Posts Tagged ‘event’

November 20, 2020

At the Start of Any Physical Activity, Make Time For December 2020’s Resolution!

Ever woke up late and sprinted to school or work, making it just on time? Or saw a little kid fall into the deep end of a pool and dove quickly to save them? While the adrenaline pumping through your veins allows you to act in the moment, we bet you’ll be suffering from some soreness the next day! That’s why it’s important to devote some time to this month’s resolution, which will help you ease into your exercises and reduce discomfort.

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For December, we’re putting the focus on Dynamic Stretching! You may be thinking — the opposite of “dynamic” is “static”, so is there also “static stretching”? If so, what’s the difference? The answer is, yes, there is both “dynamic” and “static” stretching, and the difference is pretty intuitive. Keep reading to find out!

So what is dynamic stretching and what is static stretching?

Dynamic stretching is the kind of stretching you should be doing as a warm-up at the start of a workout or other physical activity. According to Healthline.com, “Dynamic stretches can be functional and mimic the movement of the activity or sport you’re about to perform. For example, a swimmer may circle their arms before getting into the water.” Similarly, in the badge art above, the runners are making sure to carefully bend and stretch their arms and legs in a way similar to how they would be while running. To reiterate, dynamic stretching is preparing your body for a lot of movement by “pre-moving” it and giving it time to adjust.

As for static stretching, the goal is not preparing your body for movement — quite the opposite, as you’ve probably guessed. You are stretching, and then holding that stretch. This might sound great for those who are lazy exercisers, but don’t think you can get away with doing static stretching alone. Static stretching is actually only recommended AFTER warming up your body. This is because the increased circulation reduces tension in your muscles, allowing you to stretch more easily and lessening the risk of pulling a muscle or otherwise straining yourself. Once you’ve warmed up though, static stretching is a great way to increase your flexibility and cool down.

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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November 13, 2020

Event Spotlight: Scrooged at Central Market

Earlier in the year we featured Primdahl’s Covid-19 Påske Special event, which had some great tips on how to plan and hold events in the current situation. Now that it’s been half a year since then, and the situation hasn’t really changed, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit those tips and also get some more! denali0407 has a wealth of information written for you here, so we greatly appreciate the time and effort she took to share! Also, don’t forget about the new Christmas Event Greeting Cards and Candy Cane Gardens we posted about last month, which might make setup a bit more convenient! And now, without further ado…

Today we’re featuring the Scrooged at Central Market event, which took place on December 6, 2018 at Fort Worth, TX and was hosted by denali0407, Roogles, Werewulf, and Brandikorte.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

“Scrooged at Central Market” was our Christmas 2018 event and featured one of my favorite badges ever (thanks, Trish!). Working within the madness of the Christmas season, this one was scheduled for a Thursday evening at a tried-and-true event site (where chocolate covered cherries can be found – and what event cannot be made better with chocolate covered cherries, I ask you?).

(Brief. You said brief, and I [mostly] delivered. Hallelujah!)

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

Provide something for attendees to DO! Eventzee is ideal, especially when your clues tie into both the event site AND other attendees. Clues that entice players to interact with each other, and even to work together to figure out the necessary photos to stage, make it easy for people to get to better know their fellow players. Or to spend some silly time with the folks they already know and love. Either way works. The more outrageous the clues, the better the stories when people regroup!

Also provide fresh Munzees to cap. Virtual gardens work great, but it’s also a really good idea to blanket the area with physical Munzees when possible. If you place your event Munzees among the physical Munzees, the payoff for both attendees and deployers is even greater.

Plan early, when and if possible, and spread the word far and wide. Even tiny events can become the stuff of legend when you can manage to draw folks from all over the area. Catching up with seldom-seen faces is priceless. But those folks need advance notice, so do them a solid and give them an early heads-up.

Bear in mind the time of year and the likely weather you’ll face, and make necessary provisions. If it’s 7th level of hell hot, then water. And shade. And sunscreen. If it’s a blustery 42° (hey, that’s frigid for us here!), then move indoors. We typically like to have restaurants available, preferably with outside seating. (We liked to provide opportunities to social distance before it was The Thing To Do.) Corners and nooks and tables for two are an introvert’s dream. Adapt to the occasion and people will rise to that occasion!

What made your event unique?

