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January 27, 2017

Player of the Week: David Few (Hogglespike)

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 David Few (Hogglespike).


Who are you?

My name is David Few, known as “Hogglespike”. I am a member of the clan “Mario the Great”.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Andover, Hampshire in the UK with my wife, son, and German Shepherd.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing on July 17, 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
Some friends mentioned it to us, and my son (“darrenjones”) and I decided to gie it a try. The rest is history!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Attending events, meeting other Munzee players, and obtaining the badges and specials. I have just earned my Millionaire Club badge. Darren and I enjoy being in our clan, and we all support each other.

What is on your wish list?
To attend more events and to continue the growth of the map in Andover. There were no munzees here when we joined, and Darren and I have built it up quite considerably. People are gradually coming here, and with their help, hopefully the area will fill up.

Tell us about yourself!
I am 68, married with a daughter, son, son-in-law, and one much loved four-year-old grandson. I am semi-retired. Having worked in an office for many years, I am enjoying being a part time delivery driver which also enables me to pick up off munzees here and there. My grandson loves pointing out where the munzees are located.

Other hobbies include:
Walking our dog in the New Forest area where we have a holiday home, and luckily, there are quite a few Munzee players in the area. We also love coastal path walking in Cornwall where we can meet up with some other clan members. I also enjoy photography and spending time with my grandson.

Any last words?
I am hoping to grow the map in Andover even more, and any deploys would be more than welcome!

January 26, 2017

Groundhog Day 2017 Special

Every country has it’s own customs and traditions. For the United States and Canada, one of those happens to be letting a groundhog predict our seasons… We’re going to celebrate this with a Munzee special!

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd. Traditionally, if a groundhog leaves its burrow when it is cloudy, spring will arrive early (before the vernal equinox). If it is a sunny day, the groundhog will see it’s shadow and return to its burrow. This foreshadows six more weeks of winter. While the accuracy of this tradition is often up for debate, it’s fun speculate nonetheless. This year, we’d like to share the fun with everyone!

Beginning tomorrow, January 27th, at 00:01 MHQ time, 2017 Groundhog icons will appear on the map. These will bounce on geenies, Ice Mystery Munzees, and Shamrocks every 6 hours or when capped. These icons will remain on the map until February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time.

Points
For capturing a Groundhog icon, you will earn 22 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 6 points.

Badges
There are THREE badges that can be earned during this special. The badge you earn depends on what type of munzee the host is:

  • Greenie: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a greenie, you will earn the Groundhog Day badge.
  • Ice Mystery Munzee: If you capture a Groundhog icon on an Ice Mystery Munzee, you will earn the Winter badge. (Note: Capture of an Ice Mystery Munzee will still send out scatters.)
  • Shamrock: If you capture a Groundhog icon on a Shamrock Munzee, you will earn the Spring badge.

We hope you enjoy this special!

Munzee on!

January 25, 2017

Happy Australia Day from Shepp-Zee!

CZeeO Rob Vardeman and Munzee Events Manager Louise Gibson are down under celebrating Australia Day this week in Shepp-Zee, Australia!

In coordination with Munzee events in the area the Shepparton City Council has changed their name for the day and adopted our -Zee suffix! The request for the name change came from Rob Steer, a local Shepparton player, who connected Munzee with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, a group that raises national awareness of organ and tissue donation through the sales of rainbow shoelaces.

On behalf of our players, Munzee is proud to announce a donation of $2,500 to the organization, which was developed by Kim and Allan Turner the parents of Zaidee. Based on the creation of two rainbow shoelace virtual gardens, Munzee donated a dollar for each Rainbow MVM deployed by players across the world. The gardens are located near Zaidee’s former primary school where a mural and dedication to her legacy can be found.

If you’re in the area, please join in the fun at one of the Munzee events in Shepp-Zee or in the Houston, TX area this weekend! You can find out more about Munzee Events HERE.

Thank you to Shepparton City Council for welcoming Munzee to your city! Thank you to Zadiee’s Rainbow Foundation for all that you do! Thank you to all of our players for getting behind this great cause! #E1EW #MunzEE #MunzeeOn!

