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July 18, 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!

 

Munzee on!

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June 28, 2019

Announcing June POTM and GOTM Winners! (QRazy Challenge!)

It’s almost a wrap for June, which means we’re just days away from Munzee’s official birthday month! But before we dive into that celebration, it’s time to honor both our June Players of the Month (POTM) and Gardens of the Month (GOTM) winners!

June POTM

June POTM was selected based off player nominations, as we asked you to send in your choices for outstanding clan coordinators. Many players jumped at the opportunity to share their picks for players who step up to the plate and apply their top organizational skills to coordinating Clan Wars. You can find a complete list of the June POTM winners at the end of the blog.  Congratulations to all of these players for being recognized by fellow players for your outstanding leadership skills!

July POTM Requirements

Our July POTM requirements will see Determined Deployers being awarded. Anyone who deploys at least *16 munzees throughout July will earn the following special Player of the Month badge that we have newly updated for July winners:

Per usual, the July POTM badge won’t be awarded until the end of the month, but it is a new badge for Birthday month only. So even if you’ve earned the previous POTM or POTW badges, this will be a new badge to earn! And speaking of earning badges for deploys…

QRazy 8’s Deploy Challenge

It’s time for a community challenge! We challenge you all to help us reach 8,888,888 deploys before the end of the month. From the last deploy count taken on June 25, we are currently at 8,768,683 deploys. If the goal is met by the end of July, anyone who deploys at least 8 munzees of any type during July will earn 1 Virtual, 1 Virtual Color Credit, 1 Urban Fit credit, 1 Physical Capture 2x Booster, as well as the limited edition QRazy 8’s badge!

*Note: Socials and personals are excluded from deploy count and qualification badge for both POTM and the deploy challenge. If the deploy challenge is met, all players who deployed will also earn the Crazy 8’s badge. (All prizes and badges will be awarded at the end of the month.) You people are QRazy, and we love it!

June GOTM

It’s time to recognize some outstanding Virtual Garden builders! While we have lots of exceptional garden nominations to choose from, we’ve been waiting to award our June winners for a little while now! All winning GOTM organizers, as well as all players who deployed in the winning gardens, will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map in one of the funnest ways possible. The June Garden of the month title goes to the Fort Worth Longhorn Garden, organized by denali0407, and Grenaa City’s Coat of Arms, organized by RUJA and Heinerup! You can view the winning gardens below:

Fort Worth Longhorn Garden by denali0407 in Fort Worth, Texas

Some gardens are so beautiful they don’t even need nominations! Everyone at MHQ (and online!) were big fans of this beautiful garden, which was created for Geowoodstock 2019, held in Fort Worth. 

Grenaa City’s Coat of Arms by RUJA and Heinerup in Grenaa, Denmark

This very large garden contains more than 3,000 virtuals for a flawless execution by this Danish duo. The garden depicts the coat of arms of the Danish town of Grenaa based on a seal from the early 14th century that depicts a bridge over the Grenaa river. A church stands on either side of the bridge, symbolizing the local church and older chapter, while the stars and crescents represent traditional Christian symbols of the time. This garden is near a very large birthday event taking place July 6 which Matt will be attending.

Did you have the pleasure of deploying in either of this month’s winning gardens? All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Do you know a garden that is worthy of the July GOTM title? We’re asking for players to submit already created gardens for the chance to win any of our upcoming Garden(s) of the Month! Just be sure to follow the rules!

GOTM 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.

Send your nomination for GOTM to iloveyou@munzee.com! Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

A big congratulations to all of our POTM and GOTM winners! Keep up that fantastic work, and start deploying July 1 to win prizes during the birthday month!

Munzee on!

