Community Stories

January 26, 2023

Mega Events started with an absolute BLAST!

Today is a very special day — it’s Lou’s birthday! 🎂

🥳 Happy birthday Lou! To celebrate, we wanted to look back at the recent Mega events, which were a smashing success thanks to her and all the hosts she coordinated with.


Mega Events started with an absolute BLAST, literally! The first Mega events, collectively called Munzee Mecca 2023, were held January 13-15 on the Space Coast of Florida. The event happened to coincide with SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket on the evening of the 15th, witnessed by many players still in the area.

 

Thank you to the team of hosts and sponsors for putting on a great series of events. The events were well attended with over 60 players including Flat Rob himself, and the Geocaching Vlogger.

If you haven’t seen the highlight video produced from the weekend please watch it on YouTube.

 

We are looking forward to seeing other Mega events taking place around the world. Here is a list of confirmed Mega events throughout the rest of the year:

We’d love for you all to join these Mega events in person, but remember you can also take part in the fun by deploying Virtual Munzees around the event area. The Munzee Mecca attendees were certainly kept busy capping, and those CapOn points are a nice bonus too!

We plan to promote all Mega events and will make our best attempt to have members of our team attend whenever possible.

Members of our California-based team will be in attendance, as well as Rob and Lou, for the upcoming Munzee Madness events! Each will have a special badge just for this event! Please make your plans to join our team in Southern California, March 3-4.

If you’d like to host your own Mega events contact Lou events@munzee.com.

Munzee on!

Share Button

January 25, 2023

January 2023 GOTM Winners

Is it just us, or has January just flown by? We even started off quite slow in the first week, with just the usual reveal of this year’s Monthly Streak Bouncers, the Garden Hedges, and the January MunzPak contents which include the latest Celtic Zodiac. A little later in the week we put out our first Greeting Card Catalog, which we are shooting to do at the start of every month.

The next week we launched a new limited-time credit, the HeartBeatz! We also created a separate layer for Greeting Cards, and celebrated the 6th installment of Flat Day the 13th.

The week after that, we released the B00mBox Mech in the HeartBeatz Redeem Store section, launched Operation: Swatch Out! and added more WhoDuckIt suspects to the mix.

Just this week, we announced our update to blast captures, and also released new Fitness skins for select Myths. We’ve still got just under a week left in January, so make sure to keep an eye out for our usual end-of-month posts!

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

January GOTM

We wanted to start this year off with two big and beautiful cool-toned gardens that came on our radar late last year. 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 Caretta Sea Turtle garden, designed by tlmeadowlark, and the Adventure Garden For Bluestreek, designed by Sanli and roughdraft, as our winning January GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Caretta Sea Turtle by tlmeadowlark in Montgomery, AL

The massive size of this garden alone is already quite an accomplishment — it can be difficult for larger gardens to reach completion as there are so many beautiful designs out there for players to contribute towards!

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

The Caretta sea turtle garden in Montgomery, Alabama USA is one of the better designed gardens I have seen in all the years since gardens began. The designer, tlmeadowlark, and the garden deserve to be recognized for the artistry and subject matter.

There is great use of different types of munzees to bring the threatened Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle to life in a munzee garden while being able to show the details of the actual turtle’s shell fairly well. That is not easy task to do in a munzee garden. Additionally, the designer worked quite hard to get this large garden completely deployed in time for National Sea Turtle day.

It would be especially nice if this garden can be recognized during the Loggerhead’s Alabama nesting period of April through August.

Thank you for your consideration.

This garden has been so enthusiastically recommended to us by many players, both via the Google Form and in-person. But even if only 1 player had told us about it, we knew we would choose it as the GOTM at some point. It was just a matter of finding the right partner, which you’ll see below, and then afterwards, the right month to showcase them both.

Adventure Garden For Bluestreek by Sanli and roughdraft in Vancouver, BC, Canada

The beautiful sky in this garden reminds us of the iconic Starry Night painting, but the galleon in the center promises an adventure of the swashbuckling variety! The combination is fresh and eye-catching!

