December 26, 2016

Fireworks Special

Well, the year is coming to an end. While we’re looking forward to next year, we didn’t forget about the end of this year. So, we’re ending 2016 and starting 2017 with a bang! Get ready for Fireworks Specials.

From December 28th at 00:01 through January 8th at 23:59 MHQ time, 2017 Firework Specials will be on the map. They will bounce on greenies every six hours or until capped. When capped, they will “ignite” three greenies within a mile radius for two hours.


Firework Icon
Capture: 31 Points
CapOn (for host owner): 12 Points

Ignited Firework Icon
Capture: 20 Points
CapOn (for host owner): 17 Points

For capping either the Firework icon or the Ignited Firework Icon, you will earn the Flat Rob Firework badge:

We hope you enjoy this special! Have fun, and Munzee on!

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 Special

The Remembrance and Veteran’s Day Poppy Special honoring those who have served and those who lost their lives in the line of duty ends tonight (November 15th) at 23:59 MHQ time. If you haven’t captured one yet, you still have a bit of time! We are thankful for all members of the armed forces worldwide. Speaking of being thankful, we would like to continue the trend of giving thanks through the end of the month. With the removal of the poppies, a new special will land on the map just two minutes later.

American Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and falls on November 24th this year. The holiday traces back to a harvest feast at Plymouth in 1621 at which Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated together. (Our friends to the North celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, and the holiday traces back to a 1578 voyage.) In modern days, Thanksgiving is celebrated with parades, feasts with family and friends (also known as “Friendsgiving”), and football.

Team Munzee wants to share this celebration with, and give thanks for, our wonderful worldwide community. When you capture a turkey leg, leave a comment on the Munzee letting the host know something you are thankful for! MHQ is thankful for the opportunity to continue providing a game that builds such a friendly and supportive community!

From 00:01 MHQ time on November 16th through 23:59 MHQ (CST) time on November 30th, there will be 1621 Turkey Leg icons on the map that will bounce on greenies every six hours, or when it is captured. You will earn 24 points for capping one of these icons, and the owner of the host greenie will earn 11 points. You will also earn the Happy Thanksgiving 2016 badge for capping one of the icons. You may NOT capture an icon on your own Munzee.

The Munzee community is a family, and we’re thankful that you are part of it.

Have fun, and Munzee on!

November 9, 2016

In Remembrance

Team Munzee would like to acknowledge several worldwide holidays taking place at the end of this week to remember and honor members of armed forces. In the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth of Nations, November 11 is Remembrance Day. This memorial day has been in place since the end of World War 1 in 1918 and serves as a time to remember those members of armed forces who have fallen in battle. The observance is signified by a single red poppy, due in part to their brilliant red color as a symbol for the blood spilled in the war. To remember the fallen, Munzee is placing a sea of red poppies on the map as special bouncing icons. In the United States and other Nations, other special services are performed on or around the 11th. Veterans Day in the United States honors individuals who have served, or currently serve, in all branches of the Armed Forces. Our team is particularly proud to honor our co-founder, Scott Foster, for his time served in the United States Air Force. Scott was stationed at the Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath England during his active duty.


To honor and remember all members of the armed forces, here are the details about the Munzee special icon and badge. 1918 Poppy Icons will bounce around the Munzee map every 4 hours, or upon capture. A single capture will earn the Remembrance badge. The poppies will appear on regular “greenies” only, and are only able to be captured by one player before bouncing to the next Munzee. For premium members, the “only expiring munzees” advanced filter will show the poppy in app. Premium members also remember to setup “alerts” in the app on the side menu to receive alerts when an expiring special lands nearby. The host munzee and capturer will both receive 11 points. This special remembrance and veteran’s memorial munzee will appear from November 9 @ 11:00 until November 15 @ 23:59, all times CST (MHQ).

We honor and remember those who have served in armed forces worldwide and appreciate the sacrifice made by the soldiers, their families, and loved ones. May peace one day reign, but until then, God bless those in uniform and keep them safe during their service.

Munzee On!

* Source of information

October 27, 2016

Recycle Icons Are Back for the End of the Month!

When we introduced the Recycle Special in June, we were extremely encouraged by the response and the extent to which the map was cleaned up. We want everyone playing to have the best experience possible, and a large part of that experience is being able to locate munzees. This is especially important for Mythological Munzees and other bouncing specials.

Since that introduction, we’ve added badges and new Recycle dates to continually keep the map up to date and give you reasons to visit previously capped/deployed areas. This has also allowed you to grow the map in new ways. Now, we’re giving you another chance to Recycle.

From now (15:00 MHQ time) through Monday, October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time, Recycle Icons will once again be live on the map. As a refresher, these icons will be on (some) physical munzees that have not been capped in the last 365 days. You will earn 25 points for capping the Recycle Special, and the owner will earn 10 points. You do not get the points/icon associated with the original munzee (e.g. If a Recycle Icon is on a Mini Mystery, you do NOT get the random split of points AND the points for Recycle Icon.)

