Posts Tagged ‘player of the week’

June 27, 2017

Introducing the Virtual Swap!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily swap out old virtual munzees in popular destinations for newer virtuals worth more points? Well now you can!

We’re excited to announce that you can now easily swap out many virtual munzees!

Using the Munzee website you can now go back to your older virtual type munzees and swap in new virtual types and MVMs. By using the Virt Swap tool, you can instantly archive your old virtual type munzee and deploy the new one in the exact same spot. No waiting periods and no losing your spot! This also opens up the opportunity for players to re-capture high density areas, if new virtuals are deployed.

With the Virt Swap tool almost any virtual type can be replaced by almost any virtual type.**

For example, you can swap an old green virtual for a new virtual sapphire in the exact same location. You could also swap an old yellow mystery virtual for a new MVM and add a yellow color credit. It’s good as new and ready for people to come and cap it! Imagine the cap on points you will receive with the strategically placed MVM versus the old virtual points.

Please note that when you swap out an old virtual you must use a new munzee that has not been previously deployed. Since you’re swapping out for a totally new munzee the points for the old virt captures will not change.

To celebrate the release of this new tool MVMs are on sale for $4 and for every MVM purchased you’ll get a free color credit as well. Go to the Munzee Online Store and stock up now! 

To swap out a virtual just do the following:

  1. Go to your online Munzee profile.
  2. Go to your undeployed munzees and copy the number code from the replacement virtual item URL.
  3. Go to your deployed munzees and choose the virtual you want to replace.
  4. Click “Edit Details,” scroll down and paste the new number code in the specified area.

Check out the video below to see the Virt Swap in action (you may need to pause and rewind to fully get it):

**You cannot change any of the following munzees using the Virt Swap tool:

All Physicals
All MHQ created Virtual Gardens
Social
Event Pin
Virtual Emerald
Personal Munzee
Event Indicator
Virtual Trail
Virtual Resort
Virtual Resort Room

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June 22, 2017

6th Birthday Events UPDATE

Hello from a swelteringly hot London!

I hope you’re all getting excited about July and all the 6th Birthday events. There are 80 on the calendar to choose from! It’s not too late to get your events on there, it’s quite late for artwork though, our designers’ diaries are full to bursting and we can only accommodate pretty simple requests for July at this stage I’m afraid.

Trish has recently finished the badges for attending and hosting, they are SUPER! Here is a sneak preview for you. There are 4 host badges up for grabs, the Super Scott, Super Matt, Super Trish and Super Dylan. I’m on the Attendee Badge and there is an icon featuring Super Rob for everyone who goes to a Birthday event and captures the Event Indicator Pin.

Don’t forget that Dan the Man will be giving freebies to all attendees when they capture the event badge if the host has opted for that $20 extra and there will be surprises thrown in for all Birthday events as per usual, don’t miss out, plan your event today!

Stay safe and Munzee On!

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June 16, 2017

Join us for a Spectacular 6th Birthday Bash!

MHQ is hosting a Spectacular 6th Birthday Bash in July and we want you to join us! We’ll have snacks and of course some celebratory cupcakes, as well as SUPER new badge.

The event will run from 2-5 PM, on July 14th at MHQ and members of Team Munzee will be hanging out. We’ll also have some fun party favors for those in attendance, so don’t miss out!

We’ll have a lot more birthday announcements to make over the next few weeks, but we wanted to make sure everyone had enough time to plan ahead. Be sure to RSVP to the event on the Munzee Calendar so we can get an idea of how many people we’re expecting.

Don’t forget that you can also host your own Munzee Birthday event, but sign up soon!

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June 13, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday: Chris Houlihan

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Our team continues to grow ,and we’re excited with the addition of Chris Houlihan.


Name and Title:

Chris Houlihan, Director of Technical Operations

Where are you from?
Flower Mound, Texas

Tell us about yourself:
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelors in computer science. Prior to that, I was a math major at the University of Chicago until I realized how much I disliked higher level math. I have been in software development for over 20 years working in defense, telecom, and enterprise software. I transitioned into development management about ten years ago and found that I really enjoyed it. I have never stopped coding, though. I am married and have seven kids at last count.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
One week.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The team.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Developing games, herding children

Any last words?
Not yet.

