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April 29, 2016

Another Message from Louise

This week I have hit 2 very important milestones; I have been working for Munzee for 1 year, and I have managed over 500 events. Thank you to all my hosts, you’re certainly keeping me busy!

I’m really excited about MunzFit events starting next week. It’s not too late to join in, get them on the calendar and get involved! I have a fabulous host badge available too:

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All the events you host go towards your tally for the multiple host badges and guess what? I now have 15 and 20 times host badges available, I wonder who will be first to get them?

Something else to be excited about are some updates for events. Following on from the MunzFit events we are launching a new type of event account and a new special for you – the Event Pin!

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These Event Pins will be on a separate layer (similar to Flat Robs) and are reactive to other Event Pins (minimum proximity 50ft),  but not to other munzees on the map or the event account if proximity restrictions have been lifted on it.
There will be 100 Event Pins in each event account, hosts don’t have to use them all but can if they wish. If the event has a customised icon it will replace the Event Pin icon. They are worth 5 points to capture and replace greenies in the event accounts.

There will be no limit on what else goes into the event accounts e.g. MVMs and Virtuals. There are also new offerings for temporary placement e.g. Diamonds and Amethysts . New prizes available too e.g. Flat Robs and Virtual Resorts. Details of everything available and prices are listed here (https://calendar.munzee.com/MUNZEE_EVENT_PACKAGE.pdf) and are emailed automatically to hosts with their calendar link when their event gets listed on the calendar.

Hosts can also now see their event’s deployed munzees on the map ahead of the go live time as long as they are logged in on the event account. This should make the deploying process easier.

Looking further ahead to July we will be inviting you all to celebrate our 5th Birthday with us by hosting your own Birthday Parties throughout the month. Details on the packages available will be released next week.

In the meantime, thank you for your support and Munzee On!

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April 28, 2016

May 2016 Clan Requirements

Level 1:
310 Total Clan *Activity Points
12,000 **Total Clan Points
Rewards: 1 Virtual, 1 Mace

Level 2:
620 Total Clan *Activity Points
30,000 **Total Clan Points
Rewards: 1 Virtual, 1 Mace, 1 Flat Rob

Level 3:
1,240 Total Clan *Activity Points
70,000 **Total Clan Points
Rewards: 2 Virtuals, 1 Mace, 1 Flat Rob, 1 Diamond, 1 Aquamarine, 1 Longsword

Level 4:
3,100 Total Clan *Activity Points
200,000 **Total Clan Points
Rewards: 4 Virtuals, 2 Maces, 2 Flat Robs, 1 Ruby, 2 Diamonds, 1 Aquamarine, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe

Level 5:
6,200 Total Clan *Activity Points
380,000 **Total Clan Points
Rewards: 2 Maces, 2 Flat Robs, 2 Amethyst, 2 Surprise, 2 Ruby, 2 Diamonds, 2 Aquamarine, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axes, 2 Hammer


* Activity points include every capture and deploy with the exception of Social Munzees. All other munzee types count toward activity.  EXAMPLE: Capture 1 munzee, receive 1 activity point.  Deploy 1 munzee, receive 1 activity point.
* Activity point requirements were created based on a “per player per day” plan. 1, 2, 4, 10, and 20 respectively. (31 days in the month, with 29 clan play days. We believe in you and know you can achieve based on the number of days in the month!)
** Total Clan Points include all capture, deploy, and cap on points.

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2 edit Additions at 11am CST:

EXAMPLES: Capture 1 munzee, receive 1 activity point.  Deploy 1 munzee, receive 1 activity point. (except socials)
1 Unicorn is a double activity – Unicorn cap and unicorn host cap. 1 full motel equals 6 activity points – 1 motel cap + 5 motel room caps. Many other examples are possible, but the rule of thumb is simple, if it shows in your capture/deploy list it is one activity point (except socials).

Yes, there are 31 days in the month, with 29 clan play days. We believe in you and know you can achieve based on the number of days in the month!

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April 27, 2016

Player of the Week: Dottie Pratt (daysleeperdot)

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 Dottie Pratt (daysleeperdot
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FB_IMG_1459936367581Who are you?

