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October 2, 2019

Unveiling the All New Clan Wars System Changes!

NOTE: There are currently Clans created for testing purposes listed on the leaderboard in the app. These test clans will be removed at 00:01 on 10/3/2019. Please do not join these clans as they will not be active for the next Clan War battle. 

We’ve been hinting at our Clan Wars system update for a while, with the launch of our Beta testing, the revelation of new badges, and the unveiling of our new Clan Wars logo. But the day has finally arrived that our Clan Wars update is ready to officially launch! While there are many exciting changes to explore, we’d like to warn players that there is a lot to process. So before you feel overwhelmed, know that we have extensively mapped out all aspects of Clan Wars on our Help Guide for comprehensive reference!

These updates are all implemented to support our goal of making Clan Wars more accessible and flexible to a wider variety of players. Our aim is to create a Clan Wars experience that is in line with our Munzee mission to “Play Your Way!” These Clan Wars updates now make it easier for more players to join in on the fun and participate, while current Clan Wars players can still compete at their own pace.

That means that low level and elite clans alike both have the opportunity to reap the benefits of our updates, with the ability to earn all new badges and customize the way you play! Ready to get started?

Clan Wars Changes

In our mission to create a Clan Wars experience that our players can customize to suit their gameplay goals, clans with less than 10 members can now earn rewards in battle! This is one of our biggest gameplay changes that allows for a wider variety of clans to enter the battle and receive rewards. Requirements for smaller clans will be the same as 10 person clans, so smaller clans will need to do more work to complete each level.

Another significant change is that players can now join a clan at anytime during the battle. As  part of our newly updated system, all aspects of gameplay will move to mobile devices, and only the Clan Leaderboard will be available online. Though players can now join a clan at any time, players are still unable to leave a clan once the battle starts.

Any activity a player has done during the battle period will count towards the clan challenges once a player joins a clan, so any previous efforts were not in vain. However, if a player joins a clan that is at a higher level than they are, the clan will not be able to level up again until the new player has achieved all individual challenges to catch up.

Another exciting update is that rewards can now be collected immediately after your clan reaches the next level, instead of waiting until midnight for them to be sent. So, if a player joins a clan mid-battle, they will receive rewards for any levels achieved through their previous activity during the battle period. If the new player is at a lower level than their fellow clan mates, then the rest of the clan will still retain their rewards and simply have to wait for the newest clan member to catch up before leveling up.

In-App Updates

As we mentioned, the Clan Wars experience is now moving in-app, where clan members will have comprehensive access to the Clan Wars experience. This is an over-the-air update, meaning that players will not have to download any newer version of the app to gain access to the Clan Wars features. However, players might have to force quit and restart the app if they do not see the new Clan Wars features. It is also essential to make sure that you are playing on the latest version of the Munzee app.

The following features are now available in-app for Clan Wars in the new Clan Wars Hub:

The Roster Tab, which contains the following:

  • View total points for current clan battle across all members
  • Ability for clan leaders to manage their clan by editing the clan information, inviting players to join, approving/rejecting requests to join, promoting/demoting other members as leaders
  • Ability for clan leaders to edit the clan name, photo, tagline, level goal and privacy settings at anytime

The Challenges Tab, which contains the following:

  • Requirements and rewards displayed for each level of the clan battle
  • Progress is tracked and updated approximately every 10 minutes
  • View the entire clan’s progress on both individual and group challenges

The Clan Chat Tab, which contains the following:

  • The ability to coordinate with clan members using the new integrated clan chat area

The Leaderboard Tab, which contains the following:

  • See where your clan ranks against the top 100 clans

New Clan Settings

Another aspect on the in-app Clan Wars update is the new clan settings. Clans can now set a publicly visible goal to indicate what level their clan is aiming for each month. In general we believe there are two different types of clans:

  • Casual Clan – These clans may not have a specific level goal and may focus on just having fun, learning the game together and playing with family and friends
  • Level 1 to 5 – These clans are aiming for a specific level

