Posts Tagged ‘gardens’

May 25, 2022

May 2022 GOTM Winners

This month we’ve been taking things a bit slower, but that doesn’t mean we left you to your own devices! We brought the tradition of May the Fourth Munzee Events to everyone with a very special ZEE-Dayz, which included ARF2D2 and ZEE-3PO specials to capture, a NEW Scrap Star Temporary Destination, double points on Mechz, and a sale!

The next week we celebrated the ONLY Flat Day the 13th this year with another ZEE-Dayz! This time, Unlucky Object specials started bouncing around the map (and still are!) and there were double points on Flats and other related types. We also introduced some new hidden badges for you to earn!

Just last week, we released a NEW Secret ZeeOp for you to participate in, which will reward you with the R3X-0-Skeleton Mech once you complete it. Other than that, it’s been fairly quiet here at MHQ the past few days… but maybe that means we’re gearing up for some big surprises!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the May Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early June, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

May GOTM

It seems we’ll all need to take a vacation to England’s beaches! They’ve got some beautiful gardens that we’d love to visit and cap! 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 Horatio the Hermit Crab garden, designed by Waves117 and FlamingoFlurrier, and the Beach Umbrella garden, designed by BonnieB1, as our winning May GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Horatio the Hermit Crab by Waves117 and FlamingoFlurrier in Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK

What a cute character dreamed up by Waves117! Look out Rover, you’ve got some competition!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

This Garden is situated in the centre of Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK and is the centrepiece of my next Munzee event in October. The inspiration for this Garden came from

1) Cromer being famous for its freshly caught delicacy of crabs and

2) Norfolk’s most famous son Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson – born in Norfolk.

So meet Horatio the Hermit Crab. With over 500 pins it initially felt a bit of a challenge to fill but the munzee community reserved spots quickly and it was fully reserved within 4 days.

This adorable crab definitely caught our eye earlier in the year, but we wanted to save it for a warmer month. We are especially impressed with the colors used for its shell — who knew Void Mysteries and Peas Evos would look so good together, and create a pearlescent appearance?!

If you’re interested in learning more about Waves117’s event, check out this link: https://calendar.munzee.com/event1645046707/

Beach Umbrella by BonnieB1 in Westbourne, Bournemouth, England, UK

Angling the garden to make the bottom edge of the umbrella line up with the beach must have made the design process trickier than it looks!

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

Situated on the cliffs above the fantastic beaches of Bournemouth, and utilises a number of different Munzees cleverly to make a stunning effect.

The strong lines of this garden make it instantly recognizable, even when zoomed out quite far. The combination of Electric Mysteries, Virtual Colors, Citrines, Carrot Evos, Flat Flashlights, Submarine Evos, and Flat Disc Golf Baskets capture the colors of summer so well!

ZeeOps and Clan Wars players will also appreciate the use of Night Vision Goggles, Crossbows, and Catapults for the outlines.

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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April 21, 2022

April 2022 GOTM Winners

This month was one for fans of furry and feathered friends. We kicked things off with a wild and wacky Flamingo-filled April Fool’s Day celebration! The next week, we stretched the meaning of the word “pet” with new Pet Rock specials to collect. A cute new Duck Evolution also made its debut, as it’s been a while since the last one (the Bee) was released.

The week after that, we released Mari’s Flat Object, the Flat Cats — we didn’t want Flat Murray to be lonely as the only Flat Pet! We also had a ZEE-Dayz for QRew and ZeeQRew members (not very animal-themed, but didn’t want to leave it out!).

Lastly, earlier this week, we put out some new specials to chase — the Animal QRackers. But we aren’t done with all the animal-themed fun we’ve planned for the month — keep an eye out for more releases as we head into May!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the April Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early May, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

April GOTM

With the release of the Flat Cats, we couldn’t resist choosing the winners below! They’re just the right colors too — one black and one orange! 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 Egyptian Cat garden, designed by BonnieB1 for denali0407, and the Aphrodite’s Cat garden, designed by purplecourgette, as our winning April GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Egyptian Cat by BonnieB1 for denali0407 in Weatherford, TX

This cat looks quite regal with its decorative jewel-studded collar!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

A unique design to highlight the year of Egyptian Zodiacs and includes all 12 zodiacs. Finished early in December 2021 when the last Zodiac was released in Munzpaks! Adapted specifically for the town of Weatherford, Texas for a longtime player and my Munzee mentor and friend denali0407! Now there are two jewels in Weatherford!