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

Back in 2018, one of our local players, bluestreek, here in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada was diagnosed with cancer. A garden aptly named “Adventure Garden For Bluestreek” was created with Sanna Lindgren’s (Sanli) design of a ship on a nighttime adventure to honour his journey ahead.

Despite his severe illness, he has continued to be a pioneer in the local Munzee community, inspiring his community to get out there and Munzee.

I want to encourage folks to deploy virtuals with messages of encouragement not only to bluestreek, but to anyone who might need one.

While we are sad to hear about bluestreek’s cancer diagnosis, we appreciate the story behind this garden. Not every player has a garden designed and deployed in his honor, so we hope that bluestreek knows the impact he has had on the Munzee community. Our thoughts are with bluestreek now.

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 in 2020, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

Share Button

December 22, 2022

December 2022 GOTM Winners

We started off the month indulging our sweet tooth with the final Meal Mech, the Sugar Sentry, in Munzpaks, and the GingerBounce House as the Day 4 delivery in our Merry Miser Mailboxes.

Then, we got to bask in the nostalgia of old Dodgy Jumper photos, 3 sets of holiday Jukebox Records, and past Greeting Card designs that were brought back (with some new ones as well to keep things fresh!).

Just the past week, we started gearing up for Munzee Events in 2023, with the new Event Packages available in the Store and Perfect Host and Perfect Attendee Bouncer info being released. We also got a bit spooky as all of the special ghost scatters visited Merry Miser Mailbox owners — we hope you enjoyed the unique lookback at some of our game pieces — and Flat Flashlight scatters took a dark turn.

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

December GOTM

We always get so many beautiful holiday-themed gardens, so it’s difficult for us to choose! 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 Icemen ⛄☃️ in 🤍 love garden, designed by Neloras and Nicolet, and the MOA Christmas Card garden, designed by geomatrix, as our winning December GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Icemen ⛄☃️ in 🤍 love by Neloras and Nicolet in Bratislava, Slovakia

We love the snowmen’s unique sweater patterns created by Maple Chess Sets and Surprise munzees!

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

Inspiration for this garden is my girlfriend Nicolet, because she is the best and I love her so much.. My first GOTM was Jewels Note and it was also for her, because she loves to sing. Now it is this garden with two snowmen, which can feel the ice love so strong, so they became icemen and they will stand on map together forever like Neloras (me) and Nicolet.

This garden was definitely a staff favorite! Neloras and Nicolet are definitely a sweet couple and their love translates into eye-catching designs on the map! Congratulations on another GOTM win!

MOA Christmas Card by geomatrix in Bloomington, MN

This garden is quite unique in that though the overall garden shape is rectangular, the negative/empty space isn’t filled in with Virtual Colors — instead, they opted to let the map be the background.

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

Zeesons greetings from Mall of America gardens!

As the designer’s note implies, this garden is just one of several near the Mall of America, making it a landmark both inside the app and out! We liked this cheerful Christmas card design featuring a waving Santa Claus and his best reindeer Rudolph, and the mix of Night Vision Goggles, Flat Robs, and Peas somehow give the border the effect of Christmas greenery, like holly leaves or mistletoe.

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!

Share Button

November 22, 2022

November 2022 GOTM Winners

This month we kicked things off with a new Zodiac Munzee line — the Celtic Zodiacs! We’ve always been fans of the intricate Celtic Knots as you may have noticed in our Shamrock badge line, so it was fun to delve a bit deeper with this new line of munzees. Other than that, Candy Crypt specials finished their run at the end of the week.

The next week, we made some much-requested reductions in proximity requirements to certain Places munzees. A few days later, we released our lyrical Jukebox specials, with the first 9 records to collect! As promised, we also had a ZEE-Dayz / Double Points Weekend on Greeting Cards to celebrate humbird7!

Just last week, we released more information on the Rob AstZee skin, asked for your ideas on new Jukebox Records to release in December, dropped the Merry Miser Mailbox, the 2nd set of Jukebox Records, Operation: Turkey Trample, and brought back Flat DHS Scatters.

