Posts Tagged ‘gardens’

March 18, 2019

More March Players of the Month Awarded!

We’ve seen many of you posting about your new POTM badges, and we’re happy to announce the addition of a number of names to the March POTM list!

This month we rewarded players based on hksfarm’s Monthly Munzee Giveaway video contest! In preparation for our April fitness initiative, the theme for March’s contest was videoing a Munzee at a fitness club or gym in order to encourage staying active. All creative video submissions sent in by March 15 at 23:59 MHQ time were taken into consideration for March POTM.

Though March POTM has concluded, the monthly video contest will continue until the end of the month if you’d like to submit your video for the chance to win hksfarm’s giveaway! Just be sure to stop by the Facebook page and read about video terms and guidelines. Scroll to the end of the blog to view our additional March POTM winners, as well as their winning video submissions!

Anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously is able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! If you missed the opportunity to pick up a new badge this month, don’t worry, because April is right around the corner! Stay tuned for our April POTM criteria.

Munzee on!

The following winners need to e-mail their shipping address to hammock@munzee.com in order for their prizes to be sent. 

Additional March POTM Winners:

1. Szegedi – https://youtu.be/F4pqS1Wajcw
2. Hoekraam – https://youtu.be/L75coJVj9xA
3. Sternenkind – https://youtu.be/V7WvkMHzu1M
4. geckofreund  – https://youtu.be/FovpvgP5OVo
5. DrentseHooglander – https://youtu.be/Tlp6jAN5Kws
6. TTFNCachn – https://youtu.be/gBi4iZkz-U0
7. Liasousa – https://youtu.be/HZJ8yeVm-N4
8. Cidinho – https://youtu.be/F1EOmxniBKw
9. Karpe12 – https://youtu.be/0S3utG544K4
10. Lumen – https://youtu.be/KBptf0ovpZQ
11. Dgas71 – https://youtu.be/yU0vJ4M0oC0
12. MarkCase – https://youtu.be/fMXydtF1zEo

Share Button

March 8, 2019

Pedal for Equality! International Women’s Day Point Increase and Freeze Tag Sponsorship

Happy International Women’s Day from MHQ! To celebrate the day the Munzee way, all Flat Lous will be worth DOUBLE points from 00:01 to 23:59 MHQ time today! And MHQ is proud to announce a new sponsorship this International Women’s Day.

A Pedaled Protest

What we love even more than extra points is the fierce lady behind them, as well as her crew of fellow empowered female cyclists. Louise will be joining her new cycling team the InternationElleswhose goal is to bring attention to the fact that there is a gender gap in the world of cycling. This is most apparent in the Tour de France which does not allow women to participate or offer a women’s version of the complete race. To demonstrate their disagreement with this dated system, female athletes from around the world will be clipping in and pedaling for equality. The InternationElles will ride the entirety of the Tour de France route, completing each stage the day before the men begin their sanctioned race.

Each year the French cycling team Donnons des Elles au Vélo J-1 ride the entirety of the Tour de France route before the men begin their sanctioned race. This year the team invited an international group of women to join them in their peaceful protest. The InternationElles is comprised of a team of 10 women from across the globe united in the quest of promoting women’s cycling as they bike for gender equality.

Freeze Tag Sponsorship

The InternationElles are entirely self-funded, leaving them on the lookout for sponsors and partners to unite in their cause. Inspired by Louise and her team’s dedication and in unity with their cause, the Freeze Tag Team is proud to announce our official support of the InternationElles on this International Women’s Day.

In celebration of International Women’s Day a portion of the proceeds from every Flat Lou purchase this weekend will go toward Freeze Tag’s sponsorship of the InternationElles. You can pick up your Flat Lou at the Freeze Tag Online Store to show your support!

