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October 20, 2021

October 2021 GOTM Winners

For October, we wanted to do more than just spooky themed bouncers. As restrictions still vary around the world, we wanted to create a safe trick-or-treating experience with Candy Corn Credits. Instead of going door-to-door, you collect them by going munzee-to-munzee! And, even better — you can trade them in for rewards you choose, so you can truly play your way this month! Some of the new Halloween Greeting Cards we released at the start of the month are obtainable by redeeming CCC.

Of course, we did release some spooky themed bouncers the next week — the Pro-fright-ionals! We also tried something new by releasing new Halloween-themed skins for Myths: the first was the Candy Corn Unicorn, the second was the Candy Corn Leprechaun (“Leprecorn”) — more may be coming soon! Just this week, we released an update to Hotels which should make it easier to earn CCC from them as well.

Lastly, we highlighted Pouch Creatures this month with the release of 3 new Mitmegu Evolutions, the first new non-Funfinity Stone creature in over a year — Koobas — and a ZEE-Dayz weekend that awarded double points on them and Greeting Cards!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the October Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early November, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

October GOTM

The gardens we chose reflect the festive mood we’re feeling — we know y’all are feeling it too, as the Calendar is packed with events every weekend! In fact, one of these gardens was made specifically for an October event. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Witchy Pumpkin Garden, designed by MrsHB31 and markcase, and the Black Moth 💀 Squad Garden, designed by Rikitan, as our winning October GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Witchy Pumpkin by MrsHB31 and markcase, in Kernersville, NC

Wouldn’t this design make a fun Halloween-themed emoji?

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This was set up for the October 9 Halloween event and filled nicely.

A simple and cute design in the colors we’ve come to associate with Halloween! We also appreciate the use of the new Void Mysteries as the purple band around the hat, which adds variety and will certainly attract nearby players who haven’t had the chance to cap any yet!

Black Moth 💀 Squad by Rikitan in Bratislava, Slovakia

This beautiful bug is made up of all the virtual Jewels, except Emeralds as those are only deployable in designated Emerald gardens. We think the Night Vision Goggles make even better eyes than Emeralds!

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

Garden is dedicated to local players in Bratislava, who often go out to streets after dusk, chasing specials and bouncers.
Night-time munzeeing is much easier in the city, thanks to quiet traffic compared to rush hours.
Garden was created during 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic, when we’ve been locked at our homes after dark by government restrictions.

We thought this jeweled moth was the perfect partner to the Witchy Pumpkin due to its similar color scheme! Also, “Black Moth 💀 Squad” just has a really cool ring to it — sounds like a special branch of ZeeOps agents!

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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September 22, 2021

September 2021 GOTM Winners

September has turned out to be a gaming-themed month, but very different from our previous iterations. Instead, we kicked the month off with the new Chess Set game pieces! Each week, we’ve been sending out prizes to the first to cap the winning numbers in the LotterZEE, and also doing random Prize Drawings! And just this past Sunday, we wrapped up our week-long Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed ZEE-Dayz — we’re curious to find out which users are the lucky recipients of the Golden Ticket Munzee!

In other news, we also pushed out an app update which brought Premium Memberships to the In-App Store, released a new Elemental, announced Halloween Event Packages, and finally, dropped a new Secret ZeeOps. The month’s not over yet though, so be sure to keep an eye out for everything else we have planned!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the September Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early October, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

September GOTM

Last month we had a science-y theme going on — the gardens we’ve chosen this month, while not easily conforming to a theme, are both very meaningful to us in different ways. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Torii Gate Garden, designed by Kobeses, and the EyUpMeDuck Garden, designed by BenandJules, as our winning September GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Torii Gate by Kobeses in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan

While this garden could have simply used Red and Black Virtual Colors, we love the detail added with the lighter red and orange shades. The Elementals and Crossbows also add nice contrasting pops of color!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This was the first domestically designed and produced garden in Japan to my knowledge. It is of a Torii – a gate found in front of Shrines here in Japan. It is symbolic of the country and the growing base of players here.

