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 Michelle Mitchell (LILYGRIMALDI).
Who are you?
My name is Michelle Mitchell (LILYGRIMALDI).
Where in the world do you live?
I live on the south coast of the UK in a town called Bournemouth.
How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing Munzee since May 2013, so for 2 years now.
How did you find Munzee?
I was introduced to Munzee by a coworker, Steve (jonseyboy52), who had only found it himself about a month earlier. So I downloaded the app, found my first Munzee, and was hooked. I then had my first of many targets to beat his score, which took a while as back then, Munzees were very scattered about the local area.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy several aspects of the game of Munzee. The fact that you have to get out and about and can find places, even local, that you never knew were there. Meeting so many new friends with the same love of the game. The exercise it gives me, as I have never really enjoyed walking before playing Munzee. The competitive nature of the clan wars.
What is on your wish list? I would like more extra points says on greenie captures and more emphasis on greenies altogether, i.e. badges for capping 100/200/500 greenies in a day (thanks for the idea jonseyboy52) or badges for total capped greens like for 1,000/5,000/10,000 or maybe 25,000.
Tell us about yourself!
I have lived in Bournemouth all of my 49 years. My mother lives with me and I look after her as well as working a full time job for 30 years at Royal Mail (nights) our national mail carrier. I have 3 Jack Russell dogs that now enjoy Munzee walks. Until I started Munzee, I would spend a lot of time just sitting in front of the television, but now I am out every day for at least 1 to 2 hours looking for those QR codes. Even my munnzee name came from an American Daytime soap character from “As The World Turns”. Back in June 2013, not long after finding this fantastic game, I found other players on a local social media site, and by July, had agreed to go on a trip to Cologne with 3 people I had never met before. This was the beginning of what has now turned out to be a great friendship with pilsleyguy(world no1) along with chocolatefairy and peters and others. Together with pilsleyguy, I have travelled all through Europe capping and enjoying the sites and food of every city.
Other hobbies include:
I do not have any other hobbies. This takes up all my time.