with Rob capping and deploying around Downtown McKinney. I also enjoy the new Zee app and checking it regularly to see where my Munzees are being capped.

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What is on your wish list?
I want more badges, especially ones that apply to the greenies. Also, a badge for being FTC on a certain number of Munzees that have been deployed over six months ago.

Tell us about yourself!
IMG_20150512_101155I lived most of my life in Northwest Arkansas before moving to Joplin in 2010. I have been married to my husband, Bobby, for almost 28 years. We own a used auto business which keeps us very busy. I am a mother of two amazing children, Angela (25) and Aaron (19), and two Airedale dogs, Gus and Buttercup. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get my hubby and children interested in Munzee.

Other hobbies include:
I love to travel, especially to visit lighthouses and see waterfalls, thrift store, flea market, and garage sale shopping, hiking, and spending time with my family and my dogs.

debmitc also included a social, so cap away!

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May 11, 2015

May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers. Well we here at MHQ have had plenty of rain recently, and we’ve decided to spruce up the map with some of those May flowers. Starting NOW, 555 May Flower icons will be blooming on the physical g4F7A8A264213220Areenies and bounce every six hours unless captured before then. The capper will receive 17 points while the owner of the host Munzee will receive 7 points. These icons will be on the map until 2359 MHQ time on Sunday, May 31st.

You can use the map at http://www.munzee.com/mayflowers to find icons near you.

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May 11, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 25: Mayflowers

Our 25th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2025.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Mayflowers
  • Rob, Scott, TJ, and Dylan’s trip to a leadership conference
  • Matt becoming a full-time employee (again)

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 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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May 8, 2015

Munzee Players of the Week: Griff and Lesley Halliwell (Georiffles)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Players of the Week are Griff and Lesley Halliwell (Georiffles).

Who are you?
I’m Griff and my wife is Lesley, we play as a couple – our player name is Georiffles, which is based around our two names.

Lesley-in-Berlin Griff in Cologne

Where in the world do you live?
We live on the Isle of Portland which is a beautiful spot on the south coast of England, it’s the most southernly point in the county of Dorset. portland
It’s not really an island as it’s attached to the mainland by a narrow causeway, but we’ve been cut off more than once during stormy weather. Portland is famous for its stone and also for its large harbour where the London 2012 Olympic sailing events were hosted.

How long have you played Munzee?
I created our account in August 2011, but neither of us had a smartphone at the time so we didn’t really begin playing until January 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
We’d been playing the other GPS location based game for a little while, various members of the family joined us in doing that. Although we’d started before them, we had been overtaken in finds by my nieces Louise (geoibsons) and Dee and her husband Chris (DarthXrisFaerieDee)
Louise had heard about Munzee on a forum, possibly from a caching friend “rodz” and suggested we give it a try. I created an account and a few weeks later when she visited us on Portland we used her phone to cap the only two Munzees within 20 miles of here! She was FTC on one called “Dorset’s 1st Munzee” and I was FTC on the other.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
We like so many things about Munzee: It definitely gets us out walking. We’ve walked so far sometimes I can’t believe it, if there’s a steady stream of points coming we’ll walk for hours. We love specials and badges, they’re a great incentive to get out and Munzee!
We’ve enjoyed traveling to various Munzee hotspots. Early on we arranged a trip based around the virtual clusters listed on Statzee, it was a combined trip to Berlin and Hamburg. We managed to be #1 for the day 3 times on that trip, typically on scoring about 2,000 points for a full day capping as there were no mysteries back then.
Having made further trips to Hannover and Cologne we made a big trip to Washington, DC and then later to the MHQ Oktoberfest Bash event in McKinney.
It’s been nice meeting fellow players while out and about or when they come capping in the area. We’ve made some good friends along the way, it was fantastic to meet up with other members of the ‘Plankers’ clan in McKinney last year.

