August 11, 2016

Recycle Icons – Take 2

The launch of the Recycle Special at the end of June led to a large number of missing munzees being replaced or archived. This helped rejuvenate and clean up the Munzee Map. The problem with specials is that they’re often a limited time. Despite the great strides made during the Recycle Special time frame, there were still many Munzees that were left with icons when time was up. So by popular demand, we’ve decided to reintroduce the Recycle Special.

Starting tomorrow (August 12th) at 00:01 MHQ time, Recycle Icons will once again appear on the map. As a refresher, these icons will be on (some) physical munzees that have not been capped in the last 365 days. You will earn 25 points for capping the Recycle Special, and the owner will earn 10 points. You do not get the points/icon associated with the original munzee (e.g. If a Recycle Icon is on a Mini Mystery, you do NOT get the random split of points AND the points for Recycle Icon.)

This is again a “one and done” special. Once the icon is capped, the Munzee returns to its normal icon. You CAN capture this icon on munzees that you have capped before. You CANNOT capture this icon on your own munzees.

The affected munzees are:

  • Clan Weapons
  • Greenies
  • Physical Mysteries
  • Premium Munzees

The major difference between this time and the last is the exclusion of physical jewels. This is due to August Clan Requirements.

If you find one of the Recycle Icons is on a missing or damaged munzee, PLEASE mark it as Unable to Locate or Needs Repair. This is done in-app, at the location, from the Munzee details page. Use the dropdown menu in the top right corner, then tap “Leave Entry”. Maintenance of physicals is VERY important to the game.

The Recycle Icons will be on the map until Sunday, August 21st at 23:59 MHQ time.

Reminder: While this is a worldwide initiative it will only effect munzees that have NOT been captured in the last 365 days! Some areas may be covered while others are not. Consider yourself fortunate if your area has been active in the last 365 days!

We hope you enjoy the revival of the Recycle Icon. Munzee on!

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August 10, 2016

Limited Mythological Release

We’ve said it a lot, but Birthday Month is over. Unsurprisingly, not everything that happens during a month such as that wraps up cleanly with a nice little bow. Like with any birthday party, there is always some cleaning up to do. So, as we’ve been tidying up and getting set on the future, we’ve come across some straggler Mythological Munzees. (It’s not something new. Remember those 12 mischievous Leprechauns that escaped?) So we’ve decided to spread the remaining joy around a bit.

Tomorrow (Thursday, August 11th) at 14:00 MHQ time, 250 of each of the Mythological Munzees (Unicorn, Leprechaun, and Dragon) will be available (for $20) in the Munzee Online Store (link will go live at that time as well). The will be available in three waves:

  • 14:00 MHQ Time: Premium Members who DO NOT have ANY of the three Mythological Munzees can purchase ONE Mythological.
  • 15:00 MHQ Time: Any player who DOES NOT have ANY of the three Mythological Munzees can purchase ONE Mythological.
  • 16:00 MHQ Time: Any player can purchase a Mythological REGARDLESS of ownership of others. You CANNOT purchase or own more than one of ANY of the Mythological Munzees, i.e. if you already own a Dragon Munzee, you can purchase a Leprechaun and/or a Unicorn but NOT another Dragon.

If you’re a new player who missed out on the Mythologicals or a player who wants to complete the set, this is your chance!

Munzee on!

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August 9, 2016

From the Desk of Louise: Birthday Events Wrap Up

What a fab month July was, thank you to our wonderful players for helping us celebrate our 5th birthday! We’ve loved the photos and stories from the events around the world and have even received some birthday cards and presents from you, thank you very much!


There were 89 birthday events worldwide and there were 2782 caps of our lovely birthday event special… You may have seen him, Robicorn was parading around at every birthday event!

The Birthday Present add on was popular too, it was at most events and 3412 Emeralds were given away in our 10 new gardens around the world. Those gardens are almost full but there are still some Emeralds available to purchase if you haven’t bought one already (you can purchase one per day). Also, keep your suggestions for future gardens coming in here.

To keep you excited about events we have overhauled the calendar and have the new Event Trail addition. They are good to go and will start featuring at events from this weekend. See yesterday’s blog for info which now includes pricing information.

Once again thank you so much for celebrating with us, we are so proud of our wonderful worldwide community! Munzee On!

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August 8, 2016

UPDATED Introducing the Event Virtual Trail

Updated with pricing information.

If you joined us in Denver for Birthday Bash, you may have noticed that the Virtual Trail that we put out looked a bit different. We used that event to test and refine a new type of trail for events: The Event Virtual Trail.


The Event Virtual Trail can be added as a part of events. It can have between 5 and 10 stages and has the same point structure for capturing as the regular physical and virtual trails. There are a few key differences:

  • It can only be purchased as part of an event.
  • Because it is an event-only munzee, there are no Deploy or CapOn points awarded.
  • Like other event munzees, Event Virtual Trails are archived with the event.
  • Only MVMs can be converted in Virtual Event Trails.
  • The distance between stages is 400 feet instead of the normal 1000 feet for normal Virtual Trail stages.

If you’re hosting an event soon and want to learn more about the Event Virtual Trail, Louise will be glad to help you!

The Event Trail credits are set fee of $10 and the MVMs that are converted are the normal event price, ie 5 for $5. So a 5 stage event trail is $15, 10 stages $20.

There are many uses for the Event Virtual Trail, and we can’t wait to see what you do with them! Munzee on!

