Posts Tagged ‘trip’

March 15, 2018

Player of the Week: Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada)

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 a duo that plays together, Ron Anderson (GrandpaArvada).

Who are you?
Most people know me as Ron Anderson. Many of my friends in Texas know me an tamiuron. For nineteen years in Texas, I worked at a university with the initials TAMIU. In Colorado, my identity is more about being a grandpa.

Where in the world do you live?
Now retired, we moved to Arvada, Colorado just outside of Denver two years ago.

How long have you played Munzee?
I signed up for my Munzee account on May 29, 2017, so I am still in my rookie year, learning something new almost every day.

How did you find Munzee?
SCHMITZFAMILY4 introduced me to Munzee in Corpus Christi when Munzee was new, but I was not ready yet. memfis mafia introduced me to Munzee here in Colorado, and I was hooked immediately.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
The other players are great! Locally cgund, Rookies2001, and MeanderingMonkeys got me off to a good start. war1man, rosieree, and hunniees in Florida have been a great encouragement. Being retired, I am addicted to ZeeOps, and I have a hard time waiting for the next Clan War to start. I especially love the events and meeting other Munzers. My typical day is to leave the house by 5:00 a.m., chase mythologicals for two hours, spend the next two hours capturing and deploying physicals when the weather is not too cold, and then capture a few mythologicals on the way home. Once a month I like to travel to events and virtual gardens outside of Colorado.

What is on your wish list?
I wish that I could capture Nomads sitting on the munzees I deploy.

I wish that the Ultra Ops were less expensive. When I do the cost/reward analysis between three Mega Ops and two Ultra Ops, the Mega Ops win every time.

It would be nice if there were badges for capturing 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000 greenies.

Tell us about yourself!
I was born in Minnesota, grew up in California, worked 17 years in the Amazon region of Peru, and worked 19 years in Laredo, Texas as a teacher education professor. I met my wife when we both worked at Disneyland fifty years ago. We have two children who were born in Peru, and have two teenage grandsons here in Colorado. I am not one to sit and read or watch television when I can be outside looking for something. As a boy I rode my bicycle along the then rural roads of southern California looking for discarded pop bottles that I could redeem for cash. Now I drive and walk to find munzees for points.

Other hobbies include:
Grandchildren and volunteer work.

Any last words?
It is a great honor to be nominated as Player of the Week. Now I want to help grow the game and give encouragement to other players. The Munzee messaging feature and the various Facebook groups really help to keep players connected.

GrandpaArvada also included some socials, so cap away!

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March 13, 2018

Pie.. Uh.. Pi Day 2018 Specials!

If you didn’t know, Rob taught math in his pre-Munzee life. Among the, shall we say, quirks that have carried over from that time is a love for certain numbers. One of those is 3.14, or Pi. Here in the U.S., there is a large population that likes to celebrate Pi Day on March 14th (aka 3.14). We’re getting in on that celebration this year (and making it international) with our Pi Day 2018 specials!

From now (10:00 MHQ time on March 13th) through Sunday, March 18th at 23:59 MHQ time, 3141 Pi Day Specials will bounce on greenies every 3.14 hours (188 minutes) or when capped. When you cap a Pi Day Special, you will earn 31 points. The owner of the host munzee will earn 14 points.

You also have the chance to earn 2 badges during this special. By capping at least one Pi Day Special, you will earn the “Pi Day 2018” badge.

The second badge is a bit different. To earn the “Mixed Fillings” badge, you have to collectively cap and/or deploy a minimum of 314 munzees of any type (e.g. cap 250 munzees and deploy 64, or cap 114 munzees and deploy 200, any combination with a sum of 314 or more) while the specials are active.

Other items to note about this special:

  • These specials will be active under the Only Expiring Specials and Only Seasonal Specials filters.
  • These can be captured on your own munzees.
  • These are attracted by Magnets.
  • These count toward the Special Hunters badges.

But that’s not all! We also have a limited number of Pi Day 2018 Personal Munzees available in the Munzee Online Store. These are circular, metal tags sublimated with the “Pi Day 2018” badge on one side and a Personal Munzee on the back.

These Personal Munzees are available for $10 while supplies last.

We hope you enjoy these specials!

Munzee on!

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March 8, 2018

Happy Birthday Flat Rob Sale!

