October 14, 2016

2016 Munzee Christmas Parties!

Hello my lovely hosts, it’s that time of year again – time to plan your Munzee Christmas Parties! Last year was fantastic, there were so many great events all over the world. Let’s do it again!

First step is to get your event on the calendar and think about what you’d like to have included. Prices are as normal but various packages are available which unlock certain host badges. Christmas Parties are for the whole of December and every package includes a Christmas Party Attendee Badge and some surprises.

Just like the unicorns helped us celebrate the birthday events, the reindeer will be getting involved in the Christmas parties.  Here are the packages:

  • The Prancer – Basic event and no proximity restrictions – $30
  • The Dancer – The Prancer plus 5 mystery virtuals – $35
  • The Vixen – The Dancer plus badge and icon – $135
  • The Rudolph – The Vixen plus Eventzee – $185

Father Christmas is bound to make another visit… if you’d like to have a rummage in his bag please request the Santa’s Sack option for $20, this gives every attendee a free credit item.

Don’t forget to dig out your Dodgy Jumpers again too, a badge and a spot in the gallery is up for grabs at each event. The host just needs to email me with the winner!

Don’t forget to leave plenty of time for artwork, get those requests in ASAP please. We will move to generic art options when the Trish’s diary is full and we will communicate that nearer the time. Really looking forward to hearing from you and having some fun!

For further details please drop me an email at [email protected].

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October 13, 2016

Player of the Week: David Smith (djsmith)

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 David Smith (djsmith).

20160717_134024Who are you?

My name is David Smith, Munzee name djsmith (a lot of thought went into that).

Where in the world do you live?
I come from Lake Macquarie, North of Sydney and South of Newcastle AUSTRALIA. It has good weather all year round which is great for munzeeing.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have just completed my first year of munzeeing, and it has gone from capping one or two to being in a clan (Hunter Munzee Hunters). It is a group of local players who aim to push ourselves further each month to achieve higher levels. By having local players, we have helped grow our area quickly, making it more fun.

How did you find Munzee?
A year ago, my son’s cub scouts group had a father day (night) at Rathmines, and we were all instructed to load this funny named “Munzee” app on our phones before arriving. The leader, who had only played Munzee for a week or so, had put out 10 munzees and instructed us (SORT OF) on what to do. We went out into the dark to find them, and two hours later, we had won, and I was very interested. A couple of weeks later, I was in Sydney and decided to cap a couple, and “bisygisy” tracked me down and showed me a few things like turning on the filters. Wow, did Sydney look a whole lot different! (Thanks for your help!) A couple of months later, I was in Sydney again and was tracked down by “GD”. This time, he talked me into joining the clan he was in, and from there on out, I was hooked. I would also like to thank “czechroo” for his help and guidance in the game.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I love meeting other players, listening to their stories, and hopefully learning new things. I love playing the game and working out strategies with the clan. I go out of my way to help other Munzee players when I can, especially new players, as others have done for me. We have a great clan in Newcastle with terrific people in it. We are trying new things all the time. For example, we held a Birthday Event which turned out to be an interesting one with players coming from Victoria. Unfortunately, with the time difference between the USA and Australia, I got the date wrong, so we had a real find the munzee without a map. All went down well and everyone had a good time. We have also tried creating a garden which was fun. You can check that out here.

What is on your wish list?

  1. All filters on by default. I have helped a lot of new players, and not one of them has had them on or know about them. Their eyes just popped out of their heads when they see the area with them on.
  2. I would like to see a new leaderboard with badges, of course. The leaderboard would be for capping and deploying, but no CapOns. Badges for daily, month, and maybe yearly, but not overall. The idea is not to take away from the top players who have acheived a lot in the game but to allow new players to try competing with the top players in capping/deploying on a daily to monthly basis. As people would try to catch the top players, the game would grow.


Tell us about yourself!
I am an office fitout contractor, and I do a lot of traveling around the state for work (and Munzee). I have a wonderful family with two boys that also play Munzee.