This striking design definitely caught our eye last year — we were just waiting for the perfect occasion to put it into the spotlight! It’s a must-visit for fans of the Egyptian Zodiacs, and if you’re missing any badges you’ll be sure to fill in any gaps as you cap!

Aphrodite’s Cat by purplecourgette in Erimi, Cyprus

This cat’s fur is a unique patchwork of Clan Weapons, Jewels, Electric Mysteries, and of course, Virtual Colors. Night Vision Goggles were used for the darker details!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

This garden was set-up for a player based in Cyprus. There are more cats in Cyprus than human beings! They are all over the place and it is attributed to the fact that domestication of cats first started, in all probability, in Cyprus. The Goddess Aphrodite was born in Cyprus… maybe she had a cat!? [;)]

We really appreciate purplecourgette’s note, as it was quite intriguing! First, because we don’t often hear of players based in Cyprus — definitely curious to find out more about the map there, and if there are ways we can help grow the community — and second, the fun facts about cats and Aphrodite! We definitely think she would enjoy the company of cats!

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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March 23, 2022

March 2022 GOTM Winners

As we end the first quarter of the year, things are definitely starting to pick up! We started off the month bringing back the limited-time credit program — this month’s incarnation, as you know, is called Sham Rocks! We then kicked off our first ZEE-Dayz of the month for all players, featuring the humble Shamrock Munzee and also the return of St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards.

The next week, we launched the cute and colorful Cereal Specials, a pack of St. Patrick’s Day-themed skins, and a NEW Mech purchasable with Sham Rocks!

Just last week, we launched the newest Secret ZeeOps, which, for the first time, includes TWO Mechz as rewards! We also tried out a second ZEE-Dayz, this time specifically for March MunzPak owners, along with the NEW tPOB Pub and Recyclops skin. Most importantly, we announced a new survey we’d like everyone to participate in!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the March Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early April, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

March GOTM

Recently we’ve been receiving a lot of nominations for summer-y gardens — at first, this puzzled us, as we are currently experiencing the end of winter here in the states. After realizing where these gardens were located, it made perfect sense — it’s summer on the other side of the 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 Nessie in Grenaa garden, designed by MetteS for Henning49, and the Palmuranta garden, designed by tartu61 and enkku, as our winning March GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Nessie in Grenaa by MetteS for Henning49 in Grenaa, Denmark

Indeed, as the nominator mentioned, you can see that this garden is along a river. It covers 3 bus stops!

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

This beautiful garden is perfect for the city of Grenaa. It is by the sea, and this sea monster is making its way up the stream from the sea to the main city.

We thought this garden was a fun twist on the typical St. Patrick’s day theme! The Loch Ness Monster hails from Scotland, but there’s no denying its similarities with the Irish Oillipheist, which we featured earlier this month as our latest skin for the Hydra!

Oillipheist Hydra

Palmuranta by tartu61 and enkku in Hyvinkää, Finland

Non-Finnish Munzee players: can you guess what “palmuranta” means? If you guessed “palm beach”, then you are correct! If you were curious, “ranta” on its own is the word for “beach”.

This garden was created to celebrate the first Munzee event in Hyvinkää, Finland! The event is called Palmurannan alla and will take place on April 9th — so if you’d like to show your support, feel free to deploy any Greeting Cards or other Virtual Munzees nearby before then!

The garden shares its design with the event badge and icons, as you can see below:

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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March 18, 2022

A Gameplay Survey for 2022!

It’s been a while since our last big survey — can you believe it’s been 2 years already? We are getting to a point where we can start planning new things — so we thought it would be prudent to check in with the community via a new survey!

The link to the survey is HERE, but read on for more details regarding the survey and prize drawing!

