NEWS

January 13, 2017

Coinz Of The Month Club

We’re proud to announce the latest addition to the MunzPak family: The Coinz of The Month Club! This monthly subscription service features two unique munzee game coins each month. The enamel coins include both a munzee coin code as well as an Extagz code. These limited edition items will come in a variety of fun designs and will be exclusive to this club. For $15 USD per month, you get a minimum of $20 worth of products.

Sign up for The Coinz Of The Month Club will be held Monday, January 16th at 3 PM CST at https://www.munzee.com/munzpak.

Space for the Coinz Of The Month Club is very limited so subscriptions are on a first come, first served basis. The first month is limited to the first 100 subscribers, but we plan on expanding the subscription limits in the future.

Just register once and then you will be charged monthly. You don’t have to do anything again. Each month, from the day you registered, we’ll send out your next Coinz Of The Month and it will be on your door or in your inbox as fast as the Munzee elves can get it there. Or at least as fast as standard mail ships. (NOTE: The monthly cycle begins on the 16th of each month, i.e. new coins and spaces in the service become available on the 16th.)

Alongside new Coins every month, Coinz Of The Month subscribers will also earn an awesome new badge just for joining!

Want to learn more about Munzee Coinz? Check out the informational video below!

January 1, 2017

The Munzee 2017 Theme

In 2017 Team Munzee has big plans that will test our abilities. We are going to spread the word about Munzee far and wide.

Our goal is simple: Everyone. Everywhere.

Our worldwide game gets bigger every day, so we want to include new players and areas as well as continue to grow our current communities. We can’t do it alone, though! With the help of our passionate players, we know even more people worldwide will embrace our game in the year to come.

To kick off the new year we’ve taken some of the photos our Munzee players have uploaded while playing and posted them into this collage of the world. Our game is worldwide in both places and people and 2017 will take that all to the next level.

Visit https://2017.munzee.com/ to check out this interactive collage. Just zoom in with your computer’s mouse wheel to see photos taken from players like YOU! You can also check out an excerpt of the Letter From The President, see some of 2016’s gameplay statistics, and follow links to other Year In Review blog posts.

Over the next 12 months, we have all sorts of exciting stuff planned, and we want you involved every step of the way. Use the hashtags #MunzEE and #E1EW to let us know how you embrace “Everyone. Everywhere.” all year long.

Happy New Year and cheers to everyone, everywhere!

*The collage may have issues loading on Chrome web browsers. If the collage does not load correctly you may have to change your browser’s permissions.*

December 31, 2016

2016- Letter From The President

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

As I sit and reflect on 2016, I’m not even sure how to encompass the entire year in one quick letter. There have been some amazing moments and some very difficult ones as well. As usual we’ve made some tweaks that have been wildly popular and others that have touched a nerve. Through it all I can honestly look back on the year and see that each choice along the path has lead us to the best possible place to launch into 2017, with an “All In” enthusiasm.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit new locations across the world this year in order to help you spread the word about Munzee. Each trip allows me to meet players that are the core to our game, and I hope you know that our interactions mean the world to me. I enjoy hearing the stories of improved health, weight loss, and how Munzee has introduced you to a worldwide community of people you now call friends. The same is true for me. Physically I’m in the best shape of the past 20 years, due in no small part to our MunzFit initiative. You can look forward to a renewed focus on this sector of our game in 2017. I currently have plans to send members of the team to events all over the world, with announcements being prepared for the upcoming months. Here’s a sneak peek for a few we will attend, and others we already have our eyes on as possibilities. If you would like to be considered for a visit by Team Munzee get your event on the calendar soon and start promoting it! We are quickly finalizing details on a unique location and opportunity to celebrate our 6th birthday. However, we want to go ahead and invite you to join the party in Muncie, Indiana from the 21st of July through the 23rd. We are also working on tools for you to use to reach out to your local organizations to spread the word about Munzee. Worldwide events are our main tool to grow this game, so we will invest our resources in streamlining the processes and providing you even more necessary tools to be amazing!

I’ve been fortunate to present donations to several charitable organizations on behalf of our worldwide player base. It is part of the mission of Munzee to build strong communities, and this giving back is our way of doing this locally and globally. In 2017 you will see our charity-based focus continue to shine through. This is core to who we are and what we believe Munzee should do. We will continue to look for charities that have the ability to impact global communities. This ties in with our 2017 theme, which will be announced in the coming days.

