TEAM MUNZEE

October 19, 2017

Freeze Tag Merger with Munzee is Complete

The day has arrived. After months of hard work, long conversations, and a successful joint venture, Munzee Inc. has been merged into Freeze Tag Inc. This is a great thing for Munzee players worldwide as we move forward as one company, stronger together. There will be no changes to the game, other than great things in store for the future with additional resources and personnel.

Since Munzee Inc. is no more, I am now President of Freeze Tag Inc. with specific oversight on all products. These include Munzee, WallaBee, Eventzee, Garfield Go, and the rest of the FT suite of apps. We really look forward to a bright future with some great ideas on the horizon. As usual I have to play the part of Captain Vague, especially now that we are part of a public company. Please know I not only appreciate all of our player communities, but we all know this is only possible because of you playing our games and growing them with us.

I look forward to visiting with many of you at upcoming events and continuing to grow our games together. Thank you for your support, especially in the current diabetes charity special. As always, Munzee On!

On behalf of a grateful Team Munzee,

– Rob Vardeman, President of Freeze Tag Inc. 


Announcement Press Release:

Freeze Tag (OTC: FRZT), temporarily trading as (OTC: FRZTD), a leading creator of mobile social games, today announced the company has successfully completed a merger with Munzee Inc., effective October 18, 2017.

“We are thrilled to combine forces with Munzee Inc.,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “Rob Vardeman and the Munzee team have built a world class location-based gaming franchise with a dedicated player community.”

The combined company, Freeze Tag, Inc., will maintain offices in McKinney, Texas and Tustin, California with the management team comprised of Craig Holland as CEO, Rob Vardeman as President, Mick Donahoo as CFO, and Cecie Newman as VP of Operations.

“Six years of building communities in our family of apps, with a hard-working team, has brought us to this next chapter,” said Rob Vardeman, former President of Munzee Inc., and now President of Freeze Tag. “We look forward to the leadership and experience the Freeze Tag team brings as we all become stronger together.”

Freeze Tag will continue to align its vision with two fast-growing trends in the mobile applications world: AR location-based gaming and location-based advertising. The combined company has proprietary technology with the ability to create a portfolio of augmented reality location-based games for brands and iconic characters, such as the augmented reality treasure hunting game Garfield GO, which is currently live in several countries around the world.

According to advisory firm Digi-Capital, mobile AR (augmented reality) is set to become the primary driver of a $108 billion VR/AR market by 2021, with AR taking the lion’s share of $83 billion, with VR being the remaining $25 billion (source: Digi-Capital article.)

With Munzee’s dedicated player community and large installed base of locations and the combined technology of both companies, there are tremendous opportunities to offer engaging entertainment-centric, location-based advertising solutions. Location-targeted mobile advertising is advertising based on a user’s location or includes proximity-relevant content to trigger local offline conversions. According to BIA/Kelsey, a media research firm, location-targeted mobile ad sales are expected to rise from $12.4 billion in 2016 to $32.4 billion by the end of 2021. (Source:)

Freeze Tag management indicated that news related to current and future products will be forthcoming.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.

Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses. Our games include hits such as Munzee, a social platform with over 5 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,000 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our gaming technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

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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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September 29, 2017

MHQ Bash Recap and Galleries

MHQ Bash has come and gone and needless to say we had a great time. We could spend many hours going into fine detail the times that were had, but we’ll try and keep it brief. That being said if we release a 4 hour long videocast in the near future, you’ll know why.

Take a quick look back on some of the weekend’s highlights. Follow the links to see photo galleries, share your favorites and remember to join us again next year!

Friday- Registration and Casino Night

We kicked off MHQ Bash 4 Registration on Friday night with casino games, some musical performances and a whole lot of fun! The Royal Flush Family was shuffling around and a certain jester kept the crowd entertained.

Major thanks goes to Cecie and the MHQ admin staff for making this one of the quickest and easiest registrations we’ve ever had! We had way more time for fun activities like our TazkMaster team building project.

Check out photos from the event HERE.

Check out the Eventzee gallery HERE.

 

Saturday Morning- Eventzee Activity Scavenger Hunt

Viva Las Vegas! We had a whole slew of casino-themed activities Saturday morning that left our players screaming “ALL IN!” Players had to locate each of the 10 activity stops, complete a specific challenge, and answer a quiz question after scanning the station’s QR code. The King himself even showed up!

Check out photos from the event HERE.

Check out the Eventzee gallery HERE.

