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October 16, 2019

Vacation Condos Mean There’s a New Destination Munzee in Town!

Planning on taking any trips? Luckily there is a new place for you to book your stay! Our latest Destination Munzee is here to offer available rooms to players, so please welcome the Vacation Condo Munzee to the map today at 10:00 MHQ time! You can pick up the Vacation Condo Munzee from the Freeze Tag Online Store for $5 each. There is NO limit on purchase quantity per player. We’ve also removed the monthly limits on resort purchases as of now. You can shop the entire Destination Collection HERE!

The Vacation Condo Munzee will be joining the Motel, Hotel, virtual Resort, and Timeshare as the latest Destination Munzee.  For those that don’t know, in the US and Canada a condominium (condo for short) is an independently sellable living space that is otherwise similar to an apartment building. The difference is condominiums can be leased for shorter terms and are often used as vacation or rental properties. Like its predecessors, the virtual Vacation Condo will be a more complex Munzee type that offers the benefits of multiple munzees in one location without additional stickers by allowing players to “rent” out available “rooms.” Ready to hear about the Vacation Condo details?

Vacation Condo Details

The virtual item will appear as coral colored (above left) for the primary icon and mint colored (above right) for the room icon. This new Munzee type is like a mix of the Timeshare Munzee and Virtual Resort Munzee. This virtual features 5 rooms, so the first 5 players to cap the Vacation Condo get a room deployed*. Here’s the kicker though, rooms only stay deployed for 30 days.

At the end of 30 days the rented room is archived and a new room is then available for the first player to cap the Vacation Condo. This new room will be available for any player, including the person who just had their room archived, which means after 30 days you can recap to earn another room! This becomes an endless capping and deploying option as you travel, or within your hometown.

Proximity: A Vacation Condo must be at least 2,500 feet (762 meters) away from any other Vacation Condos and 500 feet (152.4 meters) away from Virtual Resort Munzees.

Rooms: There are 5 rooms available in the Vacation Condo. After 30 days a rented room will be archived and a new room will become available.

Deploy: 100 points, 10 points for room owner

Capture Radius: 500 feet (same as Resort), not blastable

Capture: 40 points, then 20 points per room rented (a full condo = 140 points)

CapOn: 80 points for Vacation Condo owner, 40 points per owner of a room.

Please keep in mind that the Vacation Condo must be deployed in-app and you must be at the location you want it to be deployed. It cannot be deployed online. To access the Vacation Condo, turn on your “Virtual – Destination” filter or select the “Premium – All Vacant Rooms” filter. For more information on how to deploy a Vacation Condo (or Virtual Resort), you can check out our Help Guide article

Destination Points Updates

The launch of the Vacation Condo today at 10:00 MHQ time also corresponds with a point update for ALL physical Destination Munzees! The point values for the Motel, Hotel, and Timeshare will all be doubled, while the points for virtual Resorts will remain the same. If you’re interested in earning these new deploy points, don’t forget about the SWAP feature on your OLD motels and hotels! That means tons of Clan Wars points for swapping, since this creates a NEW deploy!

The points for Motels will now be updated as follows:

  • Capture: 20 points per Motel, 20 points per room
  • CapOn for the owner: 10 points per room filled + 10 points for Motel, 100 points if full
  • CapOn for room owner: 50 – 10 depending on which room is owned. Here is some detailed math if you are interested. ((# of rooms filled + 1) – (room number)) x 10
  • Deploy: Motel 100 points, Room- 50 points

The points for Hotels will now be updated as follows:

  • Capture: 40 points per Hotel, 16 points per room
  • CapOn for the owner: 10 points per room filled + 10 points for Hotel, 150 points if full
  • CapOn for room owner: 100 – 10 depending on which room is owned. Here is some detailed math if you are interested. ((# of rooms filled + 1) – (room number)) x 10
  • Deploy: Hotel 150 points, Room- 100 points