I’ve been asked to share with you some of the things you can expect from Munzee for 2017. As most of you know, I possess a talent for being completely vague in responding to questions about the future. Many times in the past it is because we literally had not planned beyond the things you already knew about (that’s serious transparency there). I’m proud to say we are approaching 2017 with MANY things already in motion for expansions to current things and introducing new programs alike. *Drumroll please*…I’m excited to announce ZeeOps is almost here! We have been working diligently behind the scenes to bring this to life. The basic premise behind ZeeOps is best described as individual clan wars. There will be an opportunity for you to earn, and purchase, Zee Credits (I’m calling it Zee Cred) to be redeemed for ZeeOps which will contain daily missions. When the ZeeOp (Operation) is completed you will earn rewards. All the details will be released in the next 1000 hours, so get ready for an amazing kick off to 2017. In addition we have been excited about the buzz around our Munzee coin line. We have been working diligently to design new styles and have great news for you early in the New Year about this fun addition to the game. This will include a full explanation of what Coinz are and how to use them. A Roverhaul is being discussed with probable implementation as we enter the MHQ summer months. We will have some awesome monthly themes you will see across the entire company in many facets.

I’m proud of our team and what we have accomplished this year. As in every company individuals come and go from time to time, and we have seen several members of the team move on this year. It was difficult in the moment but the remaining team has stepped in and made the best of every opportunity. I’m fortunate to lead a worldwide family of team members that are motivated everyday to do their best for you, our players. In the end we all want to provide the best experience for you, so you will share our little game with your friends and family. You are our most valuable team member and resource and we remember that daily. In 2017 we will grow our MHQ staff, focusing on the tech team in order to provide more timely updates to our apps and websites. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure in 2016 with plans in 2017 to prepare for, and push on toward 500,000 players worldwide across Munzee Inc games. We will launch an Android version of our popular collection game, WallaBee in early 2017. We will also focus on finding additional partnerships to expand the reach of Munzee.

In closing, I have to say I’m humbled and deeply honored to continue to serve as President of a company that provides the games we do. I will continue to lead our company in line with our mission, to provide innovative apps that build community and make a worldwide impact. If I’ve never had the privilege to interact with you, I hope this year I am able. I’m fairly active in our Facebook groups, occasionally on Twitter or Instagram, and always available via Munzee message (coachV). Additionally, you can find me in my two dimensional version in app anytime I’m away from the office. 🙂 Thank you for the difference you make in my life, and the lives of our team members, through playing one of our “games”. It’s my personal mission to make a difference in your life as well. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Munzee On!

-Rob Vardeman
CZeeO, Munzee Inc. 

December 29, 2016

2016- Eventzee

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

As Director of Operations for Eventzee, it has been a pleasure seeing this section of the company grow exponentially in its second year. We have worked on so many unique events, seen thousands of amazing photos and pushed our mobile scavenger hunt app to new levels.

So much has happened this year it’s impossible to list everything. Our app had tons of updates including awesome new features and fixes to bugs. We got a much needed website update through the awesome work from front end developer/designer Judy Nguyen.

Eventzee’s goal for 2016 was to find new avenues of business and work with an even greater variety of conferences, festivals and events of all shapes and sizes. By enhancing our outreach efforts we have built relationships with recurring clients and begun developing partnerships with other scavenger hunt companies.

Specifically we would like to thank Distel Wolfe Events, Thrill of The Hunt, and City Fun Group for adapting the Eventzee app into their own companies’ event selections. While Eventzee offers a service for customizable mobile based scavenger hunts, these partners can offer a more hands on approach to developing clues, running events and more. Each of these companies has helped us expand our worldwide player base and also offered invaluable suggestions for making the most out of our app updates.

To learn more about Eventzee’s partnership program contact[email protected].

Perhaps the greatest partnership of all is with our parent company Munzee. With the help of Munzee Events Manager Louise Gibson player events have utilized Eventzee in great ways. Dedicated players have shown how well they can host events of their own with ease and are constantly discovering new ways to play.

To learn more about hosting your own Munzee Event or to see if there is an event near you, check out https://calendar.munzee.com/!

While much of our focus went toward growing business, we also continued to enjoy the smiles, laughs and, of course, high fives from our players this year. It’s always a pleasure when we can go to events and see the game in action, so we hope to travel even more next year.

This year alone Eventzee had 262,380 photos taken through the app and we hosted 875 events! We’re so excited for 2017 and all the bigs things to come. Thank you to everyone who made 2016 great- see you next year!

-Dylan Derryberry
Director of Operations, Eventzee

Eventzee: Scavenger Hunts Made Easy was created by Munzee Inc. in 2015. The app is currently available for iOS and Android devices.