Clans can also now choose a privacy level that will make their clan public, private, or hidden for those who are using the app to search for a clan they want to join. These different settings are as follows:

  • Public – Anyone can find and join your clan at anytime
  • Private – Anyone can find your clan, but can only request to join and must be approved by a clan leader from the Roster tab
  • Hidden – These clans will not appear in the search list, but clan leaders can still invite players to join from the Roster tab

When joining a clan, players can browse for clans to join using the app and can sort them by which level they are aiming for that month. They can use the search option to find specific clans by name or tagline or use the randomizer to browse through clans to join. If you want to recruit more local players to join your clan, putting the city/state/country in your tagline will help them find you when searching. For more information about this process, you can access our article for How to Join a Clan.

Additionally we have updated the Clan Leader System. Moving forward with the new system, the player who creates the clan will be assigned as the Leader. Leaders can then promote other members to help manage the clan. Note that anyone can be promoted to Leader, even players who don’t have a Premium Membership.

This also means that all existing clans have been transferred to the new system. Since the old system made any Premium Member an admin, and did not track when players joined, all current admins will be assigned as Leaders in the new system. Clans can then decide who to keep as leaders and demote the others to members.

New Badges & Clan Borders

In addition to these new updates, there is now the opportunity to earn badges for achieving certain ranks on the Clan Leaderboard. As we revealed in our October 2019 Clan Requirements blog, there are also badges you can earn each month for every level you reach with your clan. Additionally, new themed borders will now appear around your clan image, with a number of stars to indicate and show off the current level of your clan. They appear as follows:

Help Guide Access

Once again, we know that these updates might seem overwhelming at first, but our new Clan Wars section of the Help Guide contains comprehensive information expanding upon each aspect of Clan Wars gameplay. In the Help Guide, you can access articles on Clan Wars FAQs, Intro to Clan Wars, How to Join a Clan, How to Complete Challenges, How to Create a Clan, How to Manage Your Clan, and Clan Wars Hub.

Welcome to a brand new era of Clan Wars! We’re excited to see a wider variety of clans compete, and as always, feel free to play YOUR way!

Munzee on!

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September 19, 2019

Knight’s Armor Specials Prepare for Map Invasion!

What did medieval postmen wear? Chain mail! If that terrible joke didn’t get a smile out of you, then we have something that sure will! In celebration of our upcoming MedZEEval Times themed MHQ Bash 6, we’ll be releasing our SIX new Knight’s Armor specials on September 20 at 00:01 MHQ time for over two weeks of exciting days and knights of adventure!

Knight’s Armor Specials

That’s right, we will be offering SIX bouncing MOB specials (3 virtual, 3 physical) from September 20 at 00:01 MHQ time all the way until October 6 at 23:59 MHQ time! They will land on Greenies, Virtuals, and Clan Weapon munzees every 6 hours or when captured. We will release 1,938 of these specials (divided into an even 323 of each type) for plenty of capping opportunities!

The physical specials will be attracted to Munzee Magnets on Greenies, while the virtual specials will be attracted to Virtual Magnets on Virts. To access these specials, please turn on your “All Expiring Specials” and “All Limited Edition Specials” filters.

Physical Specials

The physical specials include the Knight’s Breastplate, the Knight’s Left Boot, and the Knight’s Right Boot. These physical bouncers will land on the following:

  • Greenies
  • Mace
  • Longsword
  • Battle Axe
  • The Hammer

The physical bouncing specials will all be worth 100 points for both the Capture and Host.

Virtual Specials 

The virtual specials include the Knight’s Helmet, the Knight’s Left Gauntlet, and the Knight’s Right Gauntlet. These virtual bouncers will land on the following:

  • Virtual Munzees
  • Crossbow
  • Catapult

The virtual bouncing specials will all be worth 50 points for both the Capture and Host.