Other hobbies include:
Hmmm Eventzee.

Any last words?
I am working on how to get the Victorian Australia Day event next year. There is a big rumour that Rob is coming down under, so it will be the biggest event Australia has ever had. Rob, are you really coming down under????

Thank you for nominating me for POTW. I was very shocked and humbled by the nomination. Looking forward to meeting other players on my Munzee journey!

djsmith also included some socials, so cap away!

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October 12, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Special

If you attended Lone Star Bash, you probably heard us talk about an upcoming special for Breast Cancer Awareness. As RedCarRobbie said at Sunday’s event, almost every person has been affected by breast cancer in some way or another. We have heard many stories from the community, and we want to show our support.

We are partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise money for those affected by breast cancer. This foundation, located in Frisco, Texas just 20 miles from MHQ, reaches many people around the world through research and services provided. We encourage you to check out their website if you would like to learn more about them. To support them, we are proud to announce the Breast Cancer Awareness special.


For this special, there will be two types of pins: BCA Garden Pin and BCA Temporary Munzee. While they have the same icon, they function differently.

BCA Garden Pin

We have constructed a BCA Garden by the NBCF offices in Frisco that will remain a permanent fixture on the map. There are a limited number of spots available in the garden, so there is a limit of 2 BCA Garden Pins per person. The point structure for these pins are:

  • Capture: 20
  • CapOn: 20
  • Deploy: 20

After checkout, these will be automatically deployed for you. These are available in the Munzee Online Store now for $10.

BCA Temporary Pins

The BCA Temporary Pins can be placed anywhere on the map (they are restricted to normal proximity to other pins, i.e. 50ft from other players’ deploys and 150ft from your own). These will be on the map through December 31st at 23:59 MHQ time. To avoid oversaturation, there is a purchase limit of 50 pins per account. The point structure for these pins are:

  • Capture: 10
  • CapOn: 10
  • Deploy: 10

After checkout, these will be added to your undeployed list. These are also available now in the Munzee Online Store for $2 each. They will be available for purchase until October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time.

Things to note:

  • Both the BCA Garden Pins and Temporary Pins ARE blastable.
  • There is a badge (see below) for capturing or deploying either of the BCA Pins.


  • The BCA Temporary Pins are active in Quick Deploy.
  • There is an in-app filter for the BCA pins. You will need to activate it.

To get the party started MHQ is pledging a base donation of $5000 from October sales to date from blast cap purchases. We have also added ONE BCA Temporary Munzee to all premium member accounts at the time of this announcement!

The Munzee community has always been very giving and compassionate, and we hope to see that trend continue with this fundraiser! Thank you for all of your support! 100% of the funds raised during this time will be donated to NBCF on behalf of our worldwide players! In early November we plan to present a check to NBCF. In conjunction, we will host a player event in the area so stay tuned for more information!

Munzee on!

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October 11, 2016

Munzee 3.2.4 and Coins

During Lone Star Bash we introduced a new part to the Munzee game: Coins. The LSB attendees were given a limited edition coin for attending and now is the time to activate that coin! Please read on for more information on Coins and how you can add one to your Munzee gameplay.


We have partnered with Extagz to produce these new game pieces that open up a whole new side of the game. Coins currently allow you to track your captures, and displays them with a map online. You can track virtual and physical captures or only physical captures. (Captures made by use of Blast Captures are not tracked.)


As we move forward, new types of Coins will function in different ways and new features will be added as options to all coins.

You may have noticed that Coins are now an option on the Munzee website. Click on the Coins tab to see your current Coins.


To activate a Coin, click “Activate New Coin”, and you will be prompted for a code. After linking, you will be taken to the Coin’s homepage.


When you click on one of the Coin names, you will be taken to the Coin’s homepage where you can view it’s entries and the map of where captures have been made.


The “Admin” dropdown will allow you to edit and activate/deactivate your Coin. From the “Edit” page, you can change the name of your Coin, add notes, and choose Physical only logs.


