Posts Tagged ‘21st century scavenger hunt’

January 15, 2018

Player of the Week: Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru)

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 Ilpo Metsänkylä (tcguru).

Who are you?
My name is Ilpo Metsänkylä, Munzee name tcguru.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Raisio, southwestern Finland, right next to Turku. I may be bragging a little, but Turku is definitely the Munzee capital of Finland!

How long have you played Munzee?
A few weeks ago, I turned 1,000 days, so a little less than three years. Before joining a clan in December 2015, my playing was not very intense, but since then I’ve been pretty hooked.

How did you find Munzee?
My good friend in Stockholm, Sweden, Mike a.k.a. soderhallen, introduced the game to me in March 2015. Thank you Mike! He had started a bit earlier. At the time, I didn’t even have a smartphone. I had to start off with my iPad.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Two things come to my mind at first: the physical part of the game and events. Finnish weather is not exactly the nicest when it comes to making long walks scanning Munzees, but I like it anyhow. If I may brag a little more, in 2017 I was #1 in our “Finnish physical league” the majority of months. Attending and hosting events is also something one waits for a long time in advance. The only problem is that it’s so nice to meet other players and chat with them, that I often don’t have enough time to scan all the deploys around the event area. I want to thank everyone who has deployed virtuals at our events in Turku. Keep ‘em coming, and we’ll keep scanning them!

What is on your wish list?
First is some kind of promotion for the physical game. The virts are worth so much more than most of the physical game pieces that many players ignore the physicals, at least when it’s not necessary for clan war. I don’t know if it’s possible to change the point structures of certain Munzees, for ex. the Premium Munzee, but I would welcome such a change. Imo, it’s good that many badge lines extend as far as they do now, so there are still some goals left to achieve. Especially on myths, one of my goals this year is to get the badge for 1,000 unique Unicorns. I wish there was some more badges for capping rooms at Destination Munzees, 100 rooms is something I’ve accomplished a long time ago on each.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a 45 yo mathematics teacher at a local high school, since 1999. My fiancée Päivi (Munzee name Hiipop) and I live in a house which was just built in the last 24 months. It’s almost ready, but of course there’s a whole lot to do with everything at the house. I’ve lived all my life in Turku and its neighbor cities, but in 1988–1989 I spent a year in Columbus, OH, where my father worked at the OSU. I must say I really enjoyed the sophomore year at a local high school there!

Other hobbies include:
I’ve been a collector of different things for all my life. It started with stamps when I was around 5 yo. During the 1990’s phonecards were hot, and I’ve got quite a collection of them. Music I’ve been listening to almost forever, but unlike with many music enthusiasts, cd’s are my format. Those I’ve also been collecting and have quite a few.

Any last words?
Thank you to everyone at MHQ for this wonderful game. Without it, I would be walking and riding my bike remarkably less than I now do, so I’m in pretty good shape these days. Also big thanks to everyone who nominated me, this was really a nice surprise. Let’s all make 2018 the best Munzee year so far!

tcguru also included a social, so cap away!

 

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January 8, 2018

MHQ Bash 5 Dates!

Hey, everyone!

Back in 2014, we held the inaugural MHQ Bash. It’s hard to believe that this will be our 5th year, but we’re ready to make this one the best we’ve ever had! While we can’t share all of the details yet, we can tell you the dates.

MHQ Bash 5 will be held Friday, October 26th through Sunday, October 28th, 2018! We currently have 4 events (Friday Night, Saturday Morning, Saturday Evening, and Sunday Morning) on the Munzee Calendar, and we will be updating you with more information as soon as we can share it.

We hope to see you in McKinney in October!

Munzee on!

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January 5, 2018

Player of the Week: Rod Myers (Rodrico101)

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 Rod Myers (Rodrico101).

Who are you?
My name is Rodrico101, a.k.a. Rod Myers.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA in the heart of the midwest.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing May 25, 2015, but wasn’t really hooked until I attended my first event on July 4th that year.

How did you find Munzee?
I was caching and writing on the log when I noticed the previous log said “bonus Munzee nearby”. Being curious, I went home and did a search. I thought it looked like fun and downloaded the app.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy the new friendships I’ve made. I’ve met people from all over the world and have had the privilege to meet some of you face-to-face at events. Munzee has also given me a reason to do more outside. My kids, Lane (Magnacharge) and Gabby (Gabbster) play as well, and it gives us the opportunity to hike trails more, search for things while on roadtrips that we may have never found, and do more as a family.