June POTM Winners:

  • thegenie18
  • 3Tiger
  • SOHCAH
  • monrose
  • FrankBroughton
  • nicdchic
  • sverlaan
  • hunniees
  • dt07751
  • Belladivadee
  • tau
  • Technical13
  • SassySilkie
  • markcase
  • Jerzee
  • 3newsomes
  • SQUONK
  • Wrasln
  • MrsHB31
  • kodiak62
  • MariaBr
  • Matt99972
  • TK7464
  • rosieree
  • GOOFYBUTTERFLY
  • Newfruit
  • Newbee
  • knightwood
  • Bushrangers
  • RichardG01
  • ColoritJan
  • Marisatz
  • 123xilef
  • Jwg68
  • WiseOldWizard
  • 5star
  • keromar
  • SuperNate
  • TheLabGuys
  • AZJEDI
  • Brilang
  • DisneyGirl
  • Calvertcachers
  • Webeon2it
  • JSPRX
  • i5badass
  • Skindo
  • Barefootguru
  • Adventuretharon
  • Redphoenix
  • MIEZE
  • REMSTALER
  • Leggers33
  • JT75
  • HB31
  • bearmomscouter
  • Gilliansage
  • SammyDiddly
  • RMNedrow
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February 21, 2019

February GOTM Winners! Featuring Community Stories

Last month we were happy to announce our first ever Garden(s) of the Month winners. We also had the pleasure of recognizing an additional 35 players as Players of the Month for their Virtual Garden buildings skills, as it was our January POTM criteria. This left us with lots of excellent choices to pick from for our February GOTM!

This recognition is meant to honor a variety of our outstanding Virtual Garden builders who have helped to create some of our most memorable gardens. As many of you might recall, GOTM is an extra special award, because all players who deployed in the winning gardens will receive badges as well! Our winning February Virtual Gardens are the Richard Petty Garden, organized by markcase, and the Greer Train Garden, organized by Dlovegrove!

The February Gardens of the Month appear as follows:

The Richard Petty Garden organized by markcase in Greensboro, North Carolina

The Greer Train Garden organized by Dlovegrove in Greer, South Carolina.

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

Player Stories 

Not only did we enjoy the design and execution of these gardens, but we also selected this month’s winners based off the stories behind the Virtual Gardens. Munzee is a social game, and we love hearing about how gameplay impacts the community in positive ways!

Richard Petty Garden

The Richard Petty Garden earns the distinction of being one of the oldest Munzee Virtual Gardens in North Carolina. It also earns some major bonus points for being blessed by former NASCAR Driver Richard Petty himself!

Mark Case has been a dedicated Munzee player for rounding seven years, a period of which he has spent designing gardens for a variety of players. According to Case, several years ago he received permission to place a geocache on the property of Petty Enterprise. However, he was later asked to remove it due to property violations from overeager players. Case decided that a Munzee Virtual Garden would be the perfect way to honor Petty without disrupting his land.

With Petty’s permission, Case was permitted by Petty Enterprises to use the “43” logo modeled in the garden. With assistance from Craig Williams, Case was able to finish the coding needed to get the garden structured. On January 12, 2016, the Richard Petty Garden was successfully filled in thanks to player contributions. Case currently keeps a lookout for player holes caused by inactivity in order to preserve the garden. He is happy to share that Petty has officially blessed his titular garden, and the two have met in person!

Munzee player and February GOTM winner Mark Case (left) meets former NASCAR driver and voice actor Richard Petty, who he designed a Virtual Garden in honor of.

Greer Train Garden

Our second February GOTM win goes to David Lovegrove, who did the tricky work of putting the spreadsheets together for the Greer Train Garden. This set of mini-gardens runs on the real world Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The master plan for the design was devised by David’s 12-year-old son, Jonathan, and his best friend Henry. These creative young men also came up with their own logo design for the Virtual Garden.

The group’s first Garden in the Greenville area was the Clemson Tiger Paw. However, as the Garden neared completion, the boys begged David to make a garden for Greer, South Carolina where they were concentrating their growth efforts. David desired to design a manageable size so that it could be more easily filled in. The team came up with the perfect solution: a train garden, where everyone fills up the engine one car at a time! The boys designed a logo and brainstormed ideas for the train garden at school every day as they strove to bring their dreams to fruition.

The young friends came up with the master plan for the Garden, while David worked the technicalities of their vision. The idea behind the design was to fill up the locomotive design and tender before adding on cars one-by-one. This layout allows for continual expansion, while allowing the Garden to appear “finished” even as it continues to grow!

