สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์! Today marks the first day of Songkran, the Thai New Year’s national holiday! The next few days will be filled with festivals and festivities, so we thought it was only appropriate to join in the celebration with the launch of our Thailand Global Grub today at 15:00 MHQ time!
Thailand will be joining a variety of other countries, such as Japan, Greece, and China, as our latest Global Grub item to hit the map. The Thailand Global Grub will be a physical munzee, with fourThailand Global Grubs hitting the map in order to celebrate Songkran. The Global Grub items will bounce to Greenies every 12 hours or when captured.
CapOn (Host): 100
Have you capped a Global Grub Munzee yet? When a Global Grub is capped, the player will earn a special badge containing a unique dish of food from the country on the flag pin. Capturing the Thailand Global Grub will earn you this delicious, piping-hot badge:
There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of Tom Yam Goon to warm you up during a day of celebration. You can celebrate the festivities from home with a Tom Yam Goon recipe. This delicious soup is composed of shrimp stock, shrimp, lemongrass, Thai chilies, lime juice, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, and a number of other goodies. These delicious ingredients simmer together to form the perfect bowl of hot and sour soup!
Remember that all Global Grub items will be leaving the map on 12/31/2019at 23:59 MHQ time. You will have until then to try your luck capturing these very rare specials, which will be bouncing all around the world. We will be putting out an overall capture line in the future, so stay tuned for more exciting Global Grub news!
こんにちは! We hope you’re hungry, because there is a piping hot bowl of ramen on the horizon for some lucky players. That’s right, Japan Global Grub will be joining the map today at 15:00 MHQ time!
Joining the likes of Greece, France, Switzerland,Australia, and China, our latest Global Grub item will be a virtual munzee. Three Japan Global Grub munzees will be deployed. They will bounce to regular virtuals and colored virtuals every 12 hours or when captured.
CapOn (Host): 100
When a Global Grub munzee is captured, the player will earn a badge containing a dish of food that is unique to the flag pin country. Capturing the Japan Global Grub will earn you the following tasty badge:
Ramen is more than just the favorite meal of broke college students. This traditional noodle dish was introduced to Japan hundreds of years ago, and its popularity hasn’t wavered since. If you’ve had a proper bowl of ramen noodles, then you’ll understand why. Hearty, delicious, and filling, it really makes for the perfect comfort meal!
All Global Grub specials are very rare, so congratulations if you’ve been able to cap any so far! As a reminder, all Global Grub specials will be bouncing around the world for the rest of the year before leaving the map on 12/31/2019 at 23:59 MHQ time. We’ll also be putting out an overall capture line in the future, so stay tuned for more exciting Global Grub updates!
Are you ready to dive into this bowl of perfection? Grab your spoons, and Munzee on!
We’re excited to announce the latest Tourism Munzee destination and welcome the Washington Iconic Locations virtual munzees to the map! Not to be confused with Washington D.C. (which is more than 2,500 miles away), Washington state earns the distinction of being the only state to be named after a United States president, which is why this lovely wigged man is on the icon.
The Washington Iconic Location virtuals are deployed by an MHQ account based on a database of historical markers that player Jellybean88 helped us put together! Players will earn 50 points when they capture the latest Tourism Munzee in the state that also earns the distinction of housing billionaire Bill Gates, as well as the largest apple production in the country.
Like other Historical and Iconic Location Munzees, these new Tourism munzees will not be blastable. They also will not be accompanied by a distinct set of badges, as captures will instead count towards the Tourism line of badges.
Our Tourism badges are primarily linked to the Historic and Iconic Munzees from different countries around the world, as well as states in the U.S. There are six badges in total, with plans to release more Historic and Iconic Location Munzees in the future, so stay tuned! If you ever come across any Iconic Location or Historic Munzees deployed in the wrong place, please contact support with the name/URL of the munzee and correct information.
We hope you’re ready for a treat, because our fifth Global Grub special officially joined the map today at 15:00 MHQ time. Our Greece Global Grub Munzees will be joining Switzerland,Australia, China, and France as the latest addition to everyone’s favorite virtual dining.
You’re in for an extra treat, because we will be deploying THREE physical Greece Global Grub Munzees this time around. They will bounce to Greenies every 12 hours or when captured. You can cap Global Grub on your own Munzees.
