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 a father and son duo of Attila and Csaba Fodor (Attis).
Who are you?
We are Attila and Csaba, son and father, and we play Munzee under the name “Attis” which is a nickname for Attila. (Note: For the remainder of the interview, they are using the designators: CS for Csaba and A for Attila.)
Where in the world do you live?
CS: We live in a residential area of Budapest, Hungary.
A: Look on the map for the Surprise Car Garden made by us. It is near our house.
How long have you played Munzee?
CS: The account was made for Attila in November 2013.
How did you find Munzee?
A: My mom – she is theacher – was at seminary where she found out about Munzee and a few other applications. So, in our family, she has the oldest Munzee account. A few days later, she registered my account with the username “Attis”.
CS: At the beginning, my wife and son were playing together, and I was laughing from a distance. It was so funny watching them search for munzees and seeing people look at them awkwardly. After a while, when Attila wanted to play more and more and my wife didn’t have much time for playing, I had to go with him as he was only 10 years old at the time and I couldn’t let him go alone. Slowly, I got used to it and then started liking it, too. Seeking Munzees wasn’t strange to me anymore.
A: I was searching the map all the time, and when something new appeared (for example, the Aquamarines), I called my dad and asked him to cap them when he drove home from his office.
CS: Now, we play every day. We have a capture streak of over 580 days. We’re addicted to the game.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
A: I mostly like the food feeling when I cap a new special munzee or when we earn new badges.
CS: I like Munzee for many reasons. Spending a lot of time with my son, moving, walking a lot, meeting new people from all around the world. We like to travel (of course, not only for Munzee). We have captured and deployed in about 20 countries. And also, however Munzee is a game, and like in most games, there is a competition side to it. I like to compete.
What is on your wish list?
A: To visit MHQ, have as many badges as possible, visit as many Virtual Gardens as we can, and to be in the Top 100 players in the world.
CS: Yes, to visit MHQ is a dream which will become a reality soon. We already have airplane tickets to Dallas for Lone Star Bash. Then, to achieve the Top 10 players in the Globetrotters section (with the most physical deploys by country). It’s a pity that, while we were playing Munzee already in 2013, we were not as active at the time. We were in the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Island, Saint Marrten and Malta, England, and Bulgaria. We don’t have physical deploys in those countries (just 1-2 captures), so we have to go back eventually.
Staff Note: It was wonderful to meet you both at Lone Star Bash!
Tell us about yourself!
A: I’m almost 13 now, so I still have a long way in school. I like football (or soccer as you call in the US), racing go-karts, music, and traveling. And I like learning 😉 (This interview will probably be read by my teachers, too, so… you know.) I started high school in September at one of the best schools in Hungary (ranked at 5th in the country).
CS: I’m 45, a husband (I’ve loved my wife, Erika, since ’88 when we were 16), and a father of two. Besides my sone, Attis, we have a daughter named Csenge who, unfortunately, doesn’t like to munzee, but she does help us with Eventzee as a model. I work in the meat business as a salesman, and I travel a lot. I like soccer. I played for 12 years when I was a kid, and I like rock music.
Any last words?
Munzee – Building bridges between people.
Attis also included some socials, so cap away!