Exposing Inequality

For the past four years, the Donnons des Elles au Vélo J-1 have biked in protest to stand up for women’s cycling, which is shockingly still marginalized in a year as progressive as 2019. The goal of the peaceful cycling protest is to change opinions about the capability and role of women in cycling. Just this past week, a major cycling race in Belgium had to be stopped after a female cyclist caught up to the men. The solution? “Neutralizing” the race in order to reinstate the gender gap.

After decades of fighting for an equal foot in the race, women are still excluded from the Tour de France. Female cyclists have been fighting to establish a sustainable women’s stage race that can rival it, with their efforts dating back to 1955. A host of issues, included financial burdens, organizational struggles, media bias, and mockery, have held female cyclists back from participating in a race filled with the same caliber of prestige as men are allotted.

The Big Picture

While the exclusion of female cyclists from the world’s biggest cycling race embodies an underlying current of sexism and exclusion in the event, in a fuller sense, Louise and her fellow female cyclists are striving to bring overall awareness to gender inequalities in cycling. The Donnons des Elles au Vélo J-1, InternationElles, and countless female cyclists from around the world are faced with continual disparagement that prohibits them from participating in their sport on the same caliber as their male counterparts.

Threaded throughout the sport of cycling is an undercurrent of sexism, from podium girls to select cycling company advertisement. Female cyclists pack in the same grueling training regimen as men, yet they are faced with prize money discrepancies, lack of women’s races, and lack of race coverage in the case that events do take place. These continual practices put female cyclists at a constant disadvantage, a position which this band of innovative ladies is hoping to eradicate and redefine.

Stay tuned for future updates about Louise, her team, and their cycling quest. The entire group of empowered female athletes will be preparing for their over 3,400 kilometer bike tour this July. The ladies will start in Brussels on July 5, concluding their race in Paris on July 27, demonstrating their athletic prowess.

You can show your support for Louise by deploying your own Flat Lou this International Women’s Day!

Munzee on!

Share Button

March 1, 2019

Feb Badges and March POTM Requirements are Ready to Roll!

Did you spot a new badge earned this week? Our February POTM criteria rewarded over 1,500 players who have captured and/or deployed daily for over a year. A big thanks to all of you for helping us grow the map! You truly are super beasts!

Now that February has concluded, it’s time to move on to our March POTM requirements. Some of you may have already figured out this month’s theme based off our social media posting, but for those of you unaware, March POTM will be selected based off of hksfarm’s Monthly Munzee Giveaway video contest! Our good friend (and super Munzee Support specialist) Daniel Hammock will be rewarding select players this month based off of creativity in his video contest.

Although some winners of the monthly contest are selected at random, others are personally selected by Hammock based on creativity. The creative winners will win the title of POTM in March and the subsequent POTM badge. A number of players have already received the title of March POTM due to Hammock’s selection for February videos. February’s theme was Munzee Love, so we’re showing those winners some love and awarding their badges today! Our winners thus far, as well as their videos, are listed at the end of the article!

The theme for March’s video contest will be videoing a Munzee at a fitness club or gym. How will you show off your creative cardio? The creative portion of the video contest will have open submission up until March 15 at midnight MHQ time, after which Hammock will be choose the final winners for POTM. The monthly contest will continue until the last day of the month if you’d like to still submit your video for the chance to win his giveaway. Just be sure to have your creative video in by 3/15 at 11:59 pm MHQ time to be eligible for March POTM! Don’t forget to stop by the hksfarm’s Facebook page to read about video terms and guidelines.

Remember that anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously IS able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! The criteria for Player Of The Month changes, so even if March isn’t your month, there’s always April! Some months will require player nominations, while other months the winners will be chosen based off of stats or other factors.

Now stop sitting around— it’s time to hit the gym and get started on your video submission!

Good luck, and Munzee On!