What is on your wish list

  1. I love to build gardens. I would love to see an “official” player-built Munzee garden list, complete with a link on the website. Along with that, I’d like to see some sort of POI-type Munzee that could be added to these gardens as perhaps a cornerstone or part of the design.
  2. I enjoy the Evolution Munzees and would love to see some new creative types that can be capped more than once.
  3. I’d like to see a ZeeOps only special reward (player deployable icon) for playing the Ops, much like clan weapons are to Clan Wars.

Tell us about yourself!
I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life. I went to college with the intent of becoming a math teacher but was offered an entry-level management job at the retail store I was working for. Thirty some years later and various management positions, I’m still there. I have two great kids that remind me every day what life is really about.

Other hobbies include:
I’ve always had a love for photography, first with film, and now with digital, which lead to a love for Photoshop and digital creativity. Music has always been an important part of my life. I play guitar and bass and have had fun in various bands over the years.

Any last words?
Thanks to Munzee and the friendships I’ve made. A special thank you to those that nominated me. I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring. Keep an eye on the event schedule, and come visit us!

Rodrico101 also included a social, so cap away!

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January 2, 2018

January 2018 Flat Schedules

Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve got the schedules for Flat Rob and Flat Matt for you!

Flat Rob

  • Friday, January 12th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, January 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, January 24th at 00:01 MHQ time through Wednesday, January 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Matt

  • Tuesday, January 2nd at 12:00 MHQ time through Sunday, January 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, January 9th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, January 12th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, January 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, January 22nd at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, January 26th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, January 29th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, January 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Have fun, and Munzee on!

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December 28, 2017

January 2018 Clan Requirements

Level 1

Individual Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 1
Individual Total Points: 2,500
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 15
Clan Total Points: 35,000

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

Level 2

Individual Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 3
Individual Total Points: 7,500
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 35
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Deploys: 5
Clan Total Points: 100,000

Rewards: 3 Crossbow Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 1 Battle Axe Munzee, 2 MVMs, 2 Scatter Munzees, 2 Virtual Color Credits

Level 3

Individual Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 5
Individual Total Points: 20,000
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 60
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Deploys: 10
Clan Total Points: 250,000

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

Level 4

Individual Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 10
Individual Total Points: 35,000
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 125
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Deploys: 15
Clan Total Points: 400,000

Rewards: 1 Crossbow Munzee, 3 Mace Munzees, 3 Battle Axe Munzees, 2 Longsword Munzees, 3 MVMs, 3 Scatter Munzees, 3 Color Credits

Level 5

Individual Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 20
Individual Total Points: 50,000
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Captures: 250
Clan Elemental Mystery Munzee* Deploys: 25
Clan Total Points: 575,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Mace Munzees, 3 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 4 MVMs, 2 Scatter Munzees, 1 Prize Wheel Munzee, 4 Color Credits

* Elemental Mystery Munzees include: Air Mystery Munzees, Fire Mystery Munzees, Earth Mystery Munzees, Water Mystery Munzees, and Ice Mystery Munzees
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December 20, 2017

Find Your Footing With The Sasquatch Yeti!

This holiday season we’re proud to announce a new friendly fellow has joined The Rainbow UnicornGnome Leprechaun, and Ice Dragon. Welcome The Sasquatch Yeti, the final phase one AlternaMyth! He’s a bit more down to Earth than his furry cousin, but he’s still as cool as can be.

As with the other AlternaMyths these Mythological Munzees are deployed on behalf of our HQ staff’s accounts, thus super rare. You’ll get 200 points for capping The Sasquatch Yeti. Owners of the host munzee will also earn double the points of normal Yetis.

Similar to normal Yetis, this large footed fellow bounces to Greenies and Ice Mystery Munzees every 12 hours, but as a forest dweller he’s also attracted to Earth Mystery Munzees. You can make it one (large) step easier and use a Munzee Magnet as wellCapturing Sasquatch Yetis will count towards the Myth Collector badges too.

We also have Sasquatch Yeti (as well as all of the other Myths and AlternaMyths) decals in the Munzee Online Store.

Good luck chasing these furry forest friends!

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December 18, 2017

Player of the Week: Debbie Sargent (MsYB)

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 Debbie Sargent (MsYB).

Who are you?
My name is Debbie Sargent, aka MsYB.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Salt Springs, Florida just inside the Ocala National Forest.

