Posts Tagged ‘POTW’

February 17, 2017

Introducing The Faun Mythological Munzee!

Something wild this way comes… The Faun Mythological Munzee!

As the first member of our Greek Mythology set, the Faun is a woodland creature not unlike the Leprechaun. This half goat- half human fella is known for guiding tourists in the forest and has a penchant for all things Earthy.

1,500 Faun Mythological Munzees will go on sale Monday February 20th at 15:00 MHQ Time in the Munzee Online Store for $20. Similar to other mythological releases, each player is limited to one each, but the sale is open to anyone- no matter if you have previous mythologicals or not. These furry forest dwellers are attracted to Earth Mystery Munzees, which are also for sale in the online store.

Details:

Name
: The Faun
Description:
The Faun Munzee bounces around on greenies and Earth Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. Each is numbered and owned by a Munzee player. Only 1 Faun Munzee is allowed per player.

Points:
Deploy: 100
Capture: 100
CapOn: 100

Earn a unique badge for owning a Faun Munzee.

February 16, 2017

Player of the Week: Carol VandenBrock (Jafo43)

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 Carol VandenBrock (Jafo43).


Who are you?

Hi, I’m Carol VandenBrock, and my player name is Jafo43. That comes from an old movie called Blue Thunder and my love of Richard Petty. January 2017 was the first month of Sunshine State clan and it is local to me, so I switched clans so I could Munzee with local clan members. Before that, I was in the Munzee Meatballs clan. They are also all my friends, and I have met almost all past and present members.

Where in the world do you live?
I’m originally from the Camden/Lincolnville area in Maine, but I’ve lived in Brandon, FL, USA since 1977. Brandon is in the Munzee Belt which goes from the west coast of Florida, through central Florida to the east coast of Florida. We have become part of Munzee destination trips.

How long have you played Munzee?
My husband, Mike, and I started playing in mid-January 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
We both retired on October 11, 2012 and started to take daily walks. One day, we saw a tag hanging in a tree, and it was one of the original game pieces (which I miss). We looked it up when we go home and decided to give it a try. We were once concerned we would run out of munzees to capture, and now, the concern is where else around here can we deploy and if I will ever clear the map.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?

I like to munzee with my friends. I like the exercise and meeting new people and friends at events and while traveling. Also, I really like Eventzee!!

What is on your wish list?
I wish Munzee would expand the greenie deploy badge line; that’s a big gap from 1000 deploys to 5000. Maybe add one for 2000, 3000, and 4000 deploys. I’d also like to see the fitness badge line expand to encourage people to get out and exercise. I’d like to see lifetime miles badges for 250, 500, 1500, 2500, and add 20K day badge. Also, maybe include the miles and metric equivalent under each badge.

Tell us about yourself!
I married my soulmate, Mike VandenBrock, in 1980 right out of HS. I’ve worked several jobs, but my last job was working at a hot dip galvanizing play for 31 years as a customer coordinator doing quotes, etc. We were happily married for 35 years and retired for 3 years until I lost my hubby in October of 2015. He died from pneumonia and multiple myeloma. I was, and still am, devastated by his loss. My munzee friends were there for me in many, many ways. I am thankful for all of them for their support, sympathy, and friendships. We started playing Munzee together as Jafo43. Then, the Munzee Meatballs clan we were in was in need of another player, so I started playing as Jafo44. After Mike dies, I went back to our original account to play.

Other hobbies include:
Who has time for other hobbies? You should see my reading backlog!!

Any last words?
Yes, I would like to thank those who nominated me. I am honored, excited, proud, and downright tickled pink!!!

Jafo43 also included some socials, so cap away!

February 14, 2017

April Tea Party Events!

Time for tea!

We have some exciting news for you regarding Munzee Events. The whole of April is open for you to host and go to Munzee Tea Parties!

The inspiration for these came from all round the world, so thank you for letting us know about your Easter and spring traditions.

The packages available are as follows:

  • The Egg – Basic event and no proximity restrictions – $30
  • The Chick – The Egg plus 5 mystery virtuals – $35
  • The Bunny – The Chick plus badge and icon – $135
  • The Bilby – The Bunny plus Eventzee – $185

We also have a pot full of prizes for your attendees. For $20 you can have the Tea Pot added to your event and all attendees will go home with a free gift.

Let’s see you in your finery again! We are inviting all events to host a Mad Hat Parade. Hosts can select one winner per event for a special badge. Photo and player name to be emailed to Louise, please.  All hosts who put forward a winner will receive the badge too.

Please get your events on the calendar (https://calendar.munzee.com/submit), your orders in and your art requests submitted ASAP. There will be an art work deadline in a couple of weeks based on demand.

We’re excited to announce a new line of customised event merchandise hosts will be able to purchase for their events. Stay tuned for more information in the near future!

