November 3, 2017

Player of the Week: Daniel Ferland (XeresDan)

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 Daniel Ferland (XeresDan).

Who are you?
Daniel Ferland, also known as XeresDan for 20 years.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Levis, south shore of Quebec City, in the province of Quebec in Canada.

How long have you played Munzee?
Yesterday was my 2222nd day (now 2,248 days), so I began in September 2011.

How did you find Munzee?
In some forums. I was really curious, and I immediately liked the description.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
1. The communication with MHQ. The best communication with players. They are really open to suggestions, so the game just grows.

2. The clans. Every month, I push myself outside to fulfill my part as 9 others are counting on me. With my own company and projects ahead, it’s always a great challenge.

What is on your wish list?
Travel some day to capture and deploy worldwide.

Tell us about yourself!
I work in the movie industry as a unit manager and a location manager. I work with people coming in from around the world to shoot movies and travel shows in my region. I work hard on a project to bring more movies here, a regional film and television commission. It should open in 2018, and yes, it will have a munzee at the front door!

Other hobbies include:
Watching movies, making movies, posting about movies…

Any last words?
Please come visit my region. I will be your personal tourism guide.

It really is an honor for me to be POTW! Thanks to my nominators!

XeresDan has also included a social, so cap away!

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November 2, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 3

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you again for supporting this wonderful cause.


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

Munzee on!

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November 1, 2017

November MunzPaks

Hey everyone!

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

This month’s Physical MunzPak includes the following:

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

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

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


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

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

We hope you enjoy this month’s MunzPaks!

Munzee on!

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October 31, 2017

ZeeOps- Operation: Fire & Ice

Agents, ZeeOps HQ’s system has been hacked and all of our files on past missions have been erased! You’ll have to recreate past Operations in what we’re calling LegaZeeOps. It’s up to you to keep the legacy of this organization in tact. By completing any Operation this month you’ll earn the “Operation: Fire & Ice” badge.

The Mean Green Gang is using Top Secret Fire and Ice technology to wreak havoc across the world and it’s up to you to stop them. Certain Missions this month will require you to capture and deploy Fire and Ice Mystery Munzees. Your success in stopping the Mean Green Gang’s continued attacks has caught the eye of a mysterious group known only as R.U.M. This group of authorized resellers will outfit you with everything you need, but it’s up to you to prove you’re worthy.

This month’s ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You can plan your Operations at munzee.com/ops/ and purchase more ZeeCred in the Munzee Online Store.

This month’s Missions are as follows:

LEVEL 1:
Basic Training- Earn at least 500 points.
Defensive Training- Deploy at least 10 munzees.
Cargo Retrieval Training- Capture at least 20 munzees.
Hazardous Materials Training- Capture at least 1 Fire or Ice Mystery Munzee. NOTE that burning or frozen munzees will not count.
Tactical Preparedness Training- Capture at least 5 Mystery Munzees.

LEVEL 2:
Group Training- Earn at least 500 cap-on points.
Arms Dealer Operations- Capture at least 5 RUMs of any type.
Frostbitten Flames- Capture at least 10 Fire and/or Ice Mystery Munzees. NOTE that burning or frozen munzees will not count.
Chill Out- Deploy at least 5 Ice Mystery Munzees. NOTE that scattered frozen munzees will not count. 
Virtual Surreality- Capture at least 100 virtual munzees of any type.

LEVEL 3:
Advanced Training- Earn at least 10,000 points.
Hot And Cold- Capture at least 20 Fire and/or Ice Mystery Munzees. NOTE that burning or frozen munzees will not count.
From The Outside In- Deploy at least 50 greenies.
Shady Dealings- Capture at least one RUM from 5 different Resellers.
Virtual Virus- Capture at least 500 virtual munzees of any type.

LEVEL 4:
Expert Training- Earn at least 50,000 points.
Reseller Redemption- Deploy at least 10 RUMs of any type.
A Unified Front- Capture at least 200 physical type munzees.
Fight Fire With Fire- Deploy at least 5 Fire Mystery Munzees and 5 Ice Mystery Munzees. NOTE that burning or frozen munzees will not count.
Watch The World Burn- Capture at least 10 Fire Mystery Munzees and at least 10 Ice Mystery Munzees. NOTE that burning or frozen munzees will not count.

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op
Rewards: 1 motel, 1 aquamarine, 2 virtuals and 2 virtual colors, with 5 Zee Creds

Advanced Op
Rewards: 1 motel, 1 hotel, 2 aquamarines, 2 MVM and 2 virtual colors, with 10 Zee Creds

Mega Op
Rewards: 1 motel, 1 hotel, 1 resort, 3 aquamarines, 1 surprise, 5 MVM and 5 virtual colors, with 25 Zee Creds

Ultra Op
Rewards: 2 motel, 2 hotel, 2 resort, 5 aquamarine, 2 surprise, 5 MVM and 5 virtual colors, with 50 Zee Creds

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

This message will self destruct in 3… 2… 1…

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October 30, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 2

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

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

Munzee on!

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October 28, 2017

November 2017 Clan Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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October 25, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Munzee on!

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October 24, 2017

Flat Schedules for November

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

Flat Robs

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

Flat Matts

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

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

We hope you have a great rest of the month!

Munzee on!

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October 23, 2017

Player of the Week: Eddy Visser (BigLion)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BigLion has also included a social, so cap away!

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October 19, 2017

Introducing Myth Collector Badges!

With so many new Mythological Munzees popping up these days, you’d have to be crazy to go chasing after all of those kooky creatures. Luckily our players aren’t afraid of pushing the limits when it comes to capping munzees.

Myth Trapper – Capture 1,000 Mythological Munzees of any type.

So with that mind we’re happy to announce that a new line of badges have been released for capturing Myths of any type! Not for the faint of heart, these badges will tally up every Mythological Munzee you’ve ever captured.

Mythological Munzees:

  • Unicorn
  • Leprechaun
  • Dragon
  • Yeti
  • Faun
  • Hydra
  • Pegasus
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Gnome Leprechaun

The badges are retroactive, but you’ll only be able to see the requirements for the next badge once you complete the previous one. Once you earn the first in the set you’ll unlock the requirements for the next badge. All of the badges are live so you can start earning them now.

It won’t be easy to earn these badges, but we know you’ll brave the elements! Remember, you can increase your chances of finding Myths by using Elemental Munzees and Magnets. 

Happy hunting and as always, Munzee on!

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