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

November GOTM

This month, we couldn’t resist letting the Jukebox specials guide us in our choices. 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 Yellow Submarine garden, designed by Waves117, and the John – the Fab 4 / 1 TÜ garden, designed by geckofreund, as our winning November GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

The Yellow Submarine by Waves117 in Sheringham, Norfolk, England

The use of various Egyptian Zodiacs to create the periscope adds dimension and is a clever way to achieve a similar yellow color to the main body.

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

With Sheringham being a seaside town and already having a few Seaside related munzee gardens, it seems only appropriate to continue the trend………….. and so the Yellow Submarine was created.

Since The Zeetles just put out their newest hit, Evo Submarine, we just HAD to choose this garden as one of the winners this month!

Kudos to Waves117 for creating such a timely garden! You may recall Waves117 also designed two other past GOTM winners, which were also seaside-themed as she wrote: Horatio the Hermit Crab, and Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK. Her gardens have definitely made Sheringham a coastal wonderland!

John – the Fab 4 / 1 TÜ by geckofreund in Tübingen, Germany

The garden is composed of Citrines and Onyxes, which definitely was a smart choice as the centerpiece for an October event — they awarded Pumpkoins! WE also love the Sir Prize Wheels sprinkled throughout as they also resemble the overall design.

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

John was the first of the Fab4 Gardens in Tübingen. Meanwhile, Ringo, Paul & George have also been published. In October 2022, the Beatles will be serenading us at the event.

This garden was nominated all the way back in March, and it definitely caught our eyes as it is stylish in its minimalism, and also manages to be a recognizable representation of John Lennon. We’re sure that the 🔆Wilder Süden Part 10 – Yesterday event which featured this garden was a smash hit! We also can’t wait to see the other 3 gardens once they’ve been completed — it’ll be like the Mount Rushmore of the Munzee Map!

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!

Share Button

October 22, 2022

October 2022 GOTM Winners

We began October finishing the last 2 days of our Around ZEE World Mailbox. In the middle of the week, we started our first ZEE-Dayz of the month, this time featuring Flat Friends and Flat Objects! Then on Friday we kicked off the first of our Halloween-themed releases, the Candy Crypt MOBs and Pumpkoins! On Saturday, Mari, Mick, and Tamara attended the Southern California October Munzee Monthly Event, where they got to comfortably catch up with players and take advantage of the double points period!

The next week was Rob’s turn to attend events — he was able to attend all 6 of the SC Munzee Jubilee 2022 events, even posting a quick video to check in! As promised, we had our second ZEE-Dayz during this time, featuring Greeting Cards since they are popular choices to deploy at events. We also released some new Halloween cards, and brought back some old designs from last year. The next day, we released the Count Calcula Mech, available for Pumpkoins, and more artifacts for the Candy Crypt MOBs!

This past week, we welcomed our new Queen Munzee, humbird7, and celebrated by deploying 100 Hummingbird tPOBs on her account! We also put out info on a Christmas Party Add-On for December Events, and had a successful app update featuring potential GPS fixes and In-App Map Links. Just yesterday, we went back into Halloween mode with NEW Myth SkeleSkins.

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

This month, as you’ve probably guessed, we’ve chosen gardens that bring the spirit of Halloween to the map! 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 Halloween in Ottawa garden, designed by Jeffeth, and the Hungry Bat 🦇 Terry 🔋 garden, designed by Rikitan, as our winning October GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Halloween in Ottawa by Jeffeth in Ottawa, ON, Canada

We love the scene Jeffeth designed to fit within his signature window frame! A Jack-o’-lantern and ghost lit from behind by an eerie full moon!

