May 15, 2017

Introducing the Hydra Mythological Munzee!

It’s been three month’s since the Faun Mythological Munzee introduced the Classical Mythology set of munzees and began guiding players around the world on their quests. Some members of Team Munzee were in search of the Fountain of Youth and found another Mythological Munzee that was not helpful at all. In fact, this new beast stands guard to protect the Fountain. This Mythological Munzee is the Hydra.

On Wednesday, May 17th at 15:00 MHQ time, 1,500 Hydra Mythological Munzees will be available in the Munzee Online Store for $20.00. Like the Faun before it, each player is limited to one (1) Hydra Munzee per account, and the sale is open to anyone regardless of other Mythological ownership.

There will also be Hydra Munzee decals available, as well as Yeti and Faun Munzee decals, at that time.

Details:

Name: The Hydra

Description: The Hydra Munzee bounces on greenies every 12 hours or when captured. Each is numbered and owned by a Munzee player. Only 1 Hydra Munzee is allowed per account. You will also earn the Hydra badge for owning a Hydra Munzee.

Points:

  • Deploy: 100
  • Capture: 100
  • CapOn: 100
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May 12, 2017

Matt’s Been Flattened!

In November 2016 Flat Rob was released and he’s been traveling the world ever since. All that travel can be a bit lonely though, so we’re excited to announce that he now has a similarly two-dimensional friend- Flat Matt!

After three years with Team Munzee we’ve finally put enough pressure on Matt McCann to flatten him! The first Flat Matt has been released as a permanent MHQ special at our Open House today and they’ll go on sale for the public on June 1st. Flat Matts work much like Flat Robs, but there are some differences.

Flat Robs may be activated when Rob is traveling, but Flat Matts are activated based on specific sporting event schedules. Exactly what schedules? Well we can’t spill all of Flat Matt’s secrets! Stay tuned for more gameplay details when Flat Matts go on sale next month.

To celebrate Flat Matt’s global release MHQ is hosting a Munzee Event at the Frisco Roughriders baseball game Thursday June 1st and we’d love for you to join us! Be sure to RSVP on the Munzee Calendar. We’ll have more details about the event in a couple weeks so stay tuned for more info!

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May 11, 2017

Introducing The Weapon Collector Badges!

With this month’s Clan Wars fully underway we’re excited to announce a new line of badges for capturing Clan Weapon Munzees! This awesome line features some great artwork by our newest Team Munzee member- John Rogeles!

You can earn these badges by capturing Clan Weapon Munzees of any type:

  • Mace
  • Longsword
  • Battle Axe
  • The Hammer
  • Crossbow

These badges will be retroactive and are now live to earn! These will be tough to achieve, but we know our players will be victorious. Be sure to check out Statzee and battle it out to be one of the first players to earn the Clan Wars badge!

The final badge is also featured on Munzee Merch in the online store so you can wear our colors into battle with pride. Brighten up your armor HERE.

Prepare for battle- we hope you enjoy these new badges!

Good luck, and Munzee on!

 

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May 10, 2017

MHQ is MH-NEW!

Remember to RSVP to our MHNew Open House event this Friday on the Munzee Event Calendar. Those in attendance will get an awesome new badge for the Open House as well as a few new badges for visiting MHQ!

We’re also going to start a monthly Open House program as well! On the second Friday of each month we will have an Open House Munzee event from 2-5 PM. This will be a great time to check out the new offices, chat with MHQ staff and more. Keep an eye on the calendar for future dates as well!

We understand everyone can’t make it to Texas though, so be on the lookout for a new social media campaign soon! We’ll be interviewing team members about their new offices so you can get a first hand account of what our interior design skills look like.

Ahead of Friday’s Open House, we wanted to showcase a few MHQ team members hanging in our new offices. We’ve still got some space to fill, but we’ve been having a pretty good time breaking it in. We promise that in between wiffle ball games and scooter rides we actually do get stuff done!

We’re super excited to see new and old friends on Friday and thank you all for your well wishes with the move! Munzee on!

 

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May 9, 2017

Player of the Week: Sonny Harrison (Sonny32712)

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 Sonny Harrison (sonny32712).

Who are you?
My name is sonny. My username is Sonny32712. My wife and kids call me a Munzee addict. I never leave home without them.

Where in the world do you live?
I am from Apopka, Florida. There are so many places to visit and Munzee here in our lovely state.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing since June 2016. I am currently over 1.5 million points and hope to have 2 million by the time I my account is a year old.

How did you find Munzee?
A friend and his wife began to play and then told me and my wife about it. We were instantly hooked.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I get to get out with my family and go to a lot of different places. I love that my kids get out and away from the video games and television. I also enjoy the events. We have me a lot of people through the game.

