PLAYER OF THE WEEK

January 18, 2017

Player of the Week: Guy Henville (RaggedRobin)

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 Guy Henville (RaggedRobin).


Who are you?

My name is Guy Henville. My Munzee name is RaggedRobin**. RaggedRobin is my chosen Munzee name as for a reason only know to me. I have a wild passion for a wild flower called “Ragged Robin”.

** The name (Ragged Robin) chosen as a Munzee pseudonym has no connection with any similar sounding cartoon character, business, person or persons in the UK or World Wide, but related to the perennial herb (Lychnis flos-cuculi).

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Webridge, Surrey UK, a town by the River Way in the Elmbridge district of Surrey. It is bounded to the north by the River Thames at the mouth of the Wey, from which it gets its name. It is an outlying suburban town within the Greater London Urban Area, 16 miles (25 km) southwest of Central London.

How long have you played Munzee?
I tried to play Munzee in the early days (2011), but as I only owned a Blackberry mobile, I was held back until I was strongly advised to change to an iPhone in 2012. So, in August 2012, I became a Premium Member and have been since then.

How did you find Munzee?
I have always had a passion for treasure hunting. One day in 2011, I was out and about looking for a hidden box in the woods near my home. I located the cache, and on the inside of the lid was a square stickers with small patterned black shapes on it. It said “Scan me for points”, and there was a website in green saying www.munzee.com. Well, I tried with my phone but nothing happened, so I took a picture of the sticker. When home, I went online and found the website. The rest, you might say, is history.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
What is there not to enjoy when playing Munzee? It gets you out into the world, seeing new locations and often places you would normally never visit. Munzee absorbs you into its world and gets you to feel part of its community. Clan wars is a good example, with a clan of 10 players all supporting each other and playing along together as one. I started up a clan of my own called “Elmbridge Hundred Clan of 1086”, and we are an international team of players . We have lost a few team players over the wars but we have kept up the fighting spirit with loyal core players. 1. Leea1401. 🇬🇧 2. BaDo. 🇱🇺 3. Gelad. 🇨🇭 4. J1Huisman. 🇱🇺 They all started with me in 2012. And a big thank you to my other team players too..

What is on your wish list?
I am hard pressed to add a personal wish list as MHQ seems to keep the gameplay up to date regularly. We get new badges almost daily, and new Munzee game pieces, too. The Munzee Coinz have added an extra edge to the game, and I am looking forward to owning a complete series of coins, so that’s on my wish list. I would love to have a badge for the highest number of socials deployed.

Tell us about yourself!
I love socials. They are great for displaying ones own feelings in a social/sharing way.
I love the challenge and fun while being out and about. My Fitbit tracks my steps, and I have extra incentive to exercise, too.
I am currently working as a Building Surveyor for a Property Maintenance Team in Surrey near where I live, so handy with little traveling.

Other hobbies include:
My hobbies along with Munzeeing are walking, photography, architecture, and caching. I also have a passion for gadgets.

Any last words?
I would like to thank all of the Munzee team for their skill in keeping us playing and providing us all with a really entertaining game. I have added a special social to celebrate being POTW.

Am I really POTW?… me thinks!!!

Cheers everyone, and keep on Munzeeing…

RaggedRobin has included some socials, so cap away!

January 10, 2017

Player of the Week: Lisa Brazier (WellstrandTribe)

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 Lisa Brazier (WellstrandTribe).

Who are you?
My name is Lisa, aka WellstrandTribe, named after out Stud Dairy Cow Herd prefix, Wellstrand Holsteins.

Where in the world do you live?
I live between our farm which is 45km south of Perth, Western Australia in Mundijong and our unit on the beach at Cottesloe.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing since May 10, 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
I was caching near the farm – I had been trying to constantly find this one cache for months that was getting the better of me. In the notes on the GPS unit one day was a comment: “It’s right next to the munzee.” I rushed home to the farm, looked up this Munzee thing, joined, and never found the cache. Some months later, allysangels contacted me to join a clan – that was way outside the comfort zone. I declined, he persisted, and the next month, I was in. I have never looked back.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The people you meet locally, interstate, and worldwide, hosting events, the satisfaction of finding that really difficult hidden physical, and of course, the badges.