As listeners of the Munzee Maniacs Podcast, we’re excited to hear that the game is growing in Japan — more munzees for host peejay and occasional guest Kobeses (the designer of the garden, if you didn’t catch it earlier) to cap, and more friends to play with! We would also like to wish Kobeses a belated “Happy Birthday”!

We’ve always wanted to grow the game in Japan as we believe Munzee is a great fit for the lifestyle there — “tech-savvy” and “active” are two words that immediately come to mind. Our team member, Mari, also has a personal connection to the country, so including part of her culture has definitely been another motivator! We have released a few Japan-inspired specials in the past, such as the Origami and Sushi specials, but now that the game is taking root there, we’re definitely going to take a deeper dive in the future!

EyUpMeDuck Garden by BenandJules in Beeston, Nottungham, UK

A beautiful memorial to EyUpMeDuck — even if you don’t know her personally, the design hints at a bright and fun personality. We’re sure it will catch the eye of players when they’re in the area and they’ll be able to learn more about her.

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

I was asked by Ady725 to create a special garden for his Wife EyUpMeDuck who is battling cancer. I was honored to be asked and created the garden I am nominating, I am not sure if it is allowed to nominate your own garden (Editor’s Note: it is definitely allowed!)… The garden has been very popular and has filled very quickly.

We could not help but be moved by the story behind this garden — with all the attention COVID-19 has taken the past year-and-a-half, it’s important to remember it’s not the only disease being battled. Our thoughts are with EyUpMeDuck and Ady725.

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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August 23, 2021

August 2021 GOTM Winners

August is typically a slower month for us, as we’re coming off of a very busy birthday month and are usually heads-down planning for all the usual stuff, plus MHQ Bash. However, as you know, this year instead of celebrating MHQ Bash as we usually do, we are postponing it to next year (fingers crossed), so we are hoping to keep the excitement and anticipation building with the Time Capzule, which was released earlier in the month.

Then we had a fun couple of Flat-filled weeks with Flat Disc Golf Scatters and Flat Day the 13th Part 4, which brought some new Greeting Cards to go along with it!

Most recently, we’ve had a week of Reseller ZEE-Dayz, put the finishing touches on the Shield, and unleashed the Bow Tie specials! The month isn’t over yet, so who knows what else we have planned?

We are now happy to announce the winners of the August Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early September, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

August GOTM

Our picks for this month may have been influenced by back-to-school time, since they are definitely linked to the sciences! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Charles Darwin Garden, designed by paupau and the Cape Canaveral Hummingbird Garden, designed by SpaceCoastGeoStore as our winning August GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Charles Darwin Garden by paupau in Bielefeld, Germany

While the colors of this garden are quite muted — almost blending in with the map and app UI — the well-executed variations in color give it a polished look!

We were seriously impressed by this portrait-style garden! A lot of thought was put into its planning — its spreadsheet encourages players to deploy Evolutions in the area south of the garden, and it is fittingly located near Bielefeld University.

Cape Canaveral Hummingbird by SpaceCoastGeoStore in Cape Canaveral, FL

This garden’s lovely colors were achieved with a unique combination of Munzee types — Jellyfishes, Electric Mysteries, Virtual Clovers, Virtual Resellers, Citrines, Onyxes, Surprises, and of course, Virtual Colors!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

I think the design is straightforward, but the use of the various contrasting types of Munzees really make it pop. It goes to show you that you don’t need a 1,000 pin behemoth to have an effective garden.

We also enjoy that it makes use of Jellyfish Evolutions, which make it the perfect mate to the Charles Darwin garden!

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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July 28, 2021

Did You Get Our Invite? More 10th Annual Award ZEEson Ceremony Details!

We first posted our invitations yesterday on social media to give you a heads-up — now we have a few more details filled in!

