January 9, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Lisa Wright (CrazyLadyLisa)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Lisa Wright (CrazyLadyLisa).

Username 
CrazyLadyLisa from Perth, Western Australia

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

As I munzee on the way to work in the morning, I need to have a bag that I can combine both Munzee and personal stuff in. My handbag is great as it has lots of pockets on the outside as well as a shoulder strap.

The front and 2 side pockets hold small tins full of specific types of munzees, a larger tin, and my card wallet with mixed munzees. Clue, double-sided tape, scissors, pen, telescopic magnetic pick-up tool, a pliers/screwdriver/etc gadget, and the ever needed phone screen cleaning cloth are also held here.

Back pockets hold the Personal Munzees, plastic bags (just in case), and a plastic bag the size of the phone for the rain! They also hold a one hole punch, plastic sheets covered with duct tape (cut to munzee size), and zip ties for fences and trees.

Then, there is the inside of the bag. Aside from personal stuff such as a wallet, comb, and shopping bag, the rest is Munzee stuff: extra phone, battery chargers, container of various phone cables, selfie stick for those out of reach munzees, and hanging tags.

The handbag does weigh a fair bit, so it’s not really suitable for long Munzee sessions. I have a great leather bag from my first trip to Germany which I use.I just transfer the essentials an get going.

A useful hanging tag can be made by using gift voucher cards cut in 4 and punched with a hole. They fit a mini or micro munzee nicely.

 


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at [email protected] with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

January 6, 2017

Surplus MunzPaks in the Munzee Online Store

We’ve added a limited number of surplus MunzPaks to the Munzee Online Store. These surplus MunzPaks are available for $20 and include all of the physical contents of the MunzPak as well as extra Evolution Munzees. They DO NOT include any of the virtuals that may have been included with a MunzPak subscription. The MunzPak you receive will be from October, November, or December and chosen at random during processing.

You can find the Evolution Surplus MunzPaks at this link.

Have a great weekend!

Munzee on!

January 5, 2017

January Flat Rob Releases

When we announced January Clan Requirements, we said that Flat Robs would be on the map for a minimum of 5 days during the month. Well now, we’ve got dates to share!

Flat Robs will be on the map:

  • Friday, January 13th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, January 15th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, January 23rd at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 5th at 23:59 MHQ time

We hope these help in your quest to reach your clan level!

Munzee on!

January 4, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Ian Zirins (IanZ)

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from Ian Zirins (IanZ).

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IanZ

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

I carry all of my Munzee gear in my trusty mono backpack which is easy to swing to the front of my body for quick access.

I carry all of my physical stickers in the segmented box pictured which originally contained a selection of wood screws. The handy compartments are just a nice size to separate my stickers into specials, Jewels, etc.

Next comes my point of sale hangers. These are great for attaching stickers to, folding, and clipping onto wire fencing. I’ve got to thank my fellow clan member Barry (8a22a) for the tip on these. We’re still working out how to make them sheep-proof as the local farm animals seem to like chewing them up.

I carry 3 external battery packs and 2 USB leads for those long days out in the field and can share them if anyone wants extra power. The two 12,500 mAh packs were a bargain, and I can get around 12-15 hours from them combined.

I always have a bag of my own printed greenies which are laminated and cut to shape. Some are also perforated. I attach them to objects with either cable ties or glue them on with the tube of glue I always carry.

I’ve also go a laminated card with all of my Social and Personal Munzees just in case I meet a fellow player.

Finally, the ex-scout in me forces me to always carry a space blanked/bivvy bag in case of inclement weather, plus a handy multi-tool and dry cloth for wet days in the wilderness!


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at [email protected] with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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!

January 1, 2017

The Munzee 2017 Theme

In 2017 Team Munzee has big plans that will test our abilities. We are going to spread the word about Munzee far and wide.

Our goal is simple: Everyone. Everywhere.

Our worldwide game gets bigger every day, so we want to include new players and areas as well as continue to grow our current communities. We can’t do it alone, though! With the help of our passionate players, we know even more people worldwide will embrace our game in the year to come.

To kick off the new year we’ve taken some of the photos our Munzee players have uploaded while playing and posted them into this collage of the world. Our game is worldwide in both places and people and 2017 will take that all to the next level.

Visit https://2017.munzee.com/ to check out this interactive collage. Just zoom in with your computer’s mouse wheel to see photos taken from players like YOU! You can also check out an excerpt of the Letter From The President, see some of 2016’s gameplay statistics, and follow links to other Year In Review blog posts.