 

January 25, 2017

Mythological Munzee Coinz and Pins!

We’re excited to announce the release of the next set of Munzee Coinz featuring The Mythological Munzees! You’ll soon be able to track Unicorn, Leprechaun, Dragon and Yeti munzees with these limited edition coins.

As with previous Munzee Coinz, each coin has a distinct Munzee code and an Extagz code on the back. The Mythological Coinz can also be set to track each individual type by editing the coin’s settings on your Munzee online profile. By enabling this feature it will exclusively track every time you capture that particular Mythological Munzee. You can then see that tracking data on your Munzee online profile page.

For example: If you enable this feature for a Yeti coin it will only track the Yeti munzees you have captured. 

Due to the overwhelming response from our Coinz of The Month Club signups we have decided to expand our initial Mythological coin stock to include Mythological Munzee lapel pins as well. These pins will work just like Coinz, but once you purchase the pin the coin code will automatically be added to your account. Since this wasn’t initially planned the pins will not have the coin code imprinted on the back, but you can view this coin’s code on your Munzee online profile so you can still have others discover your coin.

Coins and lapel pins will go on sale Thursday January 26th at 3 PM MHQ Time in the Munzee online store. Munzee Coinz will cost $10 and and lapel pins with coin codes will cost $11. Please note that supplies are very limited. Players will be able to buy all 4 Mythologicals, but will be limited to either one coin or one pin. 

For example: You can buy a leprechaun coin and a yeti pin, but you cannot buy a leprechaun pin and a leprechaun coin. 

Follow THIS LINK to find both Coinz and Pinz!

Want to learn more about Munzee Coinz? Check out the informational video below!

January 24, 2017

Team Munzee Tuezday – Donovan Carreno

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 Donovan Carreno


Name and Title:
Donovan Carreno – Mobile App Developer

Where are you from?
I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, had a brief stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and now, I live in Allen, Texas.

Tell us about yourself:
I’ve been married for almost 7 years, and we have 3 rescue dogs.

How long have you worked for Munzee?
Three weeks.


What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The people. Everyone is laid-back and willing to help each other out.

What are some of your other hobbies?
I am a self-taught guitar player, and I’ve been playing for 17 years. I also enjoy weightlifting, especially the Olympic lifts (cleans, snatches). I enjoy trying different Bourbons as a connoisseur, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had the famed Pappy Van Winkle bourbons (12-, 15-, and 20-year-olds).

Any last words?
I am a man of few words…

January 23, 2017

Places Munzees Recommendations

We’re excited to expand our Places Munzees to new locations! However, we need your help! We’re looking for recommendations for new locations to deploy Places Munzees. In addition, we are opening up the Stadium Places type to all sports. These locations will still need to fall under the two current categories of Places Munzees: Stadiums and Airports.

You can follow this link to a Google Form where you can tell us the Type of Place, Location Name (i.e. name of the stadium or airport), and the city/state/country. This form will be live until Wednesday, January 25th at 23:59 MHQ time.

Thanks in advance for your input, and Munzee on!

 

 

January 20, 2017

Flat Rob Reminder

Just a reminder, Rob will be out of the office for a while, so Flat Robs will be on the map beginning on Monday, January 23rd at 00:01 MHQ time. They will remain on the map until February 5th at 23:59 MHQ time. We’ve got quite a few events happening and plenty of Munzee fun to be had during that time.

Enjoy, and Munzee on!

January 19, 2017

Reminder: Munzee Photo Gallery

Last May, we requested pictures for a Munzee Photo Gallery. We’ve continued to add pictures as we receive them, and with our Everyone. Everywhere. theme for 2017, we want to add many, many more!

Share pictures of your Munzee adventures and events with us, so we can showcase our wonderful community! You can send these pictures to [email protected] with a subject of “Photo Gallery”.

We’re excited to see how and where you Munzee!

 

January 18, 2017

Player of the Week: Guy Henville (RaggedRobin)

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 Guy Henville (RaggedRobin).