To learn more about Eventzee visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

December 28, 2016

2016- WallaBee In Review

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

Robbie McGuire, WallaBee Manager

We are lovingly calling 2016 the year of growing pains. As Munzee has had WallaBee for a year now, we’ve seen many growth opportunities- some good, some bad- that have added great changes in the app and community. We’re proud of everything we accomplished this year and excited for what’s to come.

~Community~
The BeeKeeper program has grown from a few players approving places to a full-fledged team of forum moderators, helping make the game better for all.

Hardships were found in the community, from simple drama to losing players to death. Through it all, the community has found a way of coming together to hold others up. You don’t see this kind of community through normal mobile gaming and we’re proud to be a part of it.

WallaBee “One Year With Munzee” Celebration in Anaheim, CA.

~Gaming~
Over 350 items were released in 2016. Sets like Wombie Walentine Wapocolypse, Tell Us A Tale, Veni Vidi Mixi, Sushi Madness, BCA, and Cracking Under Pressure have showcased the types of sets that WallaBee is known for.

Users were able to commission new uniques for the first time in a long time. Players are also able to save more than 255 Unique items to their set without issues. With the addition of over 90 new uniques this year, the extra room was definitely needed.

New subcategories were added to the map, some previous subcategories were adjusted to blend categories, and players can now stash more items than ever. It is obvious that locations have been modified to best accommodate players, wherever they are.

~Extra Fun~
We also saw the addition of various physical items, like the pins, shirts, and the Limited Edition WallaBee Card Game. This game was created by staff for a completely new experience with the WallaBee artwork you know and love.

Plans for 2017
The biggest question on everyone’s mind is: “When does Android come out?” We are working hard to make this dream a reality. We anticipate launching the Android app in Spring 2017 (date TBD).

Beyond the player support and gameplay you’ve grown to expect, you can expect to see exciting game growth, technology improvements, and even more items to collect. We are excited for what 2017 has in store for WallaBee! Join us as we take this road together.

-Robbie McGuire
WallaBee Manager

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WallaBee: Trading and Collecting Game was acquired by Munzee Inc. in 2015. The app is currently available on iOS devices and an Android version is coming soon.

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

December 21, 2016

Introducing the Myth Wrangler Badge!

For over a year now our players have travelled the world in search of the mythological munzees, capturing Unicorns, Leprechauns, Dragons and Yetis. While many have captured all four, an even rarer feat will now be awarded: The Myth Wrangler Badge.

This badge is for the best of the best who can capture all 4 Mythological Munzees in one day- based on MHQ time. A collection like this isn’t easy to come by, but we know you will persevere!

This badge IS retroactive and will begin awarding at 00:01 MHQ time TOMORROW (December 22).

We hope you enjoy this new badge!

Munzee on!

June 15, 2016

The Dragon Slayer

Sometimes it is good to take a quick break from 100% Munzee posts and let you know something personal about members of Team Munzee. Especially when one of our members accomplishes something amazing that needs to be shared! Today that team member is Louise. You probably know her as our Munzee Events Manager and have dealt with her if you have ever hosted an event. On June 5th she added another title after her name, The Dragon Slayer.

Louise made it clear from day one she is a serious cyclist but no one was prepared for the feat she would accomplish on June 5th. She cycled in the Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France. The Dragon Ride is a grueling 100 kilometer (~60 mile) race through the mountains of Wales, near Cardiff. The course consisted of nearly 5000 feet of vertical elevation change with three mountains and warm temperatures on the sunny day. Louise battled through it all and was the first female to cross the line, in style on her bright pink Bianchi bike. The entire race took Louise 3 hours, 48 minutes, and 8 seconds. Not only was she the first female, but only 5 males beat her across the line. editors note: we blame the traffic lights she got stopped at on the open road course, otherwise she would have beat the boys too.

Well done Louise! You have made Munzee proud and we look forward to your next race!

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Notice the Munzee on her sleeve? We are proud to be one of her sponsors. Also DBA Sports, VeloFlow, and Bicycle Richmond. Her indoor training is done with brilliant instructors at The Marlow Club. And that sweet pink bike is a Bianchi.

You’ll also notice this post goes live at an unusual time for MHQ information. We like to aim for 10am and 2-3pm. This post is about our UK employee so it seems fitting we launch it at 10am in the UK. 🙂 We are a worldwide game, and company, after all.

Now we hope you understand more about the inspiration behind the MunzFit events. Speaking of events we know she would encourage all of you to check out the Munzee calendar and click here to look for events near you!

Keep Calm and Munzee On!

January 15, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Munzee Theme…

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2014: Expect The Unexpected. 

