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November 20, 2017

Player of the Week: Connie Gunderson (cgund)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Connie Gunderson (cgund).

Who are you?
I’m Connie Gunderson; cgund on Munzee.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Littleton, Colorado.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started plaing in April of 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
I saw a link on Dale and Barb’s store (Space Coast Geo Store) when I was looking for caching supplies and clicked away. Then, I was talking to a local player about caching, and they endorsed Munzee, so I ran out, upgraded my phone, and downloaded the app.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
For sure the friends I’ve made, hands down. Most of the local players have become good friends, and it’s been fun to be a part of that social circle. Munzee has also given better focus to my days. Before Munzee, I would sometimes let my days fritter away without being productive or even getting out of the house.

What is on your wish list?
How about some kind of neon outline around Clan Weapons on the app’s map? They are virtually invisible when satellite mode is in use.

I hope MHQ, with help and support from the player base, can come up with better ways to recruit and retain players, too. I do my best to welcome and assist new players when i see activity in my feed, and I think that I’ve been a pretty good ambassador to the game, but it’s not enough. I do think more focus on new ways our community can help itself grow would be time well spent.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a stay-at-home-mom these days after having had a variety of careers in the past, including VP of a nutrition bar company, discover paralegal at a toxic torts firm, court-appointed conservator for mentally ill indigent persons, and classical musical specialist and buyer at Tower Records. My husband of almost 25 years is an aerospace engineer at Lockheed, and we have one son. We lived in California for most of our lives but find that Colorado suits us very well since moving here almost exactly 10 years ago.

Other hobbies include:
I like to cache, read, do needlework, go to Rockies games, play Euro-style board games with my kid, and my son and I are pretty heavily into Pokemon Go, too. We love going to lLegendary Pokemon Raids and did a ton of them over the summer.

Any last words?
It’s been much fun helping build up the Denver suburbs, working together with friends to try and make it a Munzee destination.We are so lucky that MHQ chose the Denver area to hold its 2016 Birthday Bash, leading to the deployment of thousands of virtuals all over the metro area. We locals continue to grow, grow, grow the area for each other as well as any who might travel through.

I am very flattered to have been nominated to be Player of the Week. Thank you to those who submitted my name!

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November 17, 2017

Chill out with the Ice Dragon!

We’re excited to announce that The Rainbow Unicorn and Gnome Leprechaun have a new friend- The Ice Dragon! This new AlternaMyth may be a bit cold on first greeting, but he’s sure to warm up to you in no time.

As with the other AlternaMyths these Mythological Munzees are deployed on behalf of our HQ staff’s accounts, thus super rare. You’ll get 200 points for capping the Ice Dragon. Owners of the host munzee will also earn double the points of normal Dragons. 

Similar to normal Dragons, this icy fellow is still a fiery force to be reckoned with and bounces to Greenies and Fire Mystery Munzees every 12 hours, but as the name suggests will also be attracted to Ice Mystery Munzees. You can also pull one of these rare globetrotters closer to you with a Munzee Magnet. Capturing Ice Dragons will count towards the Myth Collector badges too, so don’t get cold feet!

To celebrate the new AlternaMyth some Authorized Munzee Resellers will be offering discounts on Fire and Ice Mystery Munzees, so be sure to check out their individual stores!

Good luck chasing these chilly creatures and be sure to dress warm- and bring a fire extinguisher!

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November 16, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 7

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.

On May 4th 2015 , my world was rocked to the core.