March POTM winners so far:

Jennbaby82 – https://youtu.be/yQ8_w0k9YOs
FromTheTardis – https://youtu.be/lGvLGuQIypQ
Klc1960 – https://youtu.be/LvWpTOFmq8Y
Noisette – https://youtu.be/zKfu1ATlK9Y
FindDeezee – https://youtu.be/FOEgaH4J4IU
Peter1980 – https://youtu.be/TtYkZv19b-4
Powerfreak – https://youtu.be/Md70edqDFCA
Teambobcats – https://youtu.be/dFN3g5IMkA0
Andy69 – https://youtu.be/Hw70qeqN_Tw
Kermit450 – https://youtu.be/wdVBFeMSb9s
Patrisk – https://youtu.be/czy4zhEDPWw
Aufbau – https://youtu.be/qvzABArSkwM
Barefootguru – https://youtu.be/dA1O1wA3PgI
Sternenkind – https://youtu.be/ARlhREKJTKY
Prmarks1391 – https://youtu.be/imbjNnozA1g
PinkBulldog – https://youtu.be/uhGjHG2whAs
Roughdraft – https://youtu.be/XTTI5SWvYVY
Fionails – https://youtu.be/AB_LdPg-GME
Levesund – https://youtu.be/AB_LdPg-GME
Linusbi – https://youtu.be/AB_LdPg-GME
WinterCheetah – https://youtu.be/C2jt9YItOVc
Nyisutter – https://youtu.be/s6gFpOBWYIs
Adam848 – https://youtu.be/zNAwtI16ph8
Hilja – https://youtu.be/p4aqZi7f1Zk
5Star – https://youtu.be/vK2ahZ3GQ04
Teamsturms – https://youtu.be/MZ7FCMFsS5E
Calvertcachers – https://youtu.be/1We7b1obOiQ
Dorsetknob – https://youtu.be/gI7RJYJhrtk
Felixbongers – https://youtu.be/V9ghPc4UC1A
Atzepeng84 – https://youtu.be/l_nNiWzhQZs
123xilef – https://youtu.be/m6u4Qo851zA
Czpeet – https://youtu.be/C2wCfSKGVFI
Monrose – https://youtu.be/1ggssaTG5mk
Prindlepalooza – https://youtu.be/-JJCuoouC5k
Bordentaxi – https://youtu.be/RmhgfkEwXGM
Chivasloyal – https://youtu.be/5edfEdF1qOo
Geckofreund – https://youtu.be/gsJR0tfsowM
Rita85gto – https://youtu.be/TTKkefr_hK8
CambridgeHannons – https://youtu.be/weHSCIHxrzY
RePe – https://youtu.be/15GRX-9vx-4
Ol0n0lo – https://youtu.be/xMonrqdmdD4
JerseyGeocacher – https://youtu.be/MHN7eex0_J8
Buckeyecacher111 – https://youtu.be/lXnsvpwTi_A
JerseyJulie – https://youtu.be/KnFYtKInyjU
DaddyOMommyO – https://youtu.be/Zat6wW_3mGI
Halemeister – https://youtu.be/wLjeyVOeGWA
2mctwins – https://youtu.be/tdQAthI6HYg
Matanome – https://youtu.be/ToE3oXpFzPg
Boompa – https://youtu.be/zxLg4BQKTkk
Cidinho – https://youtu.be/4_XBYd8PSbI
Sagabi – https://youtu.be/IVoPVCl6KCA
Kyrandia – https://youtu.be/KV6yKF8gN4k
3newsomes – https://youtu.be/s4pVXJAgrb4
Hmn007 – https://youtu.be/kulhiM8MAWI
Allison35 – https://youtu.be/3Ez2WZzWvg0
Cvdchiller – https://youtu.be/KCcN6JHe3Tc
Nickoes – https://youtu.be/fb7Jko4stpU
Earthangel – https://youtu.be/uiYFaa0fxx4
Liasousa – https://youtu.be/x1tbkariLQs
Mattie – https://youtu.be/IOnuZx1ERLA
Thegenie18 – https://youtu.be/dlsS48kXzSg
Promethium – https://youtu.be/WY_ogievzSA
Human01d – https://youtu.be/D9hiD2dPBX8
Thepetersonfinders – https://youtu.be/v7Y6_9ry7K0
Felix11 – https://youtu.be/ldQgGOwILEw
Hikerdude – https://youtu.be/GF2ADbbIW4c
Belita – https://youtu.be/YD9JUOgwrRc
Brilang – https://youtu.be/fedXrt0Bi9k
Jirkaka – https://youtu.be/kpDwhVmphd4
EagleDadandXenia – https://youtu.be/w3yi_gQXjzY
Xlud – https://youtu.be/llUpyCdX8x4
Hunniees – https://youtu.be/zQCvsLNaZHU