For players who were around in 2014, you’ve certainly heard these words in one form or another. President Rob Vardeman chanted this mantra at many meetings, events and podcasts in Munzee’s third year of business. We were striving to keep things fresh, surprise our players and grow as a company. Often this also meant surprising the MHQ staff with quick turnaround on projects and unexpected campaigns.

2015: New Year. New Perspective. 

In 2015 we aimed to flip everything on it’s side and approach our game in new ways. From retiring the MVM to transferring to hybrids apps in the long-awaited 3.0 release, we changed the way we looked at the company. 2015 saw the creation of Zee, Eventzee, Runzee and the acquisition of Wallabee- all different ways of playing mobile games.Not to mention the continued success of the Munzee Marketplace and the creation of Green Pin Produce. It was a year of big changes, but admittedly there were some growing pains.

At the end of 2015 we as a staff thought hard about the successes and missteps of our four years in business. We analyzed what worked, what didn’t, and what we would have to do in 2016 to continue the success of our brand. No matter our expectations, no matter which way we looked at it, the success of Munzee all came down to one thing: You, our community.

2016: Growing Innovative Communities Rooted In Fun. 

More than a theme, 2016’s mantra is a combination of a goal, a mission and a vision. It’s time for us to get back to our roots, which is our strong and devoted community of players. Although our community spans the globe and grows every day, we want to ensure that our relationship and our communication is maintained with players of all Munzee Inc. games. Of course there will always be branches that break and sometimes the weather may rustle a few leaves, but like the mighty oak tree, we will continue to grow as long as we maintain strong roots.

As all branches of our company grow our communities grow as well. Because without the roots of our community we cannot grow, innovate and evolve as a business. Thank you on behalf of all Team MHQ- we’re excited for what 2016 has to bring.

June 2, 2015

REMINDER: Munzee Worldwide Birthday Events

With Munzee’s 4th Birthday just a few weeks away we have so much exciting news on the horizon. Our monthlong celebration of all things Munzee kicks off the first weekend of July with worldwide Birthday parties hosted by you, our players. From July 1-5 we have asked that our international community join us in celebration of four years of Munzeeing by hosting their own Munzee events.

Over the past month we’ve had lots of interest in hosting these worldwide events, due in large part to the promise of a special Birthday event badge. We would like to remind everyone that in order to get this special badge at your event there must be at least ten people who participate in the event and it must be scheduled on the official Munzee calendar. Just visit http://calendar.munzee.com/ to submit your event and be sure to follow along on social media for more Birthday announcements.

These events are also an opportunity for our various clans, groups, and communities to create custom badges and icons for the players in attendance. As stated earlier we have had a lot of events scheduled, many of which have had custom badges and icons created for their events. If you’re interested in hosting an event with custom icons/badges there is a 28 day advance notice required. So if you want special icons/badges for your Munzee Birthday Event you must have that submitted to the Munzee Event Team by June 3rd at 5pm MHQ time or there will be a surcharge.

Events are a perfect way to grow the game in your area, so be sure to spread word through all available avenues.

May 21, 2015

You Can Now Earn Munzee Badges by Playing Eventzee!

We like to reward our players for reaching milestones in the Munzee universe, and we’re always trying to expand those rewards, especially in the form of badges. We’re proud to announce two new lines of badges that can be earned by playing our photo scavenger hunt- Eventzee. These badges are retroactive and will show in the Munzee app when the badges launch. They will appear in the Eventzee app with the next app update, which is slated for some time next week.

These new badges are the Photographer and Pioneers of Gold lines and will each have three levels with possible future additions. The best way to achieve these badges is to join the free Weekend Photo Scavenger Hunts hosted by Eventzee each weekend. These worldwide hunts run from Thursdays to Sundays with clues going live at 3 PM MHQ time. Your photo will be either approved or rejected and you will earn points based on your submissions. We’ve also included a new cumulative leaderboard that you can visit online at www.eventzeeapp.com/leaderboard.

To join these hunts just find the Weekend Warriors event on the Eventzee in-app calendar and RSVP. If you’re interested in hosting your own Eventzee hunt please contact [email protected] and we’ll get you set up with the right package!

PHOTOGRAPHER LINE:

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Pin Hole Camera – Take 20 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Instant Camera – Take 100 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Point and Shoot Camera – Take 250 photos in Eventzee.

 

 

 

PIONEERS OF GOLD LINE:

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Pliny’s Fool’s Gold – Earn 250 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Grizzly Adams’ Gold Rush – Earn 1,000 overall points in Eventzee.

 

 

 

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Blackbeard’s Booty – Earn 5,000 overall points in Eventzee.