Posts Tagged ‘outdoor’

December 11, 2017

Player of the Week: Michael Preston (Batmun)

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 Michael Preston (Batmun).

Who are you?
My Munzee name is Batmun, aka Michael. I am a massive Batman fan and loved how I was able to theme the name in with Munzee.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’m currently 922 days old, starting at the end of May 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
By accident. The family was out and about, and we saw a Munzee sticker and scanned it. We looked it up, and it looked like lots of fun. I never got points from the first one I scanned and have never been back to it. One day I will. 🙂

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
It gets us out of the house and exploring the world. We have met a few people in our local area and were lucky enough to meet Rob at an Australia Day event earlier this year. I was glad I learned about the clans as it keeps us active every month.

What is on your wish list
At the moment, I’m trying to get all of the mythologicals in one day (greedy me). I have 7, but trying for them all. The few magnets I have might help that. I love the idea of ZeeOps, but I think there needs to be a little more variety in it. Something like cap a mythological, log a Munzee coin, depending on what day of the month you do the task, cap that many munzees in the day or deploy that many. I’m also trying to win the Friday Giveaway. 🙂

Tell us about yourself!
I absolutely love the outdoors and everything in it. I love to mountain bike, take the family (2 kids and a beautiful wife that puts up with my adventures, she might be reading this 😉 ) on adventures to places we have never seen before and kayak. I’m passionate about trying to help the environment, too.

Other hobbies include:
Hiking, exploring, and I’m a cacher, too.

Any last words?
Thanks to Munzee for what they give back to the game and to us. It’s been great to meet and play with the others that I have met along the way, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Batmun also included some socials, so cap away!

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December 7, 2017

2017 Dodgy Jumper Gallery!

Our 2017 Dodgy Jumper Competition has begun, and we’ve had some great submissions so far! Below are winners from events that hosts chose or players voted on. (We may also add some honorable mentions, such as hosts who couldn’t win.) We’ll be updating the gallery as more events happen!

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December 5, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: MariSH

One of the best parts about Munzee is that you can play how you want. Everyone goes about playing a bit differently, and that leads to some very creative and innovative uses of objects. From containers to bags to maintenance, we always encounter something new when we meet players. We want to showcase your Munzee Toolkits to see how you play the game and possibly even inspire other players who may need help. This week’s featured Munzee Toolkit comes from MariSH.

Hi all! I’m MariSH from Kokkola, Finland representing the NorthernWestCoast-clan.

Here are a few essentials for munzeeing in the artic climate:

  • Stickers, of course, in various styles for wooden poles and other types of surfaces
  • Heavy duty stapler with extra staples for those wooden poles
  • Power bank
  • Small torch/lighter for thawing out and heating the metal surfaces in order to get stickers to stick and to melt off ice on top of stickers (careful there)
  • Hand warmer to slip into the mitten of the operating hand, as you have to keep taking it off in order to use the phone and gloves for smartphones are useless in Finnish winter
  • All packed into a compartmentalized fanny pack (very cool, I know 😏)

Dressing for munzeeing during winter is a whole other story, but here are a few things to top it off. A headlight is good for saving the phone battery while scanning in the dark and to avoid a glare from the flash. A reflective vest is for added visibility, to avoid being hit by a car.  The studded shoes are for avoiding slipping and falling on ice.


If you have a Munzee Toolkit that you’d like to show off, you can email us at iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “Munzee Toolkit”. Make sure to include:

  • Your username and where you are from.
  • A few high quality photos.
  • A list of what each item is and how you use it.
  • What made you decide to use those items.
  • Any other relevant details.

We want to see your creativity and learn how you play. Show us what you’ve got!

Munzee on!

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December 4, 2017

Player of the Week: Steve Stuart Sr. (OldSchoolSkater)

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 Steve Stuart Sr (OldSchoolSkater).

Who are you?
I’m OldSchoolSkater, a.k.a Steve Stuart Sr. My buddies call me Smooth or Smoothy, a nickname I got from the way I ride my dirt bike which apparently looks “smooth” to them.

Where in the world do you live?
In the small town of Laurel, Delaware USA, located on the Delmarva Peninsula.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since April 9th of 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
I was at a gathering of “ammo can hunters” when HiTechMD told us about this other game with stickers, and he even put a “blue one” outside of the the restaurant. Well, several people signed up and canned it while I just watched. I guess I was just too stuck on “ammo cans” at the time. Then, after a few weeks of wondering about this “blue sticker” less that 1/4 mile from my house, I decided to sign up and scan it, thus beginning my addiction to Munzee. 🙂

P.S. – Curiosity got me, so I just looked up that first capture, and here is the comment I left: “OldSchoolSkater – “my FIRST munzee… thanks HiTechMD for adding a new adventure for me… now if I get addicted to this it’s all your fault :)” – Found It”

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
This community of players is very friendly & helpful overall, and I’ve gained some good friends along the way. I really enjoy chasing Mythologicals and other “expiring specials” and will capture them at all hours of the day and night when they land around town. I also really enjoy Munzee for the goals I can set and achieve as I play the game. I like earning badges and doing ZeeOps missions as well as completing the monthly clan requirements.

