March 27, 2020

Maybe You’ll Spot the Phantom of the Opera with these 20/20 Vision Munzees!

So you finally bit the bullet and bought 2 tickets to that thing you love. Unfortunately, you got the worst seats in the house. Our sixth 20/20 Vision Munzee will let you experience the show as if you were right in front of the stage! These elegant magnifiers were deployed this afternoon at 15:00 MHQ. Maybe your bird’s-eye view won’t be so bad after all!

Only three pairs of Theatre Binoculars will be deployed, and they will bounce to all colors of virtuals every 12 hours or when captured. These will be attracted to Virtual Magnets though so be sure to stock up! 

Points:

  • Cap: 200 points
  • CapOn (Host): 100 points

Capturing the Theatre Binoculars will add this classy Stage Sight badge to your collection! Remember, down the line we’ll be putting out an overall capture line, so don’t forget to check back for updates!

 

As of March 16, The Metropolitan Opera has been streaming a new opera each night for FREE on their homepage! A few, such as Carmen, Tristan und Isolde, and Macbeth are perhaps the most-well known to the general public, but this is a great opportunity to become a little more cultured and give the other lesser-known operas a shot! At the time of writing, these free operas are scheduled up until April 5th! While you won’t need Theatre Binoculars to view them, if you are lucky enough to own a pair, why not hold them in one hand as you watch? It’ll probably be a great arm workout!

You’ll be able to capture the 20/20 Vision specials on other players’ munzees as well as your own for the remainder of the year! As a reminder, all 20/20 Vision specials will leave the map on 12/31/2020 at 23:59 MHQ. More unique 20/20 Vision specials will launch throughout the year so keep on the lookout — you won’t want to miss out on these trendy lenses!

Show us how you Munzee! Tweet us @Munzee or be sure to post a photo and mention us on Facebook (@Munzee) or Instagram (@munzeeapp). Good luck, and Munzee on!

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March 25, 2020

Elekter Joins Munzee as the Newest Pouch Creature!

The increase in positively-charged munzees seems to have drawn out a charismatic — dare we say, electric — new addition to the Munzee universe. Please welcome our latest Player Owned Bouncer (POB) to the game, as Elekter prepares to join the ranks of Magnetus, Puffle, and other Pouch Creatures!

You can shop Elekter HERE and the Pouch Creature collection HERE, but be sure to purchase before the sale expires!

Pouch Creatures are bouncing munzees based on items from our sister app, WallaBee. Like the Puffle, Elekter is a virtual-only Pouch Creature. It bounces to Virtual Munzees of all colors as well as Electric Mystery Munzees. Our newest Pouch Creature will cost $20 from the Freeze Tag Online Store. It will go live for sale today (March 25th) at 10:00 MHQ time! Elekter will be for sale until 10:00 April 1st, along with a number of our previous Pouch Creatures!

Like Tuli, Vesi, and Muru, Elekter is an evolving Pouch Creature that will change icons depending on the number of captures in a daily streak. After a specified number of total captures, the Pouch Creatures will “level up” when daily streaks are attained.

The timeframe is as follows:

  • Level 1: 0 or 1 day of Capture (Day 2 new level)
  • Level 2: 2 days of Capture in a row (Day 3 new level)
  • Level 3: 3 or more days of Capture in a row

When the streak is broken, the Pouch Creature will revert to Level 1.

Elekter Details

Elekter joins the current line of Pouch Creatures as a virtual munzee that will bounce to Virtuals and Electric Mystery Munzees every 6 hours or when capped. Deploying an Elekter will earn you 250 points. The Capture and CapOn points will vary per level as follows:

  • Elekter (Level 1)
    • Capture: 200 points
    • CapOn: 100 Points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 50 points
  • Elekjoud (Level 2)
    • Capture: 300 points
    • CapOn: 200 Points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 50 points
  • Elektrivool (Level 3)
    • Capture: 500 points
    • CapOn: 300 points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 50 points

When the Bouncer Upgrade credit is used, your Elekter will also have the ability to be “nudged” to a new munzee. You can use the nudge feature up to three times a day (MHQ 24-hour day), but only after your munzee has sat for at least 3 hours. Additionally, the Bouncer Upgrade will also allow you to rename your Elekter! The name will still retain the unique number, but feel free to get creative and customize your Pouch Creature’s moniker. Please keep in mind our player code of conduct, and be mindful of maintaining a family friendly environment!

Elekter will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Elekter on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Elekter visits you. Elekter will be non-blastable. The capture radius is 500 ft (152.4 m). It will be attracted to Virtual Magnets ONLY as Elekter (Level 1). You can access Elekter under the “Only Expiring Specials” and “Only Pouch Creatures” filters.