Personals and Badges

If you really want to get into the MedZEEval spirit of the knight, then we have some news you’ll enjoy! We’ll be releasing our newest Personal Munzee tag in the Freeze Tag Online Store along with the publication of this post! Check out the valiant design:

Lastly, what’s a special without a badge?! We’re happy to announce that in addition to these six new specials, there will be SEVEN new badges that players can battle their way to earning! Knights aren’t known for their mercy, so we won’t be revealing all of the badges just yet. However, we will provide you with a sneak peak!

Hand Of The King– Capture one Knight’s Right Gauntlet special.

Want to discover the other 6 badges?! You’ll just have to start capping tomorrow morning! But you can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for sneak peaks of what badges you can earn with these awesome new specials!

Munzee on!

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September 11, 2019

Say Hello to the Prize Wheel… In Real Life!

This announcement will be short and quite sweet, as we are happy to introduce the IRL Prize Wheel to the Munzee community! While many are familiar with trying their luck with the Prize Wheel Munzee, this brand new Prize Wheel exists in the real world! Yes, we’re talking about an actual Prize Wheel that lucky Bash attendees will have the opportunity to spin at upcoming events. But you’ll also have the opportunity to see the wheel in action from the comfort of your home!

Sale and Contest!

Before we discuss more about how you can earn a spin on the IRL Prize Wheel, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be celebrating its introduction by putting the Prize Wheel credits on sale in the Freeze Tag Online Store! Enjoy a 10 percent discount on all Prize Wheel Credits starting at 12:00 MHQ time today until Monday at 10:00 MHQ time!

Over the last few weeks we have been hosting a number of Facebook mini contests that have been offering a variety of prizes to players. Our next contest will award the winning player with none other than a spin on the IRL Prize Wheel! How will that work? We’ll be hosting a Facebook livestream for the winner of our next contest, where we’ll be spinning the wheel in real time to reveal the winner’s prize!

Do you want to earn yourself a spin on the IRL Prize Wheel?! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more information regarding the contest! And if you plan to join us for Bash weekend, now you have one more activity to look forward to! Don’t forget to RSVP as attending if you plan to join us for some MedZEEval Times fun!

Munzee on!

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August 14, 2019

8zees Best Dressed Rock the 80s!

Munzee’s 8th birthday means 8 weeks of 8zees birthday events as players turn back time to relive the 80s! We told you to show up in your best 80s attire, because the host at each event has the ability to select a winner to be awarded our Best Dressed badge. Below you can find the winning 8zees looks so far! We’ll be updating the gallery as more events happen over the next few weeks!

Group pic celebrating some of the awesome #8zees events!

Munzee on!

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May 30, 2019

June Resolutions Badge Details

Our monthly Capture Streak badges have been centered around a year of personal improvement through highlighting different monthly resolutions. This month we’re challenging players to save money for the June Resolutions badge.

Each month’s unique badge is dedicated to accomplishing another New Year’s Resolution. Like our Super Streak badges, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one Munzee* each day for the entire month. The monthly Capture Streak badges allow for the chance to work towards a different goal each month in order to bring about a year of positive growth and change.

Tips for Saving

While some are naturally skilled in the art of restraint, others need more motivation to hold themselves back from bleeding their wallets dry. However, no matter how careless you might be with your spending, it is entirely possible to reverse your financial situation by adhering to ways to save money. To maximize your long-term profits, take advantage of interest when moving around bank account assets. Take inventory of the items you have accumulated over the years, and rather than continue to add to the collection, consider what you can sell. There’s a good chance you can profit from scarcely used items in your possession.

Instead of purchasing items when the mood strikes, carefully plan your shopping endeavors. Collect coupons, sign up for rewards programs, and stock up during seasonal sales. Purchase items in their off-season, and plan ahead for holiday shopping. For example, it will be far more cost effective to purchase winter apparel at the end of the cold season and save it for the next year if you know you’ll be needing a new coat in the future. Be thrifty with your spending, and don’t leave important purchases or gifts for the last minute. By planning ahead, you can secure the most desirable prices rather than shell out extra cash for a last minute need.

