Team Munzee

March 15, 2018

Player of the Week: Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada)

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 a duo that plays together, Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada).

Who are you?
Most people know me as Ron Anderson. Many of my friends in Texas know me an tamiuron. For nineteen years in Texas, I worked at a university with the initials TAMIU. In Colorado, my identity is more about being a grandpa.

Where in the world do you live?
Now retired, we moved to Arvada, Colorado just outside of Denver two years ago.

How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up for my Munzee account on May 29, 2017, so I am still in my rookie year, learning something new almost every day.

How did you find Munzee?
SCHMITZFAMILY4 introduced me to Munzee in Corpus Christi when Munzee was new, but I was not ready yet. memfis mafia introduced me to Munzee here in Colorado, and I was hooked immediately.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The other players are great! Locally cgund, Rookies2001, and MeanderingMonkeys got me off to a good start. war1man, rosieree, and hunniees in Florida have been a great encouragement. Being retired, I am addicted to ZeeOps, and I have a hard time waiting for the next Clan War to start. I especially love the events and meeting other Munzers. My typical day is to leave the house by 5:00 a.m., chase mythologicals for two hours, spend the next two hours capturing and deploying physicals when the weather is not too cold, and then capture a few mythologicals on the way home. Once a month I like to travel to events and virtual gardens outside of Colorado.

What is on your wish list?
I wish that I could capture Nomads sitting on the munzees I deploy.

I wish that the Ultra Ops were less expensive. When I do the cost/reward analysis between three Mega Ops and two Ultra Ops, the Mega Ops win every time.

It would be nice if there were badges for capturing 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000 greenies.

Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Minnesota, grew up in California, worked 17 years in the Amazon region of Peru, and worked 19 years in Laredo, Texas as a teacher education professor. I met my wife when we both worked at Disneyland fifty years ago. We have two children who were born in Peru, and have two teenage grandsons here in Colorado. I am not one to sit and read or watch television when I can be outside looking for something. As a boy I rode my bicycle along the then rural roads of southern California looking for discarded pop bottles that I could redeem for cash. Now I drive and walk to find munzees for points.

Other hobbies include:
Grandchildren and volunteer work.

Any last words?
It is a great honor to be nominated as Player of the Week. Now I want to help grow the game and give encouragement to other players. The Munzee messaging feature and the various Facebook groups really help to keep players connected.

GrandpaArvada also included some socials, so cap away!

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March 13, 2018

Pie.. Uh.. Pi Day 2018 Specials!

If you didn’t know, Rob taught math in his pre-Munzee life. Among the, shall we say, quirks that have carried over from that time is a love for certain numbers. One of those is 3.14, or Pi. Here in the U.S., there is a large population that likes to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th (aka 3.14). We’re getting in on that celebration this year (and making it international) with our Pi Day 2018 specials!

From now (10:00 MHQ time on March 13th) through Sunday, March 18th at 23:59 MHQ time, 3141 Pi Day Specials will bounce on greenies every 3.14 hours (188 minutes) or when capped. When you cap a Pi Day Special, you will earn 31 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 14 points.

You also have the chance to earn 2 badges during this special. By capping at least one Pi Day Special, you will earn the “Pi Day 2018” badge.

The second badge is a bit different. To earn the “Mixed Fillings” badge, you have to collectively cap and/or deploy a minimum of 314 munzees of any type (e.g. cap 250 munzees and deploy 64, or cap 114 munzees and deploy 200, any combination with a sum of 314 or more) while the specials are active.

Other items to note about this special:

  • These specials will be active under the Only Expiring Specials and Only Seasonal Specials filters.
  • These can be captured on your own munzees.
  • These are attracted by Magnets.
  • These count toward the Special Hunters badges.

But that’s not all! We also have a limited number of Pi Day 2018 Personal Munzees available in the Munzee Online Store. These are circular, metal tags sublimated with the “Pi Day 2018” badge on one side and a Personal Munzee on the back.

These Personal Munzees are available for $10 while supplies last.

We hope you enjoy these specials!

Munzee on!

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March 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Flat Rob Sale!

