PLAYER OF THE WEEK

March 7, 2017

Player of the Week: Deb Carter (Debolicious)

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 Deb Carter (Debolicious).

Who are you?
Hi, my name is Deb, and my player name is Debolicious. I’m a truck driver, and I am Munzee crazy. My long-suffering husband and I travel around Australia, so Munzee is the best for finding new places and exploring. I would have never seen the things I’ve seen if it wasn’t for #Munzee.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Mackay. It’s in the beautiful tropical north of Queensland, Australia. I have only just returned from 3 years away, and I am trying my best to get more players. I am growing the map here quite quickly.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing for about 3 years.

How did you find Munzee?
My best friend of 35 years Jody (nomadicjp) got me into it when Nicki (nicdchick), a lay she worked with, showed it to her. At the time, I was living in Mackay. I then moved to Perth, Western Australia and got to meet Nicki. I am now very good friends with her and a lot of Perth Munzee people. I got crazy about Munzee in Perth. That is where I learned a lot about Munzee, including the rules. Who would have thought there was a code of conduct?

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Being outside. I love trails in the bush the most, but sadly, I have found that most players are after quick points and tend to just UTL the well hidden ones. I love how Munzee takes you places that you would never have found it it wasn’t for the game. Now, i try to deploy in areas that I find enjoyable, places where visitors would like to see, and especially hidden spots that the average traveler would not generally find.

What is on your wish list?
I wish not to live in a places that had very few munzees and not many players (told you I am Munzee crazy). I also wish the most for an easy way to get the word out to new players in my area. Because Munzee is a business, I am finding it hard to get people to help me advertise it. I would also love for MHQ to create an all use flyer we could print off that would have all the details about the game on it since some of us don’t know how to use Photoshop. Maybe even a Zombie evolution series.

Tell us about yourself!
I would have to say the most exciting thing about my life are my awesome friends whom spoil me to no end. The highlight of my life was not only meeting Rob and Louise in real life but having some of my friends surprise me at the recent Australia Day event in Melbourne. I would like to think I’m pretty awesome, and my theory is I have lots of awesome people in my life, so if like attracts like, I too my be pretty dang awesome. 🙂

Other hobbies include:
Munzee, Munzee, Munzee. I used to dabble in photography, but now all of my time goes to Munzee and #GrowTheMap. I do love a good hike, and if I’m hiking, I;m usually struggling to breathe, so I don’t munzee on those trips. Ha ha. My other interests I guess are trying to be healthy and living a good, clean life. I have recently discovered I love cycling. Did I mention Munzee?

 

Any last words?
A shout out to my Munzee faves Brenda (Bewrightback), Julie (julesbeus), and Nicki (nicdchick). All from Perth and all whom I miss dearly living on the wrong side of the country. I’m pretty sure these are the ladies who nominated me. I am so super excited to be nominated and have a title. Thank you so very much, Munzeeland. I don’t know what I would be doing without you. xx #E1EW

PS: A link to my garden if you would like to throw a Virtual at me 🙂

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13VR33_x8Fz-pzh4ezWCKfMepQ41Td7HPGZw99obW7Dw/edit#gid=1863627778

Debolicious also include some socials, so cap away!

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February 24, 2017

Player of the Week: Rebecca Wilken (denali0407)

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 Rebecca Wilken (denali0407).


Who are you?

My Munzee name is denali0407. Yes, 0407 denotes my April 7th birthday. Not terribly original, but it turns out it’s quite the happy little subtle reminder of the day for one & all, so, hey. I’ll keep it. (Oh, the year? Move along. There’s nothing to see there.) Denali National Park is a place I’d very much like to visit one day. (Maybe after someone plants a virtual garden there? [Because if there are no Munzees there, why go, amiright?])

Where in the world do you live?
In a small town west of Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve been in Texas for a number of years now, but I still claim both Iowa as home (though I’ve never technically lived there [oodles & oodles of family there]) and the Pacific Northwest as home (my favorite of all the places I’ve lived, including Hawaii [Navy brat]). I might could even claim to be a native Texan, since technically I was born here, though I left before my first birthday [that Navy brat thing].

How long have you played Munzee?
The better question might be how deeply do I play Munzee. But I probably don’t want to admit to that, so I’ll go with my start date of May 30, 2013. I was sitting in my car in the middle of nowhere, waiting for the interminable (and wretched) train to pass, and on a whim downloaded the app. As it happens, in that tiny little speck on the map (look for Cresson, Texas on the map. There’s nothing there but a train changing station that stops traffic for a criminal amount of time during rush hour [not rushing to that speck on the map, but rushing between Fort Worth and Granbury]), there were actually TWO Munzees. Right there in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, I had to cap one after that blasted train finally abandoned its attempt at suicide-by-angry-commuters. The next day my favorite aunts arrived for their first annual visit so I didn’t touch it again for two weeks, but after that? Oh, it was ON. But it was on in large part because my mother (Pippin) got interested and it was quite lovely spending time wandering the countryside with her. The woman is a workaholic so it’s a joy to drag her off to do things for the pure FUN of it. And FUN is something Munzee has in spades. (Preaching to the choir here, I know.)

