It feels like our Around ZEE World journey so far has gone by so fast! We started the month with a simple ZEE-Dayz that awarded double capture points on Places, Historical Locations, and Iconic Locations. On the weekend, the first Around ZEE World Bash events took place, with Mari and Tamara making an appearance at the So Cal Sept Event!
The next week, we announced the winners of the Soap Box Derby, and then kicked off our next set of specials — this time, we tried something new and had them scatter a trail of munzees to follow, so you could have your own challenge to travel Around ZEE World! Other items of note: we kicked off our Discord launch with 7 days of giveaways, the Around ZEE World Mailbox received its first deliveries, and Rob and Lou made an appearance at the Westcliff September 2022 event.
The week after that, we posted a call for more volunteer translators, checked in on Dale & Barb’s road trip, and hosted a special Worldwide Sale, which included a NEW Pouch Creature and also NEW Greeting Cards suggested by you! On the weekend, Dylan appeared with special guest Matt at the Touchdown in KC event — although Matt is technically not part of the team anymore, it still felt right to create a Traveling Team Badge for him. After all, he has been one of the faces of Munzee for years, and clearly still enjoys meeting up with players!
This week, we’ve just released the latest Secret ZeeOp — but keep an eye out for more Around ZEE World content before the month is out!
We are now happy to announce the winners of the September Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early October, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!
This month, we’ve chosen gardens that highlight royalty Around ZEE World! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award The Queen’s Crown garden, designed by Spice, and the Zamek Piastów garden, designed by GRZYBACZE, as our winning September GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:
The Queen’s Crown by Spice in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
The nominator pointed out that this garden was dedicated to nuttynan, who is certainly a queenly presence in the Munzee community!
On a sadder note, we also couldn’t help but be reminded of the recent loss of Queen Elizabeth II, so this garden seemed like a timely choice for a GOTM winner.
Zamek Piastów by GRZYBACZE in Legnica, Lower Silesia voivodeship, Poland
Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:
In my city (Legnica), there is a castle called “Zamek Piastów,” which means “Piast Castle.” It is one of the oldest castles in Poland.
For those unfamiliar with the word “Piast,” according to Merriam-Webster.com the word refers to “a member of the first dynasty of Polish rulers that ended with the death of Casimir III in 1370.” Going by the nominator’s words, this definition seems accurate, as it makes sense for one of the oldest castles in Poland to have been built during the 1st dynasty. If we ever get the chance to travel to Poland in the future, this is definitely one historical landmark we’d love to visit!
All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:
Rules for GOTM nominations:
- Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
- The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
- The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
- We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.
Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA
We’ll still check the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!
If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.
P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!