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 Players of the Week are Craig and Sue Williams (crawil and kj6soz, respectively), and they Munzee like mad.
Who are you?
CW: My name is Craig Williams, and I go by the handle “crawil”. It’s not very creative, but when I started playing the other geo game back in 2006, I needed a geonick, and since I didn’t have a “standard” nickname, I used an older computer network login – crawil. CRAig WILliams. Simple, but it works.
SW: kj6soz, Sue Williams
Where in the world do you live?
CW: I live in Fullerton, California, near both Munzee Madness HQ and Yorba Regional Park (home of the Munzee Madness event every March). I also lived in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Tennessee, Ohio, and Finland.
SW: I live in Southern California, about eight miles from Disneyland. I can hear the nightly fireworks from my house.
How long have you played Munzee?
CW: Since December 29, 2011.
SW: Just over 3 years
How did you find Munzee?
CW: Back when Munzee first started, my good friend and occasional caching partner, Elliot (1849), asked me my opinion of a new geolocation game that didn’t involve containers. I thought it sounded really stupid, and I blew him off. (If I had listened to and signed up then, I would have the Early Bird badge!) Sometime later, I was grabbing a few quick caches while my wife Sue (kj6soz) was doing a bit of shopping, and I met aaalady and bonkriss13 at a cache. They mentioned that there was a Munzee in the container, and it finally piqued my interest. I downloaded the app and have had fun ever since!
SW: My husband, crawil, had been playing for a month and asked me to joint he game. We had been caching under just his account for about five years, and we figured that we should start this new hobby with separate accounts.
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
CW: Playing the game first with my wife and second with the Munzee Madness Clan
SW: Munzeeing with friends. I enjoy getting a group of Munzeers together and go on a deploy run. I also like working as a team in my Clan to obtain our goals. I think my husband and I wou ld have stopped Munzeeing if it wasn’t for the Clan Wars. It keeps us going out and capping. The other think I enjoy about Munzee is that it gets me and my husband out walking. California is a wonderful place to Munzee all year round!
What is on your wish list?
CW: I would like to see more emphasis put on the lowly greenie through more double or triple point weekends.
SW: I would love to travel to the other areas in the world that have lots of Munzees.
Tell us about yourself!
CW: I have been married to Sue (kj6soz) for over 20 years and have three children: Logan, Emily, and Spencer (ilikecorndogs). I have been with the same employer (Chapman University) for 17 years and counting. I also speak enough Finnish to really get myself into trouble.
SW: I am a stay-at-home mother of three and this takes most of my time.
Other hobbies include:
CW: I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America at the District and Council level for many years, including in positions such as Unit Commissioner and Wood Badge Troop Guide. Sue, Spencer, and I all earned out Technician-level ham radio licenses a few years ago. I am active in my church and have volunteered in many different areas. I enjoy reading, especially WWII history. I like playing with technology and helping others get the most out of their tech.
SW: I lead the children’s organization at church, which also helps me deal with some of my current and past child-like fellow Munzee Madness Clan members! I do a little bit of a lot of things, but other than Munzee, not a lot of any one thing.
crawil and kj6soz also included their socials, so cap away!