From the “Visits” tab, you can view where your Coin has been and remove visits by clicking the trashcan icon. You CANNOT add visits.


These functions are the core of Coins and where they will evolve from. We’ve also added Coin functionality to the app.

Munzee 3.2.4 has been pushed to both the App Store and Google Play Store and adds:

  • Coin Functionality
  • Credits View (My Profile -> Credits)
  • Updates to the friend search list
  • Updated Scanner
  • Minor bug fixes

Propagation of the app to your area may take some time, so please be patient.

In the app, you can add and activate/deactivate Coins. To do this, tap on “Coins” under “My Profile” (which is right above “Credits”).


This will take you to your Coins list.


To add a Coin, tap the “+” icon at the top right, enter your code on the next screen, and tap the checkmark. When a valid code is entered, you will see a confirmation message. Tapping “OK” will return you to the “Coins” page.

From the “Coins” page, you can activate and deactivate coins by swiping left on the name and tapping the activate/deactivate button. Deactivated Coins will show “not active” under the image.

Munzee Pin, Flat Rob, and Longsword Coins are now available in the Munzee Online Store for $10 each.

We can’t wait to see how you use Coins! Stay tuned for future additions to the Coin line and ways to track your coins.

Munzee on!

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October 10, 2016

Lone Star Bash Wrap Up

Well Lone Star Bash is over now, and we had a great time. Team Munzee would like to thank everyone who participated, whether it was by attending the events, deploying for others, or interacting with us in other ways. We couldn’t do what we do without you. As Dylan said during his toast on Saturday night at TUPPs, “There are wood ships, and there are steel ships, but the best ships are friendships.” Cheesy? Very. True? Absolutely. The Munzee community brings people from all around the world together and creates lasting friendships. All of us are thankful for the friends that we’ve gained through Munzee, and we’re overjoyed to see the friendships that are created throughout the community.


The weekend was full of great events and great people. From Friday at the State Fair of Texas to Sunday at Celebration Park, there was never a shortage of munzees to cap or fun to be had. We enjoyed every minute of it and hope those in attendance did, too.

There are a few things to note:

  1. Announcements/introductions that were made during Lone Star Bash will be announced on the blog this week.
  2. If you have pictures from this weekend, don’t forget to add them to the Google Drive folder so we can add them to our gallery.
  3. If you did attend Lone Star Bash, keep an eye out for the survey we will be sending out. We’re always looking for feedback to make our events better.

Once again, thank you. You are the reason we do what we do, and we’re proud of how the game and community continues to strengthen and grow. We’re already excited for next year’s event.

Munzee on!

P.S. – If you haven’t seen the video of Rob getting taken down by Robbie during Bubble Soccer (or just want to watch it on a loop), you can check out the video on our Instagram.

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October 6, 2016

Lone Star Bash Sale for Everyone

Everything is ready for the Lone Star Bash, and we are counting down the hours until it begins! We’ve already seen some players around the area capping and deploying, and we’re excited to see the rest of the attendees. We do realize, however, that not everyone can join us. We want to share the love and benefits with everyone.

From right now until Sunday at 23:59 MHQ time, Blast Caps and Flat Robs (which are currently on the map) will be on sale in the Munzee Online for $4. Gear up and get ready for a great weekend, whether you’re able to make it to McKinney or not. And remember, take pictures! You can share them with us in our Google Drive folder, and we’ll be creating a gallery!

Have fun, and Munzee on!

*For those of you who found the sale in the store before this blog post, we are giving you additional Flat Robs to equal the amount spent.
**Texas historical marker pins around Collin County (Munzee HQ home) will be live today!
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October 5, 2016

Lone Star Bash Weekend Gallery

Lone Star Bash is two (TWO!!) days away, and we’re getting all of the final touches finished. As always, we’ll be taking pictures along the way and sharing them with you. However, we also want to share pictures that you take over the weekend. Whether you’re attending the bash or celebrating in some form around the world, we want to see!