New Badges!

There will be a number of badges to enjoy along with Elekter, including the following Deploy badge:

Elekter Pouch Creature Munzee- Deploy Elekter Pouch Creature Munzee.

Additionally there will be three badges to earn for Elekter, Elekjoud, and Elektrivool for a total of 9 additional Capture badges. The first badge per each level will appear as follows:

If you want to brush up on any Pouch Creature knowledge, be sure to check out our Help Guide! Remember to stock up on Virtual Magnets and deploy an Electric Munzee nearby to attract other players’ Elekters. Although a lot of us are still stuck indoors, we think the future is bright with Elekter!

Munzee on!

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March 23, 2020

April 2020’s Resolution Can Be Done From The Comfort of Your Home!

It’s almost April, and while many of us are confined to our homes, that doesn’t mean our fitness has to suffer! As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For April we thought that popular aerobic exercises would be a good way to maintain fitness, indoors or out! Time to rock those colorful sweatbands, arm warmers, leg warmers, and leotards!

Why are aerobic exercises important?

Aerobic exercises get your blood pumping! Good circulation is important as it means nutrients from the food you eat, the beverages you drink, and the air you breathe are more quickly delivered to your entire body, especially the extremities.

Healthline points out that, compared to exercises such as those featured in last month’s Resolution, “You perform aerobic exercises for a sustained period of time,” and additionally, “The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes or more of aerobic exercise five or more days each week. That can be broken up, though. For example, you can take three, 10-minute walks throughout the day.” The article goes on to recommend 10 aerobic exercises you can try, but here’s our own (edited and slightly Munzee-fied) version of that list:

  1. Jumping to reach those QR codes that tall players stuck on signs
  2. Circuit of:
    1. Sasquatch Yeti Squats
    2. Leprechaun Lunges
    3. Pegasus Pushups
    4. Dragon Dips
    5. Tuli Twist
  3. Running or jogging to the nearest bouncer
  4. Walking the loop of Greenies and Elementals around your house
  5. Swimming with Mermaids and Sirens
  6. Biking and blasting
  7. Picking up each piece of litter you see one by one and tossing it into a trash can (bonus points if you had to chase after several tiny square sticker backings that got blown away by the wind)
  8. Kickboxing other Munzee players so that you can be FTC
  9. ZEEumba
  10. Cutting sheet after sheet of Munzee stickers into individual pieces

Are you ready to break a sweat between scanning QR codes? Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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March 21, 2020

International Colour Day

According to the International School of Colour + Design, March 21st is International Colour Day because “around the equinox (aequi-equi+nox-night) the sun shines directly on the equator, and consequently, day and night have an approximate length all over the Earth.” As you know, how we perceive color is greatly affected by light sources — so if day and night are more similar for everyone around the world, the colors will appear more similarly to everyone as well!

To celebrate, we’ve got 2 new colorful things you might be interested in: a NEW badge and NEW generics available in the Freeze Tag Store!

NEW Badge

You can earn the [QR]ayon Box badge as of 10:00 MHQ today by capturing at least one of EVERY Virtual Munzee Color! Now before you start calling us out, we know Virtuals aren’t related to QR codes, but we couldn’t pass up the play on words!

There are 62 virtual munzee colors so you’ll have to do your research to see which ones you’re missing. You may recall we extended the menu of Virtual Colors in 2018! The names of all the colors are as follows:

  • Virtual
  • Virtual Rainbow
  • Virtual Timberwolf
  • Virtual Silver
  • Virtual Gray
  • Virtual Black
  • Virtual Orchid
  • Virtual Wisteria
  • Virtual Purple Mountains Majesty
  • Virtual Violet
  • Virtual Plum
  • Virtual Blue Violet
  • Virtual Blue
  • Virtual Cadet Blue
  • Virtual Periwinkle
  • Virtual Cornflower
  • Virtual Blue Green
  • Virtual Pacific Blue
  • Virtual Cerulean
  • Virtual Robin Egg Blue
  • Virtual Indigo
  • Virtual Turquoise Blue
  • Virtual Sea Green
  • Virtual Granny Smith Apple
  • Virtual Green
  • Virtual Forest Green
  • Virtual Asparagus
  • Virtual Olive Green
  • Virtual Yellow Green
  • Virtual Green Yellow
  • Virtual Spring Green
  • Virtual Gold
  • Virtual Yellow
  • Virtual Goldenrod
  • Virtual Dandelion
  • Virtual Orange
  • Virtual Burnt Orange
  • Virtual Melon
  • Virtual Pink
  • Virtual Carnation Pink
  • Virtual Mauvelous
  • Virtual Salmon
  • Virtual Tickle Me Pink
  • Virtual Magenta
  • Virtual Wild Strawberry
  • Virtual Violet Red
  • Virtual Red Violet
  • Virtual Apricot
  • Virtual Peach
  • Virtual Macaroni and Cheese
  • Virtual Tan
  • Virtual Burnt Sienna
  • Virtual Bittersweet
  • Virtual Red Orange
  • Virtual Scarlet
  • Virtual Red
  • Virtual Brick Red
  • Virtual Mahogany
  • Virtual Chestnut
  • Virtual Tumbleweed
  • Virtual Raw Sienna
  • Virtual Brown