We also have an exciting new line of badges for attending events! The more you attend the more badges you will get and yes, they will be retroactive, so stay tuned and Munzee on!

February 10, 2017

Player of the Week: Jacques Couillard (JacquesC)

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 Jacques Couillard (JacquesC).


Who are you?

My name is Jacques Couillard therefore my username is JacquesC.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in the suburb of Quebec City in Canada.

How long have you played Munzee?
I registered for Munzee in September 2011, but I have been much more active since June 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
It was on a caching forum that I heard about Munzee for the first time, and I was immediately excited by the game: find, scan, and go to the next. As at the time I did not have a smart phone, I have to wait some time before actively playing. Today, I am not longer separated from my smart phone and Munzee.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Munzee makes me move and get out of my house. If I am passing through a place, I usually make sure to find at least one munzee or leave my trace by deploying one of the small square codes in my possession.

What is on your wish list?
I would like there to be more active players in the area near my home to bring more diversity into the game.

Tell us about yourself!
I am a computer analyst. My wife and I have a pretty 10-year-old girl. She sometimes accompanies me on my ride and tries to find the little square codes before me which she does quite well. I walk a lot, run on occasion, and cycle very regularly. In the roughly nine months that I have used an activity tracker daily, I have lost about 35 pounds.

Other hobbies include:
During the holidays, we regularly camp in our Westfalia. Like many people of my generation, I play video games. I do electronic experimentation using microcontrollers: Arduino, Raspberry, and others.

 

Any last words?
I sincerely thank the entire team of Munzee, and I encourage them to continue the good work to maintain, diversify, and increase this great game.

JacquesC also included some socials, so cap away!

February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017 Special!

It’s February, and love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, many people are scrambling to make sure they get the right gift for their loved ones. Whether you have a valentine or not, though, you should always get a little something for yourself. We’re here to help with our Valentine’s Day 2017 Special!

From tomorrow (February 10th) at 00:01 MHQ time until February 19th at 23:59 MHQ time, 2017 boxes of chocolate will be on the map. These icons will bounce on greenies every six hours or when capped. When captured, three pieces of chocolate will scatter within a mile radius: Coconut Chocolate, Cherry Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate. These scattered chocolates will expire two hours after they appear or after capture, whichever comes first.

Points

Each icon will reward different points:

Box of Chocolate
Capture: 14
CapOn (for host owner): 14

Coconut Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 15 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 10 for capper and 5 for host owner, 5 for capper and 10 for host owner)

Cherry Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 25 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 15 for capper and 10 for host owner, 5 for capper and 20 for host owner)

Dark Chocolate
Capture/CapOn: Split of 35 with a minimum of 5 (i.e.: 10 for capper and 25 for host owner, 30 for capper and 5 for host owner)

Badges

There are two badges that can be earned during this special: Valentine’s Day 2017 and Chocoholic.

The Valentine’s Day 2017 badge is earned by capturing the Box of Chocolate icon or any of the scattered chocolates. The Chocoholic icon is earned by capturing all three types of chocolate icons.

Be our valentine?

Munzee on!

February 8, 2017

Scatter Munzee Badge Line

Scatter Munzees can send you every which way to cap their offshoots. Munzee player “Snarf” suggested an awesome new badge line to show just how dedicated our players are to capping Scatter Munzees. We were happy to take their idea and run with it!

With that, we’re proud to announce the mind-bending Scatter Capture badge line!

The Scatter Capture badge line includes three badges: “Scatter Brained!”, “View Askew!”, and “Helter Skelter!” for capping 5, 50, and 100 Scatter Munzees, respectively.

The Scatter Capture badges will begin awarding TOMORROW (February 9th). These badges ARE retroactive.

NOTE: These badges are only for capping the original Scatter Munzee, not the ScatterED munzees. Keep an eye out for other lines that may be coming very soon. 😉

We hope you enjoy these badges!

Have fun and Munzee on!

February 7, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday – Daniel Parker

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 Daniel Parker.

Name and Title:
Daniel Parker, Mobile App Developer

Where are you from?
Minnesota

Tell us about yourself:
Not much I can say that Urban Dictionary didn’t already cover…

How long have you worked for Munzee?
8 days.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The people, and winter, are great.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I like to play sports, make my own beer, golf, brunch, and vacation.

Any last words?
Everything is a nail to a hammer.

February 6, 2017

Featured Munzee Toolkit: Jon Rohde (ROHDEJ)

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 Jon Rohde (ROHDEJ).

Username 
My name is Jon Rohde or username ROHDEJ.

What’s in your Munzee Toolkit?

Here is my toolkit:

  1. My DIY munzees.
  2. My generics, purchased on a clearance sale and prizes from local events.
  3. A tin to keep my munzees in.
  4. A portable USB charger with a flashlight. It is just large enough to keep me going for another hour or so..
  5. A 6-foot micro USB cable. I keep the battery in my pocket to keep my hands more free. I have seen a lot of people try to use the 1-foot cords and hold the battery and phone in the same hand, but that gets messy when you are trying to deploy, juggling the phone/battery, and peeling a sticker.
  6. My DIY tote lid tree tags. I have build instructions on the Minnesota Munzers Facebook group.
  7. UV rated zip ties. The little party color ones break down and crack in the weather.
  8. Sheets of vinyl sticker paper from “Label Outfitters”. Did you know that you can print munzees on the go? It is possible to use only your cell phone to create a batch print, save as a PDF, and take it to your local library/office supply store/etc to have them printed for a nominal (usually < $0.50/sheet).
  9. A pair of scissors. You’re out and about with still warm munzees, and you need to separate them somehow.
  10. My Facebook account with the Minnesota Munzers group. I love the notifications from the group that the bike path on the bridge is now open. Or I’m stuck and can’t get out, but I only need 500 points to reach my level in the Clan War. We do what we can to help each other out. And all of the cool pictures – spiders, wasp nests, and sunsets! It’s great to be able to trade tips and tricks with faces I’ve met.
  11. A pair of cleats. The weather is changing up here in Minne-snow-ta. It’s getting dark and the white stuff will be here soon. We have an annual game of who can stay vertical the longest in the snow and ice. I like to win that one.

What is missing from my kit:

  1. I think it would be a good idea to have a cell phone lanyard like some of us use for work ID badges and keys or a leash. I have met a munzer or two that have lost their phone in the water or cracked a screen.
  2. A portable Munzee printer like one of those Brother label makers for repairing munzees. This one is pie in the sky, I know. The new label printers do print QR codes, so we are not far from a solution.

Thanks for the game. I love you, Munzee!

If you haven’t already, look us up @ Minnesota Munzers on Facebook.

Jon


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!

February 3, 2017

Player of the Week: Maria Dahlin (Questing4)

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 Maria Dahlin (Questing4).


Who are you?

Maria Dahlin AKA Questing4. Currently a member of the Bushrangers clan.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Brisbane sub-tropical Queensland. I am married with 2 kids and 2 Staffordshire bull terriers. The dogs come munzeeing with me, the kids rarely, and my husband never, but he will wait in the car while I go hunting!!!

How long have you played Munzee?
I started in May 2012 (missed out on the Early Bird badge) but didn’t really get serious until July 2013. I was trying to juggle finding plastic boxes at the same time and ended up deciding I liked munzeeing so much more.

How did you find Munzee?
My sister Helen (AusTrackers) and her husband Gary (Auscapee). Thanks, Helen, for another obsession!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
EVERYTHING – The people that you meet, the different types of munzees, events, the fact that you can play the game any way you like — you can have an easy going level one clan or a hard hitting level 5 clan. My sisters, AusTrackers and CrazyLadyLisa, live in Perth, so we make a point of an annual get together at another capital city in Australia and munzee together. When you all have a common interest, it makes for lively discussions! We then get to see other areas of the country, and you talk to each other so much more walking around the streets with no distractions from TV and electronic devices. LOL.

What is on your wish list?
I would love a physical leaderboard as well as an overall leaderboard. Other than that, I just hope MHQ keeps on mixing things up. How they keep coming up with ideas is amazing. I also want to go to Europe. Man, don’t they have some virtuals over there.

Tell us about yourself!
Iam 50 (yuck) but did go to Texas to meet the MHQ staff as a present to myself on my 50th birthday. Thanks to CLL for doing the driving. They drive on the wrong side of the road other there. I have been married for 23 years and have 2 amazing children, Anna (21) and John (18), and a long suffering husband. I have worked for the same company since I was 15, and I will probably die at my desk.

Other hobbies include:
There are not enough hours in the day for other hobbies. I do try to squeeze in genealogy occasionally (another thing AusTrackers got me addicted to).

Any last words?
I am surprised and feel very privileged at the nomination. We have a small Munzee community in Brisbane, and they are all wonderful people. I am sure they think I stalk them. I would like to thank whoever nominated me.

Questing4 also included some socials, so cap away!

February 2, 2017

Issues with Duplicate Coin Codes

We have discovered that there was an issue during the production of the MVM and Leprechaun Coinz. The codes for the MVM Coinz were duplicated on the Leprechaun Coinz. We are working with our supplier to have replacements with all new codes made. Mystery Pin, Dragon, Unicorn, Yeti, and Places Coinz seemingly were not affected in the mixup.

If you have an activated MVM coin, no action needs to be taken. If you have an MVM coin that says it is already linked to another account, please contact support@munzee.com, and we will help resolve that issue.

If you have a Leprechaun coin, you will receive an email regarding a replacement for your coin. Please DO NOT activate these coins if you haven’t already. If you already have, we will assist with correcting those coins.

We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. We take full responsibility for this issue and want to correct it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Thank you.