November 29, 2015

Weekend Update

Hello everyone. This is just a quick update to let you know our plans for Monday. Due to the holidays and the weekend we have not had the chance to confirm all items in time for 10am MHQ sales. We will delay the sales until ~3pm MHQ time which allows most players worldwide a better timing and opportunity. Thank you for understanding as we’ve made several changes over the past several days.
Additional information will be available prior to 3pm tomorrow. The goal is 10-11am for an informational post about Cyber Munzday sales. My current thoughts are sale prices on many current items, the release of the limited edition unicorn munzee (hard programmed to only award 1 per account), and the release of the surprise munzee. Surprise munzee will only be available after more conversations in the morning if it is ready to launch fully. Other items may be included or removed based on our ability to provide the best quality and service.
Thanks again for your patience and I hope you enjoyed the prizes the past few days. We are thankful for everyone who plays Munzee. The prizes end at 10am MHQ time Monday. — Rob

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November 28, 2015

December Clan Requirements

1,000 total points per player
Clan total caps min. 200
Clan total trail stage caps min. 5
Clan total deploys min. 10
Clan total points min. 12,000
Rewards: 1 virtual

2,000 total points per player
Clan total caps min. 800
Clan total trail stage caps min. 15
Clan total deploys min. 80
Clan total points min. 30,000
Rewards: 1 virtual, 2 maces, 1 virtual color

4,000 total points per player
Clan total caps min. 1,600
Clan total trail stage caps min. 20
Clan total deploys min. 120
Clan total points min. 70,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longsword, 2 virtuals

12,000 total points per player
Clan total caps min. 2,300
Clan total trail stage caps min. 40
Clan total deploys min. 200
Clan total points min. 180,000
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 2 virtuals, 1 diamond

20,000 total points per player
Clan total caps min. 2,800
Clan total trail stage caps min. 60
Clan total deploys min. 600
Clan total points min. 350,000
Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 battle axe, 1 mace, 1 motel, 2 ruby, 5 virtuals

* Motel/Hotel rooms don’t count for total caps, so a motel/hotel is 1 capture as is any other type
* Trail stages can be physical or virtual
* Social captures do not count toward total caps

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November 27, 2015

Updates and Changes

This information supersedes all previous blog posts and information. First, my apologies in advance for lack of detail and information regarding the virtual trail credits released in the store today. This product is removed from the store and on hold until Monday. We will provide more information before that time. For those who purchased the virtual trail credits already they are still in your account. If you use them they are yours. If you would like to exchange/return them after our announcement Monday we will work with each of you. Thank you in advance for understanding.

The rest of the weekend sales have been postponed until we are 100% certain everything goes perfectly. On Monday we will have one sale with many products including the new Surprise Munzee. Please stay tuned for a future blog post with details about the Surprise Munzee and the items/prices for sales.

We, Team Munzee, want to get back to the core of this week and this season. Being Thankful. We are beyond thankful for all of you. You give our servers a workout. You grow the game. You grow the map. Without you there is no game, just a bunch of QR codes waving at passers-by. We’ve given away a few prizes already this week, and thanked premium members with new items and a discount. We CAN do better. SO, we’ve decided to really crank up the prize machine to award more prizes than ever before when you capture munzees (starting NOW). *Social captures are excluded. It will award diamonds, rubies, aquamarines, motels, hotels, and the brand new Virtual Trail credits. This will end Monday morning at 10am MHQ time, when the sale begins.

I would like to assure you, we continue to strive for open communication, perfection in gameplay, and the best game available on the market. We will continue to innovate and build a thriving community. I can’t wait for you to hear our theme for 2016. You will feel the love, as I hope you do today. As always I appreciate each of you for taking the time to read this and playing our game.  Grow the map! — Rob on behalf of Team Munzee

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November 27, 2015

Cyber Munzweek Sale: Friday

EDIT NOTE:  THIS IS LEFT HERE FOR REFERENCE ONLY. New information on the way and yes, there will be changes. Apologies in advance.


It’s Friday of Cyber Munzweek! Today, Virtual Trails are on sale for the first time! 5 virtual credits for $3, regular priced $5.