How did you find Munzee?
I belong to a perfectly delightful, fundamentally life-sustaining, and certainly life-enhancing online community of essential friends who initially met in the forums of a wearable exercise tracking device (read: a new sort of pedometer). This was a dozen years before Fitbit, mind you. All these years we have hosted amongst ourselves monthly step challenges to entertain us and keep us moving. Our challenge in the month of May, 2013 was themed around geolocation games. One of those discovered that month was Munzee. Fun fact: The host that month, who introduced the game of Munzee to us, didn’t have a smart phone and couldn’t play it herself. But still, she’s responsible for tipping several of us down into the Munzee rabbit hole. (I’m undecided. Should I send her flowers? Or an invoice?)

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

Let me think about that. Is it my updated tetanus shot (thanks to some rusty rebar)? Is it Pippin’s broken bones and possible torn rotator cuff (thanks to an uneven sidewalk on an unlit street)? Perhaps my terrifying credit card bill? Is it missing out on a mythological by 12 seconds – repeatedly – to the same local Munzeer? My shattered phone screen? Yeah, no. Probably not. It’s the adventure of it all – we all know that, right?! YES! The adventure. The thrill. The challenge. The triumphs. The badges. THE SPECIALS. The 3:30 AM trek down a trail in the dark with (the extremely happy) dog as a bodyguard to capture Frankenstein’s arm. It’s dragging Pippin 30 miles out of town at 10:00 PM for a cupcake (“It’s a HUNDRED POINTS! You can have it, let’s just go!”) It’s being accosted in a park by some random guy jumping out of a truck to yell, “Hey, are you looking for bacon?!” It’s questioning our sanity and our good judgment wondering if we should call search & rescue from the face of a mountain, certain we’ll not survive the trek back down. It’s battling impending heat exhaustion and flagging down passing cyclists begging for water because there was ‘just one more Munzee’ to chase down. It’s tramping through the snow and 2nd degree sunburn. It’s the strategy behind deploys and the delicious anticipation of planning events and the excitement of scoping out new Munzee types. It’s the travel. It’s the people. Ohhh, THE PEOPLE. How I do love the people. [Usually.]

Also, admittedly, I may be ever-so-very-slightly addicted to creating event tags for Munzee events. Just a teensy bit. Or a lot a bit. Whichever.

What is on your wish list?
…brace yourself…

The ability to upgrade an old virtual to a new kind of virtual – that can then be capped again by anyone who capped it in the previous iteration. I’d love to refresh some old virtuals this way. It would be a win/win for both deployer & local capper, and would keep the map fresh. (I’m thinking of you, Köln, Germany, and you, Franklin, TN.)

The ability to click on any deploy on our deployed lists and see how many cap-on points it has racked up for us. Oh, how I would love this! Also, clicking on any category of deployed Munzees to see how many cap-on points have accumulated from said category. This would be especially fascinating for Personal Munzees. Which reminds me:

Badges for owning a Personal Munzee with x number of cap-ons. Maybe 50, 150, 300? (Fiendish Friends, Convivial Cohorts, Sociable Stalkers?)

A Joker’s Wild Munzee. Double the points of the last two physical Munzees captured. (Ditto for the cap-on points.)

A virtual Prize Wheel (not blastable).

The choice to dismiss a Munzee private message when it pops up in app instead of ‘OK’ opening the message (still smarting over the virtual resort I didn’t get to deploy because of that).

An “accept all” option for coinz. Also, the ability to change my answer if I accidentally decline a request (basically a “Whoops! I didn’t mean it! button.) Maybe that would require a list of those requests that I’ve declined?

Hopelessly O.C.D. (Obsessed w/Caps & Deploys) badge. I’ll talk about this the day it happens 😉

Tell us about yourself!
I am stubbornly optimistic. Can’t hold a grudge to save my life (though I had a cat for 19 years who could hold a grudge like nobody’s business.) I am a painfully shy introvert. One on one, or in twos & threes, I’m pretty much okay. Put me in a group and I’ll immediately bolt to a corner or an edge somewhere. I thoroughly enjoy people. But sometimes I just need to curl up in a comfy chair with a good book and a purring cat. I love to travel, and I love coming home afterward. I am fiercely loyal to family. To friends. To the idea that chocolate is the breakfast of champions. I have 50 first cousins, and I’ve lost track of how many children they’ve produced so far (first cousins, once removed). Second cousins number in the hundreds. Myself, I was born to be an aunt and I enjoy it very much. And I have the best niblings ever grown, so yay me!