What is on your wish list?
One item on my wish list is to attend the Munzee Bash!!! What I have read and seen about it makes it seem interesting. If all goes well, I will be attending this year. (Editor’s Note: We’d love to see you at MHQ Bash 4!)

Tell us about yourself!
I am a husband to my lovely wife, Candace (candy32712). We have been married for almost 15 years. I am a father to two sons and a daughter. I do maintenance for a living.

Other hobbies include:
Are you kidding? What other hobbies? Lol.

Besides Munzee, I love to be with my family, fish, and hunt.

Any last words?
Have fun, and Munzee on!

Sonny32712 has included a social, so cap away!

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May 8, 2017

Meet Munzee Munday: John Rogeles

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow and we’re excited with the addition of John Rogeles.


Name and Title:

John Rogeles, Graphic Designer

Where are you from?
Puerto Rico

Tell us about yourself:
Self-taught artist, Creative, Gamer, overall whacky character

How long have you worked for Munzee?
My first day was May 1st, 2017.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The culture — everyone here is on the same wave.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Besides art, I like to create small proto-type video games, backyard sports, camping, hiking, and watching movies.

Any last words?
I hope the Munzee community enjoys my artist take on badges, icons, and plenty of other art-related illustrations that will inevitably come out in the future.

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May 5, 2017

Safar-Zee Fundraising Update!

Following our Safar-Zee fundraising efforts we wanted to update you all on where some of the donations are going! We changed up our donation process this time around and instead of donating one lump sum to a single organization we have been making smaller donations to various animal and wildlife organizations worldwide.

In addition to In-Sync Exotics and our pal Mystery, below are some of the organizations members of our staff have chosen to receive donations on behalf of our players.

Thank you again for your awesome support for animals worldwide- we couldn’t do this without you! Munzee on!

 

Wildlife Warriors Worldwide
https://wildlifewarriors.org.au/
Chosen by Rob Vardeman, CZeeO

“Established by Crocodile Hunters Steve and Terri Irwin in 2002, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors strive to be the most effective wildlife conservation organization in the world through the delivery of outstanding outcome-based programs and projects, inclusive of humanity.”

Animal Angels Sanctuary
www.animalangelstexas.org
Chosen by Cecie Newman, EVP of Operations

“My son and his family couldn’t keep 2 of their dogs. They were heartbroken until they came across this organization that is a 38 acre haven for abused animals and pets that can no longer be taken care of properly. They promise that 100% of every donation goes directly to animal benefit, paying no salaries for Staff or Board of Directors.”

Cat Matchers
http://www.catmatchers.org
Chosen by Teraca Grim – Director of HR and Operations

“I am a huge cat lover. I know all the hard work that Cat Matchers does to help unwanted or lost cats. I have reached out to them and know what nice people they are and how much they need donations. ”

North Texas Rabbit Sanctuary
http://www.ntrs.org/
Chosen by Scott Foster, VP of Technology

“My 6 year old daughter begs my wife and I everyday that she wants a rabbit as a pet. This donation will help explain to the public ( and my daughter ) how to take care of rabbits, what equipment is needed, and what food they need.”

The Beagle Freedom Project
https://bfp.org/
Chosen by Dylan Derryberry, Director of Creative Operations

“Beagle Freedom Project negotiates with laboratories across the world to secure the release of dogs and other animals and give them a chance at a normal home life after everything they have endured for vanity and scientific curiosity. The organization uses the rescues to draw public attention to the plight of animals languishing in labs and to promote cruelty-free lifestyle choices everyone can make.

The beagles act as ambassadors who give faces to animal testing victims and remind the public that these animals are not just furry test-tubes, but dogs no different from their pets. BFP has rescued hundreds of animals, including beagles, mixed-breed hounds, cats, rabbits, ponies, pigs, goats, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, and even goldfish from laboratories, in cities and countries spanning the globe.”

Sea Turtle, Inc.
http://www.seaturtleinc.org
Chosen by Matt McCann, Director of Media and Player Relations

“Growing up by the ocean, wildlife preservation and restoration was a focal point of my community. Sea Turtle, Inc. was a large part of that. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles as well as educate the public and assist with conservation efforts. I’m proud to donate to such a great cause that I grew up being able to help first hand..”

Tiggywinkles
http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/
Chosen by Louise Gibson, Events Queen

“Tiggywinkles is a wonderful place, it’s a specialist hospital dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating all species of British wildlife. All casualties brought to the hospital are treated completely free of charge and are released through a controlled programme, back to the wild, when they are fully fit. Every casualty is given a chance and any animal or bird unable to be released back to the wild is maintained at the hospital, in as natural conditions as possible.