Over the next 12 months, we have all sorts of exciting stuff planned, and we want you involved every step of the way. Use the hashtags #MunzEE and #E1EW to let us know how you embrace “Everyone. Everywhere.” all year long.

Happy New Year and cheers to everyone, everywhere!

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December 31, 2016

2016- Letter From The President

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

As I sit and reflect on 2016, I’m not even sure how to encompass the entire year in one quick letter. There have been some amazing moments and some very difficult ones as well. As usual we’ve made some tweaks that have been wildly popular and others that have touched a nerve. Through it all I can honestly look back on the year and see that each choice along the path has lead us to the best possible place to launch into 2017, with an “All In” enthusiasm.

I’ve had the opportunity to visit new locations across the world this year in order to help you spread the word about Munzee. Each trip allows me to meet players that are the core to our game, and I hope you know that our interactions mean the world to me. I enjoy hearing the stories of improved health, weight loss, and how Munzee has introduced you to a worldwide community of people you now call friends. The same is true for me. Physically I’m in the best shape of the past 20 years, due in no small part to our MunzFit initiative. You can look forward to a renewed focus on this sector of our game in 2017. I currently have plans to send members of the team to events all over the world, with announcements being prepared for the upcoming months. Here’s a sneak peek for a few we will attend, and others we already have our eyes on as possibilities. If you would like to be considered for a visit by Team Munzee get your event on the calendar soon and start promoting it! We are quickly finalizing details on a unique location and opportunity to celebrate our 6th birthday. However, we want to go ahead and invite you to join the party in Muncie, Indiana from the 21st of July through the 23rd. We are also working on tools for you to use to reach out to your local organizations to spread the word about Munzee. Worldwide events are our main tool to grow this game, so we will invest our resources in streamlining the processes and providing you even more necessary tools to be amazing!

I’ve been fortunate to present donations to several charitable organizations on behalf of our worldwide player base. It is part of the mission of Munzee to build strong communities, and this giving back is our way of doing this locally and globally. In 2017 you will see our charity-based focus continue to shine through. This is core to who we are and what we believe Munzee should do. We will continue to look for charities that have the ability to impact global communities. This ties in with our 2017 theme, which will be announced in the coming days.

I’ve been asked to share with you some of the things you can expect from Munzee for 2017. As most of you know, I possess a talent for being completely vague in responding to questions about the future. Many times in the past it is because we literally had not planned beyond the things you already knew about (that’s serious transparency there). I’m proud to say we are approaching 2017 with MANY things already in motion for expansions to current things and introducing new programs alike. *Drumroll please*…I’m excited to announce ZeeOps is almost here! We have been working diligently behind the scenes to bring this to life. The basic premise behind ZeeOps is best described as individual clan wars. There will be an opportunity for you to earn, and purchase, Zee Credits (I’m calling it Zee Cred) to be redeemed for ZeeOps which will contain daily missions. When the ZeeOp (Operation) is completed you will earn rewards. All the details will be released in the next 1000 hours, so get ready for an amazing kick off to 2017. In addition we have been excited about the buzz around our Munzee coin line. We have been working diligently to design new styles and have great news for you early in the New Year about this fun addition to the game. This will include a full explanation of what Coinz are and how to use them. A Roverhaul is being discussed with probable implementation as we enter the MHQ summer months. We will have some awesome monthly themes you will see across the entire company in many facets.

I’m proud of our team and what we have accomplished this year. As in every company individuals come and go from time to time, and we have seen several members of the team move on this year. It was difficult in the moment but the remaining team has stepped in and made the best of every opportunity. I’m fortunate to lead a worldwide family of team members that are motivated everyday to do their best for you, our players. In the end we all want to provide the best experience for you, so you will share our little game with your friends and family. You are our most valuable team member and resource and we remember that daily. In 2017 we will grow our MHQ staff, focusing on the tech team in order to provide more timely updates to our apps and websites. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure in 2016 with plans in 2017 to prepare for, and push on toward 500,000 players worldwide across Munzee Inc games. We will launch an Android version of our popular collection game, WallaBee in early 2017. We will also focus on finding additional partnerships to expand the reach of Munzee.

In closing, I have to say I’m humbled and deeply honored to continue to serve as President of a company that provides the games we do. I will continue to lead our company in line with our mission, to provide innovative apps that build community and make a worldwide impact. If I’ve never had the privilege to interact with you, I hope this year I am able. I’m fairly active in our Facebook groups, occasionally on Twitter or Instagram, and always available via Munzee message (coachV). Additionally, you can find me in my two dimensional version in app anytime I’m away from the office. 🙂 Thank you for the difference you make in my life, and the lives of our team members, through playing one of our “games”. It’s my personal mission to make a difference in your life as well. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Munzee On!