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June 12, 2017

Player of the Week: Brian Glaski (cachewhisperer)

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, Brian Glaski (cachewhisperer).

Who are you?
Brian G. aka cachewhisperer

Where in the world do you live?
Currently Orlando, FL

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been a member since 2012

How did you find Munzee?
I was on a road trip with War1man and Rosieree to WV for a Hatfield and McCoy Tour hosted by some great friends. Every now and then along the way, Warren would find a munzee nearby and run back to the car to grab his phone. That night, at dinner in a local restaurant, there was a QR code on a ketchup bottle. Making a joke to YankaBucs about scanning the ketchup munzee, it turned out to be worth 1 point. I was shocked and downloaded the app. That ketchup bottle was my second munzee scanned after a regular virtual.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I enjoy the walking aspect of the game. I’m very competitive with points, but I will never let the original intention of the game to get people out walking for exercise to escape me.

What is on your wish list?
One day, I would like to get over to Europe and see where their Munzee trails bring me. Or maybe even a clan war month with no virtual captures/CapOns. Just physicals. I like a challenge.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a paramedic working my way up with training and experience and eventually have a goal of becoming a firefighter/paramedic in NH.

Other hobbies include:
From time to time I do enjoy taking out the golf clubs and smacking a few around. My game has improved quite a bit lately, so if MHQ is up for a challenge… Haha.

Any last words?
Isn’t this what they ask you before pulling the switch on the electric chair? I’d like to say thanks to the MHQ staff for all that they do. It’s not an easy job pleasing everyone, but there are many that appreciate what you do.

cachewhisperer has included a social, so cap away!

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June 9, 2017

Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway Video Contest!

You may know Daniel Hammock as “hksfarm,” “Support,” or “The Ban Hammer” of Munzee, but did you know he’s quite the Youtube video connoisseur?

Hksfarm hosts the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” video contest where players around the world submit Munzee-themed videos for a chance to win prizes. If you haven’t already you should join his Facebook group and join in on the fun!

The rules are simple:

  • hksfarm posts the theme for month in the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” Facebook group.
  • Players film and edit a Munzee video relating to that theme and upload it to Youtube.
  • Once it’s uploaded, players share it in the Facebook group and their name will be added into the prize drawing.
  • On the last day of the month, submissions will be final and hksfarm will draw a name from those that submitted a video. 

In addition for a chance to win prizes, players will also earn a sweet Unicorn badge for participating and the winner will receive the coveted Golden Unicorn badge! To qualify for the badge and giveaway, videos MUST be on YouTube.com and link posted in a separate post, also post your username. No skill or expensive camera equipment are needed because the final drawing is random. 

This month’s challenge is to share a video of a deployed munzee in the dark with the moon in the footage, so get ready to adventure through the night!

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June 8, 2017

Flat Robs in June & July

We thought it would be nice to update everyone on a few upcoming times Rob will be out of the office, and therefore Flat Rob will be coming out to play! The July dates will give everyone a chance to plan ahead. We hope everyone enjoys seeing Flat Rob on the map. Stay tuned for more announcements soon about some *events you’ll be able to meet him (and Matt) at. Flat Robs may appear in the store sporadically during these times with no warning or additional blog posts. Additional dates for FR (and FM) to join the map are still being worked on for July and August! (Maybe more in June too?)

Jun 8 – 13
July 4 – 16
July 21 – 23
July 28 – 31

Munzee On!

*Hint: Germany and Finland – get ready!

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June 7, 2017

Munzee Newsletter: May 2017 Wrap-Up

In May Munzee was busy moving into our new offices, but that’s not to say we didn’t keep our players busy too. Take a look back on some of the things that happened last month and what to expect this month as well!