What is on your wish list? 

  • To meet my amazing clan members – Munzee Madness. We all play at different levels each month, and everyone is so respectful. We work really well as a team.
  • The ability, when moving rovers and setting goals, to have a drop down box to select some or all of them for the same goal, etc, rather than doing it individually.

Tell us about yourself!
My partner and I have two boys, Rory (19yrs) and Curtis (17yrs) who I am happy to name as they all think I am nuts to play this game and it is an embarrassment to them. We were dairy farmers milking around 400 cows per day in a rotary; we have since sold the cows and now just run beef cattle. My partner, Andrew, made the comment one day that Munzeeing and dogs have sniffing light poles in common, so I bought a dog, Heide, and we now Munzee together with some other local players.

Other hobbies include:
I like volunteer work and currently tend to over 60 rose bushes at a local church; occasionally they are neglected due to playing Munzee.

Any last words?
Thank you to those who nominated me – I am very humbled and grateful. MUNZEE ON!!!

WellstrandTribe has included some socials, so cap away!

January 3, 2017

Player of the Week: Cleo Nordquist (QueenofDNile)

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 Cleo Nordquist (QueenofDNile).

Who are you?
I answer to several monikers; Chilly to my family, Queen to my caching friends, QueenofD’Nile to the Munzee community, and just plain Cleo Nordquist to the rest of the world! My avatar and photo stand in is known an QoD!

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Lindale, TX, which is nestled in the Piney Woods of East Texas.

How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up in March of 2012 and started capping the minimal munzees deployed in my hometown area for the next year. I became a Premium Member in July 2013 and started to deploy! The next month, BACON came to the map, and my addiction became incurable!

How did you find Munzee?
I first found out about Munzee at the 2012 Texas Challenge where Munzee has a cool LEGO QR Code set up. Although I couldn’t get my smart phone to act very smart that day and let me scan it, I was able to sign up.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The people I have met. Especially, my red-headed Munzee enabler! I enjoy meeting up with fell Munzers in order to walk trails and “Grow the Map”. The addition of events has made gathering together and socializing even easier and more fun. It has “forced” me to drive so many miles in the last year that I wore out a set of tires all because there might be a special, badge, or icon just a “short” drive down the road.

What is on your wish list?

  1. We have started a beautiful Virtual Munzee Rose in Tyler, TX that we are hoping to complete before March of 2017. It has been placed in an area where all 577 will be hand capable.

  2. I would love to see a proximity limit created so that a munzee cannot be placed in Maintenance Mode unless the player is near the Munzee (300 feet). On that same note, it would be nice if there was a time delay to putting a munzee in Maintenance Mode by two players. The logs need to be at least 24 hours apart before the icon goes yellow.
  3. The creation of cute and kid-friendly skins that I could give my niblings to use for deploying. They love the doggie ones and would love some more fun skins. I am thinking Space Aliens, robots, insects, etc.

Tell us about yourself!
A short history of my life – I was born in Alaska, adopted, and moved to Minnesota. I spent a few years working as a missionary in Mexico, and now I live in Texas! I have a BA in History, which means I know enough about history to get into many arguments with non-history majors! I have 2 furry babies, aka cats, Calliope and Obsidian, both of whom get mad at me when I leave them for long periods in order to go caching and Munzeeing.

Other hobbies include:
When I am not spending time with family and friends, I am either crocheting, painting, coloring, caching, reading, or playing WallaBee.

Any last words?
Dum spiro, spero. I wish to thank whoever nominated me, as I believe you deserve this honor more, and I am humbly honored!

QueenofDNile has included some socials, so cap away!

December 20, 2016

Player of the Week: Myra Morgan (MyraTX)

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 Myra Morgan (MyraTX).

Who are you?
Myra Morgan – username: MyraTX

Where in the world do you live?
In a suburb of Denver, CO (but guaranteed to retire back in TX).