Some slightly more detailed info in list form:

  • We are shooting for a start time of 14:30 MHQ on July 29. In the case of any technical difficulties, we will let you know of any new start times as soon as we can.
  • You will be able to view the LIVE video on our Facebook Page HERE!
  • As usual, Facebook should automatically post the completed recording on the page once the live video is over, so if you’re not able to watch it live, you can still have your own Award Ceremony experience afterwards! We’ll post the link to the recording here as well.
    • UPDATE: The link to the recording is HERE, and we’ve also embedded it below!
  • We’d love it if you got all dressed up and posted a selfie in the comments, but as always, do what you are comfortable with!


Award Recipients

The cutoff time for these badges was 2021-07-01 00:01:00 MHQ.

  • Calendar Capper
    • Achieved the highest daily capture streak since the game launched in 2011.
    • CrazyLadyLisa – 3,013 days of captures in a row
  • Greenie Go-Getter
    • Captured the most Greenies since the game launched in 2011.
    • d-n – 51,893 captures
  • Daily Deployer
    • Achieved the highest daily deploy streak since the game launched in 2011.
    • taska1981 – 2,765 days of deploys in a row
  • Captain Capper
    • Captured the most Munzees since the game launched in 2011.
    • hunniees – 1,594,901 captures
  • Deputy Deployer
    • Deployed the most Munzees since the game launched in 2011.
    • alohakas – 54,830 deploys
  • Specialist Sprinter
    • First player to own the original 12 Mythological Munzees AND capture their set of 12 since the game launched in 2011.
    • kcpride – Achieved on 2019-08-10 15:42:43
  • Team Tracker
    • First player to capture all employee-owned Alternamyth Munzees.
    • mobility – Achieved on 2021-03-19 10:34:32
  • Certifiable Cubimal Collector
    • First player to collect all available Cubimals since the game launched in 2011.
    • BigLion – Achieved before 2021-07-01 00:01:00 MHQ, so this was before the release of the new Cubimal in the wild Birthday QRates.
  • Glorious Gatherer
    • Most scatters captured since the game launched in 2011.
    • danielle41101 – 98,269 captures
  • Photographer Extraordinaire
    • Most photos uploaded to Munzees since the game launched in 2011.
    • humbird7 – 50,883 photos
  • Zee Fixer-Upper
    • Most Munzees replaced since the game launched in 2011.
    • Stretfordender – 3,789 munzees
  • WrecKING QRew
    • Most QRewzees captured since the game launched in 2011.
    • ly2kw – 21,647 captures
  • Picky Private Eye
    • Most Daily ZeeOps mission rerolls since the game launched in 2011.
    • AbelianGrape – 229 rerolls
  • EyeSpy
    • Most Daily ZeeOps missions completed since the game launched in 2011.
    • FRLK – 273 missions
  • Ardent Attendee
    • Most Munzee Events attended since the game launched in 2011.
    • EagleDadandXenia – 315 events
  • Heroically Hospitable Host
    • Most Munzee Events hosted since the game launched in 2011.
    • Robelwilson – 136 events
  • Dashingly Debonair Discoverer
    • Most Coins discovered since the game launched in 2011.
    • BituX – 2,403 coins
  • Commemorative Coin Collector
    • Most Coins owned since the game launched in 2011.
    • magnetman – 43 coins
  • Diverse Deployer
    • Deployed Physical Munzees in the most countries since the game launched in 2011.
    • foxyankee – 114 countries
  • First Place Finder
    • Most FTC (first to capture) Munzees since the game launched in 2011.
    • Whelen – 34,530 munzees excluding deploys from the virtuals account
      • The deploys from the virtuals account are mostly scatters, some of which may only appear for the player that triggered them, so we figured they’d be fair to exclude since leaving them in was causing the query to time out.
  • Infestation Inciter

More Awards to Come!

Don’t think these are the only awards we’ll be handing out! We have 3 more awards currently planned, which we’d like you to vote on.

  • Miss ConZEEniality
    • Voted as one of the Most Pleasant Players by your peers during the 10th Munzee Birthday Celebrations.
  • MZeeP
    • Voted as one of the Most Valuable Players by your peers during the 10th Munzee Birthday Celebrations.
  • Best Dressed
    • Voted as one of the Best Dressed by your peers during the 10th Munzee Birthday Celebrations.