Share Button

February 21, 2019

February GOTM Winners! Featuring Community Stories

Last month we were happy to announce our first ever Garden(s) of the Month winners. We also had the pleasure of recognizing an additional 35 players as Players of the Month for their Virtual Garden buildings skills, as it was our January POTM criteria. This left us with lots of excellent choices to pick from for our February GOTM!

This recognition is meant to honor a variety of our outstanding Virtual Garden builders who have helped to create some of our most memorable gardens. As many of you might recall, GOTM is an extra special award, because all players who deployed in the winning gardens will receive badges as well! Our winning February Virtual Gardens are the Richard Petty Garden, organized by markcase, and the Greer Train Garden, organized by Dlovegrove!

The February Gardens of the Month appear as follows:

The Richard Petty Garden organized by markcase in Greensboro, North Carolina

The Greer Train Garden organized by Dlovegrove in Greer, South Carolina.

All players who deployed in these respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges!

Player Stories 

Not only did we enjoy the design and execution of these gardens, but we also selected this month’s winners based off the stories behind the Virtual Gardens. Munzee is a social game, and we love hearing about how gameplay impacts the community in positive ways!

Richard Petty Garden

The Richard Petty Garden earns the distinction of being one of the oldest Munzee Virtual Gardens in North Carolina. It also earns some major bonus points for being blessed by former NASCAR Driver Richard Petty himself!

Mark Case has been a dedicated Munzee player for rounding seven years, a period of which he has spent designing gardens for a variety of players. According to Case, several years ago he received permission to place a geocache on the property of Petty Enterprise. However, he was later asked to remove it due to property violations from overeager players. Case decided that a Munzee Virtual Garden would be the perfect way to honor Petty without disrupting his land.

With Petty’s permission, Case was permitted by Petty Enterprises to use the “43” logo modeled in the garden. With assistance from Craig Williams, Case was able to finish the coding needed to get the garden structured. On January 12, 2016, the Richard Petty Garden was successfully filled in thanks to player contributions. Case currently keeps a lookout for player holes caused by inactivity in order to preserve the garden. He is happy to share that Petty has officially blessed his titular garden, and the two have met in person!

Munzee player and February GOTM winner Mark Case (left) meets former NASCAR driver and voice actor Richard Petty, who he designed a Virtual Garden in honor of.

Greer Train Garden

Our second February GOTM win goes to David Lovegrove, who did the tricky work of putting the spreadsheets together for the Greer Train Garden. This set of mini-gardens runs on the real world Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The master plan for the design was devised by David’s 12-year-old son, Jonathan, and his best friend Henry. These creative young men also came up with their own logo design for the Virtual Garden.

The group’s first Garden in the Greenville area was the Clemson Tiger Paw. However, as the Garden neared completion, the boys begged David to make a garden for Greer, South Carolina where they were concentrating their growth efforts. David desired to design a manageable size so that it could be more easily filled in. The team came up with the perfect solution: a train garden, where everyone fills up the engine one car at a time! The boys designed a logo and brainstormed ideas for the train garden at school every day as they strove to bring their dreams to fruition.

The young friends came up with the master plan for the Garden, while David worked the technicalities of their vision. The idea behind the design was to fill up the locomotive design and tender before adding on cars one-by-one. This layout allows for continual expansion, while allowing the Garden to appear “finished” even as it continues to grow!