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

I am excited for Fall, and for Halloween next month! I am also excited to see what Munzee has planned! This is my final window in my seasonal set here in Ottawa..spoooooky lol

We hope Jeffeth has been enjoying the Halloween-themed releases we mentioned earlier in this post, and that he’s looking forward to what we have planned for the rest of the month! If the design of this garden looks familiar, we previously chose his Christmas in Ottawa garden as one of last December’s GOTM! We thought it made the perfect partner to the other winner, as you’ll see below:

Hungry Bat 🦇 Terry 🔋 by Rikitan in Bratislava, Slovakia

Rikitan’s recommendation of placing Void Mysteries with Virtual Colors in a garden to catch the scatters is a great strategy that many garden designers employ. What other types do you like pairing with Virtual Colors?

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

I wanted to create space (pun intended) for new species of virtual munzees – Void mysteries. They go well together with colored virtuals – for catching the scatters. Regarding design – combination of cute & dark always works well, so I went for a bat. For extra fun & story factor, I combine it with low battery and named whole thing “Hungry Bat Terry / Hungry battery”. You know, when you play Munzee out in winter season, your cell phone battery is exhausted very quickly!

We loved the punny name and design that Rikitan came up with! It’s simple but effective, fitting in perfectly with the Halloween theme but also making the garden unique and relatable — our devices do have to work harder when the weather is extremely cold!

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!

Share Button

October 17, 2022

Congratulations humbird7!

Today we celebrate a significant event in Munzee history, which has been many years in the making, and occurred Friday afternoon. It’s time to announce a new “Queen Munzee” has arrived — congratulations to humbird7, whose consistent efforts have finally allowed her to reach the ultimate goal!

If you’ve attended any Munzee Events in the past (especially the larger events, or any events near her home base), you may have met humbird7, aka Sandra, but for those who haven’t been fortunate enough to get to know her, or would like a refresher, you can check out her previous Player of the Week post HERE!

Hummingbird Details

To celebrate this momentus occasion, we’ve created a new temporary POB especially for humbird7 based on her signature bird and profile picture. As humbird7 always posts a lovely hummingbird photo on most of the bouncers she caps, we encourage you to also post photos and messages on these munzees as well, if you are lucky to cap one! We’re sure humbird7 will enjoy seeing your well-wishes!

The Hummingbird will remain on the map through the end of the year — 23:59 MHQ on Saturday, December 31st. We’ve deployed 100 of these on humbird7’s account!

Hummingbird
Points
  • Deploy: 0
  • Capture: 277
  • CapOn: 10
Additional Info
  • Available for multi-capture
  • Non-blastable
  • Attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets
  • Filters: “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials”

You can find these beautiful birds flying to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

  • Greenies
  • Premiums
  • Evolutions:
    • All stages of Tulip
    • All stages of Rose
    • All stages of Lily
  • Jewels:
    • Pink Diamond
    • Aquamarine

Badges

There is 1 badge you can earn by capturing a Hummingbird. Since there is only one, we’ll keep it a secret for now.

Queenly Wishes

After re-reading humbird7’s POTW post mentioned above, we checked to see if any of her wishes have been fulfilled since then, and which we could try to fulfill now that she’s Queen:

“My top wish is that the virtuals would not block physical placement; that there would be 2 layers to the game. Say, you visit Celebration Park and want to leave a physical, you can’t because of all of the virtuals in the area.”
→ Fulfilled on June 21, 2019

“I would also like the option of upgrading old Mystery Virtuals for a small fee so that the owner would receive more than 3 CapOn points.”
→ Fulfilled on October 19, 2018 ✅ (with no fee!)

“I would like a 250K Day badge…”
→ Still Unfulfilled ⚠️

“…as well as some myth badges for 250, 500, 1000, and the king of capping 1500 unique myths. I know this may be hard for some people, including myself, but it’s always good to have a goal.”
→ Fulfilled on August 18, 2017

Since the “Points in a Day” badge line was the only thing left for us to tackle, we got to work on extending it! It now has 4 more badges! They will be retroactive, but only within the last 30 days.

In addition, although we had fulfilled her wish about the “Unique Myth Capture” badge line, we’ve planned to extend it very soon with 1 more badge for each of the following myths:

  • Unicorn
  • Leprechaun
  • Dragon
  • Yeti
  • Faun
  • Hydra
  • Pegasus
  • Cyclops

You’ll notice the MythologiGals are left out — this is because their population hasn’t reached the same numbers as the other myths since they are the newest set. We’ll have to extend their badges some time in the future!