We’ve set up a Google Drive folder where you can upload images from the weekend. After Lone Star Bash, we’ll be putting together a gallery of the weekend including the pictures we take as well as yours!

We can’t wait to see those coming to Lone Star Bash and the pictures from around the world!

Munzee on!

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October 4, 2016

Lone Star Bash General Schedule

We’ve had a few questions regarding travel and scheduling for Lone Star Bash, so below is a general schedule for the weekend.


  • Registration: 1-3pm at MHQ in Downtown McKinney
  • State Fair: 5-9pm at The State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. You are not required to be present the whole time. We will have designated meeting spots every hour, and the badge for the event will be available at 7pm.


  • Lone Star Games: 9am-12pm at Gabe Nesbitt Park in McKinney. The Eventzee hunt will run from 9-11am. At 11:30am, we will award prizes and make announcements.
  • Lone Star Bash at TUPPS: 6-9pm at TUPPs Brewery in McKinney. This event is meant to hang out with MHQ Staff and get to know other players.


  • Lone Star Dash: 8am-12pm at Celebration Park in Allen. The 3K will begin at 8am. Bubble Soccer and Segway Obstacle Course will run from 9am-12pm.

Travel to the State Fair

Members of MHQ will be riding the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) train from Parker Road Station in Plano down to the State Fair. Players are welcome to join, and there will be at least one member of MHQ at the start, the transfer, and the exit stations. The first group will be leaving Parker Road Station at 4:00pm on the Red Line. They will then transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station at 4:41pm. Arrival at Fair Park Station is estimated at 4:50pm.

A second group will follow up leaving Parker Road Station at 5:00pm on the Red Line. They will transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station at 5:41pm. Arrival at Fair Park Station is estimated at 5:50pm. Players are welcome to take the DART Rail with MHQ staff or use another mode of transportation. The DART fare IS NOT covered by MHQ and must be paid for personally.

There will be full, comprehensive schedules available at registration on Friday.

We can’t wait to see everyone!

Munzee on!

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October 3, 2016

Player of the Week: Jennifer Guyer (nyisutter)

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 Jennifer Guyer (nyisutter).

300th-cacheWho are you?
My name is Jennifer Guyer. My username is nyisutter.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in St. Charles, MO, USA, which is just outside of St. Louis.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing June 23, 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
Originally, I learned about Munzee when my brother started hunting for codes while we were at the St. Louis Zoo back in the very early days of Munzee. I didn’t have a smart phone at the time, but when I did finally enter the world of smart phones, I asked him, “What was that game you played?” I downloaded the app and have been enjoying the game every since.


What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
My family and I have always enjoyed scavenger hunts, so Munzee is right up my alley. I love the challenge of earning points and badges and meeting clan goals. I have enjoyed getting to know the local players and playing the game with them. Munzeeing with friends is always more fun. So, of course, I also love attending and hosting events. I also enjoy encouraging and helping new players learn the game and have created a website for our local Munzee community.

I started playing Munzee shortly after learning that I have a rare chronic blood disorder. Munzee has been a great motivator to keep moving and be active despite the extreme fatigue that comes with the illness. Players even helped build a virtual garden near the hospital to give me something to cap after treatment appointments. Munzee players were also my biggest turn out at our last blood drive! (Thank you!)

What is on your wish list?

  1. I would love to see an Emerald Garden in St. Louis! We have a wonderful, ever growing Munzee community.
  2. I would like to see more done with Rovers. Maybe some of the ideas that were initially planned for them. Maybe some more badges that are easier to obtain (though I am closing in on the first one!).
  3. I would like to see Quiz Munzees get a new point structure and maybe some badges so that people little-free-libraryare more motivated to cap them. I love to create themed quiz series, but players rarely cap them.
  4. I hope to be able to travel to more events and munzee rich areas in the future. I got to attend MHQ bash last year and had a lot of fun!
  5. I would love to see the personal special ZeeOps developed! Give me more goals to work toward!