We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming in the next few months, and we want you to be able to add them to a clean, rejuvenated map.

We hope you enjoy the Recycle Icons again!

Munzee on!


October 12, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Special

If you attended Lone Star Bash, you probably heard us talk about an upcoming special for Breast Cancer Awareness. As RedCarRobbie said at Sunday’s event, almost every person has been affected by breast cancer in some way or another. We have heard many stories from the community, and we want to show our support.

We are partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise money for those affected by breast cancer. This foundation, located in Frisco, Texas just 20 miles from MHQ, reaches many people around the world through research and services provided. We encourage you to check out their website if you would like to learn more about them. To support them, we are proud to announce the Breast Cancer Awareness special.


For this special, there will be two types of pins: BCA Garden Pin and BCA Temporary Munzee. While they have the same icon, they function differently.

BCA Garden Pin

We have constructed a BCA Garden by the NBCF offices in Frisco that will remain a permanent fixture on the map. There are a limited number of spots available in the garden, so there is a limit of 2 BCA Garden Pins per person. The point structure for these pins are:

  • Capture: 20
  • CapOn: 20
  • Deploy: 20

After checkout, these will be automatically deployed for you. These are available in the Munzee Online Store now for $10.

BCA Temporary Pins

The BCA Temporary Pins can be placed anywhere on the map (they are restricted to normal proximity to other pins, i.e. 50ft from other players’ deploys and 150ft from your own). These will be on the map through December 31st at 23:59 MHQ time. To avoid oversaturation, there is a purchase limit of 50 pins per account. The point structure for these pins are:

  • Capture: 10
  • CapOn: 10
  • Deploy: 10

After checkout, these will be added to your undeployed list. These are also available now in the Munzee Online Store for $2 each. They will be available for purchase until October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time.

Things to note:

  • Both the BCA Garden Pins and Temporary Pins ARE blastable.
  • There is a badge (see below) for capturing or deploying either of the BCA Pins.


  • The BCA Temporary Pins are active in Quick Deploy.
  • There is an in-app filter for the BCA pins. You will need to activate it.

To get the party started MHQ is pledging a base donation of $5000 from October sales to date from blast cap purchases. We have also added ONE BCA Temporary Munzee to all premium member accounts at the time of this announcement!

The Munzee community has always been very giving and compassionate, and we hope to see that trend continue with this fundraiser! Thank you for all of your support! 100% of the funds raised during this time will be donated to NBCF on behalf of our worldwide players! In early November we plan to present a check to NBCF. In conjunction, we will host a player event in the area so stay tuned for more information!

Munzee on!

August 25, 2016

Back To School Special

*Bell Rings*

Howdy everyone! Rob is reminiscing on his teacher days, and wants to recognize all the students, teachers, and families impacted by school. In some countries school is already started, in others students are currently on holiday but returning soon. In honor of school and the importance of education we will begin a “Back to School” Special.
It’s a special icon, a badge, and even a special sale!

Special Icon

  • 2016 icons will be placed on the map beginning Friday, August 26th at 00:01 MHQ time and ending Sunday, September 11th at 23:59 MHQ time.
  • The icons will bounce on the map, only on greens, every 7 hours if not captured before the timer runs out. This number is the length of a school day in the US.
  • 100 points will be split between capper and owner of host Munzee. Minimum points for either will be 30.

Special Badge

Capture at least one “Back to School” special icon and you will earn this teacher approved badge for your collection! Maybe you can print it and hang it on the refrigerator!?!

Special Sale

During our “Back to School” special, we will be offering 16% off Virtual Amethyst Munzees in the Munzee Online Store. This sale will begin at 00:01 MHQ time tomorrow.

The resellers will also be having a sale. Buy 100 Minizees at regular price ($20), get 25 free!. Visit www.munzee.com/retail for a list of our approved Munzee resellers.


Just to keep everyone updated, Rob doesn’t exactly miss teaching and certainly doesn’t plan to return. He’s having too much fun growing the game, investing in the community, and growing the map! He’s looking for opportunities to get out in the community in the upcoming months, have you seen the calendar recently? How does it look in your community?

Munzee On!

August 11, 2016

Recycle Icons – Take 2

The launch of the Recycle Special at the end of June led to a large number of missing munzees being replaced or archived. This helped rejuvenate and clean up the Munzee Map. The problem with specials is that they’re often a limited time. Despite the great strides made during the Recycle Special time frame, there were still many Munzees that were left with icons when time was up. So by popular demand, we’ve decided to reintroduce the Recycle Special.