Tiggywinkles survives on a solid base of membership and relies on donations from the general public and sponsors to thrive. It receives no state funding of any kind and no financial assistance from conservation groups. Our money would really make a difference. We could adopt Al Pacino the Fox, Susie the Hedgehog and Roxy the Raven to name a few or make a one off donation. I love the story of how and why the hospital was created by Les Stocker and everything he and his family have done to keep the place going. Sadly Les died last year but we can help his legacy live on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/07/19/les-stocker-st-tiggywinkles-founder–obituary/

Tierschutzverein Chemnitz und Umgebung e.V.
http://www.tierschutz-chemnitz.de
Chosen by Daniel Fischer, Backend Developer

“The “Tierschutzverein Chemnitz e.V.” is a non-profit society running the local animal shelter in Chemnitz/Germany. They take care of 800 to 900 animals per year who suffer hardship. Beside hosting and caregiving found or stray animals, they also try to raise awareness about animal protection and acting responsibly towards also pets and wildlife. The society receives municipal subsidization, but is highly dependent on additional donations.”

Adams County SPCA
http://www.adamscountyspca.org
Chosen by Daniel Hammock, Player Support

“Adams county SPCA throws events to help raise funds for the animals. Plus they have a network of helpers who drive long distances to rescue other dogs from shelters and adopt them out through their shelter.”

Texas Little Cuties Rescue
http://www.texaslittlecuties.org/
Chosen by Donovan Carreno, Mobile App Developer

“We have adopted from them, and we like to support our local shelters..”

Animal Welfare Institute
http://www.awionline.org/
Chosen by Dan Parker, Mobile App Developer

“This organization spends over 90% of donated funds on its programs. It is rare that a charitable organization spends over 90% of donations on what they claim to do because there are administrative costs to running any organization. This high percentage of funds allocated to purpose shows the company’s commitment to their cause. I respect that.”

Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
http://www.rogerswildlife.org
Chosen by Judy Nguyen, Front End Developer

“I like birds.”

Denton Animal Support Foundation
http://www.dentonasf.com/
Chosen by Delana Adams, Eventzee Customer Service

“This is the organization that helped keep my current fur babies in the shelter for as long as they did (they’re older dogs), so they hold a special place in my heart. Without DASF we might not have found them. This organization helps with the adoption subsidy of older and harder to adopt animals, and helps find homes for animals uprooted from their homes.”

National Wildlife Refuge Association
http://refugeassociation.org/about/donate/
Chosen by Trish Vandehey, Graphic Illustrator

“I grew up in the forests of the Pacific Northwest wandering through nature with friends and family, and my best memories of childhood are all closely related to this. Even now, it plays a strong role in my adult life. When I am not working you will often find me exploring the woods or lakes, taking long hikes and watching wildlife with my children and grandchild. Preserving wildlife and spaces for them to flourish for future generations is paramount. Because of their focus in the conservation of wildlife and habitat in North America I have chosen to donate to the National Wildlife Refuge.”

Lovebugs Rescue
http://www.lovebugsrescue.org/
Chosen by Robbie McGuire, WallaBee Director

“Kelsey and I have two dogs, both of which are from rescues. Tessa was rescued from a shelter here in Texas, but Rollie was adopted from Lovebugs Rescue in CA. Lovebugs is a non-profit animal rescue organization that works with local Southern California shelters to lower the number of euthanized animals. For more information, check out their website.”

ASPCA
https://www.aspca.org/
Chosen by John Rogeles, Graphic Artist

“I want to give back to the people who have given me so much through my dog.”

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary
https://saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org/
Chosen by Sheryl Marusic, Queen Of All Trades

“This is a charity for wolves, who are dear to my heart. Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity in Montgomery, Texas, whose mission is to rescue and provide a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educate the public about these animals.”

 

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May 4, 2017

Introducing the Warrior Nomad!

The Jewel Thief, Bellhop and Pirate Nomads have been bouncing across the world and causing mischief, but a new challenger has entered the arena! Warrior Nomads have started to collect an armory and are bouncing to Clan Weapon Munzees worldwide!

10 Warrior Nomads are live NOW and bounce on physical Clan Weapon Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. Like other Nomads, you will earn 100 points for capturing a Warrior Nomad and the owner of the host Clan Weapon Munzee will earn 20 points.

These badges will also count towards the Nomad Munzee Badge Line.

Details

Name: Warrior Nomad

How Many Are There: 10

What Does It Do: Bounces on Clan Weapon Munzees every 12 hours or when capped.

Points:

  • Capture: 100
  • CapOn (for host owner): 20

Release Date/Time: LIVE NOW

We hope you enjoy this new Nomad!

Munzee on!

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May 2, 2017

Destination Munzee Merchandise!