Tell us about yourself!
I am a wife and a mother to three awesome young adults (just graduated the last one from our homeschool this past May) who enjoy scavenger hunts as well and will occasionally accompany me in my crazy Munzee obsession!

I am a childcare worker at our church and am also very involved in a children’s ministry called Awana.

I love to read and recently got to fulfill my dream of being a librarian by opening my very own Little Free Library! Not only do I get to share my love of books, but I get to introduce others to my favorite geo-location games! My
library includes several munzees and a hidden cache, as well as being a part of several other geo games. My library has a small box for payers to exchange munzee stickers with other area players so it is somewhat of a munzee central.

I love to watch hockey, hence my Munzee name and avatar. Let’s go Blues!!

Other hobbies include:
I love to read, watch hockey, travel, maintain my library, hike, camp, hunt for things like munzees, caches (found my 300th cache in McKinney, a CoachV cache), the 250 birthday cakes our city placed for their birthday, and play Eventzee! I love to be outdoors and try to grow things and watch the birds. I am still trying to get the hummingbirds to trust me enough to eat out of my hand feeder.

Any last words?
Thank you to those who nominated me for this great honor! Let’s keep growing the map and having fun! Munzee on!

nyisutter also included some socials, so cap away!

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October 2, 2016

News from MHQ

Inactive Player Virtual Reset

  • All current “Inactive” players virtual type munzees will be reset and undeployed at 00:01 (CST/MHQ Time) Monday October 3, 2016.
  • “Dormant” and “Active” player accounts are not affected.
  • Locations will be available immediately for new deployments from all players.
  • All Inactive reset munzees will be returned to the undeployed list of “Inactive” players.
  • If “Inactive” players return to the game in the future they are able to choose any available location to deploy. All previous captures are still intact and the redeployed munzee may not be recaptured by the same players, even in the new location.
  • No captures on “reset” virtuals will be removed or affected.
  • Future “Inactive” virtual resets will be scheduled and announced ahead of time.
  • Extenuating circumstances on “Inactive” accounts and resets will be evaluated on an individual basis for future resets. Additional information will be announced before the next reset.


Flat Robs Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday October 6 at 00:01 (MHQ) until Sunday October 9 at 23:59 (MHQ) for Lone Star Bash 2016
  • Thursday October 27 at 00:01 (MHQ) until Monday October 31 at 23:59 (MHQ) for One year Flat Rob Anniversary and an event Rob is attending in Missouri
  • Wednesday November 23 at 00:01 (MHQ) until Sunday November 27 at 23:59 (MHQ) for American Thanksgiving Holiday – MHQ offices closed
  • Saturday December 24 at 00:01 (MHQ) until Sunday January 1 at 23:59 (MHQ) for Christmas – MHQ offices closed
  • Additional dates may be added before the end of 2016 – stay tuned!

New Munzee Types

Thank you to our loyal supporters as we continue to keep Munzee fresh and evolving! On October 1 we gave a golden carrot credit to all current premium members. The same day we launched the new Evolution munzees. The first series in the evolution set are the garden munzees. We look forward to seeing the creative things our players do to literally grow the game and grow the map! Thank you for the great feedback and support of this new series, available through two forms of the MunzPak. Our physical MunzPak will remain a great value with stickers and the occasional credit or virtual item. We are very pleased with your response to the introduction of a new virtual MunzPak and look forward to growing the program.

We appreciate ALL our players and really look forward to the final quarter of the year. We promise to work hard to grow this community and keep an innovative and exciting game available for everyone to enjoy! We have some exciting things planned to wrap up 2016, so stay tuned!

Munzee ON!

***All Inactive players have received email communications regarding this reset with an option to become active again. “Inactive” = 365 or more days with no account activity. “Dormant” = 180 to 364 days with no account activity. “Active” = Less than 180 days since last account activity.

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