Team Munzee

June 22, 2017

6th Birthday Events UPDATE

Hello from a swelteringly hot London!

I hope you’re all getting excited about July and all the 6th Birthday events. There are 80 on the calendar to choose from! It’s not too late to get your events on there, it’s quite late for artwork though, our designers’ diaries are full to bursting and we can only accommodate pretty simple requests for July at this stage I’m afraid.

Trish has recently finished the badges for attending and hosting, they are SUPER! Here is a sneak preview for you. There are 4 host badges up for grabs, the Super Scott, Super Matt, Super Trish and Super Dylan. I’m on the Attendee Badge and there is an icon featuring Super Rob for everyone who goes to a Birthday event and captures the Event Indicator Pin.

Don’t forget that Dan the Man will be giving freebies to all attendees when they capture the event badge if the host has opted for that $20 extra and there will be surprises thrown in for all Birthday events as per usual, don’t miss out, plan your event today!

Stay safe and Munzee On!

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June 22, 2017

MHQ Visit Requests

We love it when players choose to visit MHQ. To give you the best experience possible, we would love for you to let us know in advance. This is especially the case if you are traveling long distances and have a limited time to visit MHQ.

To ensure you have a great time visiting us, we have set up a Google Form that can be found here and on our contact page.

After filling out this form (which contains contact information and date/time of visit among other things), you will be contacted by Teraca (our Director of HR) to confirm your visit as well as let you know any pertinent information. If there is a conflict with your request, she will try and work out a solution with you.

**Please note that it is not necessary to fill out this form when attending official MHQ events found on the Munzee Calendar such as our 6th Birthday Event or MHQ Bash. The on-site Munzee store is also open anytime during our work hours, so this form is specific to those players who are interested in a special tour/visit.

We’ve had players from all over the world visit MHQ, and we can’t wait to meet more people. Schedule your visit today!

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June 19, 2017

Introducing the Water Mystery Munzee!

The floodgates have opened and the latest Elemental Munzee is now for sale- Welcome the Water Mystery Munzee!

This physical munzee type may hold the key to the Fountain of Youth, but it is not without its risks. When you cap a Water Mystery Munzee three water droplets will scatter to greenies within one mile of the surrounding area. When you cap the scattered droplet you have the chance of drinking pure water, toxic water or salt water. Depending on the cleanliness of the water you will either earn points, lose points, or nothing will happen.

The water will evaporate after two hours though so be quick! Water Mysteries will also attract Hydra Mythological Munzees soon as well.

Name: Water Mystery Munzee

Points:
Deploy: 50
Cap/CapOn: Split of 60 with min of 5.

When captured, three water droplets spread on greenies within a mile.

These have three outcomes:

  • Pure Water: Cap: 50, CapOn: 10
  • Salt Water: Cap: 0, CapOn: 0
  • Toxic Water: Cap: -5, CapOn: 10

Availability

Water Mystery Munzees are available NOW in the Munzee Online Store. They are physical stickers sold in blocks of 10 for $20 USD.

You can also stock up on Fire, Ice and Earth Mysteries in the Elemental Munzee Pak which will include 10 Fire, Ice and Earth Mystery Munzees for $40. You can also find these in the Munzee Online Store.

Capturing Water Mystery Munzees will also help count toward the new Elemental Munzee badges too!

Have fun, and #MunzEE on! #E1EW

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June 16, 2017

Join us for a Spectacular 6th Birthday Bash!

MHQ is hosting a Spectacular 6th Birthday Bash in July and we want you to join us! We’ll have snacks and of course some celebratory cupcakes, as well as SUPER new badge.

The event will run from 2-5 PM, on July 14th at MHQ and members of Team Munzee will be hanging out. We’ll also have some fun party favors for those in attendance, so don’t miss out!

We’ll have a lot more birthday announcements to make over the next few weeks, but we wanted to make sure everyone had enough time to plan ahead. Be sure to RSVP to the event on the Munzee Calendar so we can get an idea of how many people we’re expecting.

Don’t forget that you can also host your own Munzee Birthday event, but sign up soon!

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June 15, 2017

Meet Munzee… err… WallaBee: Robbie’s New Office!

The all new MHQ is up and running! We understand that everyone can’t make it to Texas to visit in person though. So to embrace our 2017 theme of “Everyone. Everywhere.” we’re hosting a series of video interviews with staff members about their new offices. This week the focus is on our sister app WallaBee and the WallaBee manager Robbie McGuire! Watch the video below to check out Robbie’s new office.

To learn more about WallaBee check out https://www.wallabeegame.com/!

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June 14, 2017

Introducing Elemental Munzee Badges!

We’re excited to announce the release of a new line of badges for capturing Elemental Munzees! Do you think you can harness the energy of the world’s elements?

You can earn these badges by capturing Fire, Ice and Earth Munzees… and maybe something else soon.

The first of three badges is for beginners of the Elemental Arts and you can earn it by capturing 100 Elementals of any kind. All of the Elemental Munzee badges are retroactive, but they will remain hidden until you unlock the requirements for the next badge. The badges will go live at 00:01 MHQ on Thursday June 15th.

You can help out your fellow players with their caps and purchase an Elemental Munzee Pak HERE

Good luck on your journey to master the elements! Munzee on!

Elemental Arts- Capture 100 Elemental Munzees of any kind.

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June 13, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday: Chris Houlihan

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 Chris Houlihan.


Name and Title:

Chris Houlihan, Director of Technical Operations

Where are you from?
Flower Mound, Texas

Tell us about yourself:
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in computer science. Prior to that, I was a math major at the University of Chicago until I realized how much I disliked higher level math. I have been in software development for over 20 years working in defense, telecom, and enterprise software. I transitioned into development management about ten years ago and found that I really enjoyed it. I have never stopped coding, though. I am married and have seven kids at last count.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
One week.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The team.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Developing games, herding children

Any last words?
Not yet.

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June 12, 2017

Player of the Week: Brian Glaski (cachewhisperer)

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, Brian Glaski (cachewhisperer).

Who are you?
Brian G. aka cachewhisperer

Where in the world do you live?
Currently Orlando, FL

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been a member since 2012

How did you find Munzee?
I was on a road trip with War1man and Rosieree to WV for a Hatfield and McCoy Tour hosted by some great friends. Every now and then along the way, Warren would find a munzee nearby and run back to the car to grab his phone. That night, at dinner in a local restaurant, there was a QR code on a ketchup bottle. Making a joke to YankaBucs about scanning the ketchup munzee, it turned out to be worth 1 point. I was shocked and downloaded the app. That ketchup bottle was my second munzee scanned after a regular virtual.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy the walking aspect of the game. I’m very competitive with points, but I will never let the original intention of the game to get people out walking for exercise to escape me.

What is on your wish list?
One day, I would like to get over to Europe and see where their Munzee trails bring me. Or maybe even a clan war month with no virtual captures/CapOns. Just physicals. I like a challenge.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a paramedic working my way up with training and experience and eventually have a goal of becoming a firefighter/paramedic in NH.

Other hobbies include:
From time to time I do enjoy taking out the golf clubs and smacking a few around. My game has improved quite a bit lately, so if MHQ is up for a challenge… Haha.

Any last words?
Isn’t this what they ask you before pulling the switch on the electric chair? I’d like to say thanks to the MHQ staff for all that they do. It’s not an easy job pleasing everyone, but there are many that appreciate what you do.

cachewhisperer has included a social, so cap away!

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June 9, 2017

Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway Video Contest!

You may know Daniel Hammock as “hksfarm,” “Support,” or “The Ban Hammer” of Munzee, but did you know he’s quite the Youtube video connoisseur?

Hksfarm hosts the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” video contest where players around the world submit Munzee-themed videos for a chance to win prizes. If you haven’t already you should join his Facebook group and join in on the fun!

The rules are simple:

  • hksfarm posts the theme for month in the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” Facebook group.
  • Players film and edit a Munzee video relating to that theme and upload it to Youtube.
  • Once it’s uploaded, players share it in the Facebook group and their name will be added into the prize drawing.
  • On the last day of the month, submissions will be final and hksfarm will draw a name from those that submitted a video. 

In addition for a chance to win prizes, players will also earn a sweet Unicorn badge for participating and the winner will receive the coveted Golden Unicorn badge! To qualify for the badge and giveaway, videos MUST be on YouTube.com and link posted in a separate post, also post your username. No skill or expensive camera equipment are needed because the final drawing is random. 

This month’s challenge is to share a video of a deployed munzee in the dark with the moon in the footage, so get ready to adventure through the night!

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June 8, 2017

Meet Munzee: Scott’s New Office!

The all new MHQ is up and running! We understand that everyone can’t make it to Texas to visit in person though. So to embrace our 2017 theme of “Everyone. Everywhere.” we’re hosting a series of video interviews with staff members about their new offices. Check out Munzee Co-Founder and VP of Technology Scott Foster’s new office!

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