What is on your wish list

  1. Air and Water Mysteries with an increased ability to attract their Mythologicals.
  2. The ability to save 2-3 different filter set-ups so that we can easily toggle between custom filter settings on the app.
  3. Additional filters on the website map for Only Physicals, Only Virtuals, Only Greenies, Only Clan Weapons, Only Jewels, Only Elementals, Only Destinations, Only Evolutions, Only RUMs, and Only Zodiacs. (I find it much easier to plan my Munzee trip on the laptop.)

Tell us about yourself!
I’ve been in the window, door, skylight, and sunroom trade for over 30 years. I started as a Pella Service Tech for 15 years before becoming a conservatory (European style sunroom) Service Tech and Installer. I’m used to climbing around on glass roofs with suction cups (similar to Spiderman). Unfortunately, I fell about 11′ (3.3m) onto concrete one dat at work and shattered my heel. No, 4 surgeries later, I’m still trying to get “back on my feet”.

I have a knee scooter that I use to get around for capping and deploying. I think it’s actually quicker and easier than walking, even if both feet were in good shape!

Other hobbies include:
Kayaking. Skateboarder for 40+ years, hence my screen name.

Any last words?
Many thanks to those players who were kind enough to nominate me for POTW, it is truly an honor. I’d also like to thank everyone from MHQ for all the hard work they do to keep Munzee fun and interesting to play.

Munzee on, everyone!!

OldSchoolSkater also included some socials, so cap away!

 

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December 1, 2017

December MunzPaks

Howdy!

Like the previous two months, December’s Physical MunzPak will include all stickers on one sheet. It includes:

  • 40 Mini Generic Stickers
  • 5 Rock Paper Scissors Munzees
  • 5 Prize Wheel Munzees
  • 10 Munzee Magnets – These will be credited to your account.

The layout for this month’s sheet is as follows.


December’s Virtual MunzPak includes the following:

  • 4 MVMs
  • 4 Virtual Color Credits
  • 3 Flat Matts
  • 4 Flat Robs

We hope you enjoy this month’s MunzPaks!

Order now at https://www.munzee.com/munzpak and Munzee on!

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November 30, 2017

December Flat Schedules

December is nearly upon us, so it’s time to announce the schedules for Flat Robs and Flat Matts!

Flat Robs

Rob can’t attend every event in person, so he’s sending his flat counterpart out. Flat Robs will be on the map ALL MONTH! That’s right! From December 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through December 31st at 23:59 MHQ time, Flat Robs will be on the map.

Flat Matts

Flat Matt will be keeping up his normal routine for the month, so the schedule is as follows:

  • December 2nd from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • December 4th at 00:01 MHQ time through December 5th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • December 9th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • December 12th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • December 18th at 00:01 MHQ time through December 21st at 23:59 MHQ time
  • December 22nd at 12:01 MHQ time through December 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Have fun during December, and show Flat Rob and Flat Matt a good time!

Munzee on!

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November 30, 2017

2017 Christmas Events Update

It’s December tomorrow!!! Are you ready for the Munzee Christmas Parties? I hope so, because we are! We’ve all been working hard to get these events ready for you and it’s going to be a busy month, just take a look at the calendar. If there isn’t an event near you it’s not too late to host one yourself, just submit an event here. Trish and John’s diaries are at bursting point so there’s only scope for simple / generic art at this stage now I’m afraid though!

Don’t forget to dig out those Dodgy Jumpers, the best one at an event will get this badge (all nominating hosts will get it too, please just email me with a picture and the username of your winner):

There are lots of Emeralds up for grabs at events with the Christmas Gift addition, let me know if your event doesn’t have it and you’d like it. It’s a $20 add on and will be coded to the Event Badge if you have one or as communicated to you already if not.

All attendees will get this lovely badge and hosts have 4 exciting badges to get depending on the package they’ve gone for:

So, have a great time, enjoy catching up with your Munzee friends and playing our wonderful game. Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to you all. Thank you for your support as always.