Head to the Google Form HERE! Unlike our other nomination Google Forms, this should be limited to one submission per person. We’ll keep the form open at least until the end of Birthday Events, which means some time during our workday on September 8th.

We are also brainstorming more fun and interesting honors to bestow in the 10 months following our 10th birthday — in particular, ones that feature newer players, as more established players have certainly had an advantage in the awards we’ve come up with so far.

It’s hard to predict what the criteria will be, so just keep playing your way and

Munzee On!

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Munzee Toolkit Munzday

July 26, 2021

Munzee Toolkit MunzDay: LindaH417

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help!

The week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes to us from LindaH417, who hails from Aurora, IL. She started playing Munzee over 3 years ago, but it feels like she’s been playing for much longer — we always see her participating in our Eventzee hunts and other virtual activities! Read on to discover her essentials!

LindaH417 Toolkit

My Father brought me into munzee in March 2018 and I fell in love with the game immediately.

No matter where I go, my munzee kit comes with me. I have 2 different shoulder bags that I use and both have many pockets and quite a bit of room, just depends on if I’m out and about, or going to a munzee event.

My Kit consists of:

  • 5 containers of different munzees
  • 1 brand new container with munzees that I will give out to someone I meet if they are really interested in the game
  • I have wipes, hand sanitizer, and a munzee mask if needed
  • Scissors and a flash light
    • I carry scissors because in one case I have quite a few rows of greenies. The flashlight comes in handy if it’s dark and I shine it on the munzee and cap.
  • My Personals and my munzee name tag and a screen cloth
  • Also my iPod Touch, comes in handy if I can’t reach a munzee, I’ll take a picture and cap it that way
  • I also have a mirror and a small ice scraper.
    • The mirror comes in handy when munzees are place in odd areas and the phone won’t fit. The small scraper works perfect in winter when you need to scrape ice off a munzee to cap.

I love to travel to areas to cap, and deploy, McKinney Texas, Minneapolis and Florida are on my Bucket list.

I’m known to cap something no matter what, I’ve crawled under sun dials in the snow, I climbed a 5 foot snow bank, as I was capping the munzee the snow underneath me started to give so I jumped and rolled down to the bottom 😂
If I see a special nearby at 1 in the morning, I grab my keys and in my pjs out I go!!

I love the game!!! 💚

Share Your Kit!

If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit.” Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

Please feel free to include as much information about your gameplay as you wish to share! We want to see your creativity and learn how you play, so show us what you’ve got! And for Munzee tips and tricks, you can always check out our Help Guide articles!

A big Munzee thank you to LindaH417 for sharing her Munzee Toolkit! If you’ve got some spare Greeting Cards and want to say “Hi!”, why not deploy some in her hometown?

Munzee on!

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July 21, 2021

July 2021 GOTM Winners

This month has definitely been one to celebrate as we kicked things off with the 10th Birthday Mailbox! Shortly after, we got the final race results of the #WorldBicycleDay specials — which eerily coincided with real-life Lou and other Internationelles‘ sweet success! As the 10th Birthday Mailbox goodies were revealed, we were happy to find that the MechaniC4K3 was a welcome surprise! Those that aren’t Tier 3 10th Birthday Mailbox members got their chance at the Blueprints for it a little over a week later. There are still more goodies to be given out, so we hope you look forward to seeing what you get!

