Archive for March, 2016

March 31, 2016

March Fundraising Information

When we first started discussions about a fundraiser for March, we knew we wanted to push the envelope and make it our biggest yet. We spent the week calculating totals, and we couldn’t be happier or more proud of players worldwide for your generosity. We’re proud to announce that we are prepared to make our largest donation ever!

We’ve briefly mentioned where the money will be donated, but now, we have more information. The following are the three groups we will be donating to. We want to surprise the recipients in person with the donation amounts, so that information will come when the donations are made.

Skylar

We’ve been honored to help Skylar on her journey from Miss Wheelchair Texas to Miss Wheelchair USA and beyond. We will be donating to her which will allow her to continue her work on behalf of the Miss Wheelchair USA program. “Like” her on Facebook to stay up to date with all of her activities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Munzee is working with MDA to better the lives of individuals who have been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. From research for a cure to MDA Summer Camp, the Muscular Dystrophy Association impacts hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Along with potentially partnering with MDA on other projects, we will be donating to them on behalf of Munzee players worldwide.

You can learn more about MDA at their website and watch a video about what they do here.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks nerves that control movement, leaving people unable to move, talk, and eventually breathe. There is currently no cure for MND.

The MND Association improves care and support for those with MND, funds and promotes research for an MND cure, and campaigns and raises awareness for people with MND. Munzee’s donation to the MND Association will go towards funding scientists with the goals of studying and developing cures for MND.

You can learn more about MND and the MND Association at their website.

Again, we couldn’t be more proud of everyone who helped raise this money for these causes. We’ll have more information regarding the specific donations very soon. Munzee on!

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March 30, 2016

Player of the Week Nominations

Do you know a player who goes above and beyond to help others, grow the game, or grow the community? Tell us about them!

We’re currently looking for nominations for Player of the Week. If you would like to nominate a fellow player, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Player’s Username
  • Player’s Real Name (if you know it)
  • Why you think they should be POTW

Help us showcase some of our amazing players by nominating them for POTW!

Munzee on!

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March 29, 2016

New Skin Suggestions

We’re looking to update our Urban Camo line of Munzees, and we want your input!

Players in the field know what they want and need to successfully hide Munzees. We want to help grow the game through new skins. These skins can be small like the Shamrock stickers or larger to accommodate new types of Urban Camos. We want to know what you want!

Players who submit chosen designs will be credited with the idea and will receive a pack of these new stickers. (Keep in mind that we already have some new designs in the works already.)

Do you have a suggestion or request for a new skin? Let us know here.

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March 28, 2016

April 2016 Clan Requirements (UPDATED)

Update 4/1/16: The IS NOT an April Fool’s Day joke. Clan Requirements have been changed.


 

Level 1:
Minimum 1,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie/NFC caps minimum 400 200
Clan total cap points from physical Mystery, Mini-Mystery & Shamrock stickers minimum 2,000
Clan total deploys minimum 30
Clan total points minimum 12,000
Rewards: 1 2 virtuals

Level 2:
Minimum 2,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie/NFC caps minimum 800 400
Clan total cap points from physical Mystery, Mini-Mystery & Shamrock stickers minimum 4,000
Clan total deploys minimum 80
Clan total points minimum 30,000
Rewards: 1 2 virtuals, 2 3 maces, 2 3 virtual colors

Level 3:
Minimum 5,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie/NFC caps minimum 1,200 600
Clan total cap points from physical Mystery, Mini-Mystery & Shamrock stickers minimum 6,000
Clan total deploys minimum 150
Clan total points minimum 70,000
Rewards: 1 2 maces, 1 2 longswords, 2 3 virtuals

Level 4:
Minimum 16,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie/NFC caps minimum 1,800 900
Clan total cap points from physical Mystery, Mini-Mystery & Shamrock stickers minimum 8,000
Clan total deploys minimum 300
Clan total points minimum 200,000
Rewards: 2 3 battle axe, 3 4 longswords, 1 2 motel, 2 3 aquamarine

Level 5:
Minimum 28,000 total points per player
Clan total greenie/NFC caps minimum 2,500 1250
Clan total cap points from physical Mystery, Mini-Mystery & Shamrock stickers minimum 12,000
Clan total deploys minimum 500
Clan total points minimum 380,000
Rewards: 1 2 THE hammer, 2  battle axe, 2 3 maces, 1 2 motels, 1 2 diamonds, 4 5 virtuals, 4 5 virtual colors

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March 25, 2016

Share Your Munzee Tips and Tricks!

Team Munzee has recently seen players share tips and tricks for Munzee in online groups and at events. Some of us have even learned things we didn’t know! With this in mind, we want to spread the word on some of these tips to help other players, both new and old.

We’re asking you to share your tips/tricks with us as part of a new series of weekly social posts. You can submit them here, and we’ll share some of them on our social media channels every week!

If you’re not already, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram! Munzee on!

 

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March 24, 2016

Changes to Mythological Munzees

You may have noticed something different about the Mythological Munzees the past day. This morning, we altered some things, including:

  • Mythological Munzees can now be capped when being hosted by a munzee you own.
  • The web and app maps will show Mythological Munzees on your own munzees with the correct icons.
  • The app will show Mythological Munzees on the map even if you have your owned munzees filtered out.