How long have you played Munzee?
I joined in July 2013 because a friend was playing (in Texas) but was a bit bored playing all by myself. Then one day about a year ago, I ran into another Colorado players in a parking lot (cgund) and it became a lot more social.

How did you find Munzee?
Through a friend – denali0407 (in TX, of course!).

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The social aspect of it, and being outdoors. I dislike parking lot capping but love to get out in the parks and trails.

What is on your wish list?
A Jack-a-lope mythological. OH, and MORE TIME to PLAY!

Tell us about yourself!
I’m married to an Air Force pilot (R) who gave me the ride of my life (literally, the first time he took me up in a small plane, I knew we were going to die) and throughout his career and all our traveling. We have three grown and (of course) amazing children. I work as a nanny for a family with a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old (read that as – I filled up my empty nest once my kids were grown and gone).

Other hobbies include:
Gardening, reading, hiking, watching movies, and gathering friends at the house for events.

Any last words?
As many of you who were able to come to the Birthday Bash this past July know, Colorado is a beautiful place to play the game, and there are a lot of nice people doing so. The best part of Munzee for me has been getting to know them; so thanks for that, and see you at the next event!

December 13, 2016

Player of the Week: Feikjen Bongers (feikjen)

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 Feikjen Bongers (feikjen).


Who are you?

My name is Feikjen Bongers. My player name is feikjen.

Where in the world do you live?
I like in Workum, The Netherlands.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing Munzee on the 23rd of November 2013. We were on vacation and both my son and husband were playing Munzee. I was getting bored, so I thought, whatever, and I opened an account as well. Hell, that was fun, and I still love it.

How did you find Munzee?
My son (at that time 10 years old) came home from a scouting event (sometime in mid-October) telling me and my husband about Munzee. At first, we both thought, ‘oh, another game.’ But, my husband opened an account and started playing. Mind you, at that time there were not many munzees around to cap, so we always had to travel.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Being outside enjoying the weather and the surroundings. Seeing places that you would never see if you wouldn’t chase QR codes. Meeting lots of nice people. So far, we have visited major cities in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.

What is on your wish list?
Praha, which we are going to visit at the end of this year. And a trip across the Atlantic. Rent a camper and travel through the states and Canada. Visit the local players and chase all of the munzees that we find on our way.

Tell us about yourself!
Well, my name is Feikjen Bongers (feikjen), and I’m married to Maarten Bongers (bordentaxi) since the 29th of February 1992. We have a son, Felix (felixbongers), who was born on the 30th of March 2003. We have had our own restaurant in Workum since 1995, and we have organised at least 8 Munzee events. My husband and I run the restaurant by ourselves. I’m the chef; Maarten is the host. For Munzee, we all have our own accounts, but by the Dutch players, we are know under the name WK-trio. WK is short for Workum, as all the cities around the IJsselmeer have their own historical fishing boats.

Other hobbies include:
I love to cook, read a good book, and Munzee on. And I love to take good car of my men, Felix and Maarten.

Any last words?
I feel very privileged and honoured about being nominated for POTW, and I would like to thank the person/people who did so. Much obliged. Further on, I hope to organise a lot more events in the future with the three of us. Events are always very nice with loads of fun. And we love to travel the world, so we hope to visit many events in the future.

 

December 9, 2016

Player of the Week: Gary and Xenia Kemp (EagleDadandXenia)

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 Gary and Xenia Kemp (EagleDadandXenia).


Who are you?

We are EagleDadandXenia. Gary (Eagle Dad) and Xenia (Xenia).  I am an Eagle Scout and a Father of an Eagle Scout, hence the name.  Xenia is well, Xenia.  Gary’s MUCH better half.  We are members of the Munzee Meatballs Clan.

Where in the world do you live?
A small town called Dade City, Florida, USA.  It is located just Northeast of Tampa.