In other news, we also released some very popular Go Fishing specials — many of you look forward to seeing the new types released each week — and a new Secret ZeeOp called Operation: QRypt Capper, which is currently the only way to get your hands on S4RCOPH4GUS Blueprints!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the July Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early August, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

July GOTM

As it’s our birthday month, we decided to choose 3 gardens to feature! The first has come close to winning GOTM in earlier months, but we decided to save it for this month. The second is perfect to commemorate an exciting event that happened recently. Last but not least, the third garden has a very fun design which reminded us of all the different goodies in our 10th Birthday Mailbox. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Trpaslík :: Gnomie Vrútky Garden, designed by kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss, the Rob Hearts Lou Garden, designed by Buckeyecacher111 and the Munzball Machine Garden, designed by Jeffeth as our winning July GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Trpaslík :: Gnomie Vrútky by kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss in Vrútky, Slovakia

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

Garden was designed by Andrej and Monika (kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss), inspired by 2021 Munzee theme – catching cute gnomies around the world, all year round. Easter Egg fact – Gnomie from Vrutky is created mostly by virtual Evolution Munzees to highlight constant, monthly evolution of bouncing gnomies to many different skins.

Rob Hearts Lou by Buckeyecacher111 in Greenville, OH

Here are Buckeyecacher111’s notes on the garden’s design:

I made this garden as my first design […] This garden was originally a Green Heart, but was expanded after Rob proposed to Lou 🙂

Munzball Machine by Jeffeth in Ontario, Canada

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

Hello I would like to nominate The Munzball Machine by Jeffeth. The Garden he created somehow mastered design and utility I absolutely love it! […] Fun and useful to the area for an interesting blend of items to cap!

And Jeffeth’s own note on the design:

It’s a really cool way to highlight the huge variety of munzees available, especially for new players. And its my personal favorite garden I’ve made. 🙂

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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June 22, 2021

June 2021 GOTM Winners

This month was all about bicycles, birthdays, and bots! As #WorldBicycleDay was on the 3rd, we took the opportunity to come up with some fun racing specials! They were so popular, that we decided to extend them to the end of the month and add 2 more racers to the mix! The next week, we released our 10th Birthday Mailbox to start building up excitement for our upcoming birthday month! The week after that, we introduced Cogs and RUMbots in an effort to keep the map from being overrun by Spyderbots once more. As the end of the month approaches, keep an eye out for more exciting releases to come!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the June Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early July, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

June GOTM

This month we chose gardens we felt embodied the spirit of summer! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Burkes Park Orange Garden, designed by EagleDadandXenia and kpcrystal07, and the Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK Garden, designed by Waves117 as our winning June GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Burkes Park Orange by EagleDadandXenia and kpcrystal07 in Dade City, FL

We took a screenshot of this garden from the app, which, thanks to the expanded filter options, allows us to get a clear view of the garden!

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

Hi! It’s been a thousand years since EagleDad’s first garden was launched and it occurs to me that it needs to be nominated. It was his first garden, but it was also the first garden in the entire area, and it launched a million others. Well, maybe not a million other gardens, but a million* other virtuals anyway!

Dade City has become a real destination, in large part due to the work done by Gary with this pioneer garden.

*Very, very slight exaggeration

Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK by Waves117

We love this Sandcastle with its use of varied yellow-colored munzee types, and the fun detail of Sir Prize Wheel on the flag as well as being guarded by Crossbows at the entrance!

Here are Waves117’s notes on the garden’s design:

Sheringham is a traditional seaside town in the heart of North Norfolk in England UK. At low tide the beautiful golden sands of the beach are exposed, ideal to sit, relax, build a sandcastle or two and now capture a few munzees!

Sheringham has kept it ‘Blue Flag’ status which is an international quality mark for beaches. The seaside award is a nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK so this garden to celebrate this achievement. Come and visit you won’t be disappointed.

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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May 26, 2021

May 2021 GOTM Winners

May was all about scavenger hunts and going places! For the hunt concept, we didn’t want to limit the fun only to Munzee — but to incorporate our other top apps, WallaBee and Eventzee, we had to get a little creative. To ease into it, we started the month with Lost Sock MOBs, which we felt portrayed the basic idea of a scavenger hunt. Towards the middle of the month, we followed up with a treasure hunt concept by making our first foray into NFTs with WallaBee. Now, towards the end of the month, we’ve created an actual scavenger hunt with the twist of featuring the other two games in Eventzee.

