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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. ūüėČ

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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Rubik80

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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April 18, 2016

April Showers

The weather at MHQ this weekend gave us a nice lead in to our next special. (It rained. A lot.)

April is known for its showers bringing something in May. There’s time for those later, though ūüėČ . We decided to just accept and, ultimately, celebrate all the rain we’ve been having. We’re happy to introduce our April Showers special!

From 00:01 MHQ Time on April 18th through 23:59 MHQ Time on April 30th, there will be 2016 raindrop icons on the map. These icons will bounce on greenies every 12 hours or when capped. The capper will earn 20 points for capture of a raindrop, and the owner of the host Munzee will earn 16 points.

Don’t let the rain get you down this April. Get out and capture it! Munzee on!raindrop_icon2

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April 15, 2016

3X Hammer Day!

As you may or may not know, April 15th is (usually) the deadline for filing IRS Tax Returns in the US. For some, this is a good day. For others, not so much. Either way, people are getting “hammered”. So to ClanHammer_128share this experience everyone, all points (Capture, CapOn, and Deploy) for the HAMMER are being multiplied by 3 today! This will be in effect through 23:59 MHQ time today, April 15th.

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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April 14, 2016

MunzFit Events FAQ

We’ve had some questions regarding the MunzFit events, so we’ve got a FAQ for you!

Do I or my guests need a Fitbit?

  • No. MunzFit events have no ties to the Munzee Fitness Program. However, these events are meant to encourage players to get out and do something active.

Are the Flat Robs owned by the event or are they for prizes?

  • Flat Robs are owned by the event.

What exactly does “No proximity rules for non-Event Pins” mean?

  • One of the options for events is to have no proximity, meaning the event account can deploy Munzees in dense areas that they normally wouldn’t be able to. For MunzFit events, this option will be included. The only exception to this rule is the new Event Pins. Full information on those will be available very soon.

Do all attendees have to bike? Is it a non guided bike tour?

  • That is up to the event host. There are no specific requirements regarding what kind of event is put on.

Do Event Pins for the MunzFit events all have same icon?

  • Yes. This is the first time the Event Pins will be introduced. For future events, the hosts will be able to purchase custom icons for Event Pins like they do now for greenies.

Do we have to do a sports event or will a normal event also count?

  • Though we can’t say there is such a thing as a “normal” event, there are no specific requirements for a MunzFit event. We would love to see new, fitness-style events, though.

Are MunzFit events just like other events but with different things to deploy?

  • Yes and no. While the requirements are the same as other events, MunzFit events also include the special MunzFit badge, and they will be the first events to use the new Event Pin.

Can you explain how the MunzFit events work?

  • MunzFit events are an attempt to tie in Munzee’s contribution to the MND Association and the Rave & Ride Event with all players to give everyone the chance to support the cause. Events between May 6th-15th can purchase a MunzFit package and receive the MunzFit Badge, the new Event Pin, and other special items listed. They have no specific requirements regarding what the event must achieve (eg biking, running, etc), but we do encourage players and hosts to come up with new, exciting ways to incorporate something different into their events.

If you have any other questions, please email [email protected] Thanks, and Munzee on!

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April 13, 2016

Player of the Week: Stephen Tomlinson (GunnerSteve)

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 Stephen Tomlinson (GunnerSteve).

Rob At GreenwichWho are you?
Stephen Tomlinson AKA GunnerSteve

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the Medway Towns which are situated in the South East of England

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing Munzee since 4th September 2013

How did you find Munzee?
I stumbled across Munzee while looking for something to help with my rehabilitation after a few leg operations. I came across caching, but that didn’t really suit my situation at the time as it was too intense for my recovery. Munzee, on the other hand, seemed less stressful on my leg, so I gave it a go and have never looked back.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love walking, so this is another excuse to get out in the community and explore. It has taken me to places that I probably would not have visited, and that is fantastic. The best thing about Munzee, though, is the people, the players, the friendships that have emerged from playing this game. I am a member of The Social Clan (my only clan) and have made some great friends along the way. If I spot a new name capping in the area, I always try to send them a message to welcome them to the game and offer my help if they have any questions. The events are fantastic, and I love meeting players from around the globe. We have held a couple of local events, and we were even graced by the presence of Rob and Louise from MHQ. I am by far not one of the big hitters with the points, but I enjoy playing the game to suit me. That is the great thing about Munzee, play it your way.

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What is on your wish list?
I would really like the ability to rotate the map in the app and to have your position show on top of everything else. Loads more badges, too. I love the badges..

Tell us about yourself!Dodgy jumpers
I am 48 years young and born and bred in the Medway Towns. My username just comes from the fact that I support Arsenal FC. I live with my wife Allison (iAllyAnne) and 2 of my 4 children (Kaay and Plumster). The two older have left the building and do not play. I have had various jobs in my working life, mainly working in factories making parts for the automotive industry: making diesel pumps, alloy wheels, and leather wrapping car doors are just some of the things I have done. I have also been a postman and also working on the last national census. I have recently started a new job in my local hospital which is a new challenge for myself, but one I am looking forward to.

Other hobbies include:
To be honest, most of my free time is taken up with Munzee, but otherwise you may find me attacking and defending portals (green team) or visiting historical places.

Any last words?
I would really like to thank all of the staff of Munzee for their hard work and dedication to bring us a fantastic excuse to get out and enjoy the surrounding areas. I would also like to thank all of my clan (The Social Clan) for all of their great work and friendships along the way, and of course a big thank you to whoever nominated me for POTW. That was a huge surprise and I would never have dreamed that I would be chosen. Munzee on…

GunnerSteve also included some socials, so cap away!

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