This badge will be retroactively awarded as well, so if you’ve already met the requirements, please be patient! You should receive it soon.

NEW Generics

For players who enjoy the physical game, we have new colored strips of generics for sale in the Freeze Tag Store HERE!

The strips come with a sticker in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet. Each order will include two strips of 6 generics (12 stickers total) for $1.00. The codes are generic so the stickers can be shared with any player.

For now there is only a limited quantity available, so if you’ve gotten attached to them, snap them up ASAP! Depending on how popular these end up being we may restock them in the future!

We hope you enjoy these additional rainbows of color!

Munzee On!

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March 20, 2020

Best Dressed Fall into Spring Events Contest Details!

With the first Fall into Spring events kicking off this weekend*, we can’t wait to see how players celebrate the change in season! Similar to last year’s 8zees Best Dressed Contest, the event host will choose a winner at each event based on best themed attire. Event attendees will have 2 of 3 outfit options:

  • if it’s Spring where the event is being held, consider dressing in a Spring-themed outfit, e.g. florals, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, etc.
  • likewise, if it’ll be Fall where the event is being held, consider dressing in a Fall-themed outfit, e.g. leaves, golden and jewel tones, in-season fruits and vegetables
  • if you’re game for a more challenging option, consider dressing as one of the Mythological Munzees, such as those that appear on the Fall into Spring Event Package badges, or take inspiration from our staff members below!

L to R: Mari, hunniees, and Tamara at Registration Night for MH-Boo Bash! Mari is dressed as a Rainbow Unicorn while Tamara is dressed as a Pegasus.

It’s the event hosts’ responsibility to decide which attendee will win the Best Dressed badge. In order to earn the special badge for winning this costume contest, the event host must submit an entry to our Google Form, which we will provide to each host. Unfortunately we will not be able to award any Best Dressed badges without a form submission, so be sure to get them in! You can see the artwork for the badge below!

Featuring another ethereal goddess, Trish, who is responsible for a lot of our event artwork! She and Louise are a dynamic Event Goddess duo!

We’ll share some of our favorite player outfits to the official Munzee social media pages throughout March and April, but the badge will not be awarded until after the events have wrapped up. Then we’ll add all of the winners to a gallery on the Munzee Blog to announce when the badge has been awarded!

Don’t forget there’s still time to purchase Fall into Spring Event Packages, but Trish’s diary is filling up so if you want custom artwork you better act fast! Remember that we’ve extended the period for Fall into Spring Events up to and including the month of May! For those hosting events in the coming weeks please remember to use caution and follow local guidelines in regards to health concerns.

We’ve got an exciting season ahead of us, so stay tuned!

Munzee on!

*Event safety is up to the host of each event. Please follow community COVID-19 guidelines.

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March 19, 2020

Reset Evolution Munzees Inside the App!

We had a lot of information for you yesterday on all the changes for Elemental Munzees, so to make sure this update didn’t fly under the radar, we’ve decided to feature it in its very own blog post. As of the updates made yesterday, you can now reset Evolution Munzees inside the app!

How to Reset an Evolution Munzee

Previously, this functionality was only available on the Munzee website. If you need a refresher on that, you can check out the instructions in the Help Guide.

Anyone can reset any Evolution Munzee in the app, whether you own the munzee or not:

  • Navigate to the Munzee Details of the Evolution Munzee you would like to reset
  • Tap on the purple [Reset Evolution] button at the bottom of the screen
  • Confirm that you would like to use an Evolution Reset Credit in the following popup
  • That’s it!

Reset Evolution Munzee

 

Benefits of Resetting Evolution Munzees

As illustrated in our screenshots above, the main benefit of resetting an Evolution Munzee is that you will be able to capture stages of that munzee that you haven’t captured yet!