Louise x

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November 28, 2017

December 2017 Clan Requirements

Level 1:

Total Capture Points: 1,000
Total Individual Points: 1,750
Clan Capture Points: 12,000
Clan Total Points: 20,000

Rewards: 2 Crossbow Munzees, 1 Mace Munzee, 2 MVMs, 1 Ruby Munzee Credit, 1 Flat Rob, 2 Virtual Colors

Level 2:

Total Capture Points: 2,000
Total Individual Points: 5,000
Clan Capture Points: 35,000
Clan Total Points: 75,000

Rewards: 3 Crossbow Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 3 MVMs, 1 Ruby Munzee Credit, 2 Flat Robs, 1 Scatter Munzee Credit, 3 Virtual Colors

Level 3:

Total Capture Points: 5,000
Total Individual Points: 10,000
Clan Capture Points: 75,000
Clan Total Points: 150,000

Rewards: 2 Crossbow Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 2 Longsword Munzees, 3 MVMs, 2 Ruby Munzee Credits, 2 Flat Robs, 1 Flat Matt, 2 Scatter Munzee Credits, 1 RPS Munzee Credit, 3 Virtual Colors

Level 4:

Total Capture Points: 7,500
Total Individual Points: 15,000
Clan Capture Points: 150,000
Clan Total Points: 250,000

Rewards: 3 Mace Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 3 MVMs, 2 Ruby Munzee Credits, 1 Diamond Munzee Credit, 2 Flat Robs, 2 Flat Matts, 3 Scatter Munzee Credits, 2 RPS Munzee Credits, 3 Virtual Colors

Level 5:

Total Capture Points: 10,000
Total Individual Points: 25,000
Clan Capture Points: 200,000
Clan Total Points: 350,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Mace Munzees, 3 Longsword Munzees, 4 MVMs, 2 Ruby Munzee Credits, 2 Diamond Munzee Credits, 3 Flat Robs, 2 Flat Matts, 3 Scatter Munzee Credits, 3 RPS Munzee Credits, 4 Virtual Colors

 

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November 22, 2017

“Cy”-ber MunzDay 2017!

It’s that time of year again — Cyber MunzDay is here, and we think this is the best one yet!

Let’s get the details out of the way, first. Our Cyber MunzDay sale will begin at 10:00AM MHQ time on Monday, November 27th and will last until 10:00AM MHQ time on Tuesday, November 28th. The Munzee Online Store will be offline between 08:30 and 09:59 MHQ time on Monday in preparation for the sales as well as from 10:01 through 12:00 MHQ time on Tuesday to make changes.

We’ve got quite a few sales, so let’s get down to it!

The Cyclops

The Cyclops

The Cyclops Mythological is the last of the Classical Mythological Munzees. More information about it will be available soon, but 1600 of them will be available for $20 each.

Generic Stickers

A variety of generic sticker sheets will be discounted, including:

Micro Generic Stickers: Block of 35 for $2.50

  • These stickers are the same size that have been included in the October and November MunzPaks. There are a very limited number of these blocks available.

Mini Stickers: Block of 50 for $4.75

Urban Camos: Block of 10 for $1.25

  • This will include the “No Pets”, “No Smoking”, and “CCTV” mini urban camos as well as both “Warranty”, “Property of”, and “Inspection” designs.

Personal Munzees

We will have 4 new Personal Munzees available for $10 each:

Elemental Mystery Munzees

Physical Elemental Mystery Munzees (Earth, Fire, Ice, and Water) will be available in sets of 5 for $6.25. These sets are of like kind, e.g. 5 Earth Mystery Munzees for $6.25.

The Air Mystery Munzee will be available for $1.50/each.

Mini Mystery Munzees

Mini Mystery Munzees will be available in packs of 5 for $3.75.

Shamrock Munzees

Shamrock Munzees will be available in packs of 10 for $7.50.

Jewel Munzees

Jewel Munzees (all but Amethyst in sticker form) will be discounted as follows:

  • Amethyst Munzees: $2.50/each
  • Aquamarine Munzees: 5 for $6.25
  • Diamond Munzees: 5 for $17.50
  • Pink Diamond Munzees: 5 for $13.75
  • Ruby Munzees: 5 for $20
  • Topaz Munzees: 5 for $13.75

Destination Munzees

All Destination Munzees will be discounted:

  • Motel Munzees (stickers): 5 for $5
  • Hotel Munzees (stickers): 5 for $10
  • Timeshare Munzees (credits): $2.50/each
  • Virtual Resort Munzees: $5/each

MunzPak Elemental Block

This block from the October Physical MunzPak includes 5 Seasonal Munzees, 3 Fire Mystery Munzees, 2 Water Mystery Munzees, 3 Ice Mystery Munzees, and 2 Earth Mystery Munzees. There are a very limited number of these blocks available, and they will be $12.50.

Physical Evolution Paks

The Physical Evolution Pak includes 5 Barn Evolutions, 5 Tractor Evolutions, 5 Shark Evolutions, 5 Bones Evolutions, 5 Corn Evolutions, and 5 Tomato Evolutions — 30 total munzees. This will be available for $15.

And last but certainly not least, Blast Captures.

Blast Captures will be available for $3.75/each.


We’re ready for Cyber MunzDay, and we hope you like these deals!

Munzee on!

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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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