Dottie Pratt aka daysleeperdot 🙂

Where in the world do you live?
Just outside of Kansas City, MO in beautiful Greenwood.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since October 2012

How did you find Munzee?
I was attending a large caching event in Iowa in April of 2012. I had noticed a group of people around a sign and decided to check it out, figuring I would find an event cache. Instead, it was a sticker (a BrawnyBear munzee). I scanned it with a QR app and it gave me a link to Munzee. I disregarded it until November 2012 when I was attending another caching event at the same venue with StealthRT and convinced him it was a good idea to give Munzee a try. He reluctantly went along with the idea and we munzeed in the drizzling cold rain all the way back to Kansas City.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Tough question. I mean, there’s just so much that I enjoy! I absolutely find it exciting to collect a new special icon and earn a different badge. Then there’s the road trips – and there have been some AMAZING road trips with friends and family going to Munzee events and such. Plus, I find it comforting in meeting like minded people who understand and agree that it IS fun scanning stickers who have all been extremely friendly. Unfortunately, there is just no way to narrow it down to one thing.

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What is on your wish list?

  • To get a job at Munzee! 🙂
  • Make it at least into the top 50 (a reasonable goal).
  • Put my passport to use and travel to Ireland, Germany, Australia, and other new and exciting places. Plus, get some munzees and caches while I’m there, of course.
  • To finally get the elusive “Glitch” badge – that would be amazing!

Tell us about yourself!
I love to travel, and in my opinion, I don’t get to be on the open road enough. I’m also completely fascinated with Tiny Houses and hope to build and live in one in the near future. Then there’s my very understanding husband Corey (BillyBickle) along with my two amazing kids (ArtCrasher and IzzePop) who don’t fully understand my Munzee habit but go along with it anyway, so that’s cool. I also have a rescued Olde English Bulldogge- Tank, who puts up with the props for my Eventzee photos.

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Other hobbies include:

  • We own 2 Jeep Wranglers and have enjoyed taking them off-roading many times.
  • Camping, Hiking, and Exploring
  • Running
  • Organic Gardening
  • And caching, too

Any last words?
A BIG thank you to all who nominated for POTW – I am honored and super excited because I get a new badge (doing my happy dance)!!! Thank you! Thank you! Also, thanks to all who have places munzees for me to cap. I have seen some amazing places and have a lot of great memories and stories to go along with a few 🙂 . But a BIG thank you to all the local KC Munzee players, all ofwho are amazing and continue to grow Kansas City.

daysleeperdot also included a social, so cap away!Screenshot_2016-04-06-07-31-35-1

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April 26, 2016

Munzee Contact Information

We’ve seen some questions lately regarding how to contact us about orders in various circumstances.

If you have an issue/question regarding an order from a Munzee Reseller
– Please contact the Reseller you purchased from.

If you have an issue/question regarding an order from the Munzee Online Store…
– Please email [email protected] to contact us.

If you have an issue/question regarding MunzPak…
– Please email [email protected] to contact us.

More contact information, such as Player Support and Events, can be found on our contact page which has been updated to reflect the information above. We want to be accessible to our players, and we hope this helps clear up some of the questions. Munzee on!

Note: Though our official company social media channels can be used to contact us for small issues, using the email addresses on our contact page will result in quicker, more comprehensive responses.

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April 25, 2016

Munzee App Update Released

Good morning!

We’re starting off the week with an app update! Munzee Version 3.1.2 is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Changes include:

  • Improved Stability When Taking Photos
  • Updated Scanner
  • Scanner Layout Change
  • Revision of Badges View to Show Categories
  • Addition of the Ability to Reset Fitness Device Integration
  • Fixes for Offline Queue Caps
  • Updated Translations
  • Other Updates and Bug Fixes

We’ve got new things headed your way soon, so keep an eye on the blog! Munzee on!

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April 24, 2016

UPDATED: Bright Lights, Big City, Flat Robs

Update: The times for Flat Robs have been updated.


Rob, Scott, and Daniel Fischer have taken off to The Big Apple in search of answers to issues with the Munzee Map. While it potentially has some very good benefits for everyone soon, it has immediate benefits for you, the players!

Flat Robs will be on the map from today (Sunday, April 24th) at 12:00 17:00 CDT through Thursday, April 28th at 12:00 13:00 CDT!

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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April 22, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee: April

The end of April is upon us, and you know what that means! Munzee With Team Munzee is next Friday, April 29th!