As for going places, we were excited to announce the ability to renovate Virtual Resorts, upcoming 10th Birthday event packages, 2 NEW Places Munzees, and an “Oh, ZEE Places You’ll Go”-themed ZEE-Dayz!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the May Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early June, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

May GOTM

The gardens we’ve chosen as this month’s winners do not fit the hunt or travel themes mentioned above — rather, they call to mind the more subtle updates to Rover (here and here) and the Baby Panda that was released just last Friday. How? They also feature cute animals! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Masquerade Hare Garden, designed by purplecourgette, and the Fasanerie Darmstadt 🦊🦉🦌 Garden, designed by stineB and GeoHubi as our winning May GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Masquerade Hare by purplecourgette in Bedford, UK

While it’s been more than a month since Easter, that doesn’t mean bunny-themed gardens are out of the running until next year! The Carrot Evos nearby are a fun detail!

Here are purplecourgette’s notes on the garden’s design:

This Munzee garden is to celebrate ‘Masquerade’. Which is based upon a treasure hunt that started in the 1970’s, a book gave clues to the location of a jeweled golden hare, created and hidden somewhere in the UK. The jeweled golden hare was hidden in Ampthill Great Park in the shadow of St Catherine of Aragon’s Cross.

Ampthill Park is a beautiful place to visit and has typical English countryside all around (https://www.greensandtrust.org/ampthill-park). It is full of history (as well as the hand-cappable Munzee garden!) For example it is the site of Ampthill Castle where Henry VIII stayed with one of his six wives – Katherine of Aragon.

Fasanerie Darmstadt 🦊🦉🦌 by stineB and GeoHubi in Darmstadt, Germany

As soon as we laid eyes on this lovely woodland-themed garden we fell in love! The varying shades of purple in the background complement the more muted browns, greens, and oranges that make up each of the cute critters!

Here are stineB’s notes on the garden’s design:

The “Fasanerie Garden” is our third garden in the City of Darmstadt. For us it is important that the design of the garden relates to the location. The Fasanerie (pheasantry) is a wooded area on the eastern outskirts of the city of Darmstadt. Many native animals live there (e.g. deer, foxes, rabbits, owls and other birds). A few hundred years ago the Fasanerie pheasantry was created as a hunting ground for the nobility. But now the animals can live there in peace. This was the reason, we chose the design with the tree and the animals. In addition we love the cute temp. “Baby Animals” bouncers 🙂

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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April 23, 2021

April 2021 GOTM Winners

We kicked off the month with an explosion of April Fools’ Day pranks: fake filters, a fake Runzee splash screen, fake products in the Freeze Tag Store and the In-App Store, and a few other tricks you may or may not have noticed… We also had a few real items to enjoy, which were the Jack In ZEE Box tPOB and the Bag of Tricks and Sack of Surprises MOBs.

Other important happenings include the change in Egyptian Zodiac artifacts, the release of QRates and Cubimals, Roverhaul Part 2, and two rounds of new Greeting Cards (here and here).

We are now happy to announce the winners of the April Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early May, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

April GOTM

We certainly had fun planning all the pranks for April Fools’ Day, so we chose the first garden shown below as it fit the theme perfectly! The second garden was chosen for its gorgeous use of color and timely subject matter. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the North Carolina Jester Hat Garden, designed by markcase, and the Kameleontti Garden, designed by RePe, tcguru, and kilpertti as our winning April GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

North Carolina Jester Hat by markcase in Burlington, NC

It also reminds us of our Harlequin Clown MOB that was bouncing around on our 7th Birthday!

This garden reminded us of all the April Fools’ Day shenanigans we had going on this year! Doesn’t it look like Jack In ZEE Box‘s hat?

Kameleontti by RePe, tcguru, and kilpertti in Raisio, Finland

Did this chameleon land on top of a box of Fruit Loops or something? Whatever the case, the color combinations are lovely and show off the range of Virtual Colors well!

We had pets on the brain this month with our Cubimals release and the latest Roverhaul update, and out of the animal-themed gardens yet to receive an award, this colourful chameleon took the cake!

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

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.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. 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.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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