The points for Timeshares will now be updated as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points for Timeshare, 25 points per room
  • CapOn: 100 points for Timeshare owner, 40 points for the owner of a room
  • Deploy: Timeshare 100 points, 10 deploy points for room owner when a room is deployed

The points for Resorts will remain the same: 

  • Capture: 15 points per Resort, 5 points per room — Total ranges from 15 points (no rooms filled yet) to 90 (all 15 rooms filled)
  • CapOn for the owner: 3 points per room filled + 3 points for Resort, 50 points if full
  • CapOn for room owner: 45 – 3 depending on which room is owned. Here is some detailed math if you are interested. ((# of rooms filled + 1) – (room number)) x 3
  • Deploy: 50 points

Badges

Lastly, the Vacation Condo Munzees will have their own line of badges that will be added to the Destination Munzee category. You will be able to earn badges for both capture and deploy for a total of 6 new badges! The first badge in both the capture and deploy lines will appear as follows:

Destination Designs

Once you have your Destination booked, you’ve got to travel in style! We have a new line of Personal Tags and Custom Luggage Tags featuring the different Destination Munzee types. You can find these in the Freeze Tag Online Store as well, but quantities are limited! Please note that the luggage tags do not come with a personal code on them, but instead feature your name and address. These details will be pulled directly from your shipping address in the order details.

Ready to rent some rooms or book your next 30 day stay? We’re so excited to see where everyone starts deploying their new Vacation Condos. A big thank you for helping grow the map in new and unique ways!

Munzee on!

*Please note that the advanced deploy circles on the website are not currently available for the Vacation Condo, but will be soon. We appreciate your patience. 

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October 15, 2019

Announcing Survey Results and Selected Winners!

Last month we released a poll requesting player feedback, and we’re happy to report that the responses were plentiful! Today we’re going to share some of the general consensuses gathered from the survey, as well as announce the participating survey players who were randomly selected to receive prizes. A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to send us your feedback in an effort to make Munzee the best player experience as possible! We’re excited to share with you what fellow players had to say about gameplay!

Survey Winners

Before we get into the survey feedback, let’s first announce the winners! Though players were able to submit the survey anonymously, those who entered their usernames were all submitted to a randomized prize drawing. We’re happy to announce that the following 10 players were all randomly selected to be awarded 2 Virtuals, 2 virtual colors, 1 virtual Joystick, and 1 Blast Cap! The lucky winners are:

  • ACCLanMan
  • gingercurlz
  • janzattic
  • jurikvandspol
  • madewell
  • OldSchoolSkater
  • SolWalk74
  • ufrie
  • xCrooksy
  • TX_Diva

Congratulations to these 10 players for being randomly selected! Your prizes have been added to your accounts!

Survey Feedback

The results are in! While we won’t be revealing all of our player feedback for the sake of brevity, we are excited to share several key things we learned from player responses. Due to a very large sample size, the following results have terrific projectability and a very low margin of error of only 1-2%. That means we are thrilled to place a confidence level of 95% on the following results.

Favorite Part of Gameplay

We asked players to reveal their favorite part of Munzee gameplay, and it turns out that the majority of players (66.6%) prefer both physical and virtual gameplay equally, striking a comfortable balance. 21.3% of players preferred strictly virtual play, while only 12.1% enjoyed just physical play. It appears that many players enjoy mastering the many aspects of Munzee. 

Rate of Release 

With different munzees released at a fairly consistent rate, we decided to see if players were overwhelmed or underwhelmed by any release rates.  It turns out that players reported the rate of release being “just right” for new Munzee Owned Bouncers (52.69%), Player Owned Bouncers (48.66%), and permanent Munzee types (54.03%). These statistics reveal that the majority of players are quite pleased with current gameplay release rates. 

Biggest Benefit of Munzee 

Here at Munzee, we’re all about playing your way, which led us to ask a very important question that yielded some pleasant results: what do you think is the biggest benefit of playing Munzee? Turns out that the most players enjoy keeping active (45.3%), followed by exploring new areas (27.6%), collecting different game pieces (10.3%), and meeting new people/players (9.7%).

Thanks again to all players who took the time to respond to the survey and provide feedback! We love hearing your ideas, suggestions, and feedback. We’ll keep all of these results in mind for future expansion and releases! 

Munzee on!

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October 10, 2019

10/10 Means Time for 10 Pieces of Gameplay Advice!

It’s 10/10 today, which means no matter which part of the world you live in, we can all agree on the ordering of the date! And speaking of unity, we recently asked for players to send us their best gameplay tips via Facebook. After examining the many wonderful tips, we’re happy to compile 10 pieces of advice to help facilitate smooth gameplay for players who might be new to the game or are simply interested in hearing some friendly feedback!

The following advice has been compiled with the help of player feedback to assist in navigating all things Munzee. Enjoy!

1. Play it YOUR way. Munzee is all about playing exactly how you want to.

(Reart) – Play it your way. Don’t let anyone tell you you need to have so many points a day, be in a clan, do ZeeOps, or deploy lots of munzees. First get comfortable with capping and deploying a few (your free beginners pack) before you do all the other stuff. It will be less stressful. 

2. Take advantage of the Munzee community. There are many player groups and resources eager to help you out.

(MetteS) – First 0f all: Have fun! 🙂 Second: Don’t be afraid to ask more experienced players for help and advice. Most of us don’t bite 😉 Events and Facebook groups are great for this.

3. Attend a Munzee Event. Connecting to players in real life is a wonderful element of the game that provides more than just special badges and extra points. Make new friends who share a similar interest and learn invaluable advice.

(mobility) – Go to an event and meet experienced Munzee players and feel free to ask them about their experience.

4. Think before you deploy. Consider the best spot to deploy your munzees.

(PelicanRouge) – If deploying locally, remember your munzee may attract specials which you will want to cap in the future. It is perhaps not the best idea to deploy your munzee underneath a bench in a very busy area, as you can guarantee someone will be sitting on it when you need to cap it! (Trust me, I’m speaking from experience 🤣). Think before you deploy!

5. Consider a Munzee strategy. While how you play is entirely up to you, a strategy will help facilitate future progress.

(gruenthaler) – Start with deploying Greenies in your homezone and reserve places for future specials between these Greenies for Elemental stickers (Fire, Water, Ice, Earth) and for other specials, you may get in the future. Try getting those badges that may be harder to earn as a player who gets a lot of capture on points (for example the Pi badge), and last but not least: capture and deploy at least one munzee a day. A munzee a day keeps the doctor away 🙂

6. Be prepared. Many players carry Munzee Toolkits with them to facilitate easy access to deploys and gameplay.

(Prmarks1391) – Buy a battery pack, it’ll make playing the game so much more fun and less frustrating when your phone goes flat. But also take a look at the badges you could earn. Get some of them out of the way before you purchase some of the bouncers that may be sold, because they’ll get harder to achieve when you own a player owned bouncing special.

7. Help keep the map clean. Many players are a part of ZeeQRew or QRew in order to help keep the map clean and fun for everyone.

(LVBuccsFan) – Log everything. Don’t feel ashamed if you didn’t find a munzee. Lots of munzees go missing. Logging a munzee you did not find helps clear the map for other players. I myself replace munzees that haven’t been found by a few others just to keep the map fresh.

8. Consider competitive gameplay. When you feel ready to flex your Munzee muscles, look into Clan Wars for competitive group gameplay or ZeeOps for personal competition.

(Aukush) – Get into Clan Wars as soon as you can. It’s easy to reach higher levels in Clan Wars when you haven’t already capped a huge part of the munzees in your city. From Clan Wars, you can get credits to build up your city and make it more appealing for visitors.