How long have you played Munzee?
Even though my membership started in December 2014, YankaBucs (my husband) and I actually started Munzeeing in August 2011. After we capped the munzees within a few hundred miles, we decided to put the Munzee world on hold. Almost two years later, during a gathering, one of our friends showed us his new Premium Membership gold star. So we downloaded the app and started capping again. After sharing an account for quite a while, I made the decision to create my own account so both of us could enjoy capping at the same time.

How did you find Munzee?
Through Dale (DalenBarb) at one of the caching events.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
It gets me off of the couch! I enjoy attending events, Clan Wars, and, of course, working on the badges!

What is on your wish list
A badge for capping greenies and being able to attend a Bash.

Tell us about yourself!
I’ve recently retired and look forward to every day being a Saturday (lol). I have been married for 39 years; two children, one stepchild, and five grandchildren (of which four of them have Munzee accounts, and all of them enjoy searching out the stickers versus virtuals).

Other hobbies include:
It seems most of my time is spent Munzeeing, but I also enjoy traveling, taking pictures, and decorating cakes.

Any last words?
YankaBucs and I have watched MHQ grow — and what a find job you all are doing! I also want to thank my friends that nominated me for POTW — this is truly an honor! THANK YOU!

MsYB also included some socials, so cap away!

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December 15, 2017

Christmas 2017 Special

Christmas is right around the corner, and people around the world are getting ready to celebrate. For some, that means bundling up and getting ready to play in the snow. For others, shorts and a t-shirt will be the attire of the season. Our Christmas special accounts for both of those groups.

Beginning now (15:00 MHQ time on December 15th), 1009 Sun icons and 1009 Snowflake icons (2018 in total) will be on the map. These specials will bounce on greenies every 6 hours or when capped. When you cap either of these icons, you will earn 20 points, and the owner of the host munzee will earn 18 points. These icons will leave the map at 23:59 MHQ time on Sunday, December 31st.

There are three badges that can be earned during this special:

  • Winter Wonderland – Capture at least one (1) Snowflake icon.

  • Christmas in the Sun – Capture at least one (1) Sun icon.

  • Wacky Weather Christmas – Cap at least one (1) Snowflake icon and at least one (1) Sun icon.

These icons are attracted by Magnets, you CAN capture these icons on your own munzees, and these will count toward the Special Hunters badge line.

We hope you enjoy this special! Have fun capping!

Munzee on!

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December 15, 2017

10 Days ‘Til Christmas Flash Sale

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is fast approaching. Whether your still looking for the perfect gift or you just want to treat yourself, we’ve got you covered with our 10 Days ‘Til Christmas flash sale!

Beginning now (10:00 MHQ time), you can get 10% off everything in the Munzee Online Store when you use the discount code 10DAYSTILCHRISTMAS during checkout.

This sale will run through 10:00 MHQ time tomorrow, December 16th, so don’t miss out!

Munzee on!

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December 11, 2017

Player of the Week: Michael Preston (Batmun)

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 Michael Preston (Batmun).

Who are you?
My Munzee name is Batmun, aka Michael. I am a massive Batman fan and loved how I was able to theme the name in with Munzee.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’m currently 922 days old, starting at the end of May 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
By accident. The family was out and about, and we saw a Munzee sticker and scanned it. We looked it up, and it looked like lots of fun. I never got points from the first one I scanned and have never been back to it. One day I will. 🙂

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
It gets us out of the house and exploring the world. We have met a few people in our local area and were lucky enough to meet Rob at an Australia Day event earlier this year. I was glad I learned about the clans as it keeps us active every month.

What is on your wish list
At the moment, I’m trying to get all of the mythologicals in one day (greedy me). I have 7, but trying for them all. The few magnets I have might help that. I love the idea of ZeeOps, but I think there needs to be a little more variety in it. Something like cap a mythological, log a Munzee coin, depending on what day of the month you do the task, cap that many munzees in the day or deploy that many. I’m also trying to win the Friday Giveaway. 🙂

Tell us about yourself!
I absolutely love the outdoors and everything in it. I love to mountain bike, take the family (2 kids and a beautiful wife that puts up with my adventures, she might be reading this 😉 ) on adventures to places we have never seen before and kayak. I’m passionate about trying to help the environment, too.

Other hobbies include:
Hiking, exploring, and I’m a cacher, too.

Any last words?
Thanks to Munzee for what they give back to the game and to us. It’s been great to meet and play with the others that I have met along the way, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Batmun also included some socials, so cap away!

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