We’ve spent the last couple months getting the ALL NEW Munzee Headquarters up and running! We have upgraded our offices to a much larger space which is ideal for our constantly growing staff. The new building is located just a few miles from our previous headquarters too, so we still get to call McKinney, TX home.

Some of our players helped us break in the new location with our MH-New Open House event and they even got to see us monkeying around first hand!


Flat Matt Has Hit The Map! 

In November 2015 Flat Rob was released and he’s been traveling the world ever since. All that travel can be a bit lonely though, so we’re excited to release a similarly two-dimensional friend- Flat Matt!

Although Flat Rob comes out to play when Rob is traveling, Flat Matts will be live on the map during days with specific sporting events.


Hail Hydra

The Hydra is the latest Mythological Munzee, and the second in our Classical Myth line. Not much is known about this many-headed beast, although it is said to guard the fabled Fountain Of Youth.

Find a Hydra near you on the Specials Map! 


Victorious Vacation

The new Timeshare Munzee is the latest in our Destination line of munzees alongside the Motel, Hotel and Virtual Resort. This physical credit item features 5 Rooms so the first 5 players to cap the Timeshare get a room deployed. Here’s the kicker though, Rooms only stay deployed for 30 days!

Join Rockin’ Rob Vardeman and get your Timeshare in the Munzee Store TODAY!


Totally Tubular Turtles

To celebrate World Turtle Day on May 23rd, Munzee released turtle specials from May 19th through the 28th. These shell-shocking specials were a big hit and helped raise awareness about our slow-crawling friends.

Show your support and buy a World Turtle Day Coin HERE! 


Coming in June…

– We’ve gone green to try and clean up the map.

– Don’t forget to keep hydrated.

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June 6, 2017

Player of the Week: Timo Sivonen (Sivontim)

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, Timo Sivonen (Sivontim).

Who are you?
My name is Timo Sivonen, and my username is Sivontim.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Helsinki, Finland.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing since September 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
I was playing another GPS game, looking for hidden Tupperware and found my first Munzee code. I didn’t have a suitable device to scan it. Later, I got a new tablet and decided to test it. I drove 70 km from our cabin to the nearest code and captured my first munzee. I purchases a Premium Membership that same day.

Around my home there were only a few greenies, and for more codes, I needed to drive around the city to capture single codes. The idea of trails came later. Now, there is a huge “candy shop” for the beginners, and I’m still driving around capturing all of the mythologicals.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I like getting out ans seeing places that I would not have found unless there was a munzee there. I have also met many new friends who play the game.

I enjoy the Clan Wars and all kinds of charity campaigns with the specials on the Munzee map.

I like the way the game is constantly changing and growing up.

What is on your wish list?
I would like to get an Emerald Garden in Helsinki.

I would also like the option of upgrading old Mystery Virtuals for a small fee so that those could then be capped again by anyone who capped it previously.

For the events, I would like a new kind of Personal Munzee that players could capture again at every event.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m 46 years old and working as a project manager in the ICT company. If I’m not munzeeing, I’m photographing or editing my pics. I love to “shoot” all kinds of birds and other animals in the wild and at the local zoo.

Other hobbies include:
My hobbies along with Munzee are photography and genealogy.

Any last words?
I would like to thank those whom nominated me. And thank you, MHQ, for keeping the game changing and making it fun. Munzee on!

Sivontim has included some socials, so cap away!

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June 5, 2017

Flat Matt is back!

After a successful first weekend on the map, Flat Matt has taken Monday off, but he’ll be back June 6th at 00:01 MHQ. Flat Matts will be live on the map until 23:59 MHQ on June 7th, so take advantage while you can.

Remember, Flat Matt only comes out when various Texas sports teams have home games so be ready to cheer along with him!

Flat Matt June Schedule:

2017-06-01 12:00:00 – 2017-06-04 23:59:59
2017-06-06 00:00:01 – 2017-06-07 23:59:59
2017-06-16 00:00:01 – 2017-06-22 23:59:59

Future schedules for Flat Matts will be announced at the end of each month.

Munzee on!

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