This “Scrooged at Central Market” event all but created itself when a line from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol randomly came to mind: “If I could work my will, every idiot who goes around with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!” From that, the badge was born, and everything else fell into place. Central Market is a grocery store with upstairs seating, outside seating, and Christmas displays galore. It seemed a natural fit for our needs.

This was one of our smaller events, which made it more intimate and cozy. We were able to use some of the time not just to socialize, but also to plan for some rather larger upcoming events in the area. Teamwork. It’s a beautiful thing.

We also tried something different that could really only work with a small event. Attendees were provided pen and paper and were asked to write down something they liked* about at least two of their fellow Munzeers (we were all fairly well familiar with each other, you see) and then surreptitiously, anonymously place it in the appropriate person’s candy dish (I say that like it was a thing of porcelain beauty – um, it was a red Solo cup) to find and digest later, with their sweets.

*All part of our ongoing efforts to, “Give me an occupation or I shall go mad!” (Bonus points to you, if you can name that movie.)

The Eventzee for Scrooged was particularly sublime (thanks to a brilliant co-host). It included various displays and items located throughout the event site and made for some interesting debate about loopholes, intent, and the spirit of the thing, post-event debriefing in the parking lot (the best events *do* have post-event chatter in the parking lot that goes on long after the venues close for the night, of course!)

I would be remiss if I did not mention that the weather for this particular event seemed sent from Scrooge himself: it stormed. Naturally. I say this because I feel I can never thank those folks enough who braved rush hour traffic in the pouring rain to get themselves to this event (hey, thanks again, guys!). [There. That should do it. Maybe?]

{You didn’t specify brief. This is all your fault.}

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

We look forward to chatting loudly at each other from separate picnic tables and looking each other over to make sure we still appear to be (“appear,” being the key word) halfway sane(ish) after our long absence from this thing we used to know as a social life. On the plus side, who can tell we’ve aged 10 years in the last 8 months, when we’re 50′ apart? Silver linings, I tell ya. They’re a thing. A thing we aim to enjoy.

https://calendar.munzee.com/event1603381733/

This is our Ode to 2020, AKA the dumpster fire in which we are fully engaged at present. There will be the makings of an aptly designed garden for us to cap (feel free to deploy, and we’ll cap the tar out of them. Thanks!). We’ll also have at least a dozen physical event Munzees to cap. Think “little fires everywhere,” if you lean towards visualization. Who knew that 150′ proximity between event Munzees would one day be ideal? And to think we used to grumble. Now we respect what Munzee teaches us about distancing.

Attendees will be asked to kindly wear masks and if that doesn’t suit, then feel free to visit the site at any point during the week this event will be live. We will also have the usual hand sanitizers, spare masks, etc. for those folks willing to brave the presence of other (socially distanced) humans. The non-human kind need not be masked. Yes, dogs are welcome. Ferrets. Iguanas. Whatever comfort pet you’ve adopted during this siege. Bring ’em on. Show ’em off. Forgive us if we do not get close enough to pet. Maybe next time for that touchy, huggy thing we used to take for granted.

Meanwhile, attendees who take photos on the pink event indicator may just find themselves surprised by a little something post-event. Yes, we may just bribe – uh, *entice* – attendees to be social in different ways. Throw it out there, see what sticks, right?

Together we’ll figure out how to navigate these funky times in which we are a’livin’ and cap ourselves some Munzees along the way, yes? Yes!

Thank you to denali0407 for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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November 11, 2020

By Popular Demand, A New Places Munzee Has Emerged!

Back in May, we released 4 new Places Munzee types that were often requested by players. We thought that that would be enough to tide fans of Places Munzees over for the rest of the year. So, we were surprised to see that recently, there have been requests for a new type! We’re calling it the Drink Depot Places Munzee! It was added to the Freeze Tag store as of 12:00 MHQ today. Shop them HERE! They are limited to one per account per 30 days, like the other Places.

NEW Drink Depot Details

This new Places Munzee is all about the production of libations. Whether it’s a vineyard, a brewery, or a distillery we’re looking for unique locations that produce adult beverages (alcohol). We got the idea for this type from you, the players, so we’re confident they’ll be a welcome addition to the game. We can’t wait to see photos of beautiful grapevines, rustic machinery, and other interesting sights attached to these munzees. As with other Places munzees, these can be captured daily! They will also contribute progress towards the Places Capture badge line and the Places Streak badge line.