Virtual Trails have the same proximity and distance rules as the Green Trail Munzees. The point structure for the first 5 stops is the same, as well. Below is the point structure for each stop (Deploy/Capture/CapOn):

  • Stops 1 & 2: 5/5/5
  • Stops 3 & 4: 5/10/10
  • Stop 5: 5/30/30
  • Stop 6: 10/30/30
  • Stops 7 & 8: 10/45/45
  • Stop 9: 10/60/60
  • Stop 10: 10/75/75

Each trail must be a minimum of 5 stops and can have a maximum of 10 stops.

To purchase a Virtual Trail, please follow the link to the Munzee Store to see Cyber Munzweek merchandise.

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November 24, 2015

Personal Munzees Purchased at MHQ Bash

Hey Everybody,

Late last week, we learned of a problem with the Personal Munzee badges purchased at MHQ Bash (through both ticket package and at the event store). Monday, we learned that the issue was with the badge provider and that they could not be fixed remotely. The bad news is that these Personal Munzee badges are no longer valid. The good news is that we are aware of the problem and will be shipping you new badges.

If You Bought A Ticket Package That Included A Personal Munzee: You’re all set. Your information is on file, and we will be shipping you a new Personal Munzee badge as soon as we can.

If You Bought A Personal Munzee Badge At The Store During MHQ Bash 2015: Please email with a picture of your badge. Please include your Munzee username and an address that we can ship your new badge to.

We sincerely apologize for this. We take pride in our work and the services/products we provide, and errors like this are inexcusable.

Thank you for your understanding.


P.S.- Giveaways for captures have been extended through Wednesday, November 25th.

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November 23, 2015

Holiday Season Plans

Well, the holiday season is upon us. For the MHQ team, that means a lot of travelling. Below is a list of events you should be aware of.

American Thanksgiving

  • The MHQ staff (including Rob) will be out of the office from Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th. That means Flat Robs will be back on the map during those days!

Christmas Parties

  • The amount of Christmas parties on the schedule is amazing, and we can’t wait to see the results of them! Rob and Matt will be travelling to events during December.
    • Rob will  be attending “Capping the Coast” during the first weekend of December! If you’re in the Florida area,or just want to have a good time, make sure you join!
    • Matt will be attending “Metro Vancouver Post Holiday Cap’ing” on December 27th. It’s the first official Munzee visit to Vancouver, so if you’re in the Pacific Northwest and can make it, he’d love to meet you all!

Christmas and New Year’s Plans

  • MHQ staff will be out of the office for some days during December to spend time with their families for Christmas and the new year. We’ll provide more details about those dates (and when you’ll be able to catch Flat Rob on the map again) as we get closer.

Remember, it’s Cyber Munzweek! Make sure you’re up to date with all of the events going on by checking out our previous blog post, and get in on the action!

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November 20, 2015

Cyber Munzweek 2015!

This coming week is filled with holidays and sales days, especially in the US. We’ve decided to celebrate all over the world with Cyber Munzweek and introduce new items as well as thank you, our players, for all of your support. Below is a list of each day and what we will be doing. Unless indicated otherwise, sales/specials will begin at 10am MHQ time that day and will last until 9:59am the following morning.

Monday, November 23rd: Giveaways!
We’re starting the week off with freebies! Credit items will be awarded at random for captures* from 00:01-23:59 MHQ time.

Tuesday, November 24th: MORE Giveaways!
One giveaway day isn’t enough, is it? We don’t think so! We will continue to award credit items for random captures* from 00:01-23:59 MHQ time.

Wednesday, November 25th: Premo Sale!
From 00:01-23:59 MHQ time, premium members get 20% off the Munzee online store (excluding premium memberships and gift certificates).

Thursday, November 26th: ThanksGIVE-ing!
Premium members will receive One (1) Flat Rob and One (1) New Surprise Munzee for free!

Friday, November 27th: New Virt!
All new Virtual Trails will be on sale! A five (5) stop trail will be $3 (regularly $5) and a ten (10) stop trail will be $5 (regularly $10)! Also, we have a very limited number of surplus October MunzPaks that will be available for $20 (that WILL NOT include the virtual items).

Saturday, November 28th: SCATTER!
We’re introducing the Scatter Munzee! These will be on sale for $3 (regularly $5).

Sunday, November 29th: Prizes!
You never know what you’ll get with the Prize Wheel Munzee! They will be on sale for $2 (regularly $5).

Monday, November 30th: SURPRISE?!
When we retired the Mystery Virtual Munzee, we promised something would replace it. Well, here it is! The Surprise Munzee will be on sale for $3 (regularly $5). We’re not stopping there, though. We will be releasing 1000 Limited Edition Unicorn Munzees for $20. Limit 1 per person.