This isn’t the only time David has joined forces with his son in relations to Munzee. The father and son duo enjoy collaborating on fun and funny designs, such as “Skunky” based off of Jonathan’s favorite stuffed animal. Now 14-years-old, Jonathan has discovered his passion and possible career route through his love of Munzee.

Jonathan has a huge desire to “Grow Greer,” his local community, in Munzee. This passion led him to researching websites about the city, cementing his lasting love for Greer. This resulted in the mayor of Greer presenting him with a key to the city. Jonathan has built a small media empire centered around positive things about and happenings in Greer via Facebook, Instagram, and  www.GreerTidbits.com. He even gives tours!

Jonathan Lovegrove, a young Munzee enthusiast. Lovegrove focuses on building the game in his hometown of Greer, South Carolina and spreading positivity.

Rules and Regulations 

Do you know a garden deserving of the title of March GOTM? We’re asking for players to submit already created gardens for the chance to win any of our upcoming Garden(s) of the Month! Just be sure to follow the rules!

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

E-mail us at iloveyou@munzee.com to nominate yourself or another qualified player for GOTM! If you don’t see your name on the February winner’s list, fear not! We take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months.

Do you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden? Check out this step-by-step tutorial to help build a Garden today. Remember, Munzee is a social game, and there are many Virtual Garden builders who are happy to design Gardens for fellow players. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook in order to reach out to fellow players!

Don’t forget to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits in the Freeze Tag store so you can fill in those Gardens! Our Virtual collection now includes Temporary Virtuals, Virtual Trail Munzee Credits (multiple), and the Virtual Trail Munzee Credit (single). All three of these items will be 19 percent off through Monday, February 25 at 10:00 MHQ time!

Congrats to all of our winning players this month! Thank you for sharing your stories, and thanks to everyone who nominated themselves or a fellow player and all who deployed. Stay tuned to see more winning Gardens!

Munzee On!

Share Button

January 30, 2019

Additional January Players of the Month Winners!

Congratulations for officially surviving the first month of 2019! We had so much fun awarding our previous Players of the Month with custom badges that we decided to spread the love to include a wider variety of some of Munzee’s very talented Virtual Garden builders. As a reminder, Player(s) of the Month will be based on different criteria each month. To cap off a successful January, we’ve extended this month’s award to an additional 35 players from all around the globe based on their world-renowned Virtual Garden building skills!

To thank these builders for all of the work they do in the Munzee community, we will be awarding them special POTM badges! 

You can find a complete list of all of our players of the month for January at the end of this post! Congrats to all of our January POTM winners! Munzee wouldn’t be the same without all of the hard work, time, and effort you (and all of our dedicated players!) put into transforming the maps. And another thank you goes out to all of the players who nominated these talented builders.

Some months we will ask for nominations to help us choose recipients based on that month’s criteria, but we will not be accepting nominations in February. The Player Of The Month requirements for February are based on Super Streaks! That means if you have captured and/or deployed every day for more than a year, you will be rewarded. We have to recognize the players who never take a day off! Thank you for helping us grow the map, and stay tuned for your future recognition!

As a final reminder, anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously IS able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! Good luck, and Munzee On!

Joining our previous January Players of the Month in the winning section are:

Once again, congratulations to all! Keep up the amazing work!

Share Button

January 24, 2019

FIRST EVER Gardens of the Month Winners Revealed!

Today is a special day for the Munzee community, as we are excited to announce our first ever Gardens of the Month winners! This recognition is meant to honor a number of our outstanding players who have helped create some of our favorite Munzee Virtual Gardens. As a way to highlight the achievements of some of the very many people who help make Munzee great, we have created special badges for all players who have deployed in winning gardens.

Our first two Gardens of the Month organizers are mnbball and brandikorte! If these names sound familiar, it’s because these dedicated players also earned our first Players of the Month wins earlier this month. The exciting part about GOTM is that all players who deployed in the garden will earn a special badge as well. So without further ado, our winning gardens for January and our special badges are as follows:

Burger and Pizza Garden organized by Mnbball in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunset Cowboy Garden organized by brandikorte in Ft. Worth, TX

Everyone who deployed in these respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges!