CapOn (Host): 100
Every time a player captures a Global Grub item, they will earn a badge containing a unique dish of food for the flag pin that they captured. Capturing the Greece Global Grub will earn you the following badge:
Is this your first time having moussaka? This Mediterranean dish is composed of layered eggplant, potatoes, and spiced meat. Think you can earn a slice of this eggplant casserole? Better get hunting!
The Global Grub specials are very rare and will be bouncing around the world for the rest of the year. All Global Grub specials will be leaving the map on 12/31/2019 at 23:59 MHQ time. We’ll be putting out an overall capture line in the future, so stay tuned for more exciting Global Grub updates!
Ça Va! Our latest Global Grub special will join Switzerland,Australia, and China as we add a fourth tasty option to the munzee menu. This time around our Global Grub will be a virtual flag of France deployed this afternoon at 15:00 MHQ!
Only two France Global Grub Munzees will be deployed at the moment. They will bounce to regular virtuals and colored virtuals every 12 hours or when captured. As a reminder, Global Grub virtuals will not be blastable, but you can cap Global Grub on your own munzees.
These virtuals WILL be attracted to magnets, so don’t forget to stop by the Freeze Tag Online Store and pick some up some Virtual Munzee Magnets if you haven’t already! Each magnet will allow you to attract up to three specials or myths for up to one hour after you magnetize a virtual munzee of your choosing!
Cap: 200 Points
CapOn (Host): 100 Points
Players will earn a new badge containing a unique dish of food for every flag pin they capture. Once the France Global Grub is capped, you will earn the following badge:
Never heard of bouillabaisse? Try out a tasty recipe for this under the sea soup. After all, you can’t be hunting on an empty stomach! Just be sure to leave some room for mille-feuille and crème brûlée for dessert.
Each Global Grub special is very rare, with all Global Grub items remaining on the map until December 31, 2019 at 23:59 MHQ. They will be bouncing around the globe for the remainder of the year, with plenty of chances left to cap one if you haven’t been lucky thus far. We’ll also be putting out an overall capture line in the future, so stay tuned!
Iconic Location Munzees are deployed by an MHQ account based on a database of historical markers, with player d-n helping us map out our latest locations. Players will earn 50 points when they capture either the Czech Republic Iconic Location Munzee or the Slovakia Iconic Location Munzee. These virtuals will be non-blastable, so it’s going to take a bit of work to cap them. Think you have what it takes?
Like some of our other Iconic and Historic Location Munzees, the Czech Republic and Slovakia munzees will not be accompanied by a distinct set of badges. Instead all captures will count towards the newly released Tourism line of badges. Tourism badges are largely linked to Historic and Iconic Location Munzees, which feature different countries from around the world. Currently there are a total of six badges.
With today’s release of our two new Iconic Location Munzees, we’ve also decided to launch an extension of the Great Britain Iconic Location Munzees. They will now be available to cap in the entirety of the United Kingdom! Keep your eyes peeled, because we plan to release more Historic and Iconic Location Munzees down the line!
If you ever notice any Iconic Location or Historic Munzees deployed in the wrong place, please contact support with the name/URL of the munzee and correct information. And don’t forget to connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to let us know if you’ve capped an Iconic Location Munzee yet!
Nǐ hǎo! To celebrate the official start of Chinese New Year, we dropped our latest Global Grub special. Joining Switzerland and Australia, our newest Global Grub special will be a physical flag of China being deployed this afternoon at 15:00 MHQ!
Only two China Global Grub Munzees will be deployed at the moment. Both will be physical! This Chinese flag munzee will bounce to Greenies every 12 hours or when captured. You CAN capture it on your own munzees.
Cap: 200 Points
CapOn (Host): 100 Points
The Global Grub specials will be very rare and will bounce around the world for the rest of the year. Players will capture flag pins featuring different country maps and then earn badges featuring a unique dish of food from that country. It might be Year of the Pig, but our China Global Grub badge will feature a tasty dish of spiced tofu!
The following badge will be earned for capturing this munzee:
Players will earn a badge for each different type of Global Grub they capture, and we’ll also put out an overall capture line down the line. Keep in mind that some Global Grub will be physical, and some will be virtual. As a reminder, all Global Grub specials will leave the map on 12/31/2019 at 23:59 MHQ.
You better leave some room for seconds, because more unique Global Grub specials will launch throughout the year! Have you capped one yet? Share your progress with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Good luck, and Munzee On!