This isn’t the only time David has joined forces with his son in relations to Munzee. The father and son duo enjoy collaborating on fun and funny designs, such as “Skunky” based off of Jonathan’s favorite stuffed animal. Now 14-years-old, Jonathan has discovered his passion and possible career route through his love of Munzee.

Jonathan has a huge desire to “Grow Greer,” his local community, in Munzee. This passion led him to researching websites about the city, cementing his lasting love for Greer. This resulted in the mayor of Greer presenting him with a key to the city. Jonathan has built a small media empire centered around positive things about and happenings in Greer via Facebook, Instagram, and  www.GreerTidbits.com. He even gives tours!

Jonathan Lovegrove, a young Munzee enthusiast. Lovegrove focuses on building the game in his hometown of Greer, South Carolina and spreading positivity.

Rules and Regulations 

Do you know a garden deserving of the title of March GOTM? We’re asking for players to submit already created gardens for the chance to win any of our upcoming Garden(s) of the Month! 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.

E-mail us at iloveyou@munzee.com to nominate yourself or another qualified player for GOTM! If you don’t see your name on the February winner’s list, fear not! We take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months.

Do you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden? Check out this step-by-step tutorial to help build a Garden today. Remember, Munzee is a social game, and there are many Virtual Garden builders who are happy to design Gardens for fellow players. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook in order to reach out to fellow players!

Don’t forget to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits in the Freeze Tag store so you can fill in those Gardens! Our Virtual collection now includes Temporary Virtuals, Virtual Trail Munzee Credits (multiple), and the Virtual Trail Munzee Credit (single). All three of these items will be 19 percent off through Monday, February 25 at 10:00 MHQ time!

Congrats to all of our winning players this month! Thank you for sharing your stories, and thanks to everyone who nominated themselves or a fellow player and all who deployed. Stay tuned to see more winning Gardens!

Munzee On!

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January 30, 2019

Additional January Players of the Month Winners!

Congratulations for officially surviving the first month of 2019! We had so much fun awarding our previous Players of the Month with custom badges that we decided to spread the love to include a wider variety of some of Munzee’s very talented Virtual Garden builders. As a reminder, Player(s) of the Month will be based on different criteria each month. To cap off a successful January, we’ve extended this month’s award to an additional 35 players from all around the globe based on their world-renowned Virtual Garden building skills!

To thank these builders for all of the work they do in the Munzee community, we will be awarding them special POTM badges! 

You can find a complete list of all of our players of the month for January at the end of this post! Congrats to all of our January POTM winners! Munzee wouldn’t be the same without all of the hard work, time, and effort you (and all of our dedicated players!) put into transforming the maps. And another thank you goes out to all of the players who nominated these talented builders.

Some months we will ask for nominations to help us choose recipients based on that month’s criteria, but we will not be accepting nominations in February. The Player Of The Month requirements for February are based on Super Streaks! That means if you have captured and/or deployed every day for more than a year, you will be rewarded. We have to recognize the players who never take a day off! Thank you for helping us grow the map, and stay tuned for your future recognition!

As a final reminder, anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously IS able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! Good luck, and Munzee On!

Joining our previous January Players of the Month in the winning section are:

Once again, congratulations to all! Keep up the amazing work!

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January 18, 2019

Announcing the NEW Player Of The Month program!

After many months of hiatus we’re excited to announce a revamping of our Player Of The Week program! The new Player Of The Month program will work similarly to it’s weekly precursor, with a few notable differences. Player(s) Of The Month will be based on a different set of criteria each month. For example we’re kicking off January by highlighting some of our world-renowned Virtual Garden builders! Read the entire blog post to see how you can nominate others!

The all NEW Player Of The Month badge!

Say CONGRATS to brandikorte and mnbball as the first POTM winners!

AND It wouldn’t be right to award the builders of gardens this honor without acknowledging the people who built the first tools! Laczy76 and TheMachman These two will also receive the POTM badge for their work in the Munzee community.