 

Saturday Afternoon- WallaBash

WallaBee and Munzee players came together at The Hive (MHQ) for the first official gathering of the Bees and the Zees! WallaBee artist Andy Cameron signed players’ passports, Robbie and the BeeKeepers kept the party buzzing, and many prizes were won. We were surprised by how many people were in attendance, so expect next year’s WallaBash to be even bigger!

Check out photos from the event HERE.

 

Saturday Night- Oktoberfest

Our players helped us wind down the evening at the site of the very first MHQ Bash: Downtown McKinney’s Oktoberfest! We met at the former Munzee Marketplace (RIP) and explored all of the German festivities throughout. After a long day, taking a relaxing stroll through Downtown McKinney and capping the event trail was a perfect end.

Check out the Eventzee gallery HERE.

 

Sunday Morning- MunzFit 3K Race

MHQ Bash came to an end by kicking off our MunzFit 2.0 program! Everyone who could make it joined us in 3K race around Towne Lake in McKinney. Even though some could have used a bit better of a stretch before the race (looking at you Dylan) the weather was great and everyone had a good time.

Check out the Eventzee gallery HERE.

Thank you to the members of Team Munzee for making this a year to remember, to those worldwide who deployed in the area, and of course to everyone who joined us in McKinney! Stay tuned for news regarding MHQ Bash 5 soon! This year will be hard to beat, but hey we have a year to plan.

As always, Munzee on!

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September 27, 2017

Team Munzee Meets the TazkMaster

Over the weekend, MHQ Bash attendees were given the chance to look behind the veil at what Team Munzee does in its free time. We introduced them to a new team building project we’ve been working on called TazkMaster!

Based on the British comedy game show Taskmaster*, our version sees the Munzee staff split into teams and tasked with completing bizarre and vague challenges for points. The teams are given very little information regarding how they complete their Tazks, so they have to work together to succeed.

Prior to the MHQ Bash reveal, the teams had no clue what they were doing or how they were doing compared to the other teams. At Casino Night Friday, TazkMaster Rob and Tazktician Dylan unveiled a compiled video of the first two Tazks.

Tazk 1: FTC (Freeze To Capture)

Objective: Thaw out the hidden Ice Munzee and scan it for points. You can use objects that have been hidden around the room, but you must be quick.  

In this challenge each team had to thaw out an Ice Munzee from a bowl of frozen water. They could use any items in the room to access the munzee, but not all items were easily seen. Some of the teams were quick to crack the code, while others just blew a bunch of hot air.

Tazk 2: Alphabet Zoup

Objective: Your team needs to put their heads together to fill out the Munzee Alphabet Zoup form. Name as many munzee types as you can for each letter of the Alphabet in under 2 minutes. A is for Amethyst, B is for Battle Axe, etc. Each letter will only count once. 

For this Tazk our teams had to come up with a munzee for each letter of the alphabet. Easy right? Well for a group who works 40 hours a week with Munzee, you might expect a little more out of us…

Finally, after revealing the videos of the first two Tazks Friday night we announced that a third Tazk was going to be preformed live in front of the audience! While the video for this won’t be released for a few weeks, we figured we could let you all in on the worst-kept secret in Team Munzee history.

Tazk 3: Munzee Melodeez

Objective: Show the crowd at MHQ Bash a good time and come up with some Munzee Melodeez. Using your team’s instrument, write a Munzee-themed jingle set to a well known song’s beat. You have 15 minutes to plan your song in private. Encourage the crowd to sing along and wow the TazkMaster who is judging the jingles.

In the middle of Friday’s Casino Night event, Dylan pulled the team’s away individually to announce the surprise Tazk. Each team had 15 minutes to prepare their songs and surprisingly there were some bonafide hits!

Be on the lookout for the compilation video soon, as well as the updated team scores.

We also announced that Tazk 3 was just the beginning of these TazkMaster shenanigans. Throughout the coming months we’ll be challenging our teams more and more, with a grand finale at next year’s MHQ Bash. You won’t want to miss out, so keep up with our Tazks as they’re released and join us again next year at MHQ Bash 5!

Rob with some Macho Men after their Munzee Melodeez performance.

*Please note that we don’t have anything to do with the British game show Taskmaster. This isn’t a tease of something else to come, just a fun team-building exercise internally. It just happened to turn out very funny and worth sharing with our friends worldwide! 

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September 14, 2017

MHQ Bash 4 Schedule

The team is hard at work preparing for MHQ Bash 4 right now, but we want to get the schedule out there for those who are joining us in McKinney!