We’ll also extend the Unique Modern Myth Capture badge line by 1, most likely on the same day the Unique Myth Capture badges are extended!

We hope you join us in celebrating humbird7 — long may she reign!

Munzee on!

Share Button

September 22, 2022

September 2022 GOTM Winners

It feels like our Around ZEE World journey so far has gone by so fast! We started the month with a simple ZEE-Dayz that awarded double capture points on Places, Historical Locations, and Iconic Locations. On the weekend, the first Around ZEE World Bash events took place, with Mari and Tamara making an appearance at the So Cal Sept Event!

The next week, we announced the winners of the Soap Box Derby, and then kicked off our next set of specials — this time, we tried something new and had them scatter a trail of munzees to follow, so you could have your own challenge to travel Around ZEE World! Other items of note: we kicked off our Discord launch with 7 days of giveaways, the Around ZEE World Mailbox received its first deliveries, and Rob and Lou made an appearance at the Westcliff September 2022 event.

The week after that, we posted a call for more volunteer translators, checked in on Dale & Barb’s road trip, and hosted a special Worldwide Sale, which included a NEW Pouch Creature and also NEW Greeting Cards suggested by you! On the weekend, Dylan appeared with special guest Matt at the Touchdown in KC event — although Matt is technically not part of the team anymore, it still felt right to create a Traveling Team Badge for him. After all, he has been one of the faces of Munzee for years, and clearly still enjoys meeting up with players!

This week, we’ve just released the latest Secret ZeeOp — but keep an eye out for more Around ZEE World content before the month is out!

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

This month, we’ve chosen gardens that highlight royalty Around ZEE World! 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 Queen’s Crown garden, designed by Spice, and the Zamek Piastów garden, designed by GRZYBACZE, as our winning September GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

The Queen’s Crown by Spice in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

This garden is certainly fit for a queen with all of the Virtual Jewels it’s composed of!

The nominator pointed out that this garden was dedicated to nuttynan, who is certainly a queenly presence in the Munzee community!

On a sadder note, we also couldn’t help but be reminded of the recent loss of Queen Elizabeth II, so this garden seemed like a timely choice for a GOTM winner.

Zamek Piastów by GRZYBACZE in Legnica, Lower Silesia voivodeship, Poland

This garden shows a castle that is fortified with many Crossbows and Catapults! We would guess that the real Zamek Piastów would have been fortified in a similar manner during Medieval times.

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

In my city (Legnica), there is a castle called “Zamek Piastów,” which means “Piast Castle.” It is one of the oldest castles in Poland.

For those unfamiliar with the word “Piast,” according to Merriam-Webster.com the word refers to “a member of the first dynasty of Polish rulers that ended with the death of Casimir III in 1370.” Going by the nominator’s words, this definition seems accurate, as it makes sense for one of the oldest castles in Poland to have been built during the 1st dynasty. If we ever get the chance to travel to Poland in the future, this is definitely one historical landmark we’d love to visit!

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!

Share Button

August 22, 2022

August 2022 GOTM Winners

Phew, is it that time of the month already? It feels like our Player AppreZEEation Month just started!

We began the month with our Melon flashMOB! Later in the week we had our Drink and Disc Golf ZEE-Dayz which gave you another chance at the special Flat Disc Golf Basket scatter badges, along with double points! At the end of the week, we asked you what you’d like to see for Player AppreZEEation month, which gave us some good projects to work on!

The next week  we released our ongoing Soap Box Derby specials, which we hope everyone is enjoying! The day after that, we had our Reduced Cog Cost ZEE-Dayz, which allowed players to build Mechz at half the cost in the Redeem Store.