GOTM: Burger and Pizza- Deployed a virtual munzee in the January 2019 Garden Of The Month

GOTM: Sunset Cowboy- Deployed a virtual munzee in the January 2019 Garden Of The Month

Do you want to be featured in our February GOTM? We’re asking players to submit already created gardens for the chance to earn this title! Remember that all players who deploy in winning gardens will earn a custom badge. Just be sure to follow the rules!

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Are you eligible for our GOTM nomination? E-mail us at iloveyou@munzee.com to nominate yourself or another qualified player for either GOTM or POTM.

Need some help deploying in a Virtual Garden? We’ve got you covered! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to help build a Garden today. We’ve also found a handful of player-designed Gardens for you to deploy in as well. Once you’ve gone through the tutorial, go to Option 1, Option 2, or Option 3 and build away!

To help out on your Garden building, we’re also running a sale on Virtual Munzees in the Freeze Tag Online Store! From 15:00 MHQ today (1/25) through 23:59 MHQ on Sunday, January 27th, Virtual Munzees will be on sale for $4.25. Stock on up! If you buy a Virtual Munzee, you will get a Virtual Color Credit for free. No discount code is required for this bonus, but both products must be in the cart when checking out.

Good luck, and Munzee on!

Share Button

January 18, 2019

Announcing the NEW Player Of The Month program!

After many months of hiatus we’re excited to announce a revamping of our Player Of The Week program! The new Player Of The Month program will work similarly to it’s weekly precursor, with a few notable differences. Player(s) Of The Month will be based on a different set of criteria each month. For example we’re kicking off January by highlighting some of our world-renowned Virtual Garden builders! Read the entire blog post to see how you can nominate others!

The all NEW Player Of The Month badge!

Say CONGRATS to brandikorte and mnbball as the first POTM winners!

AND It wouldn’t be right to award the builders of gardens this honor without acknowledging the people who built the first tools! Laczy76 and TheMachman These two will also receive the POTM badge for their work in the Munzee community.

These builders have done fantastic work developing Virtual Gardens with the help of the worldwide community. You may recognize brandikorte’s Sunset Cowboy Garden in Ft. Worth, TX. Those in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area may recognize the Burger or Pizza Gardens by mnbball. There might be some more news regarding these Virtual Gardens too, so stay tuned!

If you know a GREAT virtual garden builder please provide two things for us: 1) username 2) Map hyperlink to the garden  — email this information by January 28th to iloveyou@munzee.com so we can choose additional POTM for January.

During some months we may ask for nominations from our players based on that month’s criteria and we will choose recipients based on those details. Anyone who earned the Player Of The Week badge previously IS able to earn the Player Of The Month badge as well! In other months we may automatically award the POTM badge to players who meet certain requirements.

The Player Of The Month requirements for February are based on Super Streaks! If you have captured and/or deployed every day for more than a year you will be rewarded. These dedicated players don’t believe in a day off, but their hard work is helping grow the map!

Earn the Super Duper ULTRA Streak badge by capturing and deploying a munzee every day for a year!

The only requirement is that you have captured AND/OR deployed for at least 366 days straight at any point in your Munzee career. Even if you completed the Super Beast badge three months ago you will still be rewarded, if you didn’t stop at 365. Badges will be awarded February 28th.

Don’t forget, we have monthly Resolution Streak badges for capturing a munzee every day! These reset each month so you can still earn February if you missed a day in January! Maybe there will even be some new long term Streak badges for those who didn’t give up after a year??? Stay tuned for more!

We’re excited to kick off the new Player Of The Month program and challenge you all to play the game in many different ways! We plan to recognize the worldwide nature of the game this year.

As always thank you all for your dedication to the game! Munzee on!

Share Button