I hope you’re all getting excited about July and all the 6th Birthday events. There are 80 on the calendar to choose from! It’s not too late to get your events on there, it’s quite late for artwork though, our designers’ diaries are full to bursting and we can only accommodate pretty simple requests for July at this stage I’m afraid.
Trish has recently finished the badges for attending and hosting, they are SUPER! Here is a sneak preview for you. There are 4 host badges up for grabs, the Super Scott, Super Matt, Super Trish and Super Dylan. I’m on the Attendee Badge and there is an icon featuring Super Rob for everyone who goes to a Birthday event and captures the Event Indicator Pin.
Super Scott!- Earned by hosting a $30 Birthday Event package.
Super Matt!-Earned by hosting a $35 Birthday Event package.
Super Trish!- Earned by hosting a $135 Birthday Event package.
Super Dylan!- Earned by hosting a $185 Birthday Event package.
Super Louise!- Earned by attending a Munzee Birthday Event.
Super Rob!- Earned by capturing an Event Indicator Pin at a Munzee Birthday Event.
Don’t forget that Dan the Man will be giving freebies to all attendees when they capture the event badge if the host has opted for that $20 extra and there will be surprises thrown in for all Birthday events as per usual, don’t miss out, plan your event today!
MHQ is hosting a Spectacular 6th Birthday Bash in July and we want you to join us! We’ll have snacks and of course some celebratory cupcakes, as well as SUPER new badge.
The event will run from 2-5 PM, on July 14th at MHQ and members of Team Munzee will be hanging out. We’ll also have some fun party favors for those in attendance, so don’t miss out!
We’ll have a lot more birthday announcements to make over the next few weeks, but we wanted to make sure everyone had enough time to plan ahead. Be sure toRSVP to the event on the Munzee Calendar so we can get an idea of how many people we’re expecting.
We’re excited to announce the release of a new line of badges for capturingElemental Munzees! Do you think you can harness the energy of the world’s elements?
You can earn these badges by capturing Fire, Ice and Earth Munzees… and maybe something else soon.
The first of three badges is for beginners of the Elemental Arts and you can earn it by capturing 100 Elementals of any kind. All of the Elemental Munzee badges are retroactive, but they will remain hidden until you unlock the requirements for the next badge. The badges will go live at 00:01 MHQ on Thursday June 15th.
You can help out your fellow players with their caps and purchase an Elemental Munzee Pak HERE.
Good luck on your journey to master the elements! Munzee on!
Elemental Arts- Capture 100 Elemental Munzees of any kind.
Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow ,and we’re excited with the addition of Chris Houlihan.
Name and Title:
Chris Houlihan, Director of Technical Operations
Where are you from?
Flower Mound, Texas
Tell us about yourself: I graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in computer science. Prior to that, I was a math major at the University of Chicago until I realized how much I disliked higher level math. I have been in software development for over 20 years working in defense, telecom, and enterprise software. I transitioned into development management about ten years ago and found that I really enjoyed it. I have never stopped coding, though. I am married and have seven kids at last count.
How long have you worked for Munzee?
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
What are some of your other hobbies?
Developing games, herding children
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, Brian Glaski (cachewhisperer).
Who are you? Brian G. aka cachewhisperer
Where in the world do you live? Currently Orlando, FL
How long have you played Munzee? I have been a member since 2012
How did you find Munzee?
I was on a road trip with War1man and Rosieree to WV for a Hatfield and McCoy Tour hosted by some great friends. Every now and then along the way, Warren would find a munzee nearby and run back to the car to grab his phone. That night, at dinner in a local restaurant, there was a QR code on a ketchup bottle. Making a joke to YankaBucs about scanning the ketchup munzee, it turned out to be worth 1 point. I was shocked and downloaded the app. That ketchup bottle was my second munzee scanned after a regular virtual.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee? I enjoy the walking aspect of the game. I’m very competitive with points, but I will never let the original intention of the game to get people out walking for exercise to escape me.
What is on your wish list? One day, I would like to get over to Europe and see where their Munzee trails bring me. Or maybe even a clan war month with no virtual captures/CapOns. Just physicals. I like a challenge.
Tell us about yourself! I am a paramedic working my way up with training and experience and eventually have a goal of becoming a firefighter/paramedic in NH.
Other hobbies include:
From time to time I do enjoy taking out the golf clubs and smacking a few around. My game has improved quite a bit lately, so if MHQ is up for a challenge… Haha.
Any last words? Isn’t this what they ask you before pulling the switch on the electric chair? I’d like to say thanks to the MHQ staff for all that they do. It’s not an easy job pleasing everyone, but there are many that appreciate what you do.
cachewhisperer has included a social, so cap away!
You may know Daniel Hammock as “hksfarm,” “Support,” or “The Ban Hammer” of Munzee, but did you know he’s quite the Youtube video connoisseur?
Hksfarm hosts the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” video contest where players around the world submit Munzee-themed videos for a chance to win prizes. If you haven’t already you should join his Facebook group and join in on the fun!
Players film and edit a Munzee video relating to that theme and upload it to Youtube.
Once it’s uploaded, players share it in the Facebook group and their name will be added into the prize drawing.
On the last day of the month, submissions will be final and hksfarm will draw a name from those that submitted a video.
In addition for a chance to win prizes, players will also earn a sweet Unicorn badge for participating and the winner will receive the coveted Golden Unicorn badge! To qualify for the badge and giveaway, videos MUST be on YouTube.com and link posted in a separate post, also post your username. No skill or expensive camera equipment are needed because the final drawing is random.
This month’s challenge is to share a video of a deployed munzee in the dark with the moon in the footage, so get ready to adventure through the night!
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, Timo Sivonen (Sivontim).
Who are you? My name is Timo Sivonen, and my username is Sivontim.
Where in the world do you live? I live in Helsinki, Finland.
How long have you played Munzee? I have been playing since September 2013.
How did you find Munzee?
I was playing another GPS game, looking for hidden Tupperware and found my first Munzee code. I didn’t have a suitable device to scan it. Later, I got a new tablet and decided to test it. I drove 70 km from our cabin to the nearest code and captured my first munzee. I purchases a Premium Membership that same day.
Around my home there were only a few greenies, and for more codes, I needed to drive around the city to capture single codes. The idea of trails came later. Now, there is a huge “candy shop” for the beginners, and I’m still driving around capturing all of the mythologicals.
What do you most enjoy about Munzee? I like getting out ans seeing places that I would not have found unless there was a munzee there. I have also met many new friends who play the game.
I enjoy the Clan Wars and all kinds of charity campaigns with the specials on the Munzee map.
I like the way the game is constantly changing and growing up.
What is on your wish list? I would like to get an Emerald Garden in Helsinki.
I would also like the option of upgrading old Mystery Virtuals for a small fee so that those could then be capped again by anyone who capped it previously.
For the events, I would like a new kind of Personal Munzee that players could capture again at every event.
Tell us about yourself! I’m 46 years old and working as a project manager in the ICT company. If I’m not munzeeing, I’m photographing or editing my pics. I love to “shoot” all kinds of birds and other animals in the wild and at the local zoo.
Other hobbies include:
My hobbies along with Munzee are photography and genealogy.
Any last words? I would like to thank those whom nominated me. And thank you, MHQ, for keeping the game changing and making it fun. Munzee on!
It’s the end of the month and with everything going on we wanted to make sure our Premium Members felt a little love. In May we released Premium Munzee Badges to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the program and now we’re happy to offer some more freebies to our players.
We’re pleased to announce that Munzee Premium Members will receive one free Timeshare Munzee credit and one free Flat Matt Munzee tomorrow at 12:00 MHQ. EDIT: This is a one-time only bonus for current Premium Members. It will not be added to future Premium Membership purchases.
You should see both credits in your account tomorrow at noon, which is also when both Timeshares and Flat Matts go on sale in the Munzee Online Store.
We’re also excited to announce that starting now Premium Members will begin receiving 10 ZeeCred a month to go toward ZeeOps operations. These will be awarded on the 15th of each month.
If you are interested in renewing your Premium account you can do so HERE.
As always, thank you for being a part of the Munzee Premium program! Munzee on!
Agents, your hard work in May has paid off and the final factions of the Mean Green Gang have been dismantled. Although we’re always on the lookout for another uprising, it seems the reign of the Mean Green Gang has ended. The enemy has fallen, but your work is not done.
ZeeOps Scientists have started developing an evolutionary strain of munzees. These Evolution Munzees, also known as Evos, come in many forms. We’re still in the testing phase, but we need our agents to see how these Evos react in the real world. It is up to you to capture and deploy a variety of these Evos for the sake of science.
LEVEL 1: Basic Training + – Earn at least 1,000 points. Defensive Training- Deploy at least 10 munzees. Offensive Training- Capture at least 25 munzees. Evolutionary Studies I- Deploy at least 5 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees. Evolutionary Studies II- Capture at least 10 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees.
LEVEL 2: Group Training + – Earn at least 1,000 cap-on points. Evolution Examination – Capture at least 5 different types of physical or virtual Evolution Munzees. NOTE capturing different levels of the same type of Evo will not count toward this mission. Field Test Studies – Capture at least 25 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees. Developmental Deploys – Deploy at least 10 Evolution Munzees. Virtual Surreality- Capture at least 100 virtual munzees of any type.
LEVEL 3: Advanced Training- Earn at least 10,000 points. Always Aware- Deploy at least 50 physical munzees of any type. Interrogation Practices-Capture at least 100 greenies. Virtual Virus- Capture at least 500 virtual munzees of any type. A Missing Link- Capture at least 25 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees AND deploy at least 10 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees.
LEVEL 4: Expert Training- Earn at least 50,000 points. Laboratory On The Loose!- Capture at least 50 physical or virtual Evolution Munzee. Evolution Emergency- Deploy at least 25 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees. Reconnaissance- Deploy at least 100 physical munzees of any type. Hit The Streets- Capture at least 250 physical type munzees.
Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.
This month’s rewards are:
Rewards: 1 ruby, 1 MVM, 2 virtuals, 3 virtual colors, with 5 Zee Creds
Rewards: 1 scatter, 2 ruby, 2 MVM, 1 diamond, 2 virtual colors, with 10 Zee Creds
Rewards: 2 ruby, 2 diamond, 2 MVM, 2 scatter, 1 sapphire, 2 virtual colors, with 25 Zee Creds
Rewards: 3 ruby, 2 diamond, 2 sapphire, 4 MVM, 2 scatter, 4 virtual colors, with 50 Zee Creds
On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.