Survey Details

Like our past surveys, this survey does not collect e-mail addresses, nor will it require sign-in to Google. We’ve chosen to go this route since we want to make it as open to everyone as possible — some people may not be comfortable sharing their e-mail address, others may not have a Google account.

You’ll find that the questions at the beginning of the survey ask for some basic information about you — this is just to get a general idea of our our current player base, and will not be used to identify you in any way, even if you choose to enter the prize drawing (more details on it below). If you’ve filled out our past surveys, many of these questions will likely be familiar to you.

The survey will then shift to more opinion-based questions — feel free to type as much as you’d like (or as much as the Google Form will allow)! We do read every response, though it may take us a while to get through everything.

Once again, the link to the survey is HERE.

Prize Drawing Details

To sweeten the deal, we’ll be doing another random prize drawing! Like in our past surveys, you have the option to submit your username at the end for an entry. Please note the following:

  • Usernames will ONLY be used to conduct this prize drawing.
    • As mentioned above, even if you do enter in your Munzee username, we will not use the data in this survey to identify you in any way. The survey data will remain in this Google Form, separate from the Munzee databases.
  • Multiple entries will disqualify you from winning.
    • We’d like the data to be as accurate as possible — multiple entries from the same people will artificially sway the data a certain way.
  • We will determine the total number of winners based on the number of unique survey responses — said another way, the more players that fill out the survey, the more winners there will be!
    • However, as mentioned in the previous bullet points, please DO NOT fill out the survey multiple times as this will cause our data to be inaccurate, and we will disqualify anyone with multiple entries.
    • DO ask any of your Munzee friends and family to fill out the survey, if they don’t know about it already!
  • Entering the prize drawing is OPTIONAL.
    • If you are not comfortable with having your Munzee username tied to your response, you can certainly leave the field blank.
    • That being said, you should have nothing to fear — we will never punish players for writing honest opinions in this survey. If there is something we can improve, this survey and support@munzee.com are the best places for you to tell us.

The survey will be closed some time on April 1st — and no, this is not a joke. We are looking forward to hearing from everyone!

Munzee On!

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February 22, 2022

February 2022 GOTM Winners

Even though February is only shorter than other months by 2 or 3 days, it feels like we’ve come to the final stretch of the month so quickly!

We kicked off the month with the release of the V-Mailboxes. As the National Hat Day specials finished their run, we launched the NEW Pizza My Heart specials a few days after. The next day brought a new set of mini-Mechz, the X & O Bots. The week after that, the V-Mailbox finally began its daily deliveries on Valentine’s Day. Reseller Flamingos made their debut the next day, followed by the first new Flat Object of the year, Flat Murray, the Friday after.

We are now happy to announce the winners of the February Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early March, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

Feburary GOTM

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 Purple Heart Park garden, designed by Spanol, and the Munzee Love garden, designed by Jeffeth, as our winning February GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Purple Heart Park by Spanol in Tucson, AZ

While this garden is fairly small, we love that each diamond shape within the heart still has dimension, thanks to the different shades of Purple Virtual Colors and Amethysts. A simple but special garden!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Located on the Southeast corner of Tucson, Arizona, the park is dedicated to the Purple Heart military decoration, awarded to men and women killed or injured during combat while members of the Armed Services. The Park also includes a dog area named after Ivan, a Tucson police dog lost in the line of duty.

In addition to this note, the spreadsheet for the garden includes a photo of a monument in the park that inspired the design. The monument consists of a brick wall with beautiful purple glass squares built into it, in the shape of a heart. We loved the story behind this garden and how it resembles the real-life landmark located there, so it safely secured a spot as one of the winners for this month!

Munzee Love by Jeffeth in Ottawa, ON, Canada

It’s hard for us to resist Flat-themed gardens because they represent us in a way — not to mention how cute and timely the design is!

Here are some notes from the players who nominated this garden:

I love the simplicity and meaning of this garden, of course we all love Munzee, but this garden seems to celebrate the love for Flat Rob and Flat Lou, our King and Queen of Munzee.

This is the cutest Valentine’s garden that I’ve seen! It’s especially sweet because we all know Rob had the key to Lou’s heart! 🙂

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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January 25, 2022

January 2022 GOTM Winners

Continuing last year’s tradition of monthly lawn ornaments, we kicked of the year by officially launching Garden Flamingos! Shortly after, we had a mini ZEE-Dayz to celebrate World Hypnotism Day and have the map all nice and clean for 2022. The next week, we celebrated National Sticker Day by topping up sticker orders with extra free ones, and then celebrated National Hat Day with a full-size ZEE-Dayz for the weekend and NEW MOBs running through early February. Last week, we released the details on the latest Secret ZeeOp, awarded the 2021 Leaderboard Badges, and had a very successful Moving Sale!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the January Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early February, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

January GOTM

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 Flamingo @ Den Treek Leusden garden, designed by Wawie, and the Florida Flamingo garden, designed by dt07751 and hunniees, as our winning January GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Flamingo @ Den Treek Leusden by Wawie in Leusden, The Netherlands

While the garden is beautiful enough with just Virtual Colors, the addition of Electric Mysteries to spell out the year can make capping this garden a little more interesting with their Charge scatters!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

I would like to nominate my Flamingo Garden. I created this garden to celebrate that 2022 is the year of the Flamingo. The garden is placed in a beautiful wooded area in the Netherlands. A nice detail is that the bill of the flamingo is directed towards what we call in Dutch “Vogelwater.” The exact English translation of “Vogelwater” is “bird water.” Because there are no flamingos in the wild in the Netherlands, this water will not attract real flamingos. But I know that this flamingo will attract many Virtual Flamingos in the coming year. Special thanks to Nico and Jeen for their help.

This garden immediately caught our eye due to how well-done it was! We love the use of different pink, red, and purple Virtual Colors to give the main body of the flamingo some dimension, and similarly the different yellow, brown and green shades on the beak! Like Wawie wrote, this garden is sure to attract many virtual Flamingos, and many Munzee players as well!

Florida Flamingo by dt07751 and hunniees in Tampa, FL

While we were unfortunately unable to filter out the Flat Matts running through the garden, they do resemble a bokeh effect on the sun’s rays leading directly to the flamingo’s eye.

This garden was submitted 3 years ago, and now it’s finally its time to shine! It’s a square-shaped garden depicting a simple scene — a flamingo standing in a flower-lined pool under the hot sun — but we think it’s a great tribute to the Floridian Munzee community!

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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December 27, 2021

December 2021 GOTM Winners

If you’re a fan of Munzee Gardens, we’d understand if you were starting to get concerned — we had a lot of things going on last week! But that’s precisely why we were saving this announcement for a later slot — we wanted to give our picks the attention they deserve!

But first, let’s quickly review the month, as we usually do: we started off strong with the reveal of our final (for now) Modern Myth, Zeus! Shortly after, Double Point Weekends and Special Themed Scatter Events started as we had announced in an earlier post. The next week was jam-packed with holiday fun as we revealed our first two Christmas MythologiGal skins, Christmas Cracker specials, the new LOC04LMOTIVE Mech, and Christmas Cracker Greeting Cards. The week after that saw another new Mech, the GWRENCH, and another new MythologiGal skin! Most recently, we’ve had some limited-time scatters for the Flat Flashlight, and also our big Boxing Day Sale, which revealed the final MythologiGal skin!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the December Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early January, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

December GOTM

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 O’ Christmas Tree garden, designed by markayla, and the Christmas in Ottawa garden, designed by Jeffeth, as our winning December GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

O’ Christmas Tree by markayla in Marion, IA

The gifts under the tree are made up of Surprise Munzees — a fun choice since Christmas gifts are usually surprises irl!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love decorating my home for the season. I created this garden to decorate the map for Christmas and spread joy for the holiday.

The star made of Flat Flashlights at the top of the tree definitely grabbed our attention! It reminded us a lot of the capture badge for the Flat Flashlight scatters. Following the path of Electric Mystery tinsel, we paused to look at each of the different ornament pins, which are a mixture of the other Flats, Evolutions, and Jewels.

Christmas in Ottawa by Jeffeth in Ottawa, ON, Canada

This garden looks like a design for a real-life holiday greeting card!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

It’s November! The month between Halloween and Christmas! But, if you look through the window, you can see Christmas is coming! 🙂

Of course, we couldn’t resist pairing a Christmas Tree-shaped garden with a view from inside a home! As this view is from a distance — reducing the amount of pins making up the tree — we think it was a good choice to stick to just Virtual Forest Green pins. It keeps the shape recognizable at its small size, and anyway, the concept is that we are looking forward to the holidays!

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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November 22, 2021

November 2021 GOTM Winners

Can you believe we’re already more than halfway through the month? It feels like we announced October’s GOTM just yesterday! Looking back at the month so far, we started things off by releasing our final set of Baby Animals via the MunzPak, In-App Store, and Redeem Store. A few days later we kicked off our word-y theme for the month with the Tongue Tied MOBs, and followed up the next week with the Flat Typewriter and the Short Story and Song About You Greeting Cards.

Looking forward, we also released a few things in preparation for the holidays next month: Christmas Events, Sir Prize Santa, and more new Greeting Cards!

Perhaps most exciting though, was our most recent update which allows Premium members to blast munzees according to their Filter settings!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the November Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early December, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

November GOTM

While this month wasn’t RUM-focused, we did have pirates on the brain! 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 Pirates Treasure Map, designed by nyisutter, and the Pirate’s Treasure, designed by gargoyle18, as our winning November GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Pirates Treasure Map by nyisutter in St. Charles, MO

For extra incentive, Onyxes were used as the trail to the treasure!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This garden was created to lead players to all the treasure deployed by and for the Pirates clan.

On paper, a rectangular garden composed of mostly Virtual Colors doesn’t sound very exciting, but this garden is a shining example of the contrary! Kudos to the Pirates clan for coming up with a great design that we’d love to visit and cap someday!

Pirate’s Treasure by gargoyle18 in Clarks Summit, PA

The mixture of Jewels and Virtual Colors makes the inside of the chest very eye-catching, capturing the jewel tones we associate with treasure!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

There are a couple local players that like the pirate theme. And this garden is like a sister garden to a pirate ship garden nearby. It is also hand cap-able.

Of course, we couldn’t resist pairing the Treasure Map with a Treasure Chest! We first heard about this garden in April 2020, so it’s been considered as a potential winner for a while — we were just waiting for the perfect opportunity!

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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October 20, 2021

October 2021 GOTM Winners

For October, we wanted to do more than just spooky themed bouncers. As restrictions still vary around the world, we wanted to create a safe trick-or-treating experience with Candy Corn Credits. Instead of going door-to-door, you collect them by going munzee-to-munzee! And, even better — you can trade them in for rewards you choose, so you can truly play your way this month! Some of the new Halloween Greeting Cards we released at the start of the month are obtainable by redeeming CCC.

Of course, we did release some spooky themed bouncers the next week — the Pro-fright-ionals! We also tried something new by releasing new Halloween-themed skins for Myths: the first was the Candy Corn Unicorn, the second was the Candy Corn Leprechaun (“Leprecorn”) — more may be coming soon! Just this week, we released an update to Hotels which should make it easier to earn CCC from them as well.

Lastly, we highlighted Pouch Creatures this month with the release of 3 new Mitmegu Evolutions, the first new non-Funfinity Stone creature in over a year — Koobas — and a ZEE-Dayz weekend that awarded double points on them and Greeting Cards!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the October Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early November, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

October GOTM

The gardens we chose reflect the festive mood we’re feeling — we know y’all are feeling it too, as the Calendar is packed with events every weekend! In fact, one of these gardens was made specifically for an October event. 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 Witchy Pumpkin Garden, designed by MrsHB31 and markcase, and the Black Moth 💀 Squad Garden, designed by Rikitan, as our winning October GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Witchy Pumpkin by MrsHB31 and markcase, in Kernersville, NC

Wouldn’t this design make a fun Halloween-themed emoji?

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This was set up for the October 9 Halloween event and filled nicely.

A simple and cute design in the colors we’ve come to associate with Halloween! We also appreciate the use of the new Void Mysteries as the purple band around the hat, which adds variety and will certainly attract nearby players who haven’t had the chance to cap any yet!

Black Moth 💀 Squad by Rikitan in Bratislava, Slovakia

This beautiful bug is made up of all the virtual Jewels, except Emeralds as those are only deployable in designated Emerald gardens. We think the Night Vision Goggles make even better eyes than Emeralds!

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

Garden is dedicated to local players in Bratislava, who often go out to streets after dusk, chasing specials and bouncers.
Night-time munzeeing is much easier in the city, thanks to quiet traffic compared to rush hours.
Garden was created during 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic, when we’ve been locked at our homes after dark by government restrictions.

We thought this jeweled moth was the perfect partner to the Witchy Pumpkin due to its similar color scheme! Also, “Black Moth 💀 Squad” just has a really cool ring to it — sounds like a special branch of ZeeOps agents!

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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September 22, 2021

September 2021 GOTM Winners

September has turned out to be a gaming-themed month, but very different from our previous iterations. Instead, we kicked the month off with the new Chess Set game pieces! Each week, we’ve been sending out prizes to the first to cap the winning numbers in the LotterZEE, and also doing random Prize Drawings! And just this past Sunday, we wrapped up our week-long Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed ZEE-Dayz — we’re curious to find out which users are the lucky recipients of the Golden Ticket Munzee!

In other news, we also pushed out an app update which brought Premium Memberships to the In-App Store, released a new Elemental, announced Halloween Event Packages, and finally, dropped a new Secret ZeeOps. The month’s not over yet though, so be sure to keep an eye out for everything else we have planned!

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!

September GOTM

Last month we had a science-y theme going on — the gardens we’ve chosen this month, while not easily conforming to a theme, are both very meaningful to us in different ways. 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 Torii Gate Garden, designed by Kobeses, and the EyUpMeDuck Garden, designed by BenandJules, as our winning September GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Torii Gate by Kobeses in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan

While this garden could have simply used Red and Black Virtual Colors, we love the detail added with the lighter red and orange shades. The Elementals and Crossbows also add nice contrasting pops of color!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This was the first domestically designed and produced garden in Japan to my knowledge. It is of a Torii – a gate found in front of Shrines here in Japan. It is symbolic of the country and the growing base of players here.

As listeners of the Munzee Maniacs Podcast, we’re excited to hear that the game is growing in Japan — more munzees for host peejay and occasional guest Kobeses (the designer of the garden, if you didn’t catch it earlier) to cap, and more friends to play with! We would also like to wish Kobeses a belated “Happy Birthday”!

We’ve always wanted to grow the game in Japan as we believe Munzee is a great fit for the lifestyle there — “tech-savvy” and “active” are two words that immediately come to mind. Our team member, Mari, also has a personal connection to the country, so including part of her culture has definitely been another motivator! We have released a few Japan-inspired specials in the past, such as the Origami and Sushi specials, but now that the game is taking root there, we’re definitely going to take a deeper dive in the future!

EyUpMeDuck Garden by BenandJules in Beeston, Nottungham, UK

A beautiful memorial to EyUpMeDuck — even if you don’t know her personally, the design hints at a bright and fun personality. We’re sure it will catch the eye of players when they’re in the area and they’ll be able to learn more about her.

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

I was asked by Ady725 to create a special garden for his Wife EyUpMeDuck who is battling cancer. I was honored to be asked and created the garden I am nominating, I am not sure if it is allowed to nominate your own garden (Editor’s Note: it is definitely allowed!)… The garden has been very popular and has filled very quickly.

We could not help but be moved by the story behind this garden — with all the attention COVID-19 has taken the past year-and-a-half, it’s important to remember it’s not the only disease being battled. Our thoughts are with EyUpMeDuck and Ady725.

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

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.

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 iloveyou@munzee.com 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.

Munzee on!

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!

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