My daughter (12 1/2 at the time) had been unwell and vomiting so we took her to the doctor. He said she had a tummy bug.
A few hours later, she was deteriorating, so I took her to the ER. They suspected appendicitis and drew blood. Then they said, “You didn’t say she had diabetes?” I said, “She doesn’t that I know of.”
Then, things got crazy.  She was rushed into critical care.  She had undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes and was in DKA (diabetes keto acidosis) — her body was filling with acid from having too high glucose levels for too long and not being able to process it. She was dying and her body was starting to shut down.
She spent 8 hrs in critical care and was started on insulin before they could move her to ICU, where she was for 24 hrs. She was then moved to the kids ward for a week, where we learned all about injecting multiple times a day, calculating carbs in everything she ate, and the rigorous testing she now endures every time before she eats, injects, exercises, sleeps and we even test at least once overnight. Everything affects her glucose levels. It will every moment of her life until a cure is found.
She now lives life to the fullest, and goes abseiling, hiking, caving, enjoys school and had fun with her friends.
We now try and live every moment to its fullest, and Munzee takes us places, allows us to meet new people, and just try and embrace life. It can change at any moment.

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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November 15, 2017

Player of the Week: Kim Phillips (kpcrystal07)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Kim Phillips (kpcrystal07).

Who are you?
I am Kim Phillips, and my Munzee name is kpcrystal07.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the very small town of Brooksville, Florida USA, but originally I am from Chicago, Illinois.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since December 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
I found Munzee while caching in December 2012.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
My favorite part of the game is attending the events. I love seeing all of my friends and meeting new players. Also, I really enjoy earning the badges and capping all of the different specials.

What is on your wish list?
After being in Texas and seeing all of the Texas Historical virtual markers, I think it would be a great idea to expand that same concept to other states and places.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m married and have 2 grown daughters and a 15 year old son which keeps me super busy. Plus, I am a first time grandma to a beautiful baby boy which gives me more excuses to go to Texas.

Other hobbies include:
My hobbies consist of all of my son’s high school activities, taking care of my two precious dogs (shitzu), and my grandchild.

Any last words?
I would like to thank everyone that helped me get through a very difficult time when my caching and Munzee best friend, Jeff Coppersmith (cusmith), passed away unexpectedly while doing what he loved best, capping munzees. R.I.P. Jeff! Thank you to all who nominated me for POTW. Keep on capping.

kpcrystal07 has also included some socials, so cap away!

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November 14, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 6

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
Being a trucker for 20 years, I was never able to really have a healthy lifestyle. Fast food and a lack of exercise were the normal for me. So, naturally, it came as no surprise to me that I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in May of 2016 with an A1C level of 8.9 (blood sugar level of 208). I had known about Munzee for a while, but the only thing missing for me to play was a smartphone. So, ironically, about a week before my diagnosis, I finally broke down and bought one so I could start playing. With the help of Munzee power trails and areas where I was laying over, I started walking more and more. Fast forward to today, a mere 18 months later, through diet and exercise through Munzee, I have dropped 25 lbs. and brought my A1C down to 5.6 (blood sugar level of 114). It’s still a challenge to get out of the driver’s seat, but thanks to all of the players of this game for placing the game pieces for me to cap. It makes it a lot easier to do so.

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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November 13, 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017 Special

First off, we want to thank everyone who has participated in our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special. We’ve had a great response to the specials, and the stories that have been shared are very special. We love seeing how Munzee helps our community.

Before the charity specials leave the map, we’ve got one more surprise up our sleeves.

World Diabetes Day Special

Starting tomorrow (November 14th) at 15:00 MHQ time, 2,017 World Diabetes Day bouncing specials will be on the map. These specials will bounce on greenies every 6 hours or when capped, and will be attracted by Magnets. The points for these specials are as follows:

Capture – 14
CapOn (for host owner) – 11

You will also earn the World Diabetes Day 2017 badge for capturing one of these specials.

World Diabetes Day 2017 Badge

These specials will leave the map along with the Diabetes Awareness Charity Specials on Sunday, November 19th at 23:59 MHQ time.


We will also be selling Diabetes Awareness Personal Munzees beginning at 15:00 MHQ time tomorrow. The website link will be live at that time.

These Personal Munzees include the Diabetes Awareness Charity Special icon on the front and the World Diabetes Day 2017 special badge on the back. They are printed on PVC key tags, making them lightweight and durable. A limited number of these will be available for $10 each, and there is a limit of one per username.