9. Grow the map by planning your travels. Consider how you can expand the map and earn big when you’re out of town. Along the way you’ll find an added element of adventure and exploration that will help you discover new places!

(Littlethrower) – My advice is if you’re going to be traveling use the Munzee website to see if there are available munzees in that area. Helps you to plan ahead if that is something you’re planning on doing while there 🙂 or may even help you find a really cool place you wouldn’t have thought to check out!

10. Go at your own pace. In line with play it your way, don’t push yourself to master the game in a limited timeframe. Munzee is a multi-layered game that will take time, patience, and experience to learn. Consult the Help Guide to learn about new types, and enjoy the game every step of the way!

(Billykaren) – Take it slow! Read tips and tricks and any info you can gleam from Munzee and ask questions in the Facebook pages. Do not cap everything around you… save some for each day if you have limited deploys around you. Learn what and where to deploy your own to attract Mythologicals, Pouch Creatures, and more!

For more helpful tips and to stay in the loop with all things Munzee, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check our our Tips & Tricks Help Guide! Thanks to all players who took the time to send us their tips! You can always e-mail any tips to iloveyou@munzee.com to share your gameplay wisdom.

Munzee on!

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September 2, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Sheryl

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Today we are going to get to know Sheryl, one of the many members of the team who keeps things running smoothly! 

My husband and I in our favorite place in the Rockies

Name and Title:

Sheryl Marusic, Bookkeeper

Where are you from?

Originally from the Philadelphia side of Pennsylvania. My husband, Steve, and I moved to Texas 6 years ago due to his job transfer.

Tell us about yourself:

I am married and the mother of 5 grown children. My husband has 3 grown children. A couple of our children are married, and we have one grandchild on the way. Most of our children reside in either the Pittsburgh side of Pennsylvania or the Philadelphia side, so we travel back and forth a lot. There is one child in San Diego, CA. I worked in business before becoming a full-time mom. I then eventually became an elementary teacher in Pennsylvania. Now I’m back in the business side of Munzee as a bookkeeper. My husband and I love to travel, mostly in the USA. Our favorite thing to do is hike in the mountains, especially the Rockies. We also do marriage ministry in our church, helping couples have the best marriages possible.

With all my children and their partners/spouses

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I have worked for Munzee for 4 years. I started out in Production and was asked to implement Quickbooks, an accounting software, after a couple months of being an employee. My first degree was in accounting, so I have gone full circle in my career.

How did you find Munzee?

I came to Munzee through Cecie Newman, previous Vice-President. I knew her from our church, and she was aware that I was looking for a part-time and flexible job. After coming to Texas, I decided to retire from teaching and wanted to go part-time. An opening came up in Production, and she hired me and then later asked me to do the bookkeeping for the company. 

My husband’s children with their partners/spouses

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

What I enjoy most about Munzee is the people. Everyone on staff are great people to work with. At the MHQ bashes I get to meet some of the players too and find them to be very kind people. I also really enjoy working with numbers. They are my “therapy” in life. 😊

What are some of your other hobbies?

Some other hobbies I have are reading and watching movies. My husband loves doing the same, so we make a great team!

Famous last words?

Famous last words I will have to steal from a country song: “Always stay humble and kind.”

Stay tuned to get to know more members of the team!

Another shot of us in our favorite place in the Rockies

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August 26, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Delana

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Today we are going to get to know a member of the team who has been around for a while. Please welcome Delana! 

Brendan and me

Name and Title:

Delana Adams, Customer Service for Eventzee (delanamunzee)

Where are you from?

Born in Kansas city, MO, but I’ve lived in Texas for most of my life.

Tell us about yourself:

I was lucky enough to find the love of my life early in life. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Brendan, for 2 1/2 years now. We live in Little Elm with our amazing dog Ellie. We just moved back to Texas after living in California while Brendan was in the Marine Corps. We really loved our life and the family we created while living out there, but we’re very excited for this new chapter of life. My husband is obsessed with getting another dog now that we have a house (we’ll see), and we are planning on starting a family soon.