Other hobbies include:
There is meant to be life outside of Munzee? Oh. Yes. I took up digital scrapbooking after being sidelined over a marathon training injury. I took up Munzee after a back injury left me unable to sit at a desk long enough to really indulge in digi-scrap. (Apparently, I’m prone to injury. Thank you, genetics.) In the last year I worked back up to an easy 5k distance (although a recent tweak has set me back a bit). I’m a long way from my next marathon, but I’ll get there again one day (there’s that stubborn optimism thing). I live to read and I can’t go too long without creating something, even if it’s just a greeting card. I was once published in Paper Crafts Magazine for a birthday card I created out of aluminum flashing, cage wire, and leather. Go figure.

Any last words?
Somehow I suspect I’ve already more than exceeded my fair share of words sooooo I think I’ll just leave off now. Right after I thank whoever the blessed soul was who nominated me. So. THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you. I’m delighted to know you. Even if I don’t know who you are…

OH! I’d also very much like to thank everyone who contributed to the Mile High MHQ garden in Denver )(AKA the Denver, Texas garden) last summer. Thanks to your help we filled that garden in just a few days, and the cap-ons were lovely (and haven’t stopped). You’re the best, guys!

denali0407 also included some socials, so cap away!

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February 16, 2017

Player of the Week: Carol VandenBrock (Jafo43)

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 Carol VandenBrock (Jafo43).


Who are you?

Hi, I’m Carol VandenBrock, and my player name is Jafo43. That comes from an old movie called Blue Thunder and my love of Richard Petty. January 2017 was the first month of Sunshine State clan and it is local to me, so I switched clans so I could Munzee with local clan members. Before that, I was in the Munzee Meatballs clan. They are also all my friends, and I have met almost all past and present members.

Where in the world do you live?
I’m originally from the Camden/Lincolnville area in Maine, but I’ve lived in Brandon, FL, USA since 1977. Brandon is in the Munzee Belt which goes from the west coast of Florida, through central Florida to the east coast of Florida. We have become part of Munzee destination trips.

How long have you played Munzee?
My husband, Mike, and I started playing in mid-January 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
We both retired on October 11, 2012 and started to take daily walks. One day, we saw a tag hanging in a tree, and it was one of the original game pieces (which I miss). We looked it up when we go home and decided to give it a try. We were once concerned we would run out of munzees to capture, and now, the concern is where else around here can we deploy and if I will ever clear the map.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

I like to munzee with my friends. I like the exercise and meeting new people and friends at events and while traveling. Also, I really like Eventzee!!

What is on your wish list?
I wish Munzee would expand the greenie deploy badge line; that’s a big gap from 1000 deploys to 5000. Maybe add one for 2000, 3000, and 4000 deploys. I’d also like to see the fitness badge line expand to encourage people to get out and exercise. I’d like to see lifetime miles badges for 250, 500, 1500, 2500, and add 20K day badge. Also, maybe include the miles and metric equivalent under each badge.

Tell us about yourself!
I married my soulmate, Mike VandenBrock, in 1980 right out of HS. I’ve worked several jobs, but my last job was working at a hot dip galvanizing play for 31 years as a customer coordinator doing quotes, etc. We were happily married for 35 years and retired for 3 years until I lost my hubby in October of 2015. He died from pneumonia and multiple myeloma. I was, and still am, devastated by his loss. My munzee friends were there for me in many, many ways. I am thankful for all of them for their support, sympathy, and friendships. We started playing Munzee together as Jafo43. Then, the Munzee Meatballs clan we were in was in need of another player, so I started playing as Jafo44. After Mike dies, I went back to our original account to play.

Other hobbies include:
Who has time for other hobbies? You should see my reading backlog!!

Any last words?
Yes, I would like to thank those who nominated me. I am honored, excited, proud, and downright tickled pink!!!

Jafo43 also included some socials, so cap away!

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February 10, 2017

Player of the Week: Jacques Couillard (JacquesC)

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 Jacques Couillard (JacquesC).


Who are you?

My name is Jacques Couillard therefore my username is JacquesC.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the suburb of Quebec City in Canada.

How long have you played Munzee?
I registered for Munzee in September 2011, but I have been much more active since June 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
It was on a caching forum that I heard about Munzee for the first time, and I was immediately excited by the game: find, scan, and go to the next. As at the time I did not have a smart phone, I have to wait some time before actively playing. Today, I am not longer separated from my smart phone and Munzee.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Munzee makes me move and get out of my house. If I am passing through a place, I usually make sure to find at least one munzee or leave my trace by deploying one of the small square codes in my possession.

What is on your wish list?
I would like there to be more active players in the area near my home to bring more diversity into the game.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a computer analyst. My wife and I have a pretty 10-year-old girl. She sometimes accompanies me on my ride and tries to find the little square codes before me which she does quite well. I walk a lot, run on occasion, and cycle very regularly. In the roughly nine months that I have used an activity tracker daily, I have lost about 35 pounds.

Other hobbies include:
During the holidays, we regularly camp in our Westfalia. Like many people of my generation, I play video games. I do electronic experimentation using microcontrollers: Arduino, Raspberry, and others.

 

Any last words?
I sincerely thank the entire team of Munzee, and I encourage them to continue the good work to maintain, diversify, and increase this great game.

JacquesC also included some socials, so cap away!

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February 3, 2017

Player of the Week: Maria Dahlin (Questing4)

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 Maria Dahlin (Questing4).


Who are you?

Maria Dahlin AKA Questing4. Currently a member of the Bushrangers clan.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Brisbane sub-tropical Queensland. I am married with 2 kids and 2 Staffordshire bull terriers. The dogs come munzeeing with me, the kids rarely, and my husband never, but he will wait in the car while I go hunting!!!

How long have you played Munzee?
I started in May 2012 (missed out on the Early Bird badge) but didn’t really get serious until July 2013. I was trying to juggle finding plastic boxes at the same time and ended up deciding I liked munzeeing so much more.

How did you find Munzee?
My sister Helen (AusTrackers) and her husband Gary (Auscapee). Thanks, Helen, for another obsession!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
EVERYTHING – The people that you meet, the different types of munzees, events, the fact that you can play the game any way you like — you can have an easy going level one clan or a hard hitting level 5 clan. My sisters, AusTrackers and CrazyLadyLisa, live in Perth, so we make a point of an annual get together at another capital city in Australia and munzee together. When you all have a common interest, it makes for lively discussions! We then get to see other areas of the country, and you talk to each other so much more walking around the streets with no distractions from TV and electronic devices. LOL.

What is on your wish list?
I would love a physical leaderboard as well as an overall leaderboard. Other than that, I just hope MHQ keeps on mixing things up. How they keep coming up with ideas is amazing. I also want to go to Europe. Man, don’t they have some virtuals over there.

Tell us about yourself!
Iam 50 (yuck) but did go to Texas to meet the MHQ staff as a present to myself on my 50th birthday. Thanks to CLL for doing the driving. They drive on the wrong side of the road other there. I have been married for 23 years and have 2 amazing children, Anna (21) and John (18), and a long suffering husband. I have worked for the same company since I was 15, and I will probably die at my desk.

Other hobbies include:
There are not enough hours in the day for other hobbies. I do try to squeeze in genealogy occasionally (another thing AusTrackers got me addicted to).

Any last words?
I am surprised and feel very privileged at the nomination. We have a small Munzee community in Brisbane, and they are all wonderful people. I am sure they think I stalk them. I would like to thank whoever nominated me.

Questing4 also included some socials, so cap away!

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January 27, 2017

Player of the Week: David Few (Hogglespike)

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 David Few (Hogglespike).


Who are you?

My name is David Few, known as “Hogglespike”. I am a member of the clan “Mario the Great”.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Andover, Hampshire in the UK with my wife, son, and German Shepherd.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing on July 17, 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
Some friends mentioned it to us, and my son (“darrenjones”) and I decided to gie it a try. The rest is history!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Attending events, meeting other Munzee players, and obtaining the badges and specials. I have just earned my Millionaire Club badge. Darren and I enjoy being in our clan, and we all support each other.

What is on your wish list?
To attend more events and to continue the growth of the map in Andover. There were no munzees here when we joined, and Darren and I have built it up quite considerably. People are gradually coming here, and with their help, hopefully the area will fill up.

Tell us about yourself!
I am 68, married with a daughter, son, son-in-law, and one much loved four-year-old grandson. I am semi-retired. Having worked in an office for many years, I am enjoying being a part time delivery driver which also enables me to pick up off munzees here and there. My grandson loves pointing out where the munzees are located.

Other hobbies include:
Walking our dog in the New Forest area where we have a holiday home, and luckily, there are quite a few Munzee players in the area. We also love coastal path walking in Cornwall where we can meet up with some other clan members. I also enjoy photography and spending time with my grandson.

Any last words?
I am hoping to grow the map in Andover even more, and any deploys would be more than welcome!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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