While that often means earlier stages for most players, the opposite can also apply: if the Evolution Munzee has variants at the final stage, such as the Flower Evolutions, resetting it will re-roll the dice! This means you could potentially cap all 5 of the Carnation Blossoms below from the same munzee!

Sound Familiar?

If you’ve been keeping up with our recent updates, you may notice we’ve done quite a few relating to this specific area of the app:

We are always trying to find ways to balance the advanced gameplay available on our website with the convenience — and unfortunately, smaller screen size — of our app. We hope this change accomplishes that, and that you look forward to the many more improvements to come!

Munzee on!

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March 18, 2020

Social DistanZEEing Bonuses

If you haven’t marked [I’m Going!]  on our Social DistanZEEing Global Munzee Event, fix that ASAP! We’ll be awarding goodies periodically, so you don’t want to miss out! Today at 10:00 MHQ, attendees were awarded 1 physical magnet and 1 virtual magnet, which will definitely be useful in attracting the NEW Rainbow Trail MOBs or testing out the NEW Elemental Magnetization feature!

To make magnets even more useful, we’ve increased their strength so that they can now attract up to 5 bouncers! This boost will be active from 12:00 MHQ today until 23:59 MHQ on March 22nd! That’s the same end time as the 2x Mystery Days bonus, so be sure to take advantage of it!

Lastly, if you are late to our Couch Potato Party, you can read more about it in yesterday’s blog post HERE!

We hope you’ll join in on the fun!

Munzee on!

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March 18, 2020

Shocking News: a New Elemental Has Emerged + Many More Updates!

Like the Jewel Munzees, it’s been quite a while since a new Elemental has joined the mix! Joining current elements — Water, Earth, Fire, Ice, and Air — is a shocking new type!

We are happy to announce the Electric Mystery Munzee is now available for purchase and all Premium Members have been given 1 Electric Mystery Munzee for free! You can pick up the Electric Mystery Munzee from the Freeze Tag Online Store HERE.

Electric Mystery Munzee Details

The Electric Mystery joins the Air Mystery as a virtual type. Once the Electric Mystery is captured, it will scatter 3 Charge Munzees onto nearby Virtual Colors, similar to how the current Physical Elementals work. Those virtuals will then be worth double points for the next capture!

Capture Radius: 300 feet, not blastable

Deploy: 50 points

Capture/CapOn: Split of 60 points with 10 point minimum

Charge Capture/CapOn: 2x points of the virtual it lands on

To access the Electric Mystery munzee, turn on your “Virtual – Mysteries” filter. To access the Charge munzee, turn on your “All Expiring Specials” filter. For more information on the Electric Mystery, you can check out our Help Guide article.

Electric Mystery Munzees can be magnetized (more on this below!) with Virtual Magnets. From our current Bouncing Munzee roster, the following can be attracted to Electric Mysteries:

  • Magnetus
  • Chimera
  • Hadavale
  • Pimedus
  • Pegasus (from time to time when others are in short supply)

Elemental Magnetization

Continuing our initiative to increase magnet utility from last month, starting from today via an OTA update you can now use Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets on Elemental Munzees!

The specific Elemental you magnetize will still only bring Bouncers that land on that type of Munzee though, so you’ll be able to have a bit more control over what you’re attracting. This should help Myth chasers encounter some of the rarer myths out there, like Chimeras and Wyverns.

You can easily magnetize Elementals within the app, but you can also magnetize on the web as well. To learn more about Magnetizing munzees visit the Munzee Help Guide. There has also been an update to Evolution Munzee Resets in the app, but we’ll have more information on that tomorrow!

NEW Earth Mystery Scatters

In a push to make Boulder scatters exclusive to Catapults, which we feel are hard-earned Clan Weapons, we decided to change things up for Earth Mysteries yet again.

This time, we headed in a growing in a different direction, which we think takes Earth Mystery scatters to the next level! In place of Boulders, Tree Munzees will now scatter to nearby Greenies after an Earth Mystery has been capped.

In turn, when a Tree Munzee is captured, up to 3 new virtuals will scatter nearby. Currently, there are 2 possible scatters — a Red Apple or a Cherry Blossom Munzee! Over time we’ll introduce different types of virtuals that scatter from Tree Munzees so stay tuned for more!

Tree Munzees are worth 50 points for Capture and 10 points for CapOn, while Red Apples and Cherry Blossoms are both worth 25 points for Capture.

Updated Scatter Artwork

Since the Charge, Tree, Red Apple, and Cherry Blossom munzees’ pins looked so snazzy, we decided to update the artwork for all the other Elemental scatters as well! We hope this helps them to stand out more on the map and makes capping them just a bit more special!