Just last week, we kicked off our second annual RUM ZEE-Dayz, to share the love with our Authorized Resellers! A few days later, we had major outages with app which we’re sure you noticed — our team worked tirelessly to figure out what the issue was (turned out to be related to AWS) and get it resolved. In the meantime, Rob and Lou bravely pushed through with the Player AppreZEEation Award Ceremony to give players something to enjoy while the app was down. Lastly, we released some new Limited Edition Greeting Cards perfect for teachers and students heading back to school!

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

In keeping with our theme of Player AppreZEEation, we’ve chosen gardens that kept the party going! 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 Downham Cheshire Cat garden, designed by poshrule, and the Sprinkle Cupcake Garden, designed by CoalCracker7, as our winning August GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Downham Cheshire Cat by poshrule in Downham Market, Norfolk, United Kingdom

We also like the detail of Electric Mysteries for the cat’s glowing eyes!

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

The cat’s smile is on the flat layer, and the face on the main virtual layer, so in the true spirit of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, if one turns off the virtual layer, you are just left with the cat’s enduring smile……..! Brilliant!

As the nominator pointed out, this choice of munzee types is quite clever and so fitting for the character! We used the mobile app to take another screenshot here, so you can see what it looks like with just the Flats:

Sprinkle Cupcake by CoalCracker7 in Plant City, FL

We love the contrast created by the warm berry tones of the cupcake against the bright blue and green cupcake liner!

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

We are hosting an event on 5 February, Sugar and Sweet, along with the Gumball Machine event just a week before Valentine’s Day. The theme for the Sugar and Sweet is a cupcake, so we did a sprinkle cupcake with white and pink frosting and jewel sprinkles along with a cherry on top!

CoalCracker7 does it again! Last month we chose her popular Corgi garden, and until writing this blog did not realize it’s been back-to-back wins! Kudos to her and her fellow hosts for coming up with fun themes for their events, and of course to CoalCracker7 for her wonderful garden designs that match those themes! We’re sure this event was a sweet success!

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!

Share Button
Video Cast Banner

August 18, 2022

Player AppreZEEation Award Ceremony

⚠️ As mentioned in our corresponding social posts, we are still investigating and working to fix the current issues with the app. Check https://status.munzee.com/ for the most up-to-date information. Now, back to our originally scheduled blog content:

For Player ApprZEEation month, we wanted to put more players in the spotlight! This time we tried something different and posted our Facebook Live Event yesterday to give you a heads-up — but we know not all of you may have checked Facebook yesterday, or may not even use Facebook.

As mentioned in the description of that event, this Facebook Live will be an Award Ceremony similar to the ones we had last year, only this time in addition to recognizing some outstanding solo players, we’ll also be recognizing special groups of players as well!

Some slightly more detailed info in list form:

  • We are shooting for a start time of 15:00 MHQ today, August 18. 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 and embed it here as well.
    • UPDATE: The link to the recording is HERE, and we’ve also embedded it below!


General Info

As Rob mentioned in the video, due to the ongoing app issues, today will be a Blackout Day — this means this day will not affect your streaks.

Non-trial Premium Members will also receive a Golden Carrot Munzee, and possibly more as Rob hinted!

Extended Streak Badge Line!

Many of our longtime players have kept up their Capture, Deploy, or ULTRA (both cap and deploy) Streaks up in the hopes that we might someday extend those lines… well, today (or whenever the app is back up and running again) is the day!

The 3 badge lines have been extended out to the full 11 years that the app has existed so far!

While no one will earn these badges immediately, we do have some players that are close!

The current longest capture streak is maintained by CrazyLadyLisa at 3,425 days as of end of day on the 16th, which is 9.4 years!

As for deploys, the current longest streak is maintained by taska1981 at 3,177 days as of end of day on the 16th, which is 8.7 years!

Unfortunately, we were unable to query the current longest ULTRA streak in time, and due to our focus being on fixing the current app issues, the identity of the player who’s achieved this will be a secret for now… but once these badges are awarded, let’s keep a lookout for who’s got the highest one!

We hope to have the issues fixed some time today or at least before the weekend — so, to give us enough time to award the badges after that, please wait until Tuesday, August 23 to contact support@munzee.com if you have not received the badges you qualify for.