In celebration of President Rob Vardeman’s birthday we’re excited to announce that Flat Robs are on sale in the Munzee Online Store. Not to be outdone by Flat Matt, Flat Rob is also celebrating his “26th” Birthday so enjoy 26% off Flat Robs from now until Sunday March 11th at 23:59 MHQ Time!

Now we know he may look a bit mature for 26, but he’s young at heart!  Remember to check out the March Flat schedules, so you can see when those Flat fellows will be on the map. SPOILER ALERT: Flat Robs are active all month!

Have fun, and Munzee on! Happy Birthday Rob!

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March 6, 2018

Player(s) of the Week: Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly)

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 a duo that plays together, Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly).

Who are you?
Our names are Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey. We are GoofyButterfly. Heather is Goofy and Karin is Butterfly. Our team name was formed back when we started caching. Heather’s nickname as a child was Goofy, and Karin loves Butterflies, so we put the two things together and made a team name. It was a quick put together name to try a game we thought we had little interest in, but our daughter was harassing us to try it out. So we created the name, and that is what we have been ever since.

Where in the world do you live?
We now live in Punta Gorda, Florida. Karin is originally from Calgary, AB Canada and has lived in Florida for 15 years. I am originally from IL and have now lived in Florida for 18 years.

How long have you played Munzee?
We captured our first munzee on June 8, 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
Well, Heather was sitting reading a blog one day, and Munzee was mentioned. After being addicted to caching for years, we looked up Munzee to see what it was all about. It looked like something we might be interested in, so we loaded the app on the phone. Off we went to try it out. There were 26 munzees in our little town, and we found 22 of the 26 that afternoon. The other 4 we weren’t able to find and later came to understand that they were just missing. That was our first day, and we haven’t stopped since.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
What don’t we enjoy?! Because we play as a team, there are things that we both like and things that aren’t our favorites, but there is nothing to not like about the game. It gets us out in the fresh air, and since we usually Munzee as a family (our mom and our daughter both play), we have great times together. It has taken us to places we would never have gone otherwise. We recently traveled to Georgia for an event and discovered an area that we never would have otherwise gone. We enjoy the events, spending time with old friends and making new ones. We are addicted to badges and icons and truly enjoy searching out as many as we can get. We also enjoy the fact that most of Munzee is urban play which better fits both of our personalities. Munzee makes the world a little smaller and friendlier, and this is one of our greatest pleasures we receive from Munzee.

We also like the challenge. We find someone on the daily leaderboard or the overall leaderboard, and we set our own goals of beating that score or player. We also set monthly goals for what we want to acheive. It is all in fun, and it helps Goofy’s competitive side.

What is on your wish list?

  • Badges for capturing greenies. (Because we are addicted to getting badges as we know many others are as well, this will possible help get people out capping the greens again.) For example, badges for 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000, and 100,000.
  • More badges for different types of Munzees. We love that the mystery badges just came out and would like to see more and higher badges like this for each type of Munzee. Again, it will keep folks capping those particular Munzees.
  • A routing feature in the map that will help when traveling. So if we are driving from Florida to Alberta, Canada, which route would be best to pass the most Munzees.
  • Website map filters to be able to filter specific types of Munzees.
  • A feature in the app to show if you have previously captured a Places Munzee.

Tell us about yourself!
We have been married for 4 years. We have two beautiful daughters and 3 amazing granddaughters. We bother work for Emergency Medical Services. Karin works in Patient Financial Services and Heather is a Paramedic and Dispatch Manager. Our mom enjoys Munzee and our Aunt enjoys traveling with us while we Munzee. We recruited our daughter from another game, and now she Munzees with us when we get to visit with her. We live on a small acreage on the West coast of Florida.

We have friends and family all over North America and enjoy traveling to see them. As we said earlier, we are both transplants, so our roots are elsewhere. Our family and animals are our life, and we enjoy each and every day we get to spend together.

Other hobbies include:
Who has time for other hobbies! No, really we work and also have a small farm where we raise goats and dogs. We also have an African Gray Parrot. We enjoy puzzles and travel. Karin enjoys sewing when we slow down from Munzee and life to allow her the time to sew. We both love munzee and can sit for hours just listening to great music. Heather enjoys dabbling in the auction business more for pleasure than for work. Our first favorite hobby is time with our family, then comes Munzee.

