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November 2, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 3

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

I’d like to thank you for your new charity special in recognition of Diabetes. It is a cause of significance to me.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in April 2015. Although we have a strong family history, it was a shock diagnosis at the time. As a mother with 3 young children, the need to exercise was hard to balance with managing the needs of my children. That is where Munzee came in. The one thing I could do was walk, popping my youngest in a pram and munzeeing along trails. She and I spent hours out and about.

Now she is in kindergarten, and I have more time alone, so now the dog and I walk many kilometers capping and deploying. She has worked out we start moving on when my phone beeps! It is great to have a purpose for walks, and Munzee takes me to new and interesting places which keeps me motivated.

With a tweak to my diet and all my Munzee exercise, I have managed to lose a significant amount of weight, and my diabetes is fairly well controlled with medication. I don’t usually share my diagnosis as I think there can be a real stigma in society towards Type 2 sufferers. People are quick to judge you for causing this to occur to yourself.

Thank you again for supporting this wonderful cause.


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

Munzee on!

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November 1, 2017

November MunzPaks

Hey everyone!

Last month, we implemented some changes in the Physical MunzPak, including only sending physical stickers and arranging the stickers so that were all on one sheet. We had a great response from those of you who subscribed, so we’ve carried those things over to the November Physical MunzPak.

This month’s Physical MunzPak includes the following:

  • 40 Mini Generic Munzees
  • 5 Aquamarine Munzees
  • 3 Topaz Munzees
  • 2 Diamond Munzees

These munzees will once again come on one sheet. This sheet will be structured as follows:

(Last month, we included an insert with this information. This month, it will only be included in the email you receive after subscription and here on the blog.)


We’ve also decided to include information about November’s Virtual MunzPak on the blog. This month’s Virtual MunzPak will include the following:

  • 1 Emerald Munzee — This Munzee will be automatically deployed on your account to an Emerald Garden.
  • 2 Sapphire Munzees
  • 3 Amethyst Munzees
  • 2 MVMs
  • 2 Color Credits

We hope you enjoy this month’s MunzPaks!

Munzee on!

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October 30, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 2

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after my invalid husband passed away. Not liking the thought of taking tablets for the rest of my life, I had to do something about it. I knew about Munzee, but I hadn’t participated in it, so tentatively I made a start.
Well 6 months after diagnosis, I was off the tablets, eating better and had ‘normal’ blood sugar levels. Lots of walking, travelling, meeting new people and playing the game has maintained that level, to the point where a specialist said he didn’t believe I was diabetic!
So thank you, Munzee, for the health benefits and long may the game continue.

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

Munzee on!

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October 28, 2017

November 2017 Clan Requirements

Level 1:
  • Individual Total Points**: 3,500
  • Clan Total Jewel* Caps: 100
  • Clan Total Points**: 50,000

Rewards: 1 Mace Munzee, 2 Crossbow Munzees, 1 MVM, 1 RPS Munzee, 1 Color Credit

Level 2:
  • Individual Total Points**: 10,000
  • Clan Total Jewel* Caps: 200
  • Clan Total Jewel* Deploys: 50
  • Clan Total Points**: 150,000

Rewards: 2 Mace Munzees, 3 Crossbow Munzees, 2 MVMs, 3 RPS Munzees, 1 Scatter Munzee, 2 Color Credits

Level 3:
  • Individual Jewel* Caps: 25
  • Individual Total Points**: 20,000
  • Clan Total Jewel* Caps: 300
  • Clan Total Jewel* Deploys: 125
  • Clan Total Points**: 225,000

Rewards: 1 Longsword Munzees, 3 Mace Munzees, 2 Crossbow Munzees, 3 MVMs, 2 RPS Munzees, 2 Scatter Munzees, 3 Color Credits

Level 4:
  • Individual Jewel* Caps: 35
  • Individual Total Points**: 30,000
  • Clan Total Jewel* Caps: 400
  • Clan Total Jewel* Deploys: 175
  • Clan Total Points**: 350,000

Rewards: 3 Longsword Munzees, 2 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Mace Munzees, 3 Crossbow Munzees, 3 MVMs, 3 RPS Munzees, 3 Scatter Munzees, 3 Color Credits

Level 5:
  • Individual Jewel* Caps: 50
  • Individual Total Points**: 40,000
  • Clan Total Jewel* Caps: 550
  • Clan Total Jewel* Deploys: 250
  • Clan Total Points**: 450,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 3 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 2 Crossbow Munzees, 5 MVMs, 4 RPS Munzees, 4 Scatter Munzees, 5 Color Credits

*Physical and Virtual jewels count toward the cap and deploy numbers.
**CapOn points do count towards the “Total Points” totals

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October 25, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 1

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

I have to write and tell you how this great game of Munzee helped me from contracting diabetes.

