Archive for January, 2017

January 31, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds).

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I’m Shane Phillips (thethunderbirds) from Highland Village, Texas.

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?
I work from home, so I only do serious Munzeeing on the weekends. Being a part of the L5 clan “Ghostbusters”, I need to get out most weekends to meet my commitment.

My Munzee toolkit is very straightforward. A sling pack to carry everything. Honestly, it is in the car most of the time. The bag contains a light waterproof jacket (rolled up), first aid kit, flashlight/stylus, and an umbrella. The stylus helps if I am doing a lot of virtual capping, and the flashlight helps with the forward facing camera under benches.

My Munzee kit has all the physical munzees from the monthly MunzPak. The kit is a small fishing tackle box. There was a problem with munzees sliding around between compartments, so my wife glued some vinyl shelf liner to the lid, and that keeps them in their proper place.

Finally, power. I have 2 battery phone cases and a 7W foldable solar panel. I usually leave the solar panel on the dash of the car while I am out. It charges my extra case or power pack. For long walks, I can hang it on the backpack to charge while walking.

I listen to A LOT of audio books. I am always reading while out. I use Bluetooth headphones because I used to catch the headphone cable when capping. I have 2 sets of headphones as they only last 4 hours on a charge. I also have a small power pack (white) so I can always have one set charged.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at [email protected] with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

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January 30, 2017

New Places Munzees and a Places Munzee Coin

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted recommendations for new Places Munzees. We had almost 3,000 submissions in less than two days for stadiums and airports all over the world. The team sorted through them, and we will be adding over 300 more locations tomorrow, January 31st, at 15:00 MHQ time.

To celebrate these new Places Munzees, we will also be releasing a limited number of Places Munzee Coinz.

The Places Munzee Coinz can be set to track all Places Munzees (Stadiums, Airports, and future Places) that you capture. These will be available in the Munzee Online Store tomorrow at 15:00 MHQ time, and there is a limit of 1 per account.

We hope you enjoy the new Places Munzees and the Places Munzee Coin!

Munzee on!

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January 28, 2017

February Clan Requirements

Level 1:
Individual Points: 1,000
Individual Deploys*: 5
Clan Total Points: 15,000

Rewards: 1 Mace, 1 Ruby, 1 Virtual Color

Level 2:
Individual Points: 3,500
Individual Deploys*: 15
Individual Capture Points from Diamonds, Rubies, Pink Diamonds, Topaz, or Aquamarines: 150
Clan Total Points: 37,500

Rewards: 2 Mace, 2 Ruby, 1 MVM, 1 Diamond, 1 Virtual Color

Level 3:
Individual Points: 7,500
Individual Deploys*: 25
Individual Capture Points from Diamonds, Rubies, Pink Diamonds, Topaz, or Aquamarines: 300
Clan Total Points: 85,000

Rewards: 2 Mace, 2 Ruby, 2 MVM, 1 Diamond, 1 Longsword, 1 RPS, 1 Aqua

Level 4:
Individual Points: 13,000
Individual Deploys*: 35
Individual Capture Points from Diamonds, Rubies, Pink Diamonds, Topaz, or Aquamarines: 500
Clan Total Points: 150,000

Rewards: 3 Ruby, 2 MVM, 2 Diamonds, 2 Longswords, 1 RPS, 1 Aqua, 2 Battle Axe

Level 5:
Individual Points: 18,500
Individual Deploys*: 50
Individual Capture Points from Diamonds, Rubies, Pink Diamonds, Topaz, or Aquamarines: 750
Clan Total Points: 250,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe, 2 Ruby, 2 Diamond, 2 Aqua, 2 MVM, 2 RPS

 

*Socials do not count for Individual Deploys

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January 27, 2017

Player of the Week: David Few (Hogglespike)

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 David Few (Hogglespike).


Who are you?

My name is David Few, known as “Hogglespike”. I am a member of the clan “Mario the Great”.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Andover, Hampshire in the UK with my wife, son, and German Shepherd.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing on July 17, 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
Some friends mentioned it to us, and my son (“darrenjones”) and I decided to gie it a try. The rest is history!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Attending events, meeting other Munzee players, and obtaining the badges and specials. I have just earned my Millionaire Club badge. Darren and I enjoy being in our clan, and we all support each other.

What is on your wish list?
To attend more events and to continue the growth of the map in Andover. There were no munzees here when we joined, and Darren and I have built it up quite considerably. People are gradually coming here, and with their help, hopefully the area will fill up.

Tell us about yourself!
I am 68, married with a daughter, son, son-in-law, and one much loved four-year-old grandson. I am semi-retired. Having worked in an office for many years, I am enjoying being a part time delivery driver which also enables me to pick up off munzees here and there. My grandson loves pointing out where the munzees are located.

Other hobbies include:
Walking our dog in the New Forest area where we have a holiday home, and luckily, there are quite a few Munzee players in the area. We also love coastal path walking in Cornwall where we can meet up with some other clan members. I also enjoy photography and spending time with my grandson.

Any last words?
I am hoping to grow the map in Andover even more, and any deploys would be more than welcome!

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January 26, 2017

Groundhog Day 2017 Special

Every country has it’s own customs and traditions. For the United States and Canada, one of those happens to be letting a groundhog predict our seasons… We’re going to celebrate this with a Munzee special!

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd. Traditionally, if a groundhog leaves its burrow when it is cloudy, spring will arrive early (before the vernal equinox). If it is a sunny day, the groundhog will see it’s shadow and return to its burrow. This foreshadows six more weeks of winter. While the accuracy of this tradition is often up for debate, it’s fun speculate nonetheless. This year, we’d like to share the fun with everyone!