Australia Day is in full swing so we’re excited to announce another Global Grub special update. Following the success of Monday’s special flag of Switzerland munzee, our second Global Grub Munzee will be a virtual flag of Australia being deployed this afternoon at 15:00 MHQ. What better way to celebrate Australia Day than with a cheesymite scroll?! (If only you could eat it!)
Only one Australia Global Grub Munzee will be deployed, but who knows what the future will hold. The Australian flag Munzee will bounce to regular virtuals and colored virtuals every 12 hours or when captured.
Cap: 200 points
CapOn (Host): 100 points
By capturing the Australian Global Grub you’ll also earn the new Cheesymite Scroll badge! The Australian badge will equip players with — you guessed it— a cheesymite scroll. (If you aren’t native to Down Under, now’s a good time to do some Googling.) Remember, down the line we’ll be putting out an overall capture line, so don’t forget to check back for updates.
Hopefully this Global Grub will make its way home at some point during Australia Day. Maybe at one of the Australia Day Munzee Events in Victoria or Perth? We’ll just have to wait and see!
You’ll be able to capture the Global Grub specials on other players’ munzees as well as your own for the remainder of the year! As a reminder, all Global Grub specials will leave the map on 12/31/2019 at 23:59 MHQ. More unique Global Grub specials will launch throughout the year so always be aware— you don’t want to go hungry!
G’day, mates! If this greeting didn’t tip you off, we’re excited to announce we’re dropping our Australia Iconic Location Munzees today at 08:00 MHQ since it’s officially Australia Day (1/26) in the homeland! Since we’re following the timezone of our friends Down Under, that leaves many of you with plenty of time to practice terrible Australian accents and commit the cardinal crime of confusing Aussies with Kiwis!
What better way to celebrate Australia Day than by pretending to be a tourist to capture some munzees? And if you happen to be a tourist, then you’re in luck! Now you have something fun to add to your to-do list while you check out everything that makes this continent great.
The Australia Iconic Location Munzees are deployed by an MHQ account based on a database of historical markers brought to us by Munzee player rubik80, and his team, includingSpySmurf, SammyDiddly, and TeamKamikaze! Thanks for all the invaluable help! Players will earn 50 points when they capture these new tourism munzees. Like other Historical Location Munzees, these virtuals will not be blastable. That means you’re going to have to get out there and do some walking!
Australia Iconic Location Munzees will not be accompanied by a distinct set of badges. Captures for these will instead count towards the newly released Tourism line of badges! Tourism badges will be primarily linked to the Historic and Iconic Munzees from different countries around the world, as well as states in the U.S. There are six badges in total, with plans to release more Historic and Iconic Location Munzees in the future!
If you notice any Iconic Location or Historic Munzees deployed in the wrong place, please contact support with the name/URL of the munzee and correct information. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for all the latest news and to share how you Munzee.
So throw some shrimp on the barbie (even though they’re called prawns), and Munzee on!
It’s been a few weeks since Rob took the first step in our 2017 #E1EW campaign. Now that his body clock has readjusted to MHQ time we thought it would be good to update you on the trip he took “Down Under.”
The number of players met in Melbourne, Shepparton (Shepzee), Queenstown, and Auckland made the hours and hours of travel time well worth it. The tour started with a nice Italian meal in the suburbs of Melbourne attended by players from near and far. It was a first chance to meet Louise, and a great time for Rob to reminisce with players he’d met on a trip 2 years ago at the same restaurant. The manager even remembered him, but it might have been because of the large group and the suit! This was a great chance to sit and talk with players who had recently started playing the game and hear about how the game was growing down under.
Next it was time for the big event on Australia Day! January 26, 2017 over 100 players traveled to Elsternwick Park in Melbourne for a great event. The event hosts thought of everything and arrived early to secure a shelter with built in grills for players to barbeque their lunch. Everyone had a great time celebrating this national holiday with friends from near and far, Rob & Louise even dressed up for the occasion! Rob’s personal highlight from the event was seeing the excitement as a group of friends surprised Debolicious with their attendance. The dancing and screaming was proof that the surprise worked 100%. Louise loved that the hosts planned a celebration for her birthday with cake and a card signed by everyone. Once again she thanks all of you for that special effort.
Australia Day event in Melbourne.