Award Recipients

The cutoff time for most of these badges was 2022-08-01 00:00:00 MHQ.

We’ll update this section after the Facebook Live is over!

  • More Streak Badges
    • Master Of Munz – Premium Member every month this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Munz Packer – MunzPak Member every month this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Super Trooper – Reached Level 1 in all 7 Clan Wars battles this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Fight Knight – Reached Level 5 in all 7 Clan Wars battles this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Agent Extraordinaire – Completed all 4 Secret ZeeOps released this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Speedy SpyFirst to complete all 4 Secret ZeeOps released this year as of July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to OHail for earning this badge on 2022-07-15 16:48:08!
  • Gameplay Badges – featuring new types released this year
    • Friend O The Flock – Captured at least 100 or more Flamingos between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Flockstar – Captured the most Flamingos between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to humbird7 for earning this badge with 6,115 flamingos!
    • Droid Dynamo – Deployed at least 4 or more ARF2D2 and ZEE-3P0 Mechz combined between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Zedi Master – Deployed the most ARF2D2 and ZEE-3P0 Mechz combined between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to ManosRabanne for earning this badge with 19 droidz!
    • Bouncer Bookings – Deployed at least 11 or more Temporary Destinations between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Committed Concierge – Deployed the most Temporary Destinations between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to Jobok for earning this badge with 66 temporary Bouncer Destinations!
    • Waddle Warrior – Deployed at least 11 or more Duck Evolution Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Quack Attacker – Deployed the most Duck Evolution Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to CH86 for earning this badge with 58 Ducks!
    • Tech Junkie – Deployed at least 11 or more Phone, Computer, Currency and Postal Evolution Munzees combined between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • State Of The Artist – Deployed the most Phone, Computer, Currency and Postal Evolution Munzees combined between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to alohakas for earning this badge with 60 NEW Education Set Evos!
  • General Gameplay Badges
    • Green Behind The Ears – Captured at least 11 or more Greenies between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Green Goliath – Captured the most Greenies between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to Dariuneee for earning this badge with 4,033 Greenies!
    • Party Animalz – Captured at least 11 or more Event Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Includes Event Indicator Pin AND Event Pin captures
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Very Important Partier – Captured the most Event Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Includes Event Indicator Pin AND Event Pin captures
      • Congratulations to FRLK for earning this badge with 1,161 Event munzees!
    • First Mate – Deployed at least 11 or more Reseller Unique Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • ReSailor – Deployed the most Reseller Unique Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to q22q17 for earning this badge with 212 RUMs!
    • Robo Riveter – Deployed at least 100 or more Mechz between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Master Mechanic – Deployed the most Mechz between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to skindo for earning this badge with 223 Mechz!
    • Postal Provider – Deployed at least 100 or more Greeting Cards between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Postmaster – Deployed the most Greeting Cards between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to kcpride for earning this badge with 3,697 Greeting Cards!
    • Bellhop Builder – Renovated at least 11 or more Destinations between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Mega Mogul – Renovated the most Destinations between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to Dikkedoos for earning this badge with 543 Destinations renovated!
    • Multiple PersonalitZees – First to capture all 6 Mitmegu Evolutions.
      • Congratulations to PoniaN for earning this badge on 2021-11-19 1:03:23!
  • General Gameplay Badges (not highlighted in the video due to time constraints)
    • Bot Buster – Captured and broken at least 100 or more Mechz between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Supreme Scrapper – Captured and broken the most Mechz between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to BigLion for earning this badge with 657 Mechz!
    • Blockhead – Collected at least 11 or more Cubimals between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Cube Collector – Collected the most Cubimals between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to BigLion for earning this badge with 419 Cubimals!
    • Wag Walker – Used Rover to fetch scatters at least 11 or more times between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Furious Fetcher – Used Rover to fetch scatters the most times between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to q22q17 for earning this badge with 2,269 fetches!
    • Cycling Scientist – Reset at least 11 or more Evolution Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Revolving Evolver – Reset the most Evolution Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to Rhaegal for earning this badge with 874 resets!
    • Aspiring Attractor – Used at least 11 or more Magnets on Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Magnetic Maniac – Used the most Magnets on Munzees between January 1 – July 31, 2022.
      • Congratulations to humbird7 for earning this badge with 5,998 magnets!
  • Activity During Birthday Month (July 1 – July 31, 2022)
    • Thorn Thief – Collected at least 11 Painted Rose Credits during our Wonder11and themed 11th Munzee Birthday celebration.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Wonderland’s Most Wanted – Collected the most Painted Rose Credits during our Wonder11and themed 11th Munzee Birthday celebration.
      • Congratulations to Whelen for earning this badge with 1,413 PRC!
    • Bouquet Binder – Collected all 5 FL0W3R Mech variants during our Wonder11and themed 11th Munzee Birthday celebration.
      • If you met the requirement above, you’ll receive this badge!
    • Bold Botanist – First to collect all 5 FL0W3R Mech variants during our Wonder11and themed 11th Munzee Birthday celebration.
      • Congratulations to Bumble for earning this badge on 2022-07-13 12:07:05!