My sweet Ellie Bean

I actually have a full time job, and now do Eventzee only part time, but still love it and working with all my Munzee and FT team members as much as I can. I love to cook and bake and play with my dog. I love rewatching movies (it drives my husband crazy), and going to the movies for date night. I miss seeing the ocean every day, but I don’t miss that cold Pacific Ocean water.

How long have your worked for Munzee?

Just hit my 4 year mark! They haven’t found a reason to get rid of me yet!

How did you find Munzee?

I heard about Munzee through my dad actually, because he knew Rob, Matt, and TJ through a local hockey team. And funnily enough, I was going to school for Culinary Arts, and I was going to work in the kitchen for the marketplace (RIP Munzee Marketplace). So what started out as me working in the marketplace part time turned into me running the kitchen, then managing the store when the kitchen closed (RIP again LOL), then helping out with Eventzee when I could spare a few hours a week, then Eventzee full time, and then to part time when I moved out to California. I’ve worn many hats within Munzee, and now Freeze Tag!

With the best dog in the whole world

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

Although I’m not as much involved in Munzee as everyone else is, and I don’t work in the office anymore, I have never felt out of place. The team and the players have always welcomed me (even if no one ever knows what I do haha). When I lived in Cali, I went to one of the birthday events, and I knew people from previous MHQ bashes and other events who I talked to like we’d known each other forever. The family that Munzee has created and Freeze Tag has built upon is amazing, and I love being a part of it.

With my best friend, Nicole, at Disneyland for my birthday in 2018

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love yoga, and I’m finally starting to get back into it now that I have the time and space for it. My husband has gotten into wood working, so we’ve got lots of projects keeping us busy now on the weekends. Hockey and football are also major loves of my life. Now that we’re back home, I’m excited to be able to watch games with my family again. Eating might not be a hobby, but I love doing it. Trying new foods, flavors, and recipes are some of my favorite things to do.

Famous last words?

“If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die.” – Stanley Hudson, The Office

Stay tuned to get to know more members of the team!

With Wylie and Louise at MH-BOO Bash 2018

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August 19, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Louise

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Today we are going to get to know the lovely lady Lou, who some of you may recognize from the Flat Lou Munzees! Let’s learn more about our British staff member and skilled cyclist. 

With my two beautiful sons

Name and Title:

Louise Gibson, Worldwide Events Manager (geoibsons)

Where are you from?

London, England, but I have moved all over the place, and who knows where I’ll end up!

Tell us about yourself:

I’m 41 and a Mum of 2 boys, now 8 & 11. We live in a pretty town called Marlow, west of London. I juggle being a single Mum, working for Munzee, cycling for Great Britain & my InternationElles team and holding down a long distance relationship with Rob. I am truly happy on my bicycle or when I travel. Combining the two is my favourite, but only really great if Rob is there too. I am super proud to have just completed the full Tour de France in a move for equality for women’s cycling. My team gained worldwide recognition and praise for what we were doing, and the best moment was when Rob proposed on the Champs Élysées at the end of the Tour. My boys and I are currently enjoying a few weeks in Texas during their school holidays.

A very easy yes

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I’ve worked for Munzee for over 4 years. I took events over in May 2015. I had hosted my own Munzee event the month previous and had so many suggestions to how things could be done I was offered the job! Since then Munzee events have exploded. I’ve helped hosts put together over 2,200 events all over the world. My favourite aspect of the job is working with Trish. I love seeing what she puts together for the badges and icons and passing them onto the hosts.

Rob joined in for one stage with the InternationElles 

How did you find Munzee?

I found Munzee through geocaching right back when Munzee was less than 2 months old (August 2011). I resisted for a while, because I knew I would get super involved and didn’t have much free time, but when clan wars started I couldn’t resist any longer and I jumped in with both feet!

With Rob, Matt, and Dylan in our OppoSuits

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The Munzee community is the best thing about the game. The players are wonderful. I am lucky to have met so many all over the world and they are great. Kind, fun and competitive, it’s fabulous. I love working with them to put together their amazing events and I love that I’m helping pull people together to have a good time and get outside.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Cycling. It takes up most of my time. I train 5-6 days a week year round. My next race is in Poland on 1st September, Gran Fondo World Championships where I will be representing Great Britain. Outside of cycling, I love to travel, and I love to be with Rob⁠—  thankfully the two go hand in hand. He has completely changed my life and opened my eyes to anything being possible. You only live once, make the most of it and make changes if you aren’t happy.

Famous last words?

Think I just said them above, oops.

Stay tuned to get to know more members of the team!

With the InternationElles one day before Stage 1 of 21 Stages (photo credit: Attacus Cycling @attacuscc) 

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August 12, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Dylan

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Today we have the chance to get to know Dylan, the behind the scenes man who makes many fantastic aspects of Munzee possible. If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember his 2014 Meet Dylan! Let’s see how things have changed since then! 

Striking a pose with Wylie at a friend’s wedding

Name and Title:

Dylan Derryberry, Creative Director (dderryberry60)

Where are you from?

I grew up in McKinney, TX as part of Munzee’s farm team long before they knew they’d need me.

Tell us about yourself:

Looks like a lot has changed since the last time I did this. I’m only slightly more humble than my previous Meet Munzee Munzday would suggest, but alongside my two corgis, the family has also grown to include a loving pibble named Dean, and my five year old daughter Etta. With the help of my wife and FT teammate Wylie, I try and juggle the family at home as well as at the one at office.

A very Derryberry Christmas card

I grew up in North Texas playing hockey, and then I took my talents to Glenwood Springs, CO followed by Lawrence, KS to get a little bit o’ learning under my belt before jumping into the working world. I studied Journalism at the University of Kansas, and I was pretty dead set on pursuing a career in that field. Life had other plans, but luckily my skills as a writer alongside a stellar cover letter led me to an opportunity with Munzee. Now five years later I’m doing a bit less writing, but working with a great team to take location-based gaming to the next level.

Another successful McKinney Ice Hockey Club alumni game back in 2016 with my biggest fan

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I’ve worked for Munzee for five years, the last two of which have been with Freeze Tag. As Creative Director I bridge the gap between gameplay and development. So more or less I help Rob’s crazy ideas come to fruition and hopefully keep Daniel Fischer from getting too overworked.

How did you find Munzee?

After college I moved back home to write for a local news organization as a sports reporter focused on the city’s high school teams. Unfortunately that publication shut down a few months into my time there, which left me looking for work with a kid on the way. Upon picking up my last paycheck, I asked my editor for a letter of recommendation and she let me know that a gaming company in town was looking for a writer. As it turns out they weren’t, and I never got that letter of recommendation, but after a coffee meeting led to a lunch meeting, I was welcomed in as the sixth member of the Munzee team. Five years later and I’m still learning new things about this game and industry every day.

College crafting

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

My favorite aspect of Munzee is the versatility of gameplay options. Whether you strictly stick to Greenies, or focus on completing your Bouncer collection, Munzee gets players moving in one way or another. As part of the gameplay team we’re always trying to come up with new, exciting, and sometimes weird, aspects we can bring into our game. Location-based games have become much more popular in recent years so we’re constantly learning what works (and what doesn’t) for our worldwide community.

Family Halloween with Wylie and Etta

What are some of your other hobbies?

In what little free time I have I like to watch movies, work on craft projects, read (not nearly as much as I should), and prepare for the family’s annual Christmas card. I think it’s in poor taste to ask what someone’s favorite movie is (how do you pick just one?) but I float between campy horrors, indie rom coms, and comic book movies.