Any last words?
We have made some amazing friends and continued friendships through this game, and for that, we are so grateful. We are thankful for what Munzee does for us players and also for our communities. We would like to thank those who nominated us for Player of the Week. Munzee players we have met from around the world are kind and compassionate people, and we are so glad that . this game has brought us together.

GoofyButterfly also included some socials, so cap away!

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March 5, 2018

Munzee Version 3.4.4

Howdy, everyone!

Earlier this morning we pushed Munzee 3.4.4 to the Google Play and Apple App Stores. Along with an updated scanner and minor fixes/improvements, this new version adds support for the Mini ZeeOps that can be earned by capturing the dossiers spilled by the new Briefcase Munzees. You must have the new version of the app installed for this feature to work properly.

Good luck to those of you who are currently participating in a ZeeOp, and Munzee on!

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March 1, 2018

March Virtual MunzPak

While we’re working on changes for the Physical MunzPak, we still have the March Virtual MunzPak available for subscription today! It includes:

We hope you enjoy this month’s Virtual MunzPak, and keep an eye out for the updated Physical MunzPak information!

Munzee on!

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February 28, 2018

Go Green Munzee Events Update

Thank you for your support so far with the Go Green Munzee Events! Excited to see so many events on the calendar and I’ve been super busy responding to all your emails, creating event accounts and Trish has been drawing lots and lots of badges and icons for you all!

Trish’s diary is now full until early April. Only generic art requests moving forward for Go Green Events in March and the first week of April. I will have examples of the generic options early next week.

Here is a preview of the 4 badges available for hosts:

Attendees, I hope you’re getting your green clothes ready for the competition, you will be receiving this badge just for attending:

Go Green and Munzee On!
— Louise x

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February 28, 2018

Introducing the new Temporary Virtual!

We’re excited to announce a new product called the Temporary Virtual! This new virtual item would allow players to deploy in areas that would usually not be beneficial to place a more expensive game piece or to help other players hit goals.

Much like Flat Robs and Flat Matts. these new items will be on a new layer of the map, so you don’t have to worry about trying to deploy in areas that are already overrun with other munzees. This will be especially helpful for deploying at high profile events like Munzee Madness this weekend in Southern California!

These new items are currently for sale in the Munzee Online Store and available on Quick Deploy as of 10:00 MHQ!

Check out the stats below to learn more! **Particularly take note of how long you have to deploy these before they are auto-archived.

Temporary Virtual
Available in the Munzee Online Store

Deploy: 30
Cap/CapOn: Split 75 with a minimum of 25


Quick Deploy

Capture Radius

Proximity Rules
Only affected by other Temp Virtuals; 50 ft from others, 150ft from your own


40 every 30 days

Additional Info

  • **These will expire 30 days after PURCHASE — so think carefully about when you buy them in order to deploy them at a good time
  • There is a timer to show expiration online and in-app (like Myths/Nomads/etc)
  • Myths, Nomads or any virtual specials will NOT land on these

We love that our worldwide community works together to help one another reach their goals, whether that’s Clan Wars, ZeeOps, Events or something else entirely. We think the new Temporary Virtual will be a great tool for helping us all grow the game- even if it’s temporarily!

Thank you all for everything you do. Munzee on!


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February 28, 2018

ZeeOps: March 2018 Missions

Agents, seemingly out of nowhere the Mean Green Gang has made it’s presence felt in a BIG way. They have publicly announced their return and opened towering new headquarters in a number of major cities. What could they possibly gain by making their crime syndicate known all across the world?

The Mean Green Gang has a new battle plan- an international PR campaign! They claim to be called the “Miracle Green Group” and are a beacon of hope and world peace. We can’t allow the public to be tricked by their propaganda. It’s up to you to defeat the Mean Green Gang once more and expose them for the villains they are!

March 2018 ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You can plan your Operations at and purchase more ZeeCred in the Munzee Online Store. Remember that if you hit a snag at any point in your Operation you can use the new Mission Mulligan feature to keep going!

By completing any Operation this month you’ll earn the “Operation: Gone Green” badge.

This month’s Missions are as follows:


Basic Training +  Earn at least 1,000 points.
Defensive Training Deploy at least 10 munzees.
Offensive Training Capture at least 25 munzees.
Green Grades I– Capture at least 15 Greenies.
Green Grades II- Deploy at least 5 Greenies.


Group Training +  Earn at least 1,000 cap-on points.
Virtual Surreality Capture at least 100 virtual munzees of any type.
Emerald Enemies– Capture at least 25 Greenies.
Green Guys – Deploy at least 10 Greenies
It’s Not Easy Being Green– Capture at least 15 and deploy at least 5 Greenies


Advanced Training Earn at least 10,000 points.
Always Aware Deploy at least 50 physical munzees of any type.
Green Eye In The Sky- Capture at least 35 Greenies.
Public Zee-lations– Deploy at least 15 Greenies.
Put The ME In MEAN– Capture at least 20 and deploy at least 10 Greenies.


Expert Training– Earn at least 50,000 points.
Get The Green– Capture at least 50 Greenies.
Green Gone Good?– Deploy at least 25 Greenies.
Mean & Green – Capture at least 35 and deploy at least 20 Greenies
The Green Escape– Capture at least 250 physical type munzees.

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op

2 Flat Robs, 1 MVM, 1 Diamond Munzee, 1 Ruby Munzee, 1 Virtual Color Credit, 5 ZeeCred

Advanced Op
3 Flat Robs, 2 MVMs, 2 Briefcase Munzees, 2 Diamond Munzees, 1 Ruby Munzee, 1 Aquamarine Munzee, 2 Virtual Color Credits, 10 ZeeCred

Mega Op

3 Flat Robs, 4 MVMs, 3 Briefcase Munzees, 2 Diamond Munzees, 2 Ruby Munzees, 2 Aquamarine Munzees, 4 Color Credits, 25 ZeeCred

Ultra Op

4 Flat Robs, 5 MVMs, 4 Briefcase Munzees, 3 Diamond Munzees, 3 Ruby Munzee, 3 Aquamarine Munzees, 1 Blast Capture, 50 ZeeCred

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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February 27, 2018

ZeeOps: Mission Mulligan & Briefcase Munzee

Agents it has now been a year since we released our first set of Operations. In that time you have taken down Mean Greenies, stopped hordes of Evos, battled the ancient First Clan, and more. We thank you for your service and we’re proud to announce a couple updates regarding the program before we release the Operations for March.


To start things off, we’re excited to announce a new feature that is sure to help you all on your Missions. The new Mission Mulligan feature will allow you to continue an Operation even if you fail a Mission. So if you fail a Mission on Day 2 of an Operation, you can use this feature to complete* that Mission without risking the success of the Operation.

  • This feature can only be used once per Operation.
  • Can only be used while the Operation is still ongoing.
  • Must be used on/before your last day.

*Note you will NOT have to redo the failed Mission, it is just automatically completed for you. The Mission Mulligan will cost you 25 ZeeCred. You can utilize this feature in the online ZeeOps Dashboard, but not in-app.


The Briefcase Munzee is the first ZeeOps-specific munzee in a line of Zeecret Weapons. Similar to Clan Weapons, these physical credit items can only be earned by completing ZeeOps Operations.

When captured, the Briefcase Munzee will “spill” three “dossiers” onto greenies within a mile for 2 hours. When capped, there will be a 90% chance of a player earning 30 points. The other 10% chance will be 15 points and a Mini ZeeOp* to complete within two hours. If the player completes the Mini ZeeOp they will earn 100 points. There are a variety of Mini ZeeOps so you could get a different Operation each time!


  • Briefcase:
    • Deploy: 35
    • Capture: 45
    • CapOn: 25
  • Dossiers
    • Capture: 30 or 15 Points and a mini ZeeOp
    • CapOn (host owner): 25

*The Mini ZeeOp will automatically start when you receive it. You can do normal Operations as well during this time and it will count toward both requirements.

We think both of these features will help you along your Missions and provide some fun incentives to completing your Operations. Remember that you can earn ZeeCred by completing Operations, as a prize in Prize Wheel Munzees and through the online store HERE

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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