Starting tomorrow (August 12th) at 00:01 MHQ time, Recycle Icons will once again appear on the map. As a refresher, these icons will be on (some) physical munzees that have not been capped in the last 365 days. You will earn 25 points for capping the Recycle Special, and the owner will earn 10 points. You do not get the points/icon associated with the original munzee (e.g. If a Recycle Icon is on a Mini Mystery, you do NOT get the random split of points AND the points for Recycle Icon.)

This is again a “one and done” special. Once the icon is capped, the Munzee returns to its normal icon. You CAN capture this icon on munzees that you have capped before. You CANNOT capture this icon on your own munzees.

The affected munzees are:

  • Clan Weapons
  • Greenies
  • Physical Mysteries
  • Premium Munzees

The major difference between this time and the last is the exclusion of physical jewels. This is due to August Clan Requirements.

If you find one of the Recycle Icons is on a missing or damaged munzee, PLEASE mark it as Unable to Locate or Needs Repair. This is done in-app, at the location, from the Munzee details page. Use the dropdown menu in the top right corner, then tap “Leave Entry”. Maintenance of physicals is VERY important to the game.

The Recycle Icons will be on the map until Sunday, August 21st at 23:59 MHQ time.

Reminder: While this is a worldwide initiative it will only effect munzees that have NOT been captured in the last 365 days! Some areas may be covered while others are not. Consider yourself fortunate if your area has been active in the last 365 days!

We hope you enjoy the revival of the Recycle Icon. Munzee on!

July 29, 2016

Update on the Birthday Present Special

Sadly, this is the last weekend of Birthday Month. While we hate to watch the celebration come to an end, we know there are bigger and better things to come. In full Munzee spirit, though, we’ve decided to go all out this weekend. If you weren’t aware, we started a Double Point Weekend this morning at 00:01 MHQ time. Of course, that’s not all.

For the remainder of Birthday Month, we’ve also updated the Birthday Specials. We’ve made two big changes to them:

  1. Scatter Radius: While a 5 mile scatter radius was representative of our 5th birthday, it isn’t necessarily ideal for all players. Now, instead of scattering within 5 miles, the Birthday Icons will scatter within 1 mile.
  2. Credit Percentage: There are quite a few items you can earn from the Birthday Icons. We’ve changed up the algorithm to increase the chances of getting Diamond and Ruby credits when you capture the Birthday Icon.

So get out there and help us end Birthday Month with a bang! Have fun, and Munzee on!

June 30, 2016

Munzee’s 5th Birthday Specials

Here at Munzee, we really like celebrating. If you’ve been playing for a while, you know we REALLY like celebrating our birthday. This year is no different.


Between 00:01 MHQ Time on July 1st through 23:59 MHQ Time in July 31st, there will be 2016 bouncing Birthday Icons on the map. They will move every six hours or when capped.image

When captured, this icon will scatter 5 Present Pins on greenies within 5 miles. These Pins will be available until capped or for 2 hours.


The player who captures the Birthday Icon will earn 25 points, and the owner of the host Munzee will earn 15 points.

The Present Pins are a little more of a surprise. For capturing one of these pins, you will earn EITHER:

  • Points (15,25,35,45, or 55)
  • 10 Points AND a Credit Item (Diamond, Ruby, Scatter, RPS, or Blast Cap)

You will also earn the 5th Birthday Badge for the capture of at least 1 Birthday Icon.

Flat Robs

You may have noticed that Flat Rob was a bit more festive on the map when he appeared last night. Well he’s going to be that way for a while. Flat Robs will be on the map through 23:59 on July 31st to help celebrate Birthday Month! (The festive variation of Flat Rob DOES NOT count as a new icon.)

Prizes and Giveaways

Keep an eye on our social media pages for giveaways, specials, and sales throughout the month. You never know what we might do. 😉

We hope you enjoy Birthday Month. We know we will!

Munzee On

June 9, 2016

Get Outside With Munzee!

This Saturday (June 11th) is the 9th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day). Getting outdoors is a vital part to Munzee, and we want to celebrate GO Day. However, one day isn’t quite enough, so we’re announcing the Get Outside With Munzee Special!


From today (June 9th) at 15:00 MHQ time through Sunday, June 19th at 23:59 MHQ time, there will be 2016 hiker icons on the map. These special icons will bounce on greenies every six hours or when capped. You will also earn a badge when you capture at least one of these icons.


You will earn 20 points for capturing the hiker icon. The owner of the host munzee will earn 16 CapOn points.

But wait, there’s more!

Any player that captures a munzee this weekend will be entered into a drawing to win one of three gift cards to the Munzee Online Store. If you capture a munzee between 00:01 MHQ time on Friday, June 10th and 23:59 MHQ time on Sunday, June 12th, your name will automatically be entered to win.

So get outside with Munzee and have some fun!

Munzee on!