With the release of the Timeshare Munzee, we wanted to offer our players a chance to spend their vacation in style! Our Destination line of munzees feature some of the coolest artwork in the game so we wanted to make the most of our merchandising opportunities with new shirts and posters!

You can get all of these awesome items at munzee.com/store!

Motel Munzee Shirt: $18
Featuring the flickering neon signs of the original Motel Munzee, this shirt is sure to light up your wardrobe! It may say “NO VACANCY” but this American Apparel fine jersey material is more than welcoming and comes in Black, Asphalt, Navy and Royal Blue.

BUY HERE!

 

Hotel Munzee Shirt, Tank Top and Hoodie: $14.99 – $24.99
You can check in and you’ll definitely get checked out in this Hotel Munzee apparel! Featuring the Haunted Hotel icon, it’s scary how good you’ll look sporting your favorite ghoulish hangout. This design comes in a variety of shirt styles including tank tops and hoodies.

BUY HERE!

 

Resort Munzee Shirts and Tank Tops: $14.99 – $24.99
Bring out the sun wherever you are with these bright and bold Resort Munzee shirts! This design comes in a variety of shirt styles, but we definitely suggest something bright and breezy. Suns out guns out!

BUY HERE!

 

Timeshare Munzee Shirts: $8.50 – $16.00
Our newly released Timeshare Munzee is all about the great outdoors, so this line of merchandise has been nurtured by Mother Nature herself! This line also features shirts for the awesome mountain themed deploy badges and an awesome Timeshare poster! You can get each shirt in a variety of colors as well.

BUY HERE!

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May 1, 2017

Player of the Week: Sally Hopkins (nuttynan)

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 Sally Hopkins (nuttynan).

Who are you?
Username – nuttynan, Real Name – Sally Hopkins

Where in the world do you live?
Malvem, UK which is in the middle of the country, and until recently, had very few munzees or active players. That has now changed. ;P

How long have you played Munzee?
Since November 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
Babydane (Sophie Simpson) is an old friend of mine who has played Munzee for many years. When she heard I was giving lectures in Tampa, Florida and various cities in Australia in November and December 2015, she recognised the amazing opportunity I would have to do some serious Munzeeing. So, she introduced me to the basic principles of the game, and off I went as a complete novice to these amazing Munzee locations. What an amazing start I had!

I was truly blessed to meet some very inspirational role models while I was capping those first few weeks. Hunnies and dt07751 very kindly introduced themselves to me while I was capping near the Brandon shopping mall, and we have kept in touch ever since. Hunnies then put me in touch with CrazyLadyLisa in Perth so that when I arrived she traveled 6 hours round trip to meet me and teach me about deploying. Then, she invited me to their Christmas event, and I learned about running an event and Eventzee as well. That was it…. I was totally hooked!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Oh, no question — deploying. I just can’t stop myself! I have always been fascinated with maps and exploring new locations. I look at maps to see loops and patterns that I can use for effective deploying. For instance, the “Rings of Fire” I designed in Pershore, UK which enclose a limited number of easily accessible greenies for the Fire scatters. I just love offering Munzee players great capping experiences and holding events and growing the map. I also love chasing Mythologicals as there are few Munzees for me to capture without traveling 2-3 hours. I have a family of hand puppets and soft toys that I leave a photo on each Myth I cap.

What is on your wish list?
I desperately want to capture and travel more often, buy family commitments mean at present that is difficult to do. Hopefully, this year I can fulfill this wish.

I would really like to see more badges for capping and deploying, particularly capping Greenies and Clan Weapons.

I would also love to have Virtual Fairies flitting around the world, landing on virtuals of the colour of each type of Fairy, Rather than being owned or moving on after being captured, it would be great if they remained to be capped by local players (one cap per player) for say 6-12 hours so that those working could have the time and opportunity to cap them as well. The host of the virtual which the Fairy landed on would get plenty of CapOn points as well.

Tell us about yourself!
I have worked in the dog industry for over 20 years, teaching and lecturing dog trainers and behaviourists around the world. I also invented a world renowned design of dog harness which my company makes and sells worldwide. I am now retired and Munzee almost every day instead.

Other hobbies include:
Walking, chasing Myths, and caring for my dog, husband, and grandkids (in that order lol). I have just been given for my birthday an amazing adult scooter with suspension for added comfort which I plan to use for capping scatters and at events.

Any last words?
I want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone in the worldwide Munzee family for their kindness, generosity, and friendship that I have experiences on a daily basis. Whether it be capping one of my deploys or deploying for me to cap, this game brings us closer together wherever we are in the world. And, by the way… yes, I truly am “nutty nan” — my children and grandchildren lovingly call me that on a regular basis <3

nuttynan has included some socials, so cap away!

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