How long have you played Munzee?
We have been playing since July 22, 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
We were pretty active in another geolocation game (#coexist) and two of our good friends, Ron and Carol (OBC & SLP), started playing Munzee.  We would talk about it and I thought ‘sounds like fun but not sure I want “another” hobby’.  One weekend we were in Orlando coexisting and met them for Dinner.  They invited us to join them while they Munzeed.  That was all it took.  We have trade items for the other game printed with our name and the question, “Hobby or Addiction?”  It certainly is a valid question for our Munzee activity now.  Thank you, Ron and Carol for not giving up on us.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
We enjoy the thrill of the hunt and have become avid Badge collectors.  Far and away, the best part of Munzee is the lifelong friends we have made since we became active.  We have made some special friends from all over the globe to share our addiction with.  We love that Munzee actively participates in the support of the various charities.  We hope that trend continues.

What is on your wish list?
Expand some of the Badge lines, maybe an intermediate Rover Badge to span between 1k and 5k and a 250k Day badge.

Tell us about yourself!
We retired 2 years ago.  Gary was an I/T Project Manager and Xenia worked in the Supervisor of Elections office.  We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  In addition, we are newly minted GREAT Grandparents.

Other hobbies include:
We enjoy 1800’s living history and we volunteer with a Hot Air Balloon Crew out of Tampa.  Eclectic? Yes……

Any last words?
We are honored and flattered to be nominated for this recognition.  Thank you to those that had a hand in this nomination.  MUNZEE ON!!!!

EagleDadandXenia also included some socials, so cap away!

December 2, 2016

Player of the Week: Tharon Knoetze (AdventureTharon)

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 Tharon Knoetze (AdventureTharon).


Who are you?

I’m Tharon Knoetze, known as AdventureTharon. I wanted a name connected with the other passion/hobby I have, my motorcycle, an 1150 BMW Adventure.

Where in the world do you live?
In Dunedin – New Zealand,  the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago region (so I’m more “down under” than Australia)

Also, I’m pleased to say that I had the opportunity to meet the king and queen of Munzee, Marie (Hunnies) and Tim (dt07751), and was able to catch-up with them while they were on a trip here.

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How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing the game in August 2011.

How did you find Munzee?
I’ve been an avid cacher since before getting hooked on Munzee and had several caches hidden around the area I live in. Whilst on a finding spree, I discovered a QR code on the inside of a container lid. I took down the webpage that was printed below the QR code and couldn’t wait to get home to see what this is all about.  This scavenger hunt sounded like a lot of fun, and I was in any way looking for an excuse to upgrade my cell phone to a smartphone.  The more caps I got the more hooked I became..

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Well, it has taken me to places that I have never visited before. Since I started playing, I have found munzees on a holiday in Sydney, Melbourne and 6 different States in the USA.

I’ve had my fair share of 20 hour days (ranging from very cold, snow covered days, to very hot 105F days) to get my Winner, First Loser, Lucky 7, and 100k Day badges.

I have also gotten to meet Matt along with Scott at Munzee HQ whilst visiting McKinney on our USA trip in 2016. The photo of me in the featured image with them was taken in the shop whilst stocking up and moaning and groaning about sizes of the t-shirts (LOL).

I am a member of a clan —Creed.  We all enjoy the game, but with no pressure

I enjoy deploying munzees as well and as I’m the only active player in my region at the moment I have to travel a 400km round trip to deploy so most of the time these days I concentrate on deploying virtual munzees as it’s easier for me to put it out quicker than wait a month to do the trip to Southland.  I do love to support special munzees especially the ones for a very valuable and good cause e.g. Breast Cancer Ribbon etc.  ( The alarm setting for 2am in the morning to get at least a special munzee in the shop does not always work out and I miss the time frames ..) And I also appreciate fellow munzee’ers sharing their info on gardens in other parts of the world as I do love supporting those gardens too.

It’s also a fun and easy game to play and suitable for all ages. I really like being in the outdoors, and it’s great to meet players from other parts of the country and the world.