Come join members of MHQ at Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas for a couple of hours of capping! There’s plenty of space to deploy and Munzees to cap. You may even see something new show up. 😉

The event is on the calendar, so check it out!

Munzee on!

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April 21, 2016

Munzee’s 5th Birthday Bash Details!

Earlier this year, we announced Munzee’s 5th Birthday Bash would be held in the Denver, Colorado area from June 30 through July 4. After planning and getting help from some of our great local players, we’ve got the details to share with you now!

Munzee’s 5th Birthday Bash will be a 5 day extravaganza taking place all around the Denver area. Rob, Matt, Dylan, and Louise are making the trek to the Mile High City for the party! A party is no fun without friends, so we are looking for players and non-players alike who are interested in the following things:

  • Scenic walks next to mountains, rivers, and highways

  • Spinning a yarn over a local craft brew

  • Staring at copper domes and searching for little gnomes

  • Stuffing doughnuts in your face at all hours of the night

  • Searching the old wild west for QR codes

 With 9 Munzee events over 5 days, there is bound to be something for everyone. Imagine the fun when you add Eventzee to the mix, giving everyone the option to compete for prizes in our photo-based scavenger hunts as well. Each of our nine events will have a custom badge. As usual there will be surprise badges, icons, and prizes scattered throughout the party. We will have a mixture of activities at each event for the social player, the points hound, and the adventurous hybrids.

A full schedule can also be found at www.munzee.com/birthdaybash.
We will publish our month-long worldwide birthday plans soon, but you can start thinking now about when you might like to celebrate locally during our birthday month!

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April 20, 2016

Player of the Week: Rob Steer (Rubik80)

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 Rob Steer (Rubik80).


POTW3Who are you?

Rob Steer aka Rubik80, Mr. Steer, The Other Munzee Rob, and Dad

Where in the world do you live?
Shepparton, Australia. Attempts to rename our city Little McKinney and Sheppartonzee have not been met with the enthusiasm I had hoped for at our city council meetings.

How long have you played Munzee?
There was a long wait between when I signed up and when I started playing properly, but about the last 18 months have been pretty productive.

How did you find Munzee?
RebelActs has been a buddy of mine for years and kept talking about this Munzee thing on Facebook. I had a little play with the app, but there wasn’t a lot in Shepparton at that time, so I didn’t give it a second look. It wasn’t until SpySmurf suggested that we give it a go that we started painting the town Munzee green.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The street cred it gives me. The groupies. The groupies are fun. The all night benders. The regularity with which the 1980’s is celebrated by MHQ. Sleeping on lounge room floors around the state so I can get a full day’s capping in the next day. Getting to work with Louise when I run events! (Hi, Louise!) The exercise. Making new friends. Road trips.POTW4

What is on your wish list?
A Munzee holiday through Europe and Florida with unlimited blasts and an understanding wife. Actually, a wife that plays Munzee would be good too! Yearly visits to Australia by MHQ staff (Editor’s Note: We’d like that, too, Rob… We’d like that, too…) A fundraiser for Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation. Shepparton Council declaring Munzee its official game of choice. An Emerald Garden for Shepparton. How many can I put on my list? Oh, and a drum kit or more Lego would be cool, too, albeit unrelated to Munzee.

Tell us about yourself!
Bit of a geek. Loving husband and dad of 2 boys with another baby on the way. Secondary school teacher of maths, science, and visual communication. Eternal optimist. Terribly impatient. I always need to be doing something.. unless it’s house work.

Other hobbies include:
I really enjoy games and puzzles of any type whether they be video, board, location based, etc. Many of my hobbies involve SpySmurf, too, such as Rogaining, mud-based obstacle courses, and reminiscing about the 80s.

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Any last words?
Veni, vidi, et capped.

Rubik80 also included some socials, so cap away!

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April 19, 2016

And the Next Urban Camo Skin Is…

We asked for your new skin suggestions and had you vote on the best. With over 50% of the votes, the winner is Maintenance Schedule, suggested by Freecyclestacy!

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We will be contacting Freecyclestacy shortly to begin working with her on the final design!

Thank you everyone for submitting suggestions and voting on our next Urban Camo skin. We’ve got a lot of new things in store for you, and we can’t wait to share them. Munzee on!

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