Archive for January, 2018

January 18, 2018

Munzee Version 3.4.1!

Exciting start to the day! Munzee version 3.4.1 has been pushed to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store this morning.

This update includes:

– Updated scanner
– Updated translations
– Fixed a problem on iOS that caused a white bar on map screen when there was no nearby activity.

– Updated scanner
– Updated translations

Per usual, there may be a delay in propagation to your area, so please be patient if you don’t see the update just yet.

Enjoy and Munzee on!

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January 17, 2018

Introducing the Classical Myth Wrangler Badge!

In December 2016 we set a new challenge for our players: Wrangle the Myths.

For the past year players have hunted down Unicorn, Leprechaun, Dragon and Yeti Mythological Munzees in a single day in order to earn the fateful Myth Wrangler badge. Those original four Myths gained some company over the year too though.

In 2017 we also released four new Mythological Munzees: The Faun, Hydra, Pegasus and Cyclops munzees. It’s about time we started wranglin’ those Myths too!

We’re excited to announce the Classical Myth Wrangler Badge. This badge is for top tier players who can capture all four Classical Mythological Munzees in one day- based on MHQ time. This is no easy task, but luckily a few Munzee Magnets should help you on your journey.

Please note that first generation Myths and AlternaMyths will not count toward this badge. Unlike the original Myth Wrangler this badge IS NOT retroactive though. The badge will begin awarding at 00:01 MHQ time on January 18th.

Happy hunting and Munzee on!

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January 15, 2018

Player of the Week: Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru)

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 Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru).

Who are you?
My name is Ilpo Metsänkylä, Munzee name tcguru.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Raisio, southwestern Finland, right next to Turku. I may be bragging a little, but Turku is definitely the Munzee capital of Finland!

How long have you played Munzee?
A few weeks ago, I turned 1,000 days, so a little less than three years. Before joining a clan in December 2015, my playing was not very intense, but since then I’ve been pretty hooked.

How did you find Munzee?
My good friend in Stockholm, Sweden, Mike a.k.a. soderhallen, introduced the game to me in March 2015. Thank you Mike! He had started a bit earlier. At the time, I didn’t even have a smartphone. I had to start off with my iPad.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Two things come to my mind at first: the physical part of the game and events. Finnish weather is not exactly the nicest when it comes to making long walks scanning Munzees, but I like it anyhow. If I may brag a little more, in 2017 I was #1 in our “Finnish physical league” the majority of months. Attending and hosting events is also something one waits for a long time in advance. The only problem is that it’s so nice to meet other players and chat with them, that I often don’t have enough time to scan all the deploys around the event area. I want to thank everyone who has deployed virtuals at our events in Turku. Keep ‘em coming, and we’ll keep scanning them!

What is on your wish list?
First is some kind of promotion for the physical game. The virts are worth so much more than most of the physical game pieces that many players ignore the physicals, at least when it’s not necessary for clan war. I don’t know if it’s possible to change the point structures of certain Munzees, for ex. the Premium Munzee, but I would welcome such a change. Imo, it’s good that many badge lines extend as far as they do now, so there are still some goals left to achieve. Especially on myths, one of my goals this year is to get the badge for 1,000 unique Unicorns. I wish there was some more badges for capping rooms at Destination Munzees, 100 rooms is something I’ve accomplished a long time ago on each.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a 45 yo mathematics teacher at a local high school, since 1999. My fiancée Päivi (Munzee name Hiipop) and I live in a house which was just built in the last 24 months. It’s almost ready, but of course there’s a whole lot to do with everything at the house. I’ve lived all my life in Turku and its neighbor cities, but in 1988–1989 I spent a year in Columbus, OH, where my father worked at the OSU. I must say I really enjoyed the sophomore year at a local high school there!

Other hobbies include:
I’ve been a collector of different things for all my life. It started with stamps when I was around 5 yo. During the 1990’s phonecards were hot, and I’ve got quite a collection of them. Music I’ve been listening to almost forever, but unlike with many music enthusiasts, cd’s are my format. Those I’ve also been collecting and have quite a few.

Any last words?
Thank you to everyone at MHQ for this wonderful game. Without it, I would be walking and riding my bike remarkably less than I now do, so I’m in pretty good shape these days. Also big thanks to everyone who nominated me, this was really a nice surprise. Let’s all make 2018 the best Munzee year so far!

tcguru also included a social, so cap away!


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January 10, 2018

International “Thank You” Day Specials!

Rob realized writing individual “Thank You” notes to everyone wasn’t exactly feasible, so we decided to go in a different direction. In celebration of International Thank You Day, we’re proud to announce we’re celebrating in the best way possible: By sending out “Thank You” cards! Over the next few days you’ll be able to capture “Thank You” note specials from Louise, Rob and Matt.

“Thank You” cards from Louise, Matt and Rob!

The International Thank You Day specials will go live on the map at 00:01 Thursday January 11th and last through 23:59 on Sunday January 14th. There will be 1,000 of each of the icons (3,000 in total) bouncing on greenies every 6 hours or when capped. When you cap any of these icons, you will earn 18 points, and the owner of the host munzee will earn 11 points.

We know what you’re thinking: What good is a “Thank You” card if you can’t read what’s inside? Well when you capture one of the icons you’ll also earn the badge for that “Thank you” note and get to see what the cards says. Will you be able to capture all three?