In celebration of President Rob Vardeman’s birthday we’re excited to announce that Flat Robs are on sale in the Munzee Online Store. Not to be outdone by Flat Matt, Flat Rob is also celebrating his “26th” Birthday so enjoy 26% off Flat Robs from now until Sunday March 11th at 23:59 MHQ Time!

Now we know he may look a bit mature for 26, but he’s young at heart!  Remember to check out the March Flat schedules, so you can see when those Flat fellows will be on the map. SPOILER ALERT: Flat Robs are active all month!

Have fun, and Munzee on! Happy Birthday Rob!

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March 6, 2018

Player(s) of the Week: Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly)

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 a duo that plays together, Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey (GoofyButterfly).

Who are you?
Our names are Karin LeBlanc and Heather Bailey. We are GoofyButterfly. Heather is Goofy and Karin is Butterfly. Our team name was formed back when we started caching. Heather’s nickname as a child was Goofy, and Karin loves Butterflies, so we put the two things together and made a team name. It was a quick put together name to try a game we thought we had little interest in, but our daughter was harassing us to try it out. So we created the name, and that is what we have been ever since.

Where in the world do you live?
We now live in Punta Gorda, Florida. Karin is originally from Calgary, AB Canada and has lived in Florida for 15 years. I am originally from IL and have now lived in Florida for 18 years.

How long have you played Munzee?
We captured our first munzee on June 8, 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
Well, Heather was sitting reading a blog one day, and Munzee was mentioned. After being addicted to caching for years, we looked up Munzee to see what it was all about. It looked like something we might be interested in, so we loaded the app on the phone. Off we went to try it out. There were 26 munzees in our little town, and we found 22 of the 26 that afternoon. The other 4 we weren’t able to find and later came to understand that they were just missing. That was our first day, and we haven’t stopped since.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
What don’t we enjoy?! Because we play as a team, there are things that we both like and things that aren’t our favorites, but there is nothing to not like about the game. It gets us out in the fresh air, and since we usually Munzee as a family (our mom and our daughter both play), we have great times together. It has taken us to places we would never have gone otherwise. We recently traveled to Georgia for an event and discovered an area that we never would have otherwise gone. We enjoy the events, spending time with old friends and making new ones. We are addicted to badges and icons and truly enjoy searching out as many as we can get. We also enjoy the fact that most of Munzee is urban play which better fits both of our personalities. Munzee makes the world a little smaller and friendlier, and this is one of our greatest pleasures we receive from Munzee.

We also like the challenge. We find someone on the daily leaderboard or the overall leaderboard, and we set our own goals of beating that score or player. We also set monthly goals for what we want to acheive. It is all in fun, and it helps Goofy’s competitive side.

What is on your wish list?

  • Badges for capturing greenies. (Because we are addicted to getting badges as we know many others are as well, this will possible help get people out capping the greens again.) For example, badges for 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000, and 100,000.
  • More badges for different types of Munzees. We love that the mystery badges just came out and would like to see more and higher badges like this for each type of Munzee. Again, it will keep folks capping those particular Munzees.
  • A routing feature in the map that will help when traveling. So if we are driving from Florida to Alberta, Canada, which route would be best to pass the most Munzees.
  • Website map filters to be able to filter specific types of Munzees.
  • A feature in the app to show if you have previously captured a Places Munzee.

Tell us about yourself!
We have been married for 4 years. We have two beautiful daughters and 3 amazing granddaughters. We bother work for Emergency Medical Services. Karin works in Patient Financial Services and Heather is a Paramedic and Dispatch Manager. Our mom enjoys Munzee and our Aunt enjoys traveling with us while we Munzee. We recruited our daughter from another game, and now she Munzees with us when we get to visit with her. We live on a small acreage on the West coast of Florida.

We have friends and family all over North America and enjoy traveling to see them. As we said earlier, we are both transplants, so our roots are elsewhere. Our family and animals are our life, and we enjoy each and every day we get to spend together.

Other hobbies include:
Who has time for other hobbies! No, really we work and also have a small farm where we raise goats and dogs. We also have an African Gray Parrot. We enjoy puzzles and travel. Karin enjoys sewing when we slow down from Munzee and life to allow her the time to sew. We both love munzee and can sit for hours just listening to great music. Heather enjoys dabbling in the auction business more for pleasure than for work. Our first favorite hobby is time with our family, then comes Munzee.