FRIDAY
Registration: 6 PM (Doors open at 6)
Casino Night: 7-10 PM
Munzee HQ- 1720 Bray Central Drive, McKinney, Texas 75069

We’ll kickstart the weekend in top form with Registration and our “All In” Casino Night at MHQ! There will be variety of casino games including Black Jack and Poker with professional dealers, and you can compete for a chance to win Munzee gift cards!

Registration starts at 6 PM and not a moment sooner. We need to make sure everything is all ready to go before the fun begins. Please have your proof of purchase on hand so we can make it as quick and painless as possible!

Casino Night will officially start at 7 PM and lasts until 10 PM. The entire team will be here, which is the first time everyone from Munzee, Eventzee, WallaBee and Garfield Go will be in the same place! There will also be an Eventzee photo scavenger hunt for those in attendance. Do you think you can snap a pic with the Royal Flush Family?

SATURDAY MORNING
Eventzee Activity Scavenger Hunt: 10 AM -12 PM
Erwin Park – 4300 Co Rd 1006, McKinney, TX 75071

Bright and early Saturday morning we’ll host the annual Eventzee Activity Hunt! You’ll have to search through Erwin Park and complete various casino themed activities to advance.

As always there will be lots of photos taken, so dress to impress! You’ll need Lady Luck with you if you want to walk away with a Munzee gift card! You’ll have two hours to complete the hunt as quickly (and creatively) as possible.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON
WallaBash: 2 PM- 5:30 PM
Munzee HQ- 1720 Bray Central Drive, McKinney, Texas 75069

Have you ever dreamed about meeting WallaBee’s talented artist, Andy Cameron? What about experiencing the rare sighting of the elusive Sasquatch? Well, here’s your chance for both! Come to the The Hive (MHQ) for the first official gathering of the Bees and the Zees!

Earn a variety of Munzee badges, a special in-game WallaBee gift, learn to play the WallaBee Card Game and more!

SATURDAY NIGHT
Oktoberfest Meet and Greet: 5 PM- 7 PM
Downtown McKinney- Near the building formerly known as Munzee Marketplace
111 E. Virginia St., McKinney, Texas 75069

Join us in reminiscing about the very first MHQ Bash at Downtown McKinney’s Oktoberfest! We’ll meet up at what used to be the Munzee Marketplace (RIP) and explore from there. There will be a virtual trail all around the festival and we’ll meet at each spot on the half hour. There will also be a German themed Eventzee hunt to keep you exploring the area.

SUNDAY MORNING
MunzFit 3K Race and Goodbye Event: 9 AM- 11 AM

Towne Lake Park-1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069

After a long weekend we wanted everyone to take the chance to rest up and relax- then we remembered relaxing is boring! Help us kick off our MunzFit 2.0 program with a 3K race around Towne Lake.

By completing the race you’ll earn an AWESOME medal and a ton of badges. We’ll do a light breakfast, say our goodbyes and, of course, cap some munzees.

We look forward to seeing all of you next week! Safe travels and Munzee on!

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September 8, 2017

MunzFit 2.0 Events!

Following our recent blogpost about Team Munzee entering the Tour de Cure in October, we are now ready to let you know the full details of MunzFit 2017!

The main news is we’d like you to join us in keeping MunzFit around the world! We are kicking things off with our 3km event in McKinney at MHQ Bash on Sunday 24th September. We also invite you to start hosting your own MunzFit events from Monday 25th September until Sunday 15th October inclusive.

The MunzFit event packages are $100 and include:
– Basic event package
– No proximity restrictions
– MunzFit Attendee badge (customised with event location)
– MunzFit host badge
– 5 Flat Robs
– 5 Flat Matts
– An Emerald in a new garden for each attendee

Please submit your events on the calendar: https://calendar.munzee.com/submit and look out for some MunzFit events near you! https://calendar.munzee.com/

Keep an eye out for the merchandise we have coming soon and Munzee On!

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September 7, 2017

Munzee Newsletter: August 2017 Wrap-Up

Although August usually tends to be a cool down after July’s big birthday month, this year we kept very busy! We gave our players a hand, flew high in the sky and even started treasure hunting. Take a look back on some of the things that happened last month and what to expect this month as well!

A HUGE thank you is in order to all of our players worldwide! Our community pulled together to help out after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in South Texas. Through the sale of Water Mysteries and Assorted Mini Packs, as well as WallaBee Mixers, we gathered $7,500 in donations for relief efforts.

We can’t express how proud we are to have such a great community that rallies around those in need. Thank you, again, for your support and generosity.


Leftie Loosy

To celebrate International Left Handers Day and all of our left-handed players, we released a fun special at the beginning of the month! The Leftie Specials bounced all over the globe and to recognize the 10% of the population that is left handed these specials also had a 10% chance of scattering a Left Handed Thumbs Up icon.