Famous last words?

There are wood ships, there are steel ships, but the best ships are friendships.” – Ghandi, probably

Check back next week to get to know another member of the team!

Average sleep schedule these days

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August 6, 2019

Team Munzee Tuezday: Rob

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is the bossman himself, Rob! Of course many players are familiar with this face, but here’s an introduction to Freeze Tag’s President if you are new! Who doesn’t want to know more about coachV? 

Getting lunch with Trey (and the team) between MunzStock 2019 events

Name and Title:

Rob Vardeman, President of Freeze Tag (coachV)

Where are you from?

Born in West Texas (Odessa) but jumped around the state several times and had a 4-year stay in California before finally landing in Allen, Texas. I’ve lived in Allen for 27 years, about 5 miles from our amazing location for Munzee HeadQuarters.

Tell us about yourself:

I’m a nerd. A former math teacher who enjoyed teaching through the use of games. My love of GPS-based adventures led me to Munzee. Munzee opened a world of possibilities to me including meeting the love of my life. I’ve recently become engaged to Louise, our Worldwide Events Manager, with plans to marry in the future. I have a 17 year old son, Trey, who enjoys attending Munzee events with me when possible and sharing his very unique badge with players. In the not too distant future I’ll add 8 and 11 year old stepsons to my family. We all enjoy playing different location-based games and spending time together wherever that may be.

Repping Munzee and WallaBee with Robbie (L) and Matt

How long have your worked for Munzee?

Since June of 2012, when I started as a volunteer working with the player community and some business development. I was the first full time employee in January 2013, then became President in October 2014 when our team had grown to 4 full time team members.

Visiting Australia for Australia Day in 2015

How did you find Munzee?

August 13, 2011, just over a month after Munzee launched I was out playing two other location games. I was headed for a long trail, but stopped at a windmill to find a container. As I approached GZ, I noticed a tag zip tied to the structure flapping in the breeze. Odd but unimportant in my current search. I found the container a few feet away, took care of business, and turned to leave. Then I noticed the tag had a QR code on it and said “Scan for points.” Being a gamer, and having just installed a QR code reader on my phone a few weeks earlier, I scanned it and was taken to the Munzee website. I found out I needed to create an account to play this game, so I did. It was love at first cap. I spent the next 5 hours, and over 100 miles, driving to all the nearby munzees collecting my 5 points. Over the next few weeks I started to interact with “snicker” via email because I was unable to find some of his daughter’s deployments. He basically made fun of me (sarcastically) and said I needed to improve my “geo-senses” if I couldn’t find something hidden by his little daughter. LOL. It kicked my Munzee hunting into high gear when I figured out I was interacting with a co-founder and the president. Eventually capping Munzees in his neighborhood led to meeting him, so I took my shot and told him I would work for Munzee one day. I had a vision for what it could be used for and where it could go! I became addicted to chasing special icons and points. I was a fanatical player and made it all the way to #7 on the global leaderboard before I finally got added to the team. The rest of the story is history.

Supporting Lou and the InternationElles as they biked the entire Tour de France this summer to champion women’s equality in cycling (photo via Mona Pantel)

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The Munzee community. Meeting and spending time with new players and friends I’ve known over the years. I also enjoy building special contests for the players and continuing to evolve the game in new ways. Keeping everyone guessing each month with new clan requirements and bouncing specials adds an element of fun to my workload.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I’m into ALL location-based games. Seriously, if a new one comes out I will download it and start playing as soon as I find out. Sometimes for research, other times because I just enjoy getting out and moving and being “rewarded” for it. I’m also a fair weather cyclist. I enjoy riding my bike. I don’t do it to race, only to get from one place to another and get some exercise along the way. I enjoy soccer, specifically English Premier League football. Manchester United is my team and thanks to Louise I’ve been able to visit Old Trafford several times.

Famous last words?