It all started a few years ago: I’m part of a team that creates treasure hunts to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. We were doing a hunt through Hollywood, and my task was to keep ahead of the contestant and make sure the clues were in place. Well, I just couldn’t keep up. When I got back home to the UK, I visited my Doctor, and after many tests, he diagnosed that I was suffering from Pre-Diabetes. In fact, I was very close to developing the disease full blown.

After a while that included a serious diet and much more exercise, I lost about 35 pounds, and was told that my new regime was for life. Well, I used to go letter boxing over here on Dartmoor, but was getting fed up with the wet weather and the need to dress for it. So, I started walking round the town.

It was all pretty boring until a friend of mine (a cacher) said the word Munzee. I had never heard it before, but did a google search.

From that moment on I was hooked. I bought myself an iPhone, and my walks were never the same again. I’ve kept my weight off, and more importantly my blood sugar level has remained in limits.

When the next person wins a silver eagle in the Cancer treasure hunt, I shall be heading to the USA once more. This time, the hunt is in Miami, so I shall take time out and pop across to McKinney, hopefully to meet up with you munzee guys. That will be just great !!


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

Munzee on!

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October 24, 2017

Flat Schedules for November

There may be a week left in October, but we’re already planning for November! Flat Robs and Flat Matts are ready to get out on the map for November, and we wanted to share the tentative schedule with you!

Flat Robs

  • November 22nd at 12:00 MHQ time through November 26th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Matts

  • November 3rd at 00:01 MHQ time through November 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 10th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 14th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 26th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 28th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Both of these schedules are subject to change/be added to as we plan more and Rob/Matt potentially attend more events. If you need a refresher, the schedule for October’s Flatt Robs and Flatt Matts can be found here.

We hope you have a great rest of the month!

Munzee on!

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October 23, 2017

Player of the Week: Eddy Visser (BigLion)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Eddy Visser (BigLion).

Who are you?
I’m Eddy Visser, and my Munzee username is “BigLion”.

Where in the world do you live?
I’m living in a very little town call Azelo, and it’s located in the east of The Netherlands.

How long have you played Munzee?
I activated my Munzee account on May 26th, 2013, and it is now over 1600 days old.

How did you find Munzee?
I was playing another GPS game and saw a small sticker near by the location where I found the box. It made me curious because it said “Scan me for points” (it was one of the old fashioned types). Score points? Hmmm. That’s fun, and yes, a new addiction was born.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Going outside for a long distance walk or taking my bike. I recently bought an E-Bike, so I can go further away. It’s the tactical and strategic gameplay of Munzee with so many variations that gives me so much enjoyment.

Often we go for a long day with more Munzee friends to a city where big virtual fields are deployed such as Cologne or Paderborn in Germany or Amsterdam (Netherlands) and we have a great time there. But nost of all, it is the joy of meeting so many players from other countries.

What is on your wish list?
There are some things on my wishlist. Munzee visits to Prague, Berlin, Budapest, and London. I have an idea of making an arrangement to travel with a touring car with a big group of plyers for several days to Prague or Budapest. Maybe sometime…

Another personal wish is to score 100 Myths in one day. Doing that in The Netherlands is not easy.

Tell us about yourself!
Well I was born in 1960 and married in the late 80’s. I’ve got two great daughters who are grown up now and living on their own. I divorced 15 years ago. After that, I had some short relationships, and now I’ve had Anita in my life for more than 6 years. In June this year, I moved into her house. My daily profession is corking in the ICT as System & Application Administrator. Seconded to a customer for more than 10 years now. The alias “BigLion” is a combination of my “2m-length” and “zodiac sign lion”. I’ve used that avatar for many years.

Other hobbies include:
Searching for caches since early 2008. Every Thursday I go out with a good friend of mine to find several caches. I’ve found over 6,000 at this time.

Listening to good much and collecting, specifically the sound of Pink Floyd and, of course, our Ilse DeLange. You should really listen to her beautiful voice and her own written lyrics are very touching.