What is on your wish list?
Well I’m way passed my 1000 days, almost at 2000 days and am a member of the Millionaire Club, so next target must be to double those numbers. I enjoy the way Rob and his team keep coming up with new ideas to keep the game fresh, so I’m always looking out for their new challenges and it was fun helping with some translations into my mother tongue which took the game for me personally into a new direction, thank you Rob, appreciate.

I would like to see some of the other States in the USA, especially Florida where I could probably triple my points (LOL).  I would also like to recruit more players for the game as it is really a fun game with lots to do and to see especially once it’s grown on you and you are as passionate as I’ve become.

Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2006.   I’ve been in the South African Police Force for more than 20 years and the past 10 years in Dept. of Corrections as a Principle Corrections Officer.  I love to travel and although only having one weekend a month off, I make the most of it by travelling away from home for as far as the road can take me.  I also enjoy participating in an endurance motorcycle event that is held once a year in New Zealand, this year was my 7th year participating.  The past 3 years my planned holidays were overseas trips to Countries/Cities with plenty of Munzees to cap.  Work secondments sometimes keeps me absent from the game for longer periods than I would like to be.

Other hobbies include:
So besides Munzee, as mentioned before, I’m a keen motorcyclist and I also like tramping (hiking), and when time permits, I’ll try and find some caches or do  maintenance on my own caches. These all keep me pretty busy because time is a scarce commodity being full time employed.

Any last words?
A big thank you to my friends who put my name forward to be POTW, and of course to Munzee HQ for trying to keep the game entertaining. Finally, a thank you to all players that put out their munzees for me to find. MHQ, do not forget NZ!!!

AdventureTharon also included some socials, so cap away!

November 22, 2016

Player of the Week: Annika Pedersen (Annika)

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 Annika Pedersen (Annika).


15101938_994749250635693_808149177_oWho are you?

In both real life and Munzee, I’m Annika, and I was born Oct 1976 just in time to enjoy Halloween (if we had it here).

Where in the world do you live?
My postal address is in a small town in Denmark (33,000 in the country, 21,000 in the town).

In fact, the area is double the size of McKinney (where MHQ is located), but we only have 20% of the population. It’s located 60km from Copenhagen.

In my heart, I live in the whole world. My home is in a suitcase. Well… that’s where I feel my home is at least.

How long have you played Munzee?
My profile is almost 2,000 days old, and my first capture was November 2011. Then, Denmark had almost no munzees and I gave up/forgot it… I came back in spring 2013, and I’m still going strong.

How did you find Munzee?
Some other caching geeks mentioned Munzee on a Danish forum, and of course, I created a profile and looked around only to find nothing nearby. I wasn’t sure how to do it then, so…

My sister-in-law had just started in Spring 2013 when she was on a visit, and that’s what made me start again. In face, we are seeing each other much more now that before thanks to Munzee.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The thing I love most is that I can do it by myself. When I have my wheelchair wheel with helping motor (like the bike with batteries) on, I can drive around myself and cap/deploy without help. Well… some of them 😉 In out town, many/most of them are accessible with my selfie stick if I can’t get them without it.

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Another thing Munzee has done for me is allow me to see many of my family members more. I hate to sit and drink coffee and just small talk when we are meeting, so getting out and doing something is great. Several (most) of us are in clans (not all in one, though! I don’t want a family clan!), so we can get out and work on our levels together 🙂 Clans are nice – they make you go on and continue.

What is on your wish list?
I love to travel, so I really wish Munzee could make some offline support. In Tokyo, Barcelona, Beijing, and Lisboa, I didn’t have internet – and wasn’t so smart then… so no munzees capped or deployed from me. In Europe, it started getting better, but it was pretty expensive to cross the borders or you have to find a local SIM card, activate it (in a language you don’t understand) etc.. pretty hard 😉

annika1Tell us about yourself!

Well, I’ve chosen to use my regular name as my Munzee name.

I have a disease called Morquio (or the long term is Mucopolysaccharidosis IV). So I look pretty different from “regular” people, BUT I’m lucky… I can use my brain, I can communicate (talk) and my arms work (most of the time). I started to sit for real in my wheelchair in about 2001. Until then, most of my life was walking.