-Rob Vardeman
CZeeO, Munzee Inc. 

December 30, 2016

2016 By The Numbers

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

We love to look at the various statistics of the game and how you, our community, has grown it over the years. Today, we’re looking at 2016 by the numbers.

December 29, 2016

2016- Eventzee

2016 was great year for Munzee Inc. and we’re excited to look back on some of the highlights! The “2016 in Review” series will showcase different aspects of the company and some of our team’s favorite parts of 2016.

As Director of Operations for Eventzee, it has been a pleasure seeing this section of the company grow exponentially in its second year. We have worked on so many unique events, seen thousands of amazing photos and pushed our mobile scavenger hunt app to new levels.

So much has happened this year it’s impossible to list everything. Our app had tons of updates including awesome new features and fixes to bugs. We got a much needed website update through the awesome work from front end developer/designer Judy Nguyen.

Eventzee’s goal for 2016 was to find new avenues of business and work with an even greater variety of conferences, festivals and events of all shapes and sizes. By enhancing our outreach efforts we have built relationships with recurring clients and begun developing partnerships with other scavenger hunt companies.

Specifically we would like to thank Distel Wolfe Events, Thrill of The Hunt, and City Fun Group for adapting the Eventzee app into their own companies’ event selections. While Eventzee offers a service for customizable mobile based scavenger hunts, these partners can offer a more hands on approach to developing clues, running events and more. Each of these companies has helped us expand our worldwide player base and also offered invaluable suggestions for making the most out of our app updates.

To learn more about Eventzee’s partnership program contact[email protected].

Perhaps the greatest partnership of all is with our parent company Munzee. With the help of Munzee Events Manager Louise Gibson player events have utilized Eventzee in great ways. Dedicated players have shown how well they can host events of their own with ease and are constantly discovering new ways to play.

To learn more about hosting your own Munzee Event or to see if there is an event near you, check out https://calendar.munzee.com/!

While much of our focus went toward growing business, we also continued to enjoy the smiles, laughs and, of course, high fives from our players this year. It’s always a pleasure when we can go to events and see the game in action, so we hope to travel even more next year.

This year alone Eventzee had 262,380 photos taken through the app and we hosted 875 events! We’re so excited for 2017 and all the bigs things to come. Thank you to everyone who made 2016 great- see you next year!

-Dylan Derryberry
Director of Operations, Eventzee

Eventzee: Scavenger Hunts Made Easy was created by Munzee Inc. in 2015. The app is currently available for iOS and Android devices.

To learn more about Eventzee visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

December 28, 2016

January Clan Requirements

Level 1:
Total Points* (Individual): 1,250
Total Deploys (Individual): 5
Recycle Icon Captures** (Clan): 5
Clan Total Points*: 20,000
Clan Total Deploys: 75

Rewards: 1 Mace, 1 MVM, 1 Virtual Color

Level 2:
Total Points* (Individual): 3,000
Total Deploys (Individual): 10
Recycle Icon Captures** (Clan): 20
Clan Total Points*: 50,000
Clan Total Deploys: 125

Rewards: 2 Mace, 2 MVM, 1 Diamond, 1 Prize Wheel

Level 3:
Total Points* (Individual): 6,500
Total Deploys (Individual): 15
Recycle Icon Captures** (Clan): 60
Clan Total Points*: 100,000
Clan Total Deploys: 175

Rewards: 2 Mace, 3 MVM, 1 Longsword, 1 Prize Wheel, 1 Diamond, 1 Ruby

Level 4:
Total Points* (Individual): 12,500
Total Deploys (Individual): 20
Recycle Icon Captures** (Clan): 100
Clan Total Points*: 200,000
Clan Total Deploys: 250

Rewards: 3 MVM, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe, 1 Prize Wheel, 1 Scatter, 1 Hotel

Level 5:
Total Points* (Individual): 17,500
Total Deploys (Individual): 30
Recycle Icon Captures** (Clan): 150
Clan Total Points*: 375,000
Clan Total Deploys: 375

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Longswords, 2 Battle Axe, 3 MVM, 1 Prize Wheel, 1 Scatter, 1 RPS, 1 Hotel, 1 Motel

*Cap-On Points Excluded from all totals
**Recycle Icons will be on the map 00:01 on January 3rd – 23:59 on January 31st
***Flat Robs will be on the map a minimum of 5 days in the month.