We hope you enjoy this new special icon as well as the new Personal Munzees.

Munzee on!

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November 9, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 5

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
I have had type 2 diabetes for years and have struggled to get my A1C within the high normal range.
My doctor recommended I walk after eating, which is a great suggestion but extremely boring and chore oriented.  Under the circumstances, it didn’t last long.
Munzee is the perfect activity to get the A1C moving in the right direction.  I try to Munzee daily for a little while – because it’s fun….not just for my health.
My A1C is still .2 away from where it should be — 7.2 down from 9.5.
Saying Munzee is saving my life is probably a bit of an exaggeration; however, it helps with diabetes, lung problems, stress, and keeps me active as I grow older.
Thank you for the focus on health within the game

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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November 8, 2017

Player of the Week: Candace Harrison (Candy 32712)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Candace Harrison (Candy32712).

Who are you?
My name is Candace Harrison; player name is Candy 32712.

Where in the world do you live?
I am located in Apopka, Florida which is northwest of Orlando.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing since June 19, 2016.

How did you find Munzee?
Someone I knew had begun to play and showed me and my husband. We tried it out for a week or so under one account, but I decided I wanted to cap, too, so I made an account along with my kids.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy the walking, but since it’s Florida and really hot, I haven’t done too much of it since spring, so it’s been more virtuals. I can’t wait to get back to all of the walking when it cools down. The most enjoyable parts of the game are the events and the players I get to meet while participating in them.

What is on your wish list?
Well MHQ Bash was on my list, and I was able to attend the ALL IN event in September, and I can’t wait until next year’s! (It was also my first, but not my last, plane ride. 🙂 )

Tell us about yourself!
I have been married for 16 years to a wonderful man named Sonny (Sonny32712). I have three wonderful kinds that all enjoy playing the game and attending the events. I love trying new things and meeting new people.

Other hobbies include:
I love watching movies and reading books. I honestly love all the time I get to spend with my family: watching my sons play high school football and having mother-daughter time with my meatball, Kyndall.

Any last words?
If I haven’t met you yet at an event, I hope to some day do so. Happy Munzeeing!

Candy 32712 has also included some socials, so cap away!

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November 7, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 4

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.

At 27, when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my life changed in the blink of an eye. For those unfamiliar, this is the type where the pancreas no longer works, ever. The type where you get over any needle phobias immediately. The type where your life depends on a complicated balance of Insulin, food and activity. You have to think about it 24/7 with no vacation.

I started playing Munzee in late 2012 and like many, I was quickly hooked. Within this game, I found a way to play in a safe environment with a caring, tightly knit community. The physical activity has a direct impact on both blood sugar control and well being. Many of the players in the community have become close friends and an extended family.

Joining Munzee in philanthropic events for many worthy causes which impacted players in the community has a special place in my heart. My thanks go to the many people who have contributed to the Diabetes charities.  This is one of the many reasons I love Munzee. Maybe one day, we will see a cure for this disease.


If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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November 6, 2017

Munzee Version 3.4!

Happy Monday players!

Munzee version 3.4 has been pushed to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store this morning.

This update includes:

iOS:
– add customizable filter presets,
– add Apple Health as fitness vendor,
– alert list and details page of a myth host munzee show more details,
– fix quick deploy list not loading automatically when open it multiple times,
– updated scanner,
– show location update message when deploying Premium Personal,
– updated translations,
– other minor fixes and improvements

Android:
– add customizable filter presets,
– fixing GPS not turning off on some Androids,
– alert list and details page of a myth host munzee show more details,
– fix quick deploy list not loading automatically when open it multiple times,
– updated scanner,
– show location update message when deploying Premium Personal,
– updated translations,
– other minor fixes and improvements

Per usual, there may be a delay in propagation to your area, so please be patient if you don’t see the update just yet.

Enjoy and Munzee on!

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