2x Mystery Days!

Lastly, to cap off all of this great news, ALL Mystery Munzees will be worth double points from now through the weekend! Starting at 13:00 MHQ on March 18 players will be able to earn double points on Mystery Captures, Deploys, and CapOns. The bonus will last until 23:59 on Sunday March 22, so be sure to stock up on the above Electric Mystery Munzees, and don’t forget we have the All the Mystery Pack to earn even more points this weekend! You can shop the whole Elemental Mystery Collection HERE!

Munzee on!

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March 17, 2020

Chase ZEE Rainbow!

As stated in our post on Friday, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and stress that player safety is a top priority. We have a lot of fun things planned over the next few weeks, and are trying to consider the wide variety of situations our players are facing. Tweaks have been made to our original designs to accommodate this. That being said, we are not planning to stop rolling out new game pieces or app updates anytime soon! Our goal is to give you options to “Play your way” safely!

It seems the umbrella Flat Matt opened may come in handy, because Rainbows are here! Immediately following the Flat Day the 13th: Part 3 specials, we are happy to introduce our brand-new Rainbow Trail specials! Starting at 13:00 MHQ on March 17th, Rainbow Trail specials will begin bouncing around the map until 23:59 MHQ on March 31st.

Rainbow Trail Details

777 of these specials will bounce to Greenies, Shamrocks, and Earth Mystery munzees every 7 hours or when captured.

This cheerful arc will be worth 77 points for both the Capture and CapOn, so you don’t want to miss out! As it is a physical MOB, it will be attracted to Physical Magnets on Greenies. To access these specials, please turn on your “All Expiring Specials” and “All Limited Edition Specials” filters.

When you capture a Rainbow Trail, up to three different Colored Zed Munzees will generate (like Feathers) and scatter within 1,000 feet. As we are aware that many players may be under quarantine, we’ve extended the capture radius from our original limit to 300 feet.

These munzees will stay on the map for 1 hour or when captured. Each Colored Zed will award 100 points AND potentially a small number of Zeds to your account! We thought this would be a fun way to accumulate some extra currency to go toward useful items like Blasts and Magnets, especially during these tough times.

Badges

Additionally, there will be two badges to earn for these specials. One based on the number of Rainbow Trail specials you capture, and one for the number of Colored Zeds you capture. But just how many captures it takes to earn both badges will be kept a secret! However, we will reveal the first badge in the line, which appears as follows, so maybe that will give you a hint!

One more thing before we go! Leprechauns and Shamrocks really wanted to join in on the fun too! All activity on Shamrocks, POB Leprechauns, and Leprechaun variants will be worth double points during this entire special! To celebrate we’ve put Shamrock Credits on sale for $1 and added Leprechauns back into the store!

We hope you’ll see some rainbows during this stormy seclusion!

Munzee on!

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March 17, 2020

Join In The Social DistanZEEing!

The COVID-19 situation may have all of us hunkered down at home, but why not practice social distancing in style? We’re excited to try something new here and have put together the Social DistanZEEing Global Munzee Event! 

You can join this Munzee event from anywhere in the world, but be sure to RSVP on the Munzee Calendar. Over the next couple weeks we’ll be sharing a variety of fun ways to interact, even if we can’t do it in person.

To kick off our Social DistanZEEing fun we’re starting with a FREE Eventzee Photo Scavenger Hunt!

What better way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day than with a Couch Potato Party hosted by the Eventzee team? You can check out all of the details on the Eventzee Blog, but here’s the basics. A total of 50 clues will be released over the next two weeks and you’ll have until March 31st at 10:00 MHQ to submit photos. You can earn a special badge by having one photo approved.

Just download the Eventzee app* and use the code “POTATOPARTY” to access this special hunt. The first 10 clues are all about the colors of the rainbow, and don’t be surprised if there are more colorful surprises later today!

Earn the Couch Potato Badge by having at least one photo approved!

Follow our blog and social channels to find out what’s next for our Social DistanZEEing event! We know being stuck at home can drive you crazy, but we hope to offer some fun options at home and in the real world depending on your situation. As always play your way and please use your best judgement when playing any of our games.

We look forward to fighting the cabin fever with you all!

Munzee on!

 

 

*We’re aware of issues for some players joining the hunt. We suggest logging out and then logging back in. Delete and reinstall the app. Also check your data setting specific to the Eventzee app. If you are still dealing with issues please reach out to support@munzee.com with your device model and operating system. Thank you for your patience!

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