Stick to your shopping list, and restrain from impulse purchases. Decide which nights you want to go out, and stick to a set budget when you do so or plan social outings around discount nights. Take care of the items that you do have, and invest in high quality, long-lasting items rather than disposable trendy apparel. Be conscious of how much money you spend on take out and eating away from home and how often you waste electricity. Investing in smart appliances is a great way to lower bills and help the environment.

No, you won’t be able to take your money to the grave. But with life being so unpredictable, you never know when some extra savings could be your saving grace. Additionally, by abstaining from giving in to momentary purchases and whims, you can save your hard-earned money for things that matter, like visiting a faraway friend or relative or doing something that you’ve dreamed of. Avoid hardship down the line and open the possibility for more opportunities by being a bit more reserved with your spending.

Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead!

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February 28, 2019

March Resolution Badge Details!

How comfortable are you with getting outside of your comfort zone? What skills have you been meaning to sharpen? Our monthly Capture Streak Badges are centered on a year of self-improvement, and March is no different. While January focused on eating healthy and February involved making new friends, March will be the month of picking up new hobbies!

Underwater sweater knitting, anyone?

Each month’s badge will be dedicated to accomplishing a different New Year’s Resolution. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. Even if you missed out on the last two months, it’s never too late to get in on the healthy and happy living! The extra Munzee badge is just an added bonus.

The Importance of Hobbies

What’s your favorite hobby? (I mean aside from Munzee, of course.) While many of us feel consumed by our day to day lives, you don’t have to wait until retirement to explore your hobbies. And if you are already retired, you’re in luck! It’s time to start exploring what you enjoy. Carving a part out of each day to devote to activities that nourish you physically, mentally, and spiritually is tantamount to achieving overall health and well-being.

Maybe you fell out of touch with a cherished childhood activity or you’ve been meaning to explore a new activity for years. Whatever the case, having a hobby is proven to be beneficial for your mind and body. Hobbies are an excellent stress reliever, which has benefits for both your mental happiness and your overall physical health. It’s crucial to remember to take a break and unwind with an enjoyable activity in order to give yourself some important relaxation time.

At the same time, hobbies allow the opportunity for new experiences and challenges. Shake up the normal routine of your daily life and allow your brain to focus on something new. The mental stimulation will be rewarding, while allowing the chance to explore and discover new talents. Who knows what hidden hobby you will discover in yourself! It might even prove to be financially lucrative, while learning new skills can advance your career.

Don’t allow your free time to be wasted! Enrich your spirit by picking up a new hobby this month. Oh and don’t forget to cap something every day this month too!

Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

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January 31, 2019

February Resolution Badge Details!

How has 2019 been treating you so far? As we announced last month in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of self-improvement. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to accomplishing a different New Year’s Resolution. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. And since this month is the shortest, you have no excuse not to try!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. While our January resolution focused on eating healthy, we decided to do something special for the month of love. Love comes in more than just romantic forms, so we made our February resolution to make new friends.

February resolutions badge

Why meet new people?

Though socializing comes natural to some lucky humans, many struggle to build new friendships. While it’s tempting to retreat into yourself, there are actually proven health benefits that friendship can provide.

In fact, having friends may even extend your lifespan. People who forge strong social relationships are less likely to die prematurely compared to their isolated counterparts. Friends help each other get healthier, as well as improve mental sharpness. And, of course, we need friends to lean on in tough times, bounce ideas off, challenge our beliefs, and widen our perspectives. Overall, having a trusted network of friends makes us healthier, more balanced, and more centered beings.

One of our favorite parts about Munzee is all the new people we meet along the way. Whether we’re traveling across states or nations, or simply checking our social media and e-mails, we love hearing about and seeing how Munzee has brought people together. It’s not always easy to branch out, but sharing a common interest really helps with meeting new people. And while nothing can replace physical friends, it’s pretty awesome to have virtual ones as well!