Capture Radius: 1,000 feet, not blastable

Deploy: 40 points

Capture: 20 points

CapOn: 10 points

To access these munzees, turn on your “Virtual – Places” filters. For more information on how to deploy a Places munzee, you can check out our Help Guide article. This document will be updated with our guidelines should any changes occur. Please note that these new places should be easily identifiable from Google Maps.

Deploy Guidelines:

Remember a Places Munzee has to have its location approved for deployment, so please be sure to read through these guidelines carefully. It is also very helpful for you to update the name and notes of the Munzee so our reviewers can verify it quickly to get it deployed for you.

Drink Depot: This is for the places where alcoholic beverages are made… not every location where it’s consumed. Think vineyards, wineries, breweries, and distilleries, but not bars or restaurants!

Places Munzees are very unique due to the much larger cap radius (as compared with other munzee types) and aforementioned daily capture ability. As you can’t capture your own munzees, trade Places munzees with other players to make the most of your deploys!

Munzee on!

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November 10, 2020

Zeecret Agent Competition Results!

And the winner is…

The P.I.N.E. Agency!

As they’ve been dominating the entire competition, this comes as no surprise… but we admire the effort that P.E.A.R. Agents put in as well, especially in the face of such a tough opponent! There were just under 2300 total agents at the end of the competition, we are excited about this level of participation!

Prizes

Now moving on to the part you’re probably most interested in — the prizes! Here’s what you will receive if you opted into an agency on CuppaZee prior to the end of the competition and were active at any point during the competition, based on how your agency ranked:

Support

We’ll be awarding the final prizes starting today, but as there were so many active players, it may take a while before you receive your badge and other prizes.

If, after a few days, you still haven’t received your final prizes, please e-mail support@munzee.com.

Zeecret Agent Merch

If you haven’t treated yourself recently, pick up a shiny new personal tag, T-shirt, hoodie, or neck gaiter from the ZeeOps Collection HERE!

Munzee on!

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November 5, 2020

Ready for More NoMadness?!

While we were fleshing out the idea for the Zeecret Agent Nomad, we reviewed the other Nomads that were released and found that we had some gaps to fill! First off, we are excited to announce the new Gaming Nomad Munzee!

Gaming Nomad Details

Beginning Thursday, November 5th at 12:00 MHQ 20 Gaming Nomads will start bouncing on Gaming Munzees every 12 hours or when captured.

These captures will also count toward the Nomad Munzee Badge Line.

To clarify, Gaming Nomads will only land on the original player-deployed munzee and NOT any types that scatter from them. In list form:

Landing Pads:

  • Physical Gaming Nomad
    • Prize Wheel
    • Scatter — will scatter if capped while hosting a Gaming Nomad
    • Rock Paper Scissors
    • Bowling Ball — will not scatter if capped while hosting a Gaming Nomad; may change in the future
    • Urban Fit
    • Physical Joystick — will not scatter if capped while hosting a Gaming Nomad; may change in the future
  • Virtual Gaming Nomad
    • Surprise
    • Sir Prize Wheel — will not scatter if capped while hosting a Gaming Nomad; may change in the future
    • Virtual Joystick — will not scatter if capped while hosting a Gaming Nomad; may change in the future

Points:

  • Capture: 500
  • CapOn (for host owner): 250

Better your chances at capping a Gaming Nomad by deploying a Gaming Munzee near you! If you don’t already have any Gaming Munzees in your inventory, you can shop the collection at the Freeze Tag Store, or perhaps make a trade with other players who have them stocked up!

NEW Virtual Nomads

We also determined that the Jewel Thief and Warrior Nomads were only bouncing to the physical types of their corresponding landing pad categories. To correct this, we’ve released 10 new virtual versions of each as well! To keep the total number of each type at 20, this means that 10 of the original physical Jewel Thief and Warrior Nomads will be removed from the map.

To learn more about Nomads, check out the Help Guide article!

We hope you look forward to spotting these extremely rare pieces on the map!

Munzee on!

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October 29, 2020

Event Spotlight: Go Green in Jordan

While Munzee can certainly be a solo game if you choose, there’s no denying the appeal in meeting others who share your interests. Munzee Events are perhaps the best example of this, as they allow you to meet both old and new players in a safe, friendly environment. On top of that, there are usually activities, games, and — if you’re lucky — goodie bags! That being said, planning events requires a considerable amount of effort. So, to make it easier for prospective hosts (and maybe even recurring hosts), we decided to put the spotlight on past events, Munzee-Toolkit style! We hope this series of posts will inspire you to try hosting an event if you never have before, or provide you with ideas to spice up future events if you’re an old hand at it!

Today we’re featuring the Go Green in Jordan event, which took place on April 15, 2018 at Jordan, MN and was hosted by Whelen, nohnerboyz, trailMom, and Wrasln.

Give us a brief summary about your event!

This was supposed to be the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul) “Go Green” Spring event! However Mother Nature had other ideas because she dumped 16-20 inches of snow on us 24 hours before the event. We almost cancelled it but decided we must push through. Well heck, after all it’s Minnesota, the frozen tundra. Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Hand Warmers were the favorites of the day!

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?

Have a plan and execute it but at the same time be adaptable and resilient. It’s always best not to wait until the last minute to get everything ready. Print out those QR codes (Event Badge, Indicator and Event Pins) and test scan them a week ahead of time. Have an idea where you are going to deploy those temp pins at your event location before you get there. Keep an eye on the details, the stuff your munzee guests don’t notice because you got it covered. Event Hosts are truly Munzee Ambassadors – it’s up to you to make it happen. And most importantly regardless of what happens, Laugh & Have Fun!

What made your event unique?

Well, I like to change things up a bit and try different things at events especially when having a prize give away. But at this event Mother Nature did it for me. Capping 50 physical event temps in a fresh coating of 18 inches of snow was pretty unique! At least we had a place to stick the flags in! You should have seen the “Munzee Trails” through the snow to the flags after everyone capped them. We still had the “Go Green Competition”, some had to shed their winter gear for the camera.

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

You’re not Scared are you?? – Halloween – Saturday October 31st. in Anoka, Minnesota https://calendar.munzee.com/event1596930447/

Thank you to Whelen for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will be reaching out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

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October 27, 2020

A New Nomad May Tip The Scales…

Agents, last week when we paused the competition, we came up with the idea of a “Golden Snitch”-like game piece that would be worth a lot of points. However, instead of introducing a new Zeecret Agent Competition special, we wanted something a bit more permanent. Naturally, that line of thinking led us to something very similar that we already have in the game — Nomads! We are excited to announce the new Zeecret Agent Nomad Munzee! Please note that it has not been added to the competition yet, but it will be soon! Keep an eye out on CuppaZee’s page!

Zeecret Agent Nomad Details

Beginning Tuesday, October 27th at 15:00 MHQ 20 Zeecret Agent Nomads will start bouncing on Briefcases and Night Vision Goggles every 12 hours or when captured.

These captures will also count toward the Nomad Munzee Badge Line.

Points:

  • Capture: 500
  • CapOn (for host owner): 250

Better your chances at capping a Zeecret Agent Nomad by deploying a Briefcase or Night Vision Goggles near you! As these Zeecret Weapons are only available from completing ZeeOps Missions, make sure to check your Daily ZeeOps Mission each day for a chance of receiving some, or perhaps make a trade with other players who have them stocked up!

To learn more about Nomads, check out the Help Guide article!

We hope you look forward to spotting these extremely rare pieces on the map!

Munzee on!

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October 27, 2020

Sate Your Sweet Tooth With These Spooky Specials!

Although the Zeecret Agent Competition is still on, we couldn’t resist having some Halloween-themed fun! We are happy to introduce our brand-new Deathly DeeZert specials! Starting at 12:00 MHQ on October 27th, they will bounce around the map until 23:59 MHQ on November 15th.

Deathly DeeZert Details

We’ll be passing out the treats in waves, but will end at a total of 333 Creepy Cauldrons and 333 Pumpkin Pails. They will bounce around on the map every 4 hours or when captured. You can find these tasty treasure troves bouncing to the following:

Both will be worth 99 points for the Capture and 50 points for the CapOn, so you don’t want to miss out! Creepy Cauldrons will be attracted to Virtual Magnets, while Pumpkin Pails will be attracted to Physical Magnets. To access these specials, please turn on your “All Expiring Specials” and “All Limited Edition Specials” filters.

When you capture a Creepy Cauldron or a Pumpkin Pail, up to three different DeeZert Munzees will scatter to nearby munzees, with the same landing pads as their respective triggers. These munzees will stay on the map for 3 hours or when captured, and are also worth 99 points for the Capture and 50 points for the CapOn.