These builders have done fantastic work developing Virtual Gardens with the help of the worldwide community. You may recognize brandikorte’s Sunset Cowboy Garden in Ft. Worth, TX. Those in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area may recognize the Burger or Pizza Gardens by mnbball. There might be some more news regarding these Virtual Gardens too, so stay tuned!

If you know a GREAT virtual garden builder please provide two things for us: 1) username 2) Map hyperlink to the garden  — email this information by January 28th to iloveyou@munzee.com so we can choose additional POTM for January.

During some months we may ask for nominations from our players based on that month’s criteria and we will choose recipients based on those details. Anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously IS able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! In other months we may automatically award the POTM badge to players who meet certain requirements.

The Player Of The Month requirements for February are based on Super Streaks! If you have captured and/or deployed every day for more than a year you will be rewarded. These dedicated players don’t believe in a day off, but their hard work is helping grow the map!

Earn the Super Duper ULTRA Streak badge by capturing and deploying a munzee every day for a year!

The only requirement is that you have captured AND/OR deployed for at least 366 days straight at any point in your Munzee career. Even if you completed the Super Beast badge three months ago you will still be rewarded, if you didn’t stop at 365. Badges will be awarded February 28th.

Don’t forget, we have monthly Resolution Streak badges for capturing a munzee every day! These reset each month so you can still earn February if you missed a day in January! Maybe there will even be some new long term Streak badges for those who didn’t give up after a year??? Stay tuned for more!

We’re excited to kick off the new Player Of The Month program and challenge you all to play the game in many different ways! We plan to recognize the worldwide nature of the game this year.

As always thank you all for your dedication to the game! Munzee on!

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December 13, 2018

2018 Most Christmassy Attendee Gallery!

We’re excited to show off our 2018 “Most Christmassy Attendee” gallery! Below are winners from events that hosts chose or players voted on. We’ll be updating the gallery as more events happen throughout the month. Merry Christmas!

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October 23, 2018

MH-BOO Bash Worldwide Badges!

We want the whole world to celebrate MH-BOO Bash with us, even if you can’t make it to McKinney, TX! We’ve got two exclusive badges that you can only earn this weekend. Anyone worldwide can earn these spooky badges as long as you complete the requirements!

These badges will be available from 00:01 on Oct 26 until 23:59 MHQ on Oct 28. Good luck and have fun growing the physical map near you!

We’re so excited to see players in McKinney this weekend, but to those who can’t attend we hope you’ll be there in spooky spirit! Don’t forget Z.E.E. still needs your protection from the Zombie outbreak too, so you’ll have your hands full. There also might be another Halloween event near you so be sure to check out the Events Calendar!

Munzee on!

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October 17, 2018

Gallop away with Flat Hammock!

The Flat Friends are about to make a new pal! Flat Rob, Flat Matt, and Flat Lou will have to watch their gameplay, because the ban hammer is knocking- welcome the all new Flat Hammock!

This new game piece is based on the one-man wrecking crew Daniel Hammock, who has been running Munzee Support for 5 years. No one at MHQ can think of a time when they’ve actually called him Daniel, or Danny as his family calls him. He’s always affectionately been known as Hammock. Although he started off as a player, in Hammock’s own words, his “dream came true” when he was given “the opportunity of a lifetime” to work for Munzee. Even before officially joining MHQ, Hammock always took it upon himself to help out the Munzee community with any and all issues that would arise. He is best known within the community for swinging the ban hammer, punishing all those who break the code of conduct. To those who know him well he’s a fluffy unicorn of a guy who is very kind and giving. In his free time he enjoys taking his family out for crazy Youtube adventures for the Munzee Monthly Giveaway and giving away prizes each month for players to enjoy. He’s also an avid fan of unicorns, if the Flat Hammock design didn’t make that very apparent.

The first Flat Hammock has been released as a permanent special in Gettysburg, PA. Players will normally be able to purchase their own Flat Hammocks in the Freeze Tag Online Store for $4. In celebration of our new Flat Friend though all Flat Munzees will be discounted! Remember that Flat Friends are not always on sale, so stock up while you can!

