Archive for May, 2018

May 22, 2018

Cirque Du Munz Birthday Events!

Come one, come all, for Zee Greatest Show on Earth! Welcome to Cirque Du Munz!

For Munzee’s seventh birthday we’ve decided to run off to the circus! Come join us under the big top for the entire month of July. We’ll have specials, spectacles, and surprises of all sorts. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks, but per usual our Events Manager Louise wanted to give all of you a heads up so YOU can start planning your own circus events. Learn more below!

From Louise, Munzee Events Manager — 

Are you ready to celebrate our 7th Birthday with us?

We will be hosting two Official Birthday Bashes this July at both of our HQ branches:
McKinney, TX: July 14, 2018- LEARN MORE!
Tustin, CA: July 21, 2018- LEARN MORE!

We’re sponsoring two grand scale birthday events as well:
Cedar Rapids, IA: July 7, 2018- LEARN MORE!
Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany : July 6-8, 2018- LEARN MORE!

We will also be opening it up to you, our lovely players, to celebrate worldwide throughout the whole of July and it’s a circus theme!

Get your events on the calendar (https://calendar.munzee.com/submit) and choose from one of the following packages, there are 4 available, each with a unique host badge:

  • The Clown – Basic event and no proximity restrictions – $30
  • The Strong Man – The Clown plus 5 mystery virtuals – $35
  • The Unicyclist – The Strong Man plus badge and icon – $135
  • The Ring Leader – The Unicyclist plus Eventzee – $185

If you would like your guests to receive a free emerald please let me know, that’s $20 extra and can be added onto any Birthday package.

As always there will be an Attendee Badge and plenty of extras! Get your events on the calendar, package requests in and artwork suggestions in ASAP, especially if you’re hoping for merchandise too. As Trish’s diary starts to fill up we will move to generic art options to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to partying with you, Munzee On!

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May 17, 2018

Towel Day 2018 Specials

DON’T PANIC.

We’ve got a new special in celebration of the fandom holiday Towel Day! On May 25th each year fans of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” series carry towels in remembrance of author Douglas Adam’s work. Why towels you may ask? Well in Adam’s own words “A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value… More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value.”

Since we like to celebrate things a bit early, starting May 18th at 00:01 MHQ time 1,979 Munzee Towel Day Specials will be on the map until May 27th at 23:59 on . These specials will bounce on greenies every six hours or when capped. As we all know, a towel with a “Thumbs Up” is the universal symbol for intergalactic hitchhikers, so when you cap a Munzee Towel Special three Hitchhiker Specials will be scattered to greenies within a 1/2 mile for 2 hours or when capped. Better pick up those hitchhikers before somebody like a Vogon or a pair of mice does. That would be unfortunate.

Points: 

Towel Day Special:
Capture/Cap-On: Split of 42 with minimum of 5.

Hitchhiker Special:

Capture: 21
Cap-On: 21

You’ll earn a badge for capturing one of the Towel Day Specials, but we’re going to keep the artwork a surprise because it’s THAT COOL. How cool? So cool that it will definitely live up to the hype. What could possibly go wrong with hyping up artwork that has certainly already been completed?

Towel Day Specials will be attracted to Munzee Magnets so be sure to stock up on those in the Freeze Tag Online Store.

You CAN capture these specials on your own greenies and both Specials will count toward the Specials Hunter badges as well.

Good luck on your travels and remember to bring a towel. #MunzeeOn #TowelDay2018

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May 15, 2018

UK Events Reminder

Howdy, everyone!

We just wanted to remind you that Rob and Louise will be attending two events this weekend in the UK (this one and this one)! They will also be taking a trip to cap the newest Emerald Garden in Richmond Park on Friday. There are still plenty of Emerald Pins available in the Freeze Tag Online Store and time to get one before they get capped!

There is also a growing number of Flat Lous in the area, so make sure to add your own. Flat Robs and Flat Lous are both currently active on the map and Flat Matt will be active on Saturday!

We hope you’re having a great week, and we look forward to announcing some fun new things soon!

Munzee on!

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May 14, 2018

Player of the Week: Becky Forsythe (rgforsythe)

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 Becky Forsythe (rgforsythe).

Who are you?
My player name is rgforsythe. My real name is Becky Forsythe.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Battle Ground, Washington USA.

How long have you played Munzee?
My sister downloaded the app on my phone in January 2013 because she was playing, but he phone went dead. In the process, she made me an account, but I didn’t start playing for nearly two years. I stated playing January 13, 2015. I think my cap streak goes from that day, also. I get hooked so easily.

How did you find Munzee?
I injured my Achilles tendon and couldn’t do anything but sit around, so I started cleaning up my phone and saw the app that my sister had downloaded nearly two years earlier. I opened it and started capping things. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, and of course it was on my sister and brother-in-law’s account, so I immediately got them banned for playing on two devices that were 4,000 miles apart. Once we got everything straightened out, I started to play. It took a long time for my leg to heal, so walking short distances to cap was a perfect recovery and gave me a reward when I actually found a munzee to cap. It is much better now.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I like hand capping because that way I continue to walk with purpose. If I have time, I will even hand cap a virtual garden just because I like to. Other things I like a whole lot are the new people I have met from around the world and the good times I spend with family and friends on Munzee expeditions. I recently got to attend a Go Green Event in Budapest, Hungary. Everyone there was so great, and it really didn’t matter that I didn’t speak an Hungarian. Players helped anyway they could — some by pointing, other by speaking English to us. I also like that the game moves at a god pace and that it keeps changing and growing.