NOPE.

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Crashed the Butte event with Dylan to surprise the Montana Munzers back in 2014. Thanks for all the memories!

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July 22, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Mick

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, here is Freeze Tag CFO/CTO Mick Donahoo! 

My wife Jenny and me in St. Kitts

Name and Title:

Mick Donahoo, CFO/CTO Freeze Tag, Inc. (fixitman)

Where are you from?

I was born in Utah, and grew up all over the United States (Wyoming, South Dakota, Virginia, California, Arizona, and graduated from High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico), so saying where are you from is a tricky question for me! (Since high school I have lived in Idaho, New York, and Utah, but have called California home since 1994.)

Tell us about yourself:

My sons and my nephew having a little Fun on the Range

I am married with 4 kids. I met my wife in college, and after we were married and graduated from school we moved to California. I originally started working for Ernst & Young (the accounting firm) in their management consulting practice, and then got the entrepreneurial bug, and have had my hands in several different businesses since then. I am a techno-geek at heart.

How long have your worked for Munzee?

I was one of the co-founders of Freeze Tag over 13 years ago, and have been with Munzee since we merged in 2017.

How did you find Munzee?

Craig Holland introduced me to it, when he came across the game while researching other geo-location games.

Munzee on!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I love that it gets me outdoors, and I love the variety of gameplay that it allows.

What are some of your other hobbies?

Scuba diving, hiking and all kinds of outdoor activities.  I love fixing things and problem solving.  I have spent quite a bit of my time over the last 15+ years volunteering and working with the youth (ages 12 to 18) at my church.  That has been a great experience.

Famous last words?

Probably have to go with one of my cheesy dad lines that I used to say to my kids as they headed out the door, “Remember who you are, love your neighbor, be home before midnight!” (There were about 10 other phrases I would add on to that, but hopefully you get the gist!)

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July 15, 2019

Meet Munzee Munzday: Andy

Here at Freeze Tag we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. To bring back this fun way to introduce team members, let’s get to know more about Andy Cameron, the illustrator responsible for many of WallaBee‘s amazing art designs! Andy may not work on Munzee all the time, but he’s certainly loaned us his artwork on more than one occasion! 

WallaBee Item Pie-Eyed Andy, designed by and featuring Andy

Name and Title:

Andy Cameron, Illustrator, Graphic Designer (Munzee: AndyCam, WallaBee: Andrew Cameron)

Where are you from?

I live in Derby, which is in the centre of the UK.

Tell us about yourself:

I live with my family: 1 x Wife, 2 x Children, 1 x Cat. I love drawing and graphic designing and actually have real qualifications in it! I really like eating peanuts and probably eat too many. I work on my own over here in the UK, but always feel part of the larger Freeze Tag team. Well for 3 hours a day when our timezones coincide, anyway!

How long have your worked for Munzee/Freeze Tag?

About 4 years!

WallaBee Item Andy Cratchit, designed by and featuring Andy

How did you find Munzee?

Munzee found me. I was working for WallaBee App and Munzee bought it, and the rest is history. That was a very good thing that happened.

What do you enjoy most about Freeze Tag’s games?

Definitely the people I’ve met. The players are very friendly and all have a story to tell. The team members are all fantastic.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love running. I get out as much as I can. Working up to a Marathon before I get too old to finish one. Also, getting out into the countryside with family and friends. Supporting/going to watch local football (soccer) team, Derby County, and dealing with the disappointment! Playing guitar and making music. Watching live music, listening to music. Binging on Netflix (and other providers) Dramas. I like cooking too, but have a limited range… I’ve just discovered the world of podcasts and I like listening to them too. Eating.

Famous last words?

“Don’t unplug that!” or “Who says you can’t make toast in the bath?”

Andy’s Artistic Achievements

Check out the gallery below to view some of Andy’s most memorable artwork! These are only a selection of his many, many uniquely wonderful designs!

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