Any last words?
We have made some amazing friends and continued friendships through this game, and for that, we are so grateful. We are thankful for what Munzee does for us players and also for our communities. We would like to thank those who nominated us for Player of the Week. Munzee players we have met from around the world are kind and compassionate people, and we are so glad that . this game has brought us together.

GoofyButterfly also included some socials, so cap away!

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March 1, 2018

March Virtual MunzPak

While we’re working on changes for the Physical MunzPak, we still have the March Virtual MunzPak available for subscription today! It includes:

We hope you enjoy this month’s Virtual MunzPak, and keep an eye out for the updated Physical MunzPak information!

Munzee on!

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February 28, 2018

Introducing the new Temporary Virtual!

We’re excited to announce a new product called the Temporary Virtual! This new virtual item would allow players to deploy in areas that would usually not be beneficial to place a more expensive game piece or to help other players hit goals.

Much like Flat Robs and Flat Matts. these new items will be on a new layer of the map, so you don’t have to worry about trying to deploy in areas that are already overrun with other munzees. This will be especially helpful for deploying at high profile events like Munzee Madness this weekend in Southern California!

These new items are currently for sale in the Munzee Online Store and available on Quick Deploy as of 10:00 MHQ!

Check out the stats below to learn more! **Particularly take note of how long you have to deploy these before they are auto-archived.

Temporary Virtual
Available in the Munzee Online Store

Deploy: 30
Cap/CapOn: Split 75 with a minimum of 25


Quick Deploy

Capture Radius

Proximity Rules
Only affected by other Temp Virtuals; 50 ft from others, 150ft from your own


40 every 30 days

Additional Info

  • **These will expire 30 days after PURCHASE — so think carefully about when you buy them in order to deploy them at a good time
  • There is a timer to show expiration online and in-app (like Myths/Nomads/etc)
  • Myths, Nomads or any virtual specials will NOT land on these

We love that our worldwide community works together to help one another reach their goals, whether that’s Clan Wars, ZeeOps, Events or something else entirely. We think the new Temporary Virtual will be a great tool for helping us all grow the game- even if it’s temporarily!

Thank you all for everything you do. Munzee on!


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February 27, 2018

Physical MunzPak Changes Coming in March

Howdy! Here at MHQ, we are always looking for ways to improve the services and  products we provide. Over the past few months, we’ve been tweaking and refining our MunzPak program. In that spirit, we will be making another change during March. The March Physical MunzPak will not launch at the beginning of the month as it has in the past. While we can’t give you full details right now, we can tell you the following:

  • All current Physical MunzPak subscriptions will end March 1st at 00:01 MHQ time.
  • Virtual MunzPak subscriptions WILL continue as they are for now.
  • When we are ready to relaunch Physical MunzPak, all former subscribers will receive an email with information regarding how to subscribe, and we will post full information here on the blog.

This IS NOT the end of Physical MunzPaks. Keep an eye out in March for information about the new and improved MunzPak! Thank you for your support, and Munzee on!

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February 26, 2018

March 2018 Clan Requirements and the Catapult Munzee!

The February Clan War is coming to an end, and we’re almost ready for March! Before we get to the Clan Requirements, we’d like to introduce a new Clan Weapon: the Catapult Munzee!

Catapult Munzee

The Catapult Munzee is a new virtual Clan Weapon that will be rewarded for reaching levels during Clan Wars. When captured, the Catapult will “hurl” three boulders on greenies within a quarter mile radius for 1 hour.

Scattered Boulder Munzee

The points for the Catapult and the Boulders are as follows:

  • Catapult
    • Deploy: 25 Points
    • Capture: 20 Points
    • CapOn: 20 Points
  • Boulders
    • Capture: 20 Points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 15 Points

The Catapult has a 300ft capture radius and CANNOT be captured via Blast Capture. These can be be deployed 150 feet from your own munzees and 50 feet from other players’ munzees.

Now, on the March Clan Requirements!