The Flat Friends Sale will last until Friday at 15:00 MHQ:

  • Hammock: $3.75- originally $4
  • Rob: $3.75- originally $4
  • Louise: $4 (with $0.25 still going to charity)- originally $4.25
  • Matt: $4.75- originally $5

Players with a Premium Membership will also receive one free Flat Hammock as well.

Like the other Flat Friends, Flat Hammock has a unique release schedule. Hammock may love working for Munzee, but he keeps busy with a variety of other jobs as well. Like other Flats he will choose when Flat Hammocks are available on the map, which will be during his working hours, major event seasons and more. Please note that all scheduled times are based on MHQ time and are subject to change. Since we’re in the middle of Halloween events though, all Flat Friends are on the map until the end of the month and Flat Hammock will join in the fun too!

Here is the general breakdown of Flat Hammocks:

Points:

Deploy – 19 Points
Cap/CapOn – Split 80 points with a minimum of 10 points.

Proximity: 

Flat Hammocks’ proximity is not affected by other munzees except other Flats. Flat Hammocks must be 50ft from other players’ deploys and 150ft from your own deploys.

You’ll also be able to earn a variety of badges for capturing and deploying Flat Hammocks.

Deploy Badges:

Capture Badges:

Don’t forget about DOUBLE POINT FLAT FRIENDS WEEKEND! On Friday we challenged our players to attend events and capture event pins, and they successfully completed the challenge! There will be double points on all Flat Friends captures and deploys beginning October 26 at 00:01 until October 28 at 23:59. That’s MH-BOO Bash weekend too, so if you’re looking for somewhere to deploy why not check out McKinney, TX! The calendar is also full of events all month long!

Thank you all for your support of the Support Man himself. Our Flat Friends line of munzees would not be possible without the enthusiasm of our players. Of course a huge THANK YOU to Hammock for his dedication to this game. So beware the ban hammer, hug Hammock when you meet him and Munzee On!

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November 16, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 7

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.

On May 4th 2015 , my world was rocked to the core.

My daughter (12 1/2 at the time) had been unwell and vomiting so we took her to the doctor. He said she had a tummy bug.
A few hours later, she was deteriorating, so I took her to the ER. They suspected appendicitis and drew blood. Then they said, “You didn’t say she had diabetes?” I said, “She doesn’t that I know of.”
Then, things got crazy.  She was rushed into critical care.  She had undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes and was in DKA (diabetes keto acidosis) — her body was filling with acid from having too high glucose levels for too long and not being able to process it. She was dying and her body was starting to shut down.
She spent 8 hrs in critical care and was started on insulin before they could move her to ICU, where she was for 24 hrs. She was then moved to the kids ward for a week, where we learned all about injecting multiple times a day, calculating carbs in everything she ate, and the rigorous testing she now endures every time before she eats, injects, exercises, sleeps and we even test at least once overnight. Everything affects her glucose levels. It will every moment of her life until a cure is found.
She now lives life to the fullest, and goes abseiling, hiking, caving, enjoys school and had fun with her friends.
We now try and live every moment to its fullest, and Munzee takes us places, allows us to meet new people, and just try and embrace life. It can change at any moment.

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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November 14, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 6

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
Being a trucker for 20 years, I was never able to really have a healthy lifestyle. Fast food and a lack of exercise were the normal for me. So, naturally, it came as no surprise to me that I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May of 2016 with an A1C level of 8.9 (blood sugar level of 208). I had known about Munzee for a while, but the only thing missing for me to play was a smartphone. So, ironically, about a week before my diagnosis, I finally broke down and bought one so I could start playing. With the help of Munzee power trails and areas where I was laying over, I started walking more and more. Fast forward to today, a mere 18 months later, through diet and exercise through Munzee, I have dropped 25 lbs. and brought my A1C down to 5.6 (blood sugar level of 114). It’s still a challenge to get out of the driver’s seat, but thanks to all of the players of this game for placing the game pieces for me to cap. It makes it a lot easier to do so.

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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