Again, as mentioned above, we hope to have the issues fixed some time today or at least before the weekend — so, to give us enough time to award the badges after that, please wait until Tuesday, August 23 to contact support@munzee.com if you have not received the badges you qualify for.

Munzee on!

Share Button

July 23, 2022

July 2022 GOTM Winners

The month began with the first day of special deliveries from the UnBirthday Mailbox! As you know, Wonder11and residents come and go as they please, so they’ve arrived at different points throughout the month: the first week saw the March Hare Garden Flamingo, the CH3SHiRE Cat Mech, and the R053 Mech.

The second week saw the SUN Mech and the Wonder11and Playing Cards.

The third week saw the Painted R053 Mech and the C4T3RP1LL4R Mech.

The past week saw the Mad Hatter Garden Gnome, the White Rabbit Yeti, the King and Queen of Hearts, and the Jabberwock!

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

July GOTM

This month, we’ve chosen gardens that were the centerpieces of some festive Munzee Events! 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 XI birthday Mad Hatter garden, designed by geomatrix, and the Corgi Garden, designed by CoalCracker7, as our winning July GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

XI birthday Mad Hatter by geomatrix in Richfield, MN

There is also a XI Flamingo Garden with a similar design! However, as we already featured Flamingo Gardens in January, this garden was the obvious choice!

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

This garden was created for our birthday event 2. The Mad Hatter was taken from the UnBirthday Event Attendee Badge and then the garden inspired our event badge and icons.

The team was instantly drawn to this garden as it fits the theme of this month so perfectly! Don’t confuse it with a regular old Leprechaun — as the designer noted, it’s actually from the UnBirthday Event Attendee Badge, which features Rob as the Mad Hatter! Below you can see how their event badge and icons turned out:

Corgi Garden by CoalCracker7 in Lakeland, FL

If the garden is this cute, how much cuter is CoalCracker7’s corgi, Socks? We’d love to see a photo!

Here are some of the notes from the players who nominated this garden:

The Garden was created to coincide with the National Corgi Day event we held on 4 June 2022 in Lakeland. It was appropriate, as 4 June was International Corgi Day and CoalCracker7‘s Birthday. She had a Corgi named Socks that the Garden resembles. In addition, everyone that scanned the event badge was awarded a free Flat Murray. The event was also featured on the Munzee Calendar Page and it was also Flat Murray Scatter Weekend!

This garden was created for an event on International Corgi Day. CC7 worked hard to get this filled quickly for the event she had on Corgi Day. She loves Munzee and the Munzee Community and works tirelessly to keep it interesting for the people around her.

You know we love animals here at MHQ, so this cute Corgi garden was a shoo-in to win! We were also touched to read all the heartwarming notes from the nominators — it sounds like they had a great time at the event, and it’s clear that CoalCracker7 is much loved by her fellow players.

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!

Share Button