So go out, make some friends, and maybe even introduce them to Munzee! Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

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January 24, 2019

FIRST EVER Gardens of the Month Winners Revealed!

Today is a special day for the Munzee community, as we are excited to announce our first ever Gardens of the Month winners! This recognition is meant to honor a number of our outstanding players who have helped create some of our favorite Munzee Virtual Gardens. As a way to highlight the achievements of some of the very many people who help make Munzee great, we have created special badges for all players who have deployed in winning gardens.

Our first two Gardens of the Month organizers are mnbball and brandikorte! If these names sound familiar, it’s because these dedicated players also earned our first Players of the Month wins earlier this month. The exciting part about GOTM is that all players who deployed in the garden will earn a special badge as well. So without further ado, our winning gardens for January and our special badges are as follows:

Burger and Pizza Garden organized by Mnbball in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunset Cowboy Garden organized by brandikorte in Ft. Worth, TX

Everyone who deployed in these respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges!

GOTM: Burger and Pizza- Deployed a virtual munzee in the January 2019 Garden Of The Month

GOTM: Sunset Cowboy- Deployed a virtual munzee in the January 2019 Garden Of The Month

Do you want to be featured in our February GOTM? We’re asking players to submit already created gardens for the chance to earn this title! Remember that all players who deploy in winning gardens will earn a custom badge. Just be sure to follow the rules!

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Are you eligible for our GOTM nomination? E-mail us at iloveyou@munzee.com to nominate yourself or another qualified player for either GOTM or POTM.

Need some help deploying in a Virtual Garden? We’ve got you covered! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to help build a Garden today. We’ve also found a handful of player-designed Gardens for you to deploy in as well. Once you’ve gone through the tutorial, go to Option 1, Option 2, or Option 3 and build away!

To help out on your Garden building, we’re also running a sale on Virtual Munzees in the Freeze Tag Online Store! From 15:00 MHQ today (1/25) through 23:59 MHQ on Sunday, January 27th, Virtual Munzees will be on sale for $4.25. Stock on up! If you buy a Virtual Munzee, you will get a Virtual Color Credit for free. No discount code is required for this bonus, but both products must be in the cart when checking out.

Good luck, and Munzee on!

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December 29, 2018

New Year’s Resolution Streak Badges!

With the new year nearly here, we’ve all got ways we’d like to better ourselves in 2019. Easier said than done, right? Well we know how tough it is to keep up with new year’s resolutions so we’ve put together a rewards system to help keep you on track! How you ask? By capping munzees of course!

We’re excited to announce that starting January 1st we’re launching monthly Capture Streak Badges focused on various New Year’s Resolutions. Similar to the Super Streak badges all you have to do is capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. If you can make it through the whole month you’ll be awarded a badge themed to that month’s resolution goal!

To kick things off we’re all going to try and eat better in January! Look, nobody likes french fries and desserts more than us, but we need a little more greenery in our lives! 

Did you know?

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, just 1 in 10 adults in the US eat the recommended amount of fruit or vegetables? Depending on various factors federal guidelines recommend that adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day of fruit and 2 to 3 cups per day of vegetables.  By having fruits and vegetables in your daily diet you can reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. While some countries may have a better percentage of healthy eaters than the US we know there is always room for improvement!

The more you know, right?!

We know capping a munzee each day won’t magically make you eat better, but we hope as you work towards this capture streak you think about grabbing an apple on your way back! We’re all in this together and if nothing else it will help you get one step closer to the yearlong capture and deploy streak badges. We’ll have a different resolution badge design each month, but try and keep up with your resolutions throughout the year! We believe in you!

Here’s to 2019! Go green and Munzee on!

 

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees plan ahead! 

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October 28, 2018

November 2018 Clan Requirements

Clan Battle #68 will start November 3 at 00:01 MHQ! We tried something new last month, but there are still some kinks that need ironed out. UPDATE: WE REMOVED A LINE PEOPLE COULDN’T UNDERSTAND HERE. You do not need to complete the levels sequentially in order to earn the rewards. UPDATE: CHOOSE A LEVEL. COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS. EARN THE REWARDS.

