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 Ole Primdahl who uses Munzee for family fun and scouting!
Who are you?
My name is Ole Primdahl or just “Primdahl” when Munzee’ing. I’m a proud member of the “Klan Fyrkat” clan, and before that, I was part of the “RosendalKFUMunzee” clan (a Scouts only clan).
Where in the world do you live?
I live in Hobro, Denmark (smallest of the scandinavian contries), most famous for its viking ring fortress “Fyrkat”, from the 10th century (and now you know how we chose the name for our clan) and more recently our soccer team, who qualified for the primary national league only last year and played far better than anyone expected.
How long have you played Munzee?
I captured my first Munzee in April 2012 and deployed my first in October 2012. Since then, a lot has happened.
How did you find Munzee?
I read about Munzee in a national forum for “the other GPS-game” and almost forgot about it again, but by coincidence I noticed there was a green dot on the map, close to where my Mother-in-Law lives. BANG, that was it – Point of no return.
Next big experience, was introducing my Scouts to Munzee on at nocturnal exhaustion hike with different tasks and competitions. The kids had fun and I had a lot of cap-on points – highly addictive 😉
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
First of all, it is funny and it keeps me off the streets (well, actually it doesn’t, but you know what I mean). Doing something together as a family is great. We do not share ambitions equally, but Munzeeing together, is just so much funnier, than going alone. I enjoy to find out how the new initiatives from Munzee HQ functions and test them on my local Munzee friends.
The clan wars added so much extra to the game. Our clan only consists of local gamers, who all (more or less) know each other. I think the personal touch gives us much more than just Munzee. The only problem is, that outsiders think that Munzee strategy is the only thing we talk about – They are probably right, but then again, they are free to join the game 😉
As a scout leader, I have plenty of good experiences with using Munzee in scouting. From personal
experience, I can give you these 3 free tips:
1. Quiz Munzees are great for following a route and checking up on last months theme.
2. One hour in an area with plenty of Munzees. Which team gets the highest score?
3. Don’t do it too often.
Oh yes! And designing urban camouflage Munzees 😉
What is on your wish list?
1. Lots of specials. There is always something to celebrate or remember – this year I would like to see hats all over the map in the month of June to celebrate 200 years of the Battle of Waterloo (and please, not badges for every special – they become devalued in that manner).
2. Badges for capturing NFC and Business Munzees.
3. Fewer points for the deployer on temporary virtual specials – I know this is a delicate subject, but in my opinion, it ruins the game.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m married to Olivia (Olivia) and we have 3 children: Karl 14 (KarlP), Marie 11 (MarieP) and Anne 8 (AnneP). As you see, we didn’t spend to much time and creativity on our usernames 😉
I am 51 years old and works as a manager and lifeguard in a public swimming pool.
I used to spend a lot of my spare time as an officer and instructor in the the Air Branch of the Danish Homeguard (paramilitary service), called ”Luftmeldekorpset”. Our primary task, was to observe and report aircraft at low level, below radar coverage, or in case of our radars being knocked out, to support and guide our defending fighter aircraft. Our organisation was much like the British equivalent ”Royal Observer Corps”, known from the Battle of Britain.
In addition to Danish, I speak English, some German, a little Swedish and a tiny little bit French.
Other hobbies include:
Scouting (if you haven’t guessed it by now). I started as a cub, when I was 6 years old and apart from a few short breaks, I’ve been scouting on, ever since.
Aircraft Recognition and Photography (and everything else aviation). I might be one of those anoraks in the spotters area or by the end of the runway. I don’t spend as much time on this, as I used too, but I still loves going to Airshows and Aircraft Museums with my family.
History has always been one of my favorite subjects in school, so most books I read, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, has a historical theme. I do not have a favorite period, but combined with my interest in planes, WWII naturally fills a large part of my library. When the family is on vacation, my poor children will be dragged around the battlefields, museums, churches, ancient monuments and the like. Fortunately, this kind of places is obvious for Munzeeing.
Occasionally we do “the other GPS-game”, but it’s becoming rarer and rarer and most of the ”boxes with logbooks” we found lately, was by accident, looking for munzees 😉
Primdahl also included his social, so cap away!