Archive for December, 2017

December 11, 2017

Player of the Week: Michael Preston (Batmun)

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 Michael Preston (Batmun).

Who are you?
My Munzee name is Batmun, aka Michael. I am a massive Batman fan and loved how I was able to theme the name in with Munzee.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’m currently 922 days old, starting at the end of May 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
By accident. The family was out and about, and we saw a Munzee sticker and scanned it. We looked it up, and it looked like lots of fun. I never got points from the first one I scanned and have never been back to it. One day I will. 🙂

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
It gets us out of the house and exploring the world. We have met a few people in our local area and were lucky enough to meet Rob at an Australia Day event earlier this year. I was glad I learned about the clans as it keeps us active every month.

What is on your wish list
At the moment, I’m trying to get all of the mythologicals in one day (greedy me). I have 7, but trying for them all. The few magnets I have might help that. I love the idea of ZeeOps, but I think there needs to be a little more variety in it. Something like cap a mythological, log a Munzee coin, depending on what day of the month you do the task, cap that many munzees in the day or deploy that many. I’m also trying to win the Friday Giveaway. 🙂

Tell us about yourself!
I absolutely love the outdoors and everything in it. I love to mountain bike, take the family (2 kids and a beautiful wife that puts up with my adventures, she might be reading this 😉 ) on adventures to places we have never seen before and kayak. I’m passionate about trying to help the environment, too.

Other hobbies include:
Hiking, exploring, and I’m a cacher, too.

Any last words?
Thanks to Munzee for what they give back to the game and to us. It’s been great to meet and play with the others that I have met along the way, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Batmun also included some socials, so cap away!

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December 7, 2017

2017 Dodgy Jumper Gallery!

Our 2017 Dodgy Jumper Competition has begun, and we’ve had some great submissions so far! Below are winners from events that hosts chose or players voted on. (We may also add some honorable mentions, such as hosts who couldn’t win.) We’ll be updating the gallery as more events happen!

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December 5, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: MariSH

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 MariSH.

Hi all! I’m MariSH from Kokkola, Finland representing the NorthernWestCoast-clan.

Here are a few essentials for munzeeing in the artic climate:

  • Stickers, of course, in various styles for wooden poles and other types of surfaces
  • Heavy duty stapler with extra staples for those wooden poles
  • Power bank
  • Small torch/lighter for thawing out and heating the metal surfaces in order to get stickers to stick and to melt off ice on top of stickers (careful there)
  • Hand warmer to slip into the mitten of the operating hand, as you have to keep taking it off in order to use the phone and gloves for smartphones are useless in Finnish winter
  • All packed into a compartmentalized fanny pack (very cool, I know 😏)

Dressing for munzeeing during winter is a whole other story, but here are a few things to top it off. A headlight is good for saving the phone battery while scanning in the dark and to avoid a glare from the flash. A reflective vest is for added visibility, to avoid being hit by a car.  The studded shoes are for avoiding slipping and falling on ice.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com 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!

Munzee on!

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December 4, 2017

Player of the Week: Steve Stuart Sr. (OldSchoolSkater)

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 Steve Stuart Sr (OldSchoolSkater).

Who are you?
I’m OldSchoolSkater, a.k.a Steve Stuart Sr. My buddies call me Smooth or Smoothy, a nickname I got from the way I ride my dirt bike which apparently looks “smooth” to them.

Where in the world do you live?
In the small town of Laurel, Delaware USA, located on the Delmarva Peninsula.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since April 9th of 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
I was at a gathering of “ammo can hunters” when HiTechMD told us about this other game with stickers, and he even put a “blue one” outside of the the restaurant. Well, several people signed up and canned it while I just watched. I guess I was just too stuck on “ammo cans” at the time. Then, after a few weeks of wondering about this “blue sticker” less that 1/4 mile from my house, I decided to sign up and scan it, thus beginning my addiction to Munzee. 🙂

P.S. – Curiosity got me, so I just looked up that first capture, and here is the comment I left: “OldSchoolSkater – “my FIRST munzee… thanks HiTechMD for adding a new adventure for me… now if I get addicted to this it’s all your fault :)” – Found It”

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
This community of players is very friendly & helpful overall, and I’ve gained some good friends along the way. I really enjoy chasing Mythologicals and other “expiring specials” and will capture them at all hours of the day and night when they land around town. I also really enjoy Munzee for the goals I can set and achieve as I play the game. I like earning badges and doing ZeeOps missions as well as completing the monthly clan requirements.

What is on your wish list

  1. Air and Water Mysteries with an increased ability to attract their Mythologicals.
  2. The ability to save 2-3 different filter set-ups so that we can easily toggle between custom filter settings on the app.
  3. Additional filters on the website map for Only Physicals, Only Virtuals, Only Greenies, Only Clan Weapons, Only Jewels, Only Elementals, Only Destinations, Only Evolutions, Only RUMs, and Only Zodiacs. (I find it much easier to plan my Munzee trip on the laptop.)

Tell us about yourself!
I’ve been in the window, door, skylight, and sunroom trade for over 30 years. I started as a Pella Service Tech for 15 years before becoming a conservatory (European style sunroom) Service Tech and Installer. I’m used to climbing around on glass roofs with suction cups (similar to Spiderman). Unfortunately, I fell about 11′ (3.3m) onto concrete one dat at work and shattered my heel. No, 4 surgeries later, I’m still trying to get “back on my feet”.

I have a knee scooter that I use to get around for capping and deploying. I think it’s actually quicker and easier than walking, even if both feet were in good shape!

Other hobbies include:
Kayaking. Skateboarder for 40+ years, hence my screen name.

Any last words?
Many thanks to those players who were kind enough to nominate me for POTW, it is truly an honor. I’d also like to thank everyone from MHQ for all the hard work they do to keep Munzee fun and interesting to play.

Munzee on, everyone!!

OldSchoolSkater also included some socials, so cap away!

 

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December 1, 2017

December MunzPaks

Howdy!

Like the previous two months, December’s Physical MunzPak will include all stickers on one sheet. It includes:

  • 40 Mini Generic Stickers
  • 5 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees
  • 5 Prize Wheel Munzees
  • 10 Munzee Magnets – These will be credited to your account.

The layout for this month’s sheet is as follows.


December’s Virtual MunzPak includes the following:

  • 4 MVMs
  • 4 Virtual Color Credits
  • 3 Flat Matts
  • 4 Flat Robs

We hope you enjoy this month’s MunzPaks!

Order now at https://www.munzee.com/munzpak and Munzee on!

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