The next day our event duo was off to meet with the Tourism board in Shepparton, talk with the mayor, and attend multiple events. During a 2 hour drive north from Melbourne to Shepparton, Rob experienced something new. He was the passenger, capping a long trail of resorts tying Melbourne to Shepparton. It was difficult on occasion to time it just right to cap within 300 feet so he made some notes about a change that needed to occur. Capping while driving is definitely not encouraged, but a new capture proximity has been put in place to help passengers. 500 feet (approx 152 meters) is the new capture range, thanks to the play on this trip. The deploy proximity has not been changed and will remain 3500 feet.
The tourism board in Shepparton is interested in setting up munzees and using the app to help track the moooovement of their cow art exhibit. This is part of a “Get mooooving” campaign to get the residents of Shepparton and surrounding areas active and ties in with the E1EW campaign of Munzee. One of the employees set up an account during the meeting and even showed up at the event a few hours later! The event was organized by local players led by “Down Under Rob” aka Rob Steer aka rubik80. He gets a special mention in this blog post because he worked with the city of Shepparton to setup this special Get Mooooving event at Victoria Park LAKE. (DU)Rob set up for the mayor to attend and announce that Shepparton’s name would officially be changed to Sheppzee for the duration of Team Munzee’s visit! This was the first time such an honor has been bestowed on Munzee and a very touching moment. It was amazing and cemented a place in Munzee history for this special town.
SheppZee event in SheppZee (AKA Shepparton).
Next on the agenda was a special Munzee event held at the Aussie Hotel in downtown Shepparton. At the event, hosts from different states of the Australian federation presented Rob and Louise with gifts from their respective locations. Gifts to learn more about the area, the sports, and the people were heartwarming but most unexpected were the gifts to bring home to the kids. The gifts are displayed at MHQ as a daily reminder of the people who live nearly ten thousand miles from MHQ but are a big part of the game! Thank you to each player who attended the dinner and to those who presented the gifts, they mean the world to us.
CZeeO Rob Vardeman, Munzee Events Manager Louise Gibson and Australian player Rob Steer AKA Rubik80.
Saturday morning a group of players from Western Australia hosted an event near the main “Cow Park” in Sheppzee, complete with a very fun Eventzee hunt. The hunt was a great tour of the newly named town of Sheppzee which concluded at the visitor center. Everyone had a great time and a special presentation was made to the founder of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation. Rob presented a check for $2500 on behalf of Munzee players worldwide to Allan, Zaidee’s father. During the event special cards were sold with funds also being donated to ZRF, and one more crazy thing. Rob is known for wearing crazy and colorful suits, made by Opposuits. One of the hosts came up with the idea to allow players to wear the jacket for a picture for a five dollar donation to ZRF. Over $100 was raised just from jacket pictures! In the end a final donation of $3250 was given to ZRF on behalf of players in the spirit of our E1EW 2017 campaign!
Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation event
Next up on the “Down Under E1EW Tour” was an event in Queenstown, New Zealand. Rob and Louise organized the event as a brief meetup during a personal holiday extension to spend time with Louise’s sister and family. Half a dozen players traveled from all over the south island to meet at “Cowboy”, seemingly appropriately named for the visitor from Texas. 🙂 Everyone had a great time trading Munzee stories and also added to the ZRF donation via special cards purchased at the event.
Queenstown, New Zealand event.
The final event of the Tour was held at One Tree Hill in Auckland, New Zealand. Players gathered from all over New Zealand’s north island and a few even visited from Australia. It was lovely to chat with the players who are really beginning to grow a large group locally, even forming several clans. One special event munzee was even deployed on Louise’s 15 month old niece, Nia, giving players the mission of catching a roaming toddler! The hospitality of the players from this event was special with many gifts, some handmade, that are now on display on the other side of the world! A few of the tasty gifts even made nice snacks for everyone back at the office, so a big THANKS to the Kiwi Players.
One Tree Hill event in Auckland, New Zealand.
2017 started with an amazing journey to the other side of the world, but we couldn’t think of a better group of people for the kick off. A heartfelt thanks from Rob and Louise for the hospitality and the conversations that mean the most at events. We take the ideas from these conversations and turn them into action back at MHQ, including the Bilby host badge for upcoming events. Stay tuned for more lessons learned and adventures to be shared over the course of the year.
Check out the video below to see the official recognition ceremony of SheppZee (excuse the loud ambulance!) and our donation to Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation!