February 22, 2017

ZeeOps begin March 1st!

Agent, it’s up to you to go undercover and save the day.

At long last we are proud to announce the creation of ZeeOps- single player campaign missions to complete for rewards. These Operations work much like individual Clan Wars, but feature a variety of Mission levels. Missions range in difficulty and require a variety of Munzee skills.

ZeeOps will officially go live on March 1st at 10:00 MHQ Time and you can begin your missions on March 2nd.

To learn more about ZeeOps check out our campaign page at zeeops.munzee.com or the FAQs page.

More “How To” information will be released in the coming days through debriefings leading up to the launch of the Operations Dashboard. This dashboard will be where you can plan out your Operations and Missions each month. Currently there are four different Operation lengths each including varying levels of Missions. You’ll schedule out your Missions for each Operation in advance so prepare accordingly.

Whether it’s taking out members of the Mean Green Gang or acquiring rare gems and jewels it’s up to you to complete the Missions in the required amount of time. New sets of covert Operations are released monthly so schedule your time wisely.

To start ZeeOps you’ll have to earn ZeeCred. The cost of the ZeeOp depends on the duration of that Operation. Starting March 1st you’ll be able to purchase ZeeCred in the Munzee Online Store and you’ll also earn more by completing Operations. All Premium members will be awarded 50 ZeeCred on March 1st as well so make sure your membership is renewed at https://store.munzee.com/products/premium-membership.

In connection with the release of ZeeOps we’re also pleased to announce that 007 700 specials will be on the map to help you take your first steps toward becoming an agent. These ZeeOp icon specials will launch at 00:01 MHQ time on Thursday, February 23rd and end at 23:59 MHQ time on Sunday, March 5th. The specials will bounce on greenies every six hours or when capped and both capper and owner will earn points and extra ZeeCred. You’ll also earn the limited edition Operation: Launch badge for capturing one of these specials.

  • Capture: 20 points + 5 ZeeCred
  • CapOn: 10 points + 5 ZeeCred

You can view the number of ZeeCred you have earned on the FAQs page.

ZeeOps is a long time coming (more than a few thousand hours) and all of MHQ is super excited to give our players even more ways to play. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days and as always be on the lookout for updates and new features in the future. Get ready for March 1st- Director Zee is counting on you!

To learn more about ZeeOps check out our campaign page at zeeops.munzee.com or the FAQs page.

February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017 Special!

It’s February, and love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, many people are scrambling to make sure they get the right gift for their loved ones. Whether you have a valentine or not, though, you should always get a little something for yourself. We’re here to help with our Valentine’s Day 2017 Special!

From tomorrow (February 10th) at 00:01 MHQ time until February 19th at 23:59 MHQ time, 2017 boxes of chocolate will be on the map. These icons will bounce on greenies every six hours or when capped. When captured, three pieces of chocolate will scatter within a mile radius: Coconut Chocolate, Cherry Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate. These scattered chocolates will expire two hours after they appear or after capture, whichever comes first.


Each icon will reward different points:

Box of Chocolate
Capture: 14
CapOn (for host owner): 14

Coconut Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 15 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 10 for capper and 5 for host owner, 5 for capper and 10 for host owner)

Cherry Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 25 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 15 for capper and 10 for host owner, 5 for capper and 20 for host owner)

Dark Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 35 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 10 for capper and 25 for host owner, 30 for capper and 5 for host owner)


There are two badges that can be earned during this special: Valentine’s Day 2017 and Chocoholic.

The Valentine’s Day 2017 badge is earned by capturing the Box of Chocolate icon or any of the scattered chocolates. The Chocoholic icon is earned by capturing all three types of chocolate icons.

Be our valentine?

Munzee on!

February 1, 2017

Introducing the Jewel Thief Nomad!

In August of 2015, we allowed some escaped specials to roam the map as Nomads. Last April, Mystery Nomads joined the Virtual and Physical Nomads on the map. Now, a much more villainous nomad will be joining the crew.

The Jewel Thief Nomad travels around the globe in search of gems to covet. It bounces on the physical jewels every 12 hours or until it is captured and sent along its way. For capturing this heinous thief, you will earn 100 points and the owner of the jewel owner will earn 20 points. While it’s already too late to stop their escape, we do know that they will being making appearances at 10:00 MHQ time tomorrow, February 2nd.


Name: Jewel Thief Nomad

How Many Are There: 10

What Does It Do: Bounces on physical jewels (Aquamarine, Topaz, Diamond, Pink Diamond, and Ruby Munzees) every 12 hours or when capped.


  • Capture: 100
  • CapOn (for host owner): 20

Release Date/Time: Thursday, February 2nd at 10:00 MHQ time

We need your help to get the world’s jewels safe. Are you in?

January 26, 2017

Groundhog Day 2017 Special

Every country has it’s own customs and traditions. For the United States and Canada, one of those happens to be letting a groundhog predict our seasons… We’re going to celebrate this with a Munzee special!

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd. Traditionally, if a groundhog leaves its burrow when it is cloudy, spring will arrive early (before the vernal equinox). If it is a sunny day, the groundhog will see it’s shadow and return to its burrow. This foreshadows six more weeks of winter. While the accuracy of this tradition is often up for debate, it’s fun speculate nonetheless. This year, we’d like to share the fun with everyone!

Beginning tomorrow, January 27th, at 00:01 MHQ time, 2017 Groundhog icons will appear on the map. These will bounce on geenies, Ice Mystery Munzees, and Shamrocks every 6 hours or when capped. These icons will remain on the map until February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time.

For capturing a Groundhog icon, you will earn 22 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 6 points.

There are THREE badges that can be earned during this special. The badge you earn depends on what type of munzee the host is:

  • Greenie: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a greenie, you will earn the Groundhog Day badge.
  • Ice Mystery Munzee: If you capture a Groundhog icon on an Ice Mystery Munzee, you will earn the Winter badge. (Note: Capture of an Ice Mystery Munzee will still send out scatters.)
  • Shamrock: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a Shamrock Munzee, you will earn the Spring badge.

We hope you enjoy this special!

Munzee on!

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!

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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!