These changes are only applicable to the Mythological Munzees and the munzees they land on (greenies and Physical Shamrocks). We want to make being able to cap Mythologicals more fair to players in less dense areas. This DOES NOT mean that you can cap your own greenies or Shamrocks when they are not hosting a Mythological Munzee.

This is currently being considered a trial run. We will be monitoring activity to make sure that this change is not being abused. If we discover that it is, we will revert the changes.

So get to capping! We hope you enjoy these changes. Munzee on!

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March 23, 2016

Player of the Week: Jirka Kallio (Jigge)

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 Jirka Kallio (Jigge).

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Who are you?

I’m Jirka Kallio, but my friends call me Jigge.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Orimatila. It is a little town in Finland with about 16k people.

How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up in June 2013, but didn’t make my first capture until 5/19/14.

How did you find Munzee?
The first time I heard of Munzee was in a Finnish cache forum. My friend Eemeliz1 also played and told me about it. He helped me and showed me how to make my own munzees and deploy them. When I started, there were about twenty greenies and one broken diamond. We worked hard, and now there are a few more you can cap. 🙂

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

  1. Seeing new places. I’ve traveled to many countries and played.
  2. Seeing other players at events or in the field. I’ve arranged all of the events here. It is a little hard to do alone, but rewarding. I arranged the Easter Event with Sivontim.
  3. I also like the new Munzee types that are introduced.
  4. Teaching kids that you can play games outdoors and not always on that PS3 or XBOX in the house.

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What is on your wish list?

  1. Visiting MHQ and Munzee Marketplace in the summer of 2017. My plan is to take a one month trip and visit as many cities as I can to play. I’d also like to attend events while I’m there. I still have to save a lot of money for that.
  2. There is Flat Rob, but what about adding a new physical Munzee with the same proximity limits? Flat Jigge? Just kidding 😉

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Tell us about yourself!
I’m 33 (maybe 34 when this comes out). My birthday is 3/24. (Editor’s Note: Happy (early) Birthday, Jigge!) I’m single with no kids, so I can play Munzee whenever I want ( like going Unicorn hunting in the middle of the night 😉 ).

I’m a bartender, but I’ll be changing jobs in the next month. My next job will be in a large warehouse where I will be driving a forklift. I’m very excited for it.

I also work with kids and teens as a support person, similiar to a Big Brother. We do things like bowling, rock climbing, going to movies, and so on. I also help them with school work.

Other hobbies include:
Munzee is the biggest thing in my life at this time, but I also like walking/hiking in the forest and taking pictures there. Sometimes I go bouldering or rock climbing with my “little brother”.

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Any last words?
Thank you to everyone who nominated me for Player of the Week.

P.S. – Rob, when are you coming to see our beautiful country? 🙂

Jigge also included some socials, so cap away!

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March 21, 2016

Easter Bonnet Competition Winners!

In conjunction with our Easter events, the Easter Bonnet competitions have started. The winners are really looking great so far! Below are some of the winners from events that hosts chose or players voted on. We will be updating the gallery as more events happen! To look for nearby events you can attend, check the calendar online or use the “Closest Events” section in the app.

If you are an event host, be sure to email Louise a picture of the winner so they can be included here!

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March 19, 2016

FREE

Everyone always wants something for free. Well this time we are totally giving it to you! That’s right, *FREE! Flat Robs @ Easter Events!

Matt left the office Friday for an event in Canada, and other team members are out at events this weekend. Rob was sad he missed the first Easter events that started on the 17th and had other plans with family for the weekend. He wants to make it to every event in the world, but it’s just not possible to travel that much. So we put our thinking caps on and decided to send the next best thing! FLAT ROB! He will be on the map for the duration of the Easter events, so he is able to celebrate with everyone worldwide. That’s right, all the way through April 10th at 23:59.

Flat Rob’s will be sold in the store from time to time between now and April 10th but will not be there permanently. Also, you may not have heard but you get 5 FR’s included with your Munzpak subscription this month.

 

*Easter Events themselves are not free. It’s a play on the first letter of each word. Flat Rob will be “set free” on the map.

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March 18, 2016

Reseller Stickers Are Now Available!

Authorized resellers are a huge part of the Munzee community. They take an idea and expand it into items that Team Munzee would have never thought of. They also have their own dedicated communities that they serve proudly and diligently. Now we’re proud to serve them and you with a new Munzee: Reseller Unique Munzee Stickers. As you can imagine they are already being affectionately called RUMS by the reseller group.

Each reseller now has a unique Munzee sticker and icon with their logo/branding on them. On the map, they will all have the same generic reseller icon (seen here). When captured, you will not only receive this icon, but alsoResellerPin the icon for the specific reseller who distributed the sticker. For example, if you capture 5 of Reseller A’s stickers and 5 of Reseller B’s stickers, you will receive 10 generic reseller icons as well as 5 Reseller A icons and 5 Reseller B icons.

Each sticker is coded as generic for any player and the points for the RUMS are as follows:

  • Capture: 15
  • Deploy: 25
  • CapOn: 10

The RUMS will have associated capture and deploy badges coming soon. This is just a first step in something big to come, so keep an eye out for further announcements.

RUMS are now available from most resellers, find the list here and Munzee on!

 

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