What is on your wish list?
I would like to see a way to help long-time players feel like they can still play in Clan Wars without traveling. It seems like more and more I hear long time players concerned about cap points because they have capped everything within 20 miles of their home. This month (April 2018) is great because of all of the recycles. And as long as I am wishing, I would also like to see an Emerald Garden in Delta Park, Portland, Oregon.

Tell us about yourself!
My husband (amadoreugen) and I play Munzee together. We are both very competitive people, so this has been a friendly source of rivalry for us both. We also love to travel and are fortunate to have played in over 25 countries. We have a lifestyle of long distance walking and have documented more distance than the distance around the world at the equator. We particularly enjoy one of our personal goals: to walk all of the National Trails of Great Britain. I think we have completed 8 so far, so we might run out of energy before we get done.

Other Hobbies Include:
Besides my love for walking, I love glass and beads. I have a tiny lampwork studio that doubles as a work shop for other jewelry component making, particularly glass fusing and metal work that I sell to local jewelry makers. Nothing valuable, but a nice creative outlet for me.

I own a small business selling ceramic beads that are imported from Kenya. This supports a project that was started by an amazing woman 40 years ago to provide salaried employment for women in Nairobi so they do not need to live in the slums any longer. The beads are beautiful, and I usually sell them at trade shows, but as any business person knows, I am always willing to sell to anyone at any time. I make custom jewelry orders for customers out of these beads too.

Any last words?
I want to thank the person who nominated me as Player of the Week and also all of the players for continuing to cap my deploys. I also want to thank the hard workers at MHQ for everything they do to make my day a little happier and a lot more fun. Please keep up the good work; you are all such creative thinkers. Jibby!

rgforsythe also included some socials, so cap away!

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May 10, 2018

Announcing Rock, Paper, Scissors Badges!

Rock. Paper. Scissors. SHOOT!

We’re excited to announce a new line of badges for capturing and deploying Rock, Paper, Scissors Munzees! As part of the gaming line, RPS Munzees actually include a mini game of Rock, Paper, Scissors which you can earn more points for winning. Since this is such a unique type of Munzee there’s a special third line of badges for winning games of RPS too!

We’ll just show the first of each badge line for now, but you can probably guess the themes for each:

Capture:

Paper Boy- Capture 10 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees

Deploy:

Rock vs Scissors- Deploy 1 Rock Paper Scissors Munzee

Winning:

Bronze Paper- Win 1 game of Rock Paper Scissors.

These badges won’t be easy to come by, but they are retroactive, so your past captures, deploys and wins will count toward these. The badges are now live and available to earn.

Help out your fellow players by deploying RPS stickers as well! For a limited time you can purchase 5 RPS Munzees for $3.50 (regularly $5) in the Munzee Online Store.

You can also pick up another gaming munzee on sale too. For a limited time Prize Wheel 5 packs are on sale for $17.50 (regularly $25). These are great if you still need to earn the Prize Wheels badges. Who knows, maybe that badge line will be extended in the future too…

The sale will run until Monday at 10:00 MHQ time, so get rocking n’ rolling!

Happy hunting and Munzee on!

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May 8, 2018

Custom Coexist Collection for GeoWoodstock!

Howdy, everyone!

Rob and Matt will be heading to GeoWoodstock 16 in Cincinnati at the end of the month. In the spirit of coexisting, we’re releasing a Custom Coexist Campaign Collection for players attending GeoWoodstock this year. This collection includes a custom t-shirt, a (special) custom referral card, and a Personal Munzee for $15.00 (plus tax).

While we aren’t releasing the full design quite yet, we wanted to show you the “promoter” sleeve that will be available for these specific shirts. You must be present at the Munzee GeoWoodstock event on May 25th (more details to come) to pick up the collection. No collections will be shipped, and other players cannot pick up your collection for you (unless you miss Friday night and get it Saturday morning). MUST PICK UP IN PERSON…NO EXCEPTIONS. Clear enough? 😉 Don’t order if you are not going to be there.

You must order by Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 MHQ time.

After GeoWoodstock, a worldwide Coexist Collection t-shirt will be made available in the Freeze Tag Online Store. (More information will be available regarding that after the event.)

We hope to see you at GeoWoodstock coexisting with us!

Munzee on!

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May 7, 2018

It’s Matt’s Anniversary Sale!

Today is Matt’s 4 year anniversary as a part of Team Munzee, and Flat Matt is celebrating!

From now through Monday, May 14th at 15:00 MHQ time, Flat Matts will be 25% off in the Freeze Tag Online Store.

In addition, the Flat Matt schedule has been updated to include Thursday, May 10th, so Flat Matts will be live during the entire week!

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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