Level 1
Individual Greenie Caps: 5
Individual Total Points: 2,000
Clan Greenie Caps: 65
Clan Total Points: 25,000

Rewards: 2 Crossbow Munzees, 1 Mace Munzee, 1 MVM, 1 Flat Rob, 1 Virtual Color

Level 2
Individual Greenie Caps: 10
Individual Total Points: 5,000
Clan Greenie Caps: 125
Clan Total Points: 65,000

Rewards: 2 Crossbow Munzees, 2 Mace Munzees, 1 Longsword Munzee, 2 MVMs, 2 Flat Robs, 3 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 2 Virtual Colors

Level 3
Individual Greenie Caps: 15
Individual Total Points: 12,500
Clan Greenie Caps: 175
Clan Total Points: 150,000

Rewards: 2 Crossbow Munzees, 3 Mace Munzees, 2 Longsword Munzees, 1 Battle Axe Munzee, 2 MVMs, 3 Flat Robs, 5 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 2 Virtual Colors

Level 4
Individual Greenie Caps: 20
Individual Total Points: 17,500
Clan Greenie Caps: 250
Clan Total Points: 225,000

Rewards: 3 Longsword Munzees, 2 Battle Axe Munzees, 2 Catapult Munzees, 3 MVMs, 3 Flat Robs, 5 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 3 Virtual Colors

Level 5
Individual Greenie Caps: 25
Individual Total Points: 25,000
Clan Greenie Caps: 350
Clan Total Points: 325,000

Rewards: 1 THE HAMMER, 2 Longsword Munzees, 3 Battle Axe Munzees, 3 Catapult Munzees, 4 MVMs, 3 Flat Robs, 6 Zodiac Munzee Credits, 4 Virtual Colors

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February 26, 2018

March Flat Schedules

March is almost here, and that means so is the schedule for Flat Robs and Flat Matts!

Flat Rob

Flat Robs will be celebrating Go Green events as well as real Rob’s birthday by being on the map the entire month of March (March 1 at 00:01 MHQ time through March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time)!

Flat Matt

As noted last month, Flat Matt will begin the month by being on the map while Matt is attending the Munzee Madness 7 events. After that, he will be on the map during the following times:

  • March 8th at 00:01 MHQ time through March 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • March 15th at 00:01 MHQ time through March 19th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • March 21st at 00:01 MHQ time through March 27th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • March 29th at 00:01 MHQ time through March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

We hope you have a great March!

Munzee on!

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February 22, 2018

Introducing the Fire Pouch Creature Munzee!

UPDATE: Due to player requests we have increased the point values to the three Tuli levels. We have also decreased the amount of time the Tuli will take to bounce from 12 hours to 6 hours. Changes are listed below in red. Thank you all for your input! 

In November we released the final member of the Classical Mythological Munzees, the Cyclops Mythological Munzee. Now we’re proud to announce a new era – the Pouch Creatures. The first Pouch Creature being released is the Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee.

The Pouch Creatures are based on items from one of our sister apps, WallaBee. These creatures, while similar to Mythological Munzees in many respects, have some different qualities. The Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee will bounce on Greenies and Fire Mystery Munzees every 6 hours or when capped. After 25 captures, however, the Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee will begin to level up.

To level up, a daily capture streak must be attained:

  • Level 1: 0-3 Consecutive Days of Capture
  • Level 2: 4-7 Consecutive Days of Capture
  • Level 3: >7 Consecutive Days of Capture

When the streak is broken, the Fire Pouch Creature will revert to Level 1 and the leveling process begins again.

By leveling up a Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee, the points for the owner, capper, and host owner will increase:

Deploy: 100 points


  • Tuli (Level 1)
    • Capture: 50 points
    • CapOn: 50 Points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 50 points
  • Tulimber (Level 2)
    • Capture: 75 points
    • CapOn: 75 Points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 75 points
  • Tulinferno (Level 3)
    • Capture: 125 points
    • CapOn: 125 points
    • CapOn (Host Owner): 125 points

For deploying a Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee, you will earn a deploy badge:

There are also three badges (nine total) for capturing each level of the Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee. Here are the first for each level:

There will be 1800 Tuli Pouch Creature Munzees available for $20 in the Munzee Online Store TOMORROW (Friday, February 23rd) at 10:00 MHQ time. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis, and there is a limit of 1 per account.

That’s not all, though. We will also have a limited number of each of the previous Mythological Munzees available as well. If you’ve missed previous ownership opportunities or are a new player who wants to get in on the Mythological Munzee action, this is your chance! As always, you can only own one of each type of Mythological Munzee.

We hope you enjoy the Tuli Pouch Creature Munzee!

Munzee on!

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