Where we live Munzee map
The Plankers had recently won the clan war and meeting Wes (arts5) and his wife Deanna (arts5wife) and at the same event meeting Douglas and Christy (5Daughters and Mrs5Daughters) with three of their beautiful daughters was really fantastic. Yes, Wes, my wife still loves you :)
We’ve enjoyed a bit of success in clans, the Plankers recently completed the medal triple-combo by getting the silver. This came on the back of a major success for us with ‘New York Munzee Hunters’ the month before.

What is on your wish list?
Another set of bouncing specials like the ’12 Days of Christmas’ from 2013 would be nice. The Snowman was proving elusive, we now refer to the place where we capped our first Snowman as ‘The Snowman bridge’.
More badges please, particularly those that are a challenge to achieve. We think a Clan MVP badge would be a good addition and create some interesting internal clan rivalry.
I’d like to see a new ‘Millionaire’ special pin to be credited to players with over 1 million points, there are currently only just over 100 players in this category so they would be pretty rare. Unlike the ‘Premium’ gold pins a player would only ever have one of these. There could be a badge for capping 10 or more millionaire specials.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a mainframe systems software developer, Lesley works part time as a PA. We’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary soon.

Other hobbies include:
Beside a love of traveling, which we both share, I like to do a bit of windsurfing. Even in the UK winter I windsurf whenever possible, just so long as it’s windy. Lesley likes to go to gym classes, swims and reads a lot.

Interest in Munzee statistics and specials has encouraged me to teach myself some web programming skills, I created a little website that records and displays the daily top 20 leaderboard. More recently using the new official Munzee API I’ve split the global top 500 by nationality and to a limited extent created some national league tables.

Georiffles also included a social, so cap away!

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May 4, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 24: Celebration Planning

Our 24th videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

http://munzeepush.munzee.netdna-cdn.com/Munzee%20Videocast%2024.mp3

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.

This week we talked about:

  • Rob (who was streaming live from North Carolina)
  • Daniel Fischer’s Visit
  • Eventzee Clues
  • Backend Work
  • Munzee’s 4th Birthday Celebration!

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 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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May 1, 2015

Munzee’s 4th Birthday Worldwide Parties

Join us this July in celebrating the fourth anniversary of Munzee’s creation! A lot has happened in four years and, as those that remember last year’s celebrations know, we like to celebrate. Over the next few months we’ll be releasing Birthday info, but we wanted to give our players some notice about our worldwide Munzee Birthday celebration event. Much like last year we want our players to host their own Munzee birthday parties across the world. We may not be able to join you all in person, but we want to join you in spirit. So from July 1-5 we ask that our worldwide community join us in celebration of four years of Munzeeing! 

This year we want to organize it a bit better, so we’re asking that players create their events in the Munzee Calendar from July 1st-5th, 2015. This will help let your local communities know that they can join and also help us see where everyone is celebrating. As an added bonus if you can get ten people to join you at your event we’ll award you with a special Munzee Birthday Host badge! Details are subject to change over the next couple months, but we wanted to give you guys enough notice so you have time to plan these awesome events! Just visit http://calendar.munzee.com/ to submit your event and be sure to follow along on social media for more Birthday announcements.

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April 28, 2015

May 2015 Clan Requirements

May clan requirements are here! This month, it’s a mix of capping and deploying.

May Clan Requirements:

#1:
800 total points per player
Clan total points min. 10,000
Rewards: 1 virtual

#2:
1,500 total points per player
Deploy 5 Munzees
100 combined capture points from Mysteries and/or Diamonds and/or Aquamarines
Clan total points min. 20,000
Rewards: 1 virtual, 2 maces

#3:
3,000 total points per player
Deploy 15 Munzees
150 combined capture points from Mysteries and/or Diamonds and/or Aquamarines
Clan total points min. 40,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longsword, 1 mystery virtual

#4:
10,000 total points per player
Deploy 25 Munzees
300 combined capture points from Mysteries and/or Diamonds and/or Aquamarines
Clan total points min. 110,000
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 diamond

#5:
18,000 total points per player
Deploy 50 Munzees
500 combined capture points from Mysteries and/or Diamonds and/or Aquamarines
Clan total points min. 220,000
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 ruby, 2 virtual colors

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