Who are you?

My name is Guy Henville. My Munzee name is RaggedRobin**. RaggedRobin is my chosen Munzee name as for a reason only know to me. I have a wild passion for a wild flower called “Ragged Robin”.

** The name (Ragged Robin) chosen as a Munzee pseudonym has no connection with any similar sounding cartoon character, business, person or persons in the UK or World Wide, but related to the perennial herb (Lychnis flos-cuculi).

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Webridge, Surrey UK, a town by the River Way in the Elmbridge district of Surrey. It is bounded to the north by the River Thames at the mouth of the Wey, from which it gets its name. It is an outlying suburban town within the Greater London Urban Area, 16 miles (25 km) southwest of Central London.

How long have you played Munzee?
I tried to play Munzee in the early days (2011), but as I only owned a Blackberry mobile, I was held back until I was strongly advised to change to an iPhone in 2012. So, in August 2012, I became a Premium Member and have been since then.

How did you find Munzee?
I have always had a passion for treasure hunting. One day in 2011, I was out and about looking for a hidden box in the woods near my home. I located the cache, and on the inside of the lid was a square stickers with small patterned black shapes on it. It said “Scan me for points”, and there was a website in green saying www.munzee.com. Well, I tried with my phone but nothing happened, so I took a picture of the sticker. When home, I went online and found the website. The rest, you might say, is history.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
What is there not to enjoy when playing Munzee? It gets you out into the world, seeing new locations and often places you would normally never visit. Munzee absorbs you into its world and gets you to feel part of its community. Clan wars is a good example, with a clan of 10 players all supporting each other and playing along together as one. I started up a clan of my own called “Elmbridge Hundred Clan of 1086”, and we are an international team of players . We have lost a few team players over the wars but we have kept up the fighting spirit with loyal core players. 1. Leea1401. 🇬🇧 2. BaDo. 🇱🇺 3. Gelad. 🇨🇭 4. J1Huisman. 🇱🇺 They all started with me in 2012. And a big thank you to my other team players too..

What is on your wish list?
I am hard pressed to add a personal wish list as MHQ seems to keep the gameplay up to date regularly. We get new badges almost daily, and new Munzee game pieces, too. The Munzee Coinz have added an extra edge to the game, and I am looking forward to owning a complete series of coins, so that’s on my wish list. I would love to have a badge for the highest number of socials deployed.

Tell us about yourself!
I love socials. They are great for displaying ones own feelings in a social/sharing way.
I love the challenge and fun while being out and about. My Fitbit tracks my steps, and I have extra incentive to exercise, too.
I am currently working as a Building Surveyor for a Property Maintenance Team in Surrey near where I live, so handy with little traveling.

Other hobbies include:
My hobbies along with Munzeeing are walking, photography, architecture, and caching. I also have a passion for gadgets.

Any last words?
I would like to thank all of the Munzee team for their skill in keeping us playing and providing us all with a really entertaining game. I have added a special social to celebrate being POTW.

Am I really POTW?… me thinks!!!

Cheers everyone, and keep on Munzeeing…

RaggedRobin has included some socials, so cap away!

January 17, 2017

UPDATE: Coinz Of The Month Club

WOW- The first signup for the Coinz Of The Month Club was a HUGE hit and ended in mere minutes. Unfortunately mere minutes isn’t nearly enough time to give everyone a chance to purchase so our supply definitely didn’t meet demand. Admittedly we wanted to roll this new subscription service out slowly, but the response has been overwhelming and we will have to plan accordingly.

We have already ordered more of January’s Coinz.  Unfortunately since there is such a long production time those Coinz will not be available for a few weeks. To make up for this we will put the next round of January Coinz for sale in the Munzee Online Store once we have received them.

NOTE that this will not add you to the Club subscription, this will be just to purchase those Coinz.

Based on the excitement around Coinz the MHQ staff are working hard to reconfigure this subscription experience, so stay tuned for more info!

We want to thank all of you for your interest and patience regarding Coinz Of The Month Club. We have some exciting stuff coming in the months ahead!