Badges

Additionally, there will be six badges to earn for these specials. Half are based on the total number of Deathly DeeZert specials you capture, but just how many captures it takes to earn all 3 badges will be kept a secret! The other half are based on capturing each of the different specials you see here. You can see the first of each badge line below:

We hope these treats aren’t too tricky to capture!

Munzee on!

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October 23, 2020

Focus on the Foundation of Any Exercise Routine With November 2020’s Resolution!

Have you been indulging in some Halloween candy that you were planning on passing out to trick-or-treaters this year? Or indulging in popular pumpkin spice-flavored treats? While there’s no need to deprive yourself of these sweets, make sure to save some room for foods that will help you meet your daily nutritional needs!

As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For November, instead of a specific exercise, we’re highlighting the importance of a healthy diet! While you can certainly enjoy healthy foods via juicing as shown in the badge art below, don’t feel obligated to try it, especially if it would require you to purchase a new appliance. As we’re sure you already know, there’s more to health than kale smoothies!

Why has juicing gotten so popular?

Veggies seem like they take a lot of prep work since, generally, you need to wash them, remove inedible/unappetizing  parts, and finally, chop them up before you can start cooking them. That’s quite a bit more manual labor than shaking a box of dried pasta into a pot of boiling water or dumping a chunk of meat into a hot oiled pan. Because of this, the appeal of juicing is understandable — after doing all that prep work, you just pop the veggie bits into a juicer and you’re good to go!

But, if you prefer your veggies cooked, it doesn’t take that much more effort to do so — a lot of veggies taste great with minimal cooking. For example, Brussels sprouts are one of the most disliked vegetables here in the US, but they’re actually quite tasty when they’re simply sautéed or stir-fried with a bit of olive oil or butter, and seasoned with salt and pepper. The only thing to watch out for is overcooking them, which would give them a bitter taste. Once you see a bit of caramelization, quickly remove them from the pan! Green beans and sweet potatoes can be prepared this way as well, and instead of using the stove, you could also roast them for a short time in the oven. If you feel like going to a little more effort, adding some minced garlic to cook alongside these veggies is sure to be a success. What are some other simple but tasty ways to prepare vegetables that you recommend?

Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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October 22, 2020

The Zeecret Agents Competition is Back!

Agents, we’ve clearly underestimated the strength of the P.I.N.E. Agency. In the hopes of keeping the competition fun for both agencies until our planned end date, we needed a bit more time to make the next set of changes, and brainstorm further additions that you may see in future rounds! For the next round, we’ve made some adjustments to the point values and types that can affect agency HP. You can find a breakdown below:

CAPTURES
Add 7 points to your team P.E.A.R. Agent
P.I.N.E. Agent
Add 3 points to your team Physical Pear Bomb (+4 points)

Spyderbot
Rainbow Unicorn
Gnome Leprechaun
Ice Dragon
Sasquatch Yeti
Siren
Mother Earth
Virtual Pear Bomb

Add 2 points to your team Trojan Unicorn
Add 1 point to your team Pear
Pecan
Acorn
Briefcase
Night Vision Goggles
Laser Pen
Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 10 points from the other team Squashed Spyderbot
Subtract 4 points from the other team Bowling – 2nd Roll

Physical Pineamite

Subtract 3 points from the other team Virtual Pineamite
Dossier
Laser Trail 2
Laser Trail 3
Subtract 2 points from the other team Fire Pegasus
Cherub
Ogre
Chimera
Fairy Godmother
Gorgon
Hadavale
Subtract 1 point from the other team Flaming Arrow
Infrared Virtual
Laser Trail 1
DEPLOYS
Add 3 points to your team Spyderbot
Add 2 points to your team Briefcase
Add 1 point to your team Self Destruct Greeting Card
Subtract 2 points from other team Night Vision Goggles
Trojan Unicorn

*We may change these values between rounds in order to improve gameplay.

In addition, the starting HP for both teams has been raised to 2,500, while the max HP limit has been raised to 10,000.

There are also TWO very special Zeecret agents worth bonus points in the competition. One PINE agent will deal 100 points of damage to the opposite team, and one PEAR agent will regenerate 200 points of health upon capture!

This will also be reflected on CuppaZee’s Zeecret Agents Competition page. You can check out the state of the competition at any time there, or join an agency if you’re late to the party.

Round 7 of the competition has already begun and will run until Wednesday, October 28 at 11:58 MHQ or when one team hits 0 HP. Registered agents, check your credits page for a special gift from MHQ to help with Round 7!

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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