Requirements this month are based on both individual and Clan activity, so you’ll need to work together and hold one another accountable.

If you would like to join a clan for the first time or want to find a new clan you can use our Clan Randomizer button, but it is only available from 00:01 November 1 through 23:59 November 2 so act fast!

Level 1:

Individual
  • Capture 25 jewels of any type
  • Capture 1 Places munzee
  • 5 day capture streak (socials not included)
  • 5,000 points
Clan
  • Deploy 100 greenies
  • Capture 10 different Places munzees
  • 75,000 points

Reward: 1 mace, 1 crossbow, 1 virtual, 1 virtual color, 1 RPS

Level 2:

Individual
  • Capture 10 jewels of any type
  • Capture 10 clan weapons of any type
  • Capture 10 virtual munzees of any color
  • Capture 2 Places munzees (can be the same one 2 times)
  • 8 day capture streak (socials not included)
  • 7,500 points
Clan
  • Deploy 100 greenies
  • Capture 20 different Places munzees
  • Capture 100 zodiacs (Western and Chinese)
  • 125,000 points

Reward: 1 longsword, 2 crossbow, 2 virtual, 2 virtual colors, 1 prize wheel, 1 Surprise, 1 Diamond credit

Level 3:

Individual
  • Capture 1 Leprechaun
  • Capture 20 clan weapons of any type
  • Capture 25 virtual munzees of any color
  • Capture 5 Places munzees (can be the same one 5 times)
  • 10 day capture streak (socials not included)
  • 15,000 points
Clan
  • Deploy 200 greenies
  • Capture 25 different Places munzees
  • Capture 50 zodiacs (Western and Chinese)
  • Capture 20 of any type of nomad
  • 225,000 points

Reward: 2 mace, 1 longsword, 2 crossbow, 3 virtual, 3 virtual color, 2 sapphire

Level 4:

Individual
  • Capture 1 Faun, 1 Leprechaun, and 1 Yeti
  • Capture 20 clan weapons of any type
  • Capture 25 virtual munzees of any color
  • Capture 10 Places munzees (can be the same one 10 times)
  • 17 day capture streak (socials not included)
  • 30,000 points
Clan
  • Deploy 100 greenies
  • Deploy 50 Clan Weapons of any type
  • Deploy 50 Jewel Munzees of any type
  • Capture 40 different Places munzees
  • Capture 50 zodiacs (Western and Chinese)
  • Capture 10 nomads of any type
  • Capture 20 RetireMyths of any type
  • 475,000 points

Reward: 1 battle axe, 1 crossbow, 1 catapult, 1 prize wheel, 3 virtuals, 3 virtual color, 1 ruby credit

Level 5:

Individual
  • Capture 1 Faun, 1 Leprechaun, 1 Mermaid, 1 Hydra, and 1 Yeti
  • Capture 20 clan weapons of any type
  • Capture 25 virtual munzees of any color
  • Capture 10 Places munzees (can be the same one 10 times)
  • 21 day capture streak (socials not included)
  • 55,000 points
Clan
  • Deploy 50 greenies
  • Deploy 50 Clan Weapons of any type
  • Deploy 50 Jewel Munzees of any type
  • Deploy 50 Virtual Munzees of any color
  • Capture 40 different Places munzees
  • Capture 50 zodiacs (Western and Chinese)
  • Capture 15 of any type of nomad
  • Capture 25 RetireMyths of any type
  • Capture 50 Pouch Creatures of any type
  • 700,000 points

Reward: 2 Battle Axe, 1 Hammer, 2 catapult, 1 blast cap, 4 virtual, 4 virtual color, 1 Virtual Evolution Pack

Earn the Clan Troops badge by capturing 2,500 Clan Weapon Munzees of any type.

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