Other hobbies include:
Other hobbies are one other GPS game…

I try to keep my hands on scrapbooking, but not with success all of the time :$ But I use some of my tools to create Munzee stickers and cut them out 😀

On some events, when I have energy and time, I also create gifts for participants (like the glass and houses).

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Annika also included some socials, so cap away!

November 14, 2016

Player of the Week: Derek Barker (eigerman)

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 Derek Barker (eigerman).

potwWho are you?
Derek Barker – eigerman

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

How long have you played Munzee?
Started in September 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
I started playing another game in May 2012 and kept finding QR codes in the containers, but I had no idea what they were as I didn’t have a smartphone at the time. This went on for several months until my son-in-law was out with me one day. He had an iPhone and looked up the details of the QR code. As a result, I joined Munzee, ordered a smartphone, and the rest is history as they say. If I remember correctly, my first day out Munzeeing was also a double point weekend, bearing in mind that there were very few munzees deployed in our area at that time. Needless to say, the fun had started.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
It’s a fun and easy game to play and suitable for all ages. I really like being in the outdoors and have made many new friends whilst playing Munzee. It’s great to go to events and meet players from other parts of the country.

What is on your wish list?
I would love to visit some of the big virtual fields in Europe.

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Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in Yorkshire. I am married to Lesley, and we have 2 children, Clare and Andy who are both married now, and 4 grandchildren. My eldest grandson, Jack, is also a keen Munzee player. I worked in the communication industry for 25 years and then spent 10 years with a computer supply company. I retired early due to ill health, and during my recovery period, I realised that I need to get back outdoors for some much needed exercise. As a result, I started caching, but Munzee soon followed and has remained a firm favourite.

Other hobbies include:
Walking or anything to do with the outdoors, reading mountaineering stories, and model railways.

Any last words?
I would like to say a big thank you to my fellow players for this nomination. We have an amazing team in our local group – Yorkshire Munzee Hunters. I look forward to seeing our group grow and can’t wait for our next event.

eigerman also included some socials, so cap away!

November 7, 2016

Player of the Week: John Wiles (nellybean63)

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 John Wiles (nellybean63).


image1Who are you?

My name is John Wiles, nellybean63.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Nottingham, England.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been taking part in Munzee for over 2 years now.

How did you find Munzee?
A friend Carl (ChastGang) introduced me. I remember saying to him, “It’s just scanning things on the back on something. What’s the point of that?” Lol.

From the very start, I have always been very start, I have been very fortunate to be in good clans. I started a team, East Midlands, and was with them for over a year. Then, I decided to just go to different clans that needed a player for a month or so. I was also in longStarSix Shooters for a few months and really enjoyed my time with them. I have made many good friends. I’ve settled back into another good clan Smart Pants, now, with the friend that introduced me to the game.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

  1. Finding new areas that I would normally never visit.
  2. Meeting up with people again from past events and having a drink with them.
  3. Chasing the new badges that come out.
  4. Watching people walk back and look at what we are up to, looking confused. I’ve even seen someone back into another car whilst looking at what I’ve been doing.

What is on your wish list?

  1. 5000 Deploy badge would be nice.
  2. To get the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Clan badges

Tell us about yourself!
I’m 46 years old and married with an adopted daughter of 25, but she acts more like 16 years old lol

For my job, I’m a field support engineer for ZF services, so I get to travel to car plants all over, both in and out of country.

Other hobbies include:
My two hobbies fall hand in hand with Munzee; I love running and photography. So now, I run, take pics, and do a bit on Munzee along the way. It’s a good excuse to run for a few munzees then run back.

I’m also very fortunate to be able to travel a lot through my job, and personally with my wonderful wife as I just live for my holidays. So I get to run, take photos, and Munzee all over the world.

Any last words?
I would have to say a big thank you to my wonderful wife for putting up with my running and munzeeing. Also, a big thank you to JW Kern for a very surprised nomination. And, of course, a big thank you to all the people at MHQ for all of their hard work.

Always end in a song.

nellybean63 also included some socials, so cap away!