The Thumbs Up were pretty rare to come by, but Munzee Magnets helped out!


High Flyers

This month the majestic Pegasus Mythological Munzee took to the skies. Although other Myths like the Faun and Hydra land on Greenies and specific physical Elemental Munzees, the Pegasus is a different kind of beast. The Pegasus bounces on all colors of Virtual Munzees, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees.

Air Mystery Munzees are currently available in the Munzee Online Store! 


Treasure Tropes

Avast, me hearties! This month we announced the new Treasure Evolution Munzee as a Munzee reseller exclusive! Our resellers are great at promoting and being ambassadors for Munzee and its community so thank you to them for helping us grow the game! Like other Evolution Munzees, the Treasure Munzee consists of three stages and evolves over time.

Purchase Treasure Munzees through one of our Munzee Resellers! 


Bodacious Badges

We released a ton of new badges last month!

The elementals stormed in with Earth, Water and Air Mystery badges.

You’ll be going Places with the new Places Munzee Streak badges as well as the expanded Places Capture badges.

With the release of the Pegasus we expanded all of the various badges for capturing Myths.


September News:

– We’re going ALL IN!

– Stay in shape, fight Fit.

– All the colors of the Rainbow.

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September 5, 2017

Munzee Hurricane Harvey Relief Update!

A HUGE thank you is in order to all of our players worldwide! Through the sale of Water Mysteries and Assorted Mini Packs, as well as WallaBee Mixers, we gathered $7,500 in donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief!

This is a huge testament to the compassion of our community and our players all across the world. We have donated $7,000 of the funds to the American Red Cross in their constant relief efforts in South Texas, and preparation for Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida. We’re also happy to announce that we have donated $500 to our friends at Shutt’er Down Ranch. They went down to Southeast Texas with supplies and helped rescue animals who were displaced due to the storm. Their work continues and we are happy to support them at this time.

We can’t express how proud we are to have such a great community that rallies around those in need. Thank you, again, for your support and generosity.

Munzee on!

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August 16, 2017

Matt’s West Bend, Wisconsin Recap

Howdy, everyone!

Matt here. As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. This past weekend, I attended a great event in West Bend, Wisconsin ahead of the West Bend Cache Ba$h.

First off, thanks to Dale (SpaceCoastGeoStore), Barb (DalenBarb), and Bob (Whelen) for hosting and putting together the event. Thirty people scanned the Event Indicator, and we all had a great time scanning the traveling Personal books and capping the trail that Whelen deployed around the park area where the event was held. Joshua Johnson (mayberryman) aka The Geocaching Vlogger stopped by for the event, and we found a unicorn.

I also got to meet this week’s Player of the Week, BigNate27.

I want to say thank you to all of the local players who have been very kind when I’ve been to Wisconsin as well as the all of the players who made the trip to the event. I can’t wait to see you all again.

I’ll be out at events again soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing old Munzee friends and meeting new ones!

Munzee on!

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August 14, 2017

The Pegasus Mythological!

We’re proud to announce the latest in the Classical Mythology set of munzees, the high-flying Pegasus!

On Tuesday, August 15th at 15:00 MHQ time, 1,600 Pegasus Mythological Munzees will be available in the Munzee Online Store for $20.00 each. Like the other Mythologicals, each player is limited to one (1) Pegasus Munzee per account, and the sale is open to anyone regardless of other Mythological ownership.

Although other Myths like the Faun and Hydra land on Greenies and specific physical Elemental Munzees, the Pegasus is a different kind of beast. The Pegasus will bounce on all colors of Virtual Munzees, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. Because this Mythological is attracted to so many different kinds of virtuals it will not be attracted to Munzee Magnets.

Details:

Name: The Pegasus

Description: The Pegasus Munzee bounces on all colors of Virtual Munzeess, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when capped. Each is numbered and owned by a Munzee player. Only 1 Pegasus Munzee is allowed per account. You will also earn the Pegasus badge for owning a Pegasus Munzee.

Points:

  • Deploy: 100
  • Capture: 100
  • CapOn: 100

There is also a line of badges for capturing unique Pegasus Munzees.

To celebrate the release of the Pegasus, we’re also putting 100 more of each past Mythological Munzee for sale on August 15th at 15:00 MHQ time. These will still be limited to one per player account, so if you have one you will not be able to get another. We’ve seen a lot of new players join recently, so here is your chance to own a growing part of the game.

Thank you to everyone for their excitement regarding the Mythological Munzees. Be on the lookout to find a Pegasus near you! Munzee on!

 

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