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August 5, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee – August

Birthday Month was great, but we’re already looking forward to Lone Star Bash! Our Lone Star Bash Games event will be held at Gabe Nesbitt Park during Lone Star Bash weekend, so we figured we’d get ahead a bit. For August’s Munzee With Team Munzee, we’ll be going out to Gabe Nesbitt Park to fill the park for all of the visiting players (and get some of the capping in early)!

Date: Friday, August 26th

Place: Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

Time: 9:15-11:15am

Calendar Link

If you’re in the area, come out and join us!

Munzee On!

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August 4, 2016

Munzee Calendar Update

As you may have noticed recently, there have been some changes to the Munzee Calendar page. Today, we pushed the biggest update to it yet.

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Swing by and check out the new and improved Munzee Calendar to check out upcoming events and to submit your own! Our newest employee, Judy (along with some great design work by other members of the team), did a great job, and we’ve got a lot of new changes to the Munzee website in store!

Munzee on!

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August 3, 2016

Player of the Week: Matt Stenson (Matt99972)

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 Matt Stenson (Matt99972).

2016-05-18 12.42.15Who are you?
My name is Matt Stenson (Matt99972).

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Ilkseton which is in the East Midlands, UK.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing in February 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
I was walking the dog when I spotted a QR code pinned to a tree. I was intrigued, so I scanned it with my phone which took me to the Munzee website. I downloaded the app, and I was hooked.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy getting out and about, deploying long trails of physical munzees and then watching the CapOn points come in. When we’ve reached our cal target for the month, I also enjoy visiting some of the original Munzee trails in the countryside.

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What is on your wish list?
I’d love to visit one of the big virtual fields in the world and see just how many points I could score in one day. I’m 2/3 of the way towards the Millionaire’s Club, so that is next on the wish list.

Tell us about yourself:
I am an accountant, so getting off my chair and getting exercise and fresh air is not something that I would usually do. I have a son, Quinn, who plays occasionally (Terrin) and an ever suffering partner, Jen, who comes along for the walk. When I first started playing, I was invited to join a Facebook group for local players and was made very welcome. Since then, our team (Munzee Team East Midlands) has grown to 6 full clans. Every 2016-06-05 13.21.22month, everyone posts what level they think they will be able to achieve in the next month, and I organise everyone into the six clans. Sometimes, this can be quite a task, but the team works together and the admins in each clan do a great job. For a relatively small area, it’s amazing how many munzees we have deployed now (at the time of writing, we had the 20th biggest weapon cluster in the world).

Other hobbies include:
I discovered WallaBee when Munzee took over and have been hooked ever since. I try and play golf when the weather is nice, and during the winter, I work on my family tree.

Any last words?
It’s amazing to see how the game has evolved from when I first joined. I saw an old post the other day that reminded me that the first clan battle I took part in, there were only 4 levels and the “Chuck” was achieved by everyone in the clan scoring 2,500 points each, which at the time, seemed almost impossible!

Matt99972 also included a social, so cap away!

Social Munzee

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August 3, 2016

Jewel Prize Packs and Emerald Sale

Last week, we announced that the Top 100 Clans from July would receive Jewel Prize Packs and that during the month of August, a clan would be chosen at random every day to receive a prize pack. We’ve got some more information for you on those plus the Emerald sale.

Top 100 Clans
Each member of the top 100 clans from last month was awarded a prize pack this morning. This pack included 3 Diamond credits, 3 Ruby credits, and 4 Aquamarine credits. Congratulations to those clans!

August Clans
Every day throughout the month, an active clan will be randomly chosen to receive a Jewel Prize Pack. The winners for each day will be posted on the Announcements page of the Munzee website and pushed as a notification through the Munzee app, so keep an eye out!

Emerald Pin Sale
As a reminder, the remaining Emeralds from the Birthday Gardens will go on sale at 15:00 MHQ time today. There is a limit of one per person. The original blog post has been updated to reflect this.

Have fun with Clan Wars, and Munzee on!

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August 2, 2016

UPDATED: Emerald Garden Pins for Sale

Updated to include per person limit.

If you hadn’t noticed, some new Emerald Gardens popped up over the course of Birthday Month. These new gardens were tied to Birthday events as prizes, and during the course of the month, we had to make some adjustments to them due to the massive amount of Birthday Party attendees. In doing so, we overestimated a bit and are now left with a few incomplete gardens. We’re opening up those remaining spots to everyone!

Tomorrow are 15:00 MHQ time, Emerald Garden Pins will be back in the store. They are $10, and you will be randomly assigned an Emerald in one of the gardens. This sale is open to everyone, but there is a limited quantity available. There is also a limit of ONE PER PERSON. This link will go live at sale time. You can also see all of the Official MHQ Emerald Gardens here.

If you were unable to attend a Birthday Event, or you just want an Emerald Munzee, this is your chance!

Munzee on!


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August 1, 2016

Final 5th Birthday Photo Submission Winners

July was a great month, and you made our 5th Birthday Month the best yet! We want to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in various ways throughout the month, and especially those of you who submitted pictures for our photo contest. Our final five winners for the month are:

  • Brookcus
  • Bayareaknitter
  • meganduluth22
  • 2tandogs
  • Batmun

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon regarding your prizes. Remember, you can see the photo album on our Google+ Page.

We’ve got a lot coming up in the next few days, so keep your eyes here on the blog for all of the information!

Munzee on!

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