*Socials do not count toward captures for prizes.


Brief Descriptions of New Munzee Types

  • Surprise Munzee: When captured, it will take on the best point characteristics of a random Munzee from a predetermined list for points (e.g. Full Hotel/Motel, Diamond Ruby, etc)
  • Virtual Trails: Distance rules are the same as physical Trail Munzees, and the point structure is extended for stops 6-10.
  • Scatter Munzee: When captured, this munzee will throw out (similar to the ghost pellet specials) 4 special munzees on greenies within a 1 mile radius that can be captured within 2 hours. Anyone can capture these new munzees.
  • Prize Wheel Munzee: When captured, the player will receive points or rewards randomly based on a predetermined list (e.g. 20-100 points, DIamond +10 points, Hotel + 10 points, etc).
  • Unicorn Munzee: These munzees behave like nomads, but are owned by players.

Full descriptions of each Munzee will be released on the blog the day they go for sale.

NOTE: We are still accepting submissions for the Make Us A Munzee competition. The munzees we are releasing next week have been in production for quite some time. Though some of the submissions we have received are very similar, the new releases are not reflective of that competition. 

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November 11, 2015

Make Us A Munzee

We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and enhance Munzee, and why not ask the people who make the game great? We’re taking suggestions for new types of Munzees to add to the game. Just follow this link and submit your idea! We’ll choose some of the best and put them to a vote. The winner will work with us to create the new Munzee, be given a set amount of them upon release, and be credited for the idea when released and in it’s description on the Types page on the Munzee website, and get a lifetime Premium Membership! Get your ideas in fast, though. Submissions will only be accepted through the end of the month!

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November 11, 2015

Christmas Parties and Something to Watch For

Attendeebadge_720First off, thanks from Louise for all the Christmas Party submissions and artwork requests. They are all set in the queue, and Trish is steadily working through them. Just recently completed was the host badges for all the different packages and the attendee badge. We thought you might like to see the badge you will get if you attend a Christmas Party this December. We hope you are digging out your best Christmas attire in preparation for the Dodgy Jumper competition! The badge for the winner of that at each event is pretty special! Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak peek of that at some point soon! Any issues or concerns about events please contact Louise directly at


This afternoon, we’ll have an announcement that we hope you’ll be very excited about. We sure are. Stay tuned!

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November 5, 2015

Nobody Told Me

Howdy everyone! — I’m back from a week of rest. I really appreciate the entire team for taking over some of my responsibilities. It was nice to come back and find a nice clean desk (thanks Cecie), a new item on the map (that was a by-product of a team brainstorm), and some excited people. I’m writing this to update you, the players, on a few things that have been going on, a few slips, and some good news for tomorrow and the future.

As a company, we’ve promised to be more transparent and upfront with you, our players. In that spirit, we have a few things to update you on and announce.

Munzee App Update

Yesterday (November 4th), we pushed Munzee 3.0.3 to the App Store and Google Play Store. This update included:

  • An Updated Scanner that reflects GPS accuracy
  • The ability to turn the capture sound on and off
  • Referral Codes
  • Improved GPS
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

We’d like to reiterate that each of our apps has a dedicated team working on them. Each member of those teams works solely on their assigned app. We are constantly working to improve and update our apps to provide the best playing experience possible.

Server Issues

The servers for Munzee Inc are hosted off site at a hosting provider. This past weekend, that hosting provider had a major network outage that affected many companies, including us. While we were in contact with the hosting provider, we were unable to get a time frame for restoration of functionality to pass on due to the uncertainty of the exact issue. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that these issues caused. We are exploring multiple avenues to keep this from happening and provide an up-to-date status of the Munzee services.


Matt and I will be doing a videocast again tomorrow (Friday) at 2pm MHQ time to provide updates and answer questions. Make sure to join us on Google+.

Flat Robs

I will be out of town on business this weekend, so Flat Robs will appear again on the map after the videocast tomorrow through Sunday at 23:59 CST. Remember, you don’t have to redeploy them. They will appear in the location they were originally deployed.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with both good and bad, but we’re excited to move forward. We appreciate each and every one of you, and we come to work each day with you in mind. We’ve got a lot of plans in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Grow the map! On behalf of the entire Munzee team I thank you! – Rob

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