Any last words?
Thanks to the players who nominated me for POTW. Great! And thanks fo MHQ for making this special game. One little wish from me: Give the scatered specials free for capturing on your own munzees. In areas where few players live, these specials are almost never captured.

BigLion has also included a social, so cap away!

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October 18, 2017

Introducing the Gnome Leprechaun!

Last month in celebration of MHQ Bash we introduced the first AlternaMyth- The Rainbow Unicorn. Well our colorful buddy now has a new friend bouncing around and causing mischief- The Gnome Leprechaun!

In the spirit of friendship we have deployed Gnome Leprechauns for both Team Munzee and our pals over at Freeze Tag! So there are now 26 Gnome Leprechauns bouncing around the map. We have also added a Rainbow Unicorn for each Freeze Tag team member bringing the total to 26.

AlternaMyths are Mythological Munzees deployed on behalf of members of Team Munzee exclusively. You’ll get 200 points for capping the Gnome Leprechaun. Owners of the host munzee will also earn double the points of normal Leprechauns (e.g. if the Gnome Leprechaun lands on a Shamrock, the owner will receive 34 points; if it lands on a greenie, the owner will earn 12 points).

Like normal Leprechauns the Gnome bounces to greenies and shamrocks every 12 hours, but as a fan of gardens they will also be attracted to Earth Mystery Munzees. You can also pull one of these rare globetrotters closer to you with a Munzee Magnet

Good luck on hunting down these traveling Gnomes and remember to leave a picture for us!

Munzee on!

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October 16, 2017

Diabetes Awareness Charity Special

Rob and Matt mentioned on the latest podcast that a new charity special was on the way, and we’re happy to announce that it is here! Starting now, you can purchase and deploy the Diabetes Awareness Charity Special.

Diabetes awareness is a very important cause that is near and dear to many of our hearts. From family members to friends, many, if not all, of us know someone who has been affected by diabetes. From MunzFit events to the Tour de Cure to this charity special, we’ve planned this Fall to focus on health and diabetes awareness and research.

Money raised from the Diabetes Awareness Charity Special will be donated to the American Diabetes Association through the Tour de Cure. The remainder of the money will be donated to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The IDF is an umbrella organization that consists of over 200 diabetes associations in 170 countries to help those living with diabetes and those at risk. This charity special also coincides with World Diabetes Day (November 14th), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

The Diabetes Awareness Charity Special will be on the map from Monday, October 16th at 15:00 MHQ time (now) through Sunday, November 19th at 23:59 MHQ time. Specials can be purchased in the Munzee Online Store through October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time These are available for $2.00 each, and there is a limit of 50 per username. You can find them here. These are temporary and will be archived at the end of this special campaign, similar to previous charity campaign specials in the past.

These are temporary virtual munzees that can be placed anywhere via Quick Deploy, and there is a Diabetes Awareness filter in the app under “Virtual” (make sure to turn it on). They have a 300ft capture radius and are blastable as well. These charity specials do follow proximity rules with all other types (excluding Flats). On November 19th at 23:59 they will be archived and removed from the map so plan and deploy early.

Points for the Diabetes Awareness Special are as follows:

  • Deploy: 14
  • Capture: 14
  • CapOn: 10

You can also earn the Diabetes Awareness Special badge for capturing or deploying 1 Diabetes Awareness Special.

During this fundraiser, we’d like to highlight stories about diabetes (or health in general) and how Munzee has helped you. If you have a story you would like to share, please email iloveyou@munzee.com.

We hope you enjoy this temporary charity special virtual game piece, and we thank you in advance for your support.

Munzee on!


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Name: Diabetes Awareness Charity Special

Type: Temporary Virtual

On map from October 16th at 15:00 MHQ time through November 19th at 23:59 MHQ time

Available in Online Store until October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

$2/each with a limit of 50

Points:

  • Deploy: 14
  • Capture: 14
  • CapOn: 10

Quick Deploy: Yes

Capture Radius: 300ft and Blastable

Proximity: 150ft from your own; 50ft from others’

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October 13, 2017

Munzee Podcast- October 2017

The Munzee Podcast is back after a very busy September! Rob and Matt recap MHQ Bash, reveal a fiendish Friday the 13th fellow, and warm up for the Tour De Cure charity race. Stay tuned for a reveal about what’s coming up for the rest of October!

Podcast Notes:

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