Per usual these will also count toward the Special Hunter badge line, so be sure to cap as many as you can! You can capture these specials on your own munzees and they will all be attracted to Magnets.

Thank you once again to our awesome community of players! We couldn’t do all of this without you and we’re so thankful to have you as a part of our game. Now get out and Munzee on, because #TheTimeIsNow!

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January 8, 2018

MHQ Bash 5 Dates!

Hey, everyone!

Back in 2014, we held the inaugural MHQ Bash. It’s hard to believe that this will be our 5th year, but we’re ready to make this one the best we’ve ever had! While we can’t share all of the details yet, we can tell you the dates.

MHQ Bash 5 will be held Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th, 2018! We currently have 4 events (Friday Night, Saturday Morning, Saturday Evening, and Sunday Morning) on the Munzee Calendar, and we will be updating you with more information as soon as we can share it.

We hope to see you in McKinney in October!

Munzee on!

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January 5, 2018

Player of the Week: Rod Myers (Rodrico101)

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 Rod Myers (Rodrico101).

Who are you?
My name is Rodrico101, a.k.a. Rod Myers.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA in the heart of the midwest.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing May 25, 2015, but wasn’t really hooked until I attended my first event on July 4th that year.

How did you find Munzee?
I was caching and writing on the log when I noticed the previous log said “bonus Munzee nearby”. Being curious, I went home and did a search. I thought it looked like fun and downloaded the app.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy the new friendships I’ve made. I’ve met people from all over the world and have had the privilege to meet some of you face-to-face at events. Munzee has also given me a reason to do more outside. My kids, Lane (Magnacharge) and Gabby (Gabbster) play as well, and it gives us the opportunity to hike trails more, search for things while on roadtrips that we may have never found, and do more as a family.

What is on your wish list

  1. I love to build gardens. I would love to see an “official” player-built Munzee garden list, complete with a link on the website. Along with that, I’d like to see some sort of POI-type Munzee that could be added to these gardens as perhaps a cornerstone or part of the design.
  2. I enjoy the Evolution Munzees and would love to see some new creative types that can be capped more than once.
  3. I’d like to see a ZeeOps only special reward (player deployable icon) for playing the Ops, much like clan weapons are to Clan Wars.

Tell us about yourself!
I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life. I went to college with the intent of becoming a math teacher but was offered an entry-level management job at the retail store I was working for. Thirty some years later and various management positions, I’m still there. I have two great kids that remind me every day what life is really about.

Other hobbies include:
I’ve always had a love for photography, first with film, and now with digital, which lead to a love for Photoshop and digital creativity. Music has always been an important part of my life. I play guitar and bass and have had fun in various bands over the years.

Any last words?
Thanks to Munzee and the friendships I’ve made. A special thank you to those that nominated me. I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring. Keep an eye on the event schedule, and come visit us!

Rodrico101 also included a social, so cap away!

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January 2, 2018

January 2018 Flat Schedules

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve got the schedules for Flat Rob and Flat Matt for you!

Flat Rob

  • Friday, January 12th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, January 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, January 24th at 00:01 MHQ time through Wednesday, January 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Matt

  • Tuesday, January 2nd at 12:00 MHQ time through Sunday, January 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, January 9th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, January 12th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, January 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, January 22nd at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, January 26th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, January 29th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, January 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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January 1, 2018

2017 In Review and Looking Forward to 2018

2017 was a great year. We tried to encompass our theme of “Everyone. Everywhere.” into all that we did. There were learning experiences along the way, but the community consistently pushed us to provide the best game and experiences we could. For that, we thank you tremendously. Below, we have some “year-in-review” stats and messages from the team followed by more information about our 2018 theme.

Munzee Events from Louise

Wow, what a year 2017 has been for Munzee Events. To everyone everywhere, thank you all for keeping me so busy!

We’ve had some fantastic events this year from the Tea Parties to our 6th Birthday celebrations, the MunzFit Events to the Christmas Parties that are just wrapping up now. 525 events to be precise, most hosted by you, our wonderful players, and some hosted by us at MHQ. We were delighted to welcome so many of you to our new office in McKinney back in September and had our first events with the whole MHQ  team.

We have greatly enjoyed coming to your events all over the world too, thank you for inviting us and being such wonderful hosts. Personally, my absolute highlight was celebrating my birthday with over 100 Munzee players at the Australia Day events back in January!

We’ve introduced new exciting merchandise exclusive to events and created Emerald Gardens all over the world. We also hit new record attendance levels with the events in Germany this summer, absolutely brilliant stuff!

I look forward to meeting more of you virtually as I work with you to create your Munzee Events and can’t wait to meet even more of you out and about at your amazing events.

Thank you for your support, Munzee On!


There are quite a few things that could be said about 2017. We went through a lot of changes in efforts to do what we thought was best for the game and company. The community was always at the forefront when we made decisions, and “Everyone. Everywhere.” wasn’t just a theme but a way of thinking.  Check out some of the stats from this year:

As we mentioned in the podcast, our theme for 2018 is “The Time is Now.” Over the years, there has been projects and ideas that we haven’t had the time or resources to implement. With the staff and resources we have after merging with Freeze Tag, we can finally put these ideas into action. These range from gameplay changes to a new app and work on them will begin immediately. While you may not see them immediately, be sure that we are working to make the game and app better than ever.

Once again, thank you for everything you have done to help grow the game and support other member’s of the community.

Happy New Year, and Munzee on!

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