Beginning tomorrow, January 27th, at 00:01 MHQ time, 2017 Groundhog icons will appear on the map. These will bounce on geenies, Ice Mystery Munzees, and Shamrocks every 6 hours or when capped. These icons will remain on the map until February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time.

Points
For capturing a Groundhog icon, you will earn 22 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 6 points.

Badges
There are THREE badges that can be earned during this special. The badge you earn depends on what type of munzee the host is:

  • Greenie: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a greenie, you will earn the Groundhog Day badge.
  • Ice Mystery Munzee: If you capture a Groundhog icon on an Ice Mystery Munzee, you will earn the Winter badge. (Note: Capture of an Ice Mystery Munzee will still send out scatters.)
  • Shamrock: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a Shamrock Munzee, you will earn the Spring badge.

We hope you enjoy this special!

Munzee on!

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January 25, 2017

Happy Australia Day from Shepp-Zee!

CZeeO Rob Vardeman and Munzee Events Manager Louise Gibson are down under celebrating Australia Day this week in Shepp-Zee, Australia!

In coordination with Munzee events in the area the Shepparton City Council has changed their name for the day and adopted our -Zee suffix! The request for the name change came from Rob Steer, a local Shepparton player, who connected Munzee with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, a group that raises national awareness of organ and tissue donation through the sales of rainbow shoelaces.

On behalf of our players, Munzee is proud to announce a donation of $2,500 to the organization, which was developed by Kim and Allan Turner the parents of Zaidee. Based on the creation of two rainbow shoelace virtual gardens, Munzee donated a dollar for each Rainbow MVM deployed by players across the world. The gardens are located near Zaidee’s former primary school where a mural and dedication to her legacy can be found.

If you’re in the area, please join in the fun at one of the Munzee events in Shepp-Zee or in the Houston, TX area this weekend! You can find out more about Munzee Events HERE.

Thank you to Shepparton City Council for welcoming Munzee to your city! Thank you to Zadiee’s Rainbow Foundation for all that you do! Thank you to all of our players for getting behind this great cause! #E1EW #MunzEE #MunzeeOn!

 

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January 25, 2017

Mythological Munzee Coinz and Pins!

We’re excited to announce the release of the next set of Munzee Coinz featuring The Mythological Munzees! You’ll soon be able to track Unicorn, Leprechaun, Dragon and Yeti munzees with these limited edition coins.

As with previous Munzee Coinz, each coin has a distinct Munzee code and an Extagz code on the back. The Mythological Coinz can also be set to track each individual type by editing the coin’s settings on your Munzee online profile. By enabling this feature it will exclusively track every time you capture that particular Mythological Munzee. You can then see that tracking data on your Munzee online profile page.

For example: If you enable this feature for a Yeti coin it will only track the Yeti munzees you have captured. 

Due to the overwhelming response from our Coinz of The Month Club signups we have decided to expand our initial Mythological coin stock to include Mythological Munzee lapel pins as well. These pins will work just like Coinz, but once you purchase the pin the coin code will automatically be added to your account. Since this wasn’t initially planned the pins will not have the coin code imprinted on the back, but you can view this coin’s code on your Munzee online profile so you can still have others discover your coin.

Coins and lapel pins will go on sale Thursday January 26th at 3 PM MHQ Time in the Munzee online store. Munzee Coinz will cost $10 and and lapel pins with coin codes will cost $11. Please note that supplies are very limited. Players will be able to buy all 4 Mythologicals, but will be limited to either one coin or one pin. 

For example: You can buy a leprechaun coin and a yeti pin, but you cannot buy a leprechaun pin and a leprechaun coin. 

Follow THIS LINK to find both Coinz and Pinz!

Want to learn more about Munzee Coinz? Check out the informational video below!

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January 24, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday – Donovan Carreno

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of Donovan Carreno


Name and Title:
Donovan Carreno – Mobile App Developer

Where are you from?
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, had a brief stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and now, I live in Allen, Texas.

Tell us about yourself:
I’ve been married for almost 7 years, and we have 3 rescue dogs.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
Three weeks.


What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The people. Everyone is laid-back and willing to help each other out.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I am a self-taught guitar player, and I’ve been playing for 17 years. I also enjoy weightlifting, especially the Olympic lifts (cleans, snatches). I enjoy trying different Bourbons as a connoisseur, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had the famed Pappy Van Winkle bourbons (12-, 15-, and 20-year-olds).

Any last words?
I am a man of few words…

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January 23, 2017

Places Munzees Recommendations

We’re excited to expand our Places Munzees to new locations! However, we need your help! We’re looking for recommendations for new locations to deploy Places Munzees. In addition, we are opening up the Stadium Places type to all sports. These locations will still need to fall under the two current categories of Places Munzees: Stadiums and Airports.

You can follow this link to a Google Form where you can tell us the Type of Place, Location Name (i.e. name of the stadium or airport), and the city/state/country. This form will be live until Wednesday, January 25th at 23:59 MHQ time.

Thanks in advance for your input, and Munzee on!

 

 

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January 20, 2017

Flat Rob Reminder

Just a reminder, Rob will be out of the office for a while, so Flat Robs will be on the map beginning on Monday, January 23rd at 00:01 MHQ time. They will remain on the map until February 5th at 23:59 MHQ time. We’ve got quite a few events happening and plenty of Munzee fun to be had during that time.

Enjoy, and Munzee on!

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