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October 23, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Kathy Wade (Way Too Far, Aufbau, Unicorn Hater, Former Munzee Queen of New Jersey)

Munzee supports family in every sense of the word. Whether you take your kids to Munzee with you, your partner begrudgingly goes along or you take your pets on a munzee walk, we love to see families come together. Every so often though that begrudging partner gets a spring in their step and takes over as the household munzer. This week’s Player of the Week is Kathy Wade and although she only started playing with her husband on a double point weekend, she has become hooked and is now a key player in our community. You may know her as Way Too Far on social media, so read on to learn more about Kathy!

munzee wildwood (2)Who are you?
OMG! It’s finally my turn!!!!!!! I am Kathy Wade, aka Way Too Far, aka Aufbau, designated unicorn hater and formerly Munzee Queen of NJ.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in a tiny town along the Delaware River – Beverly, NJ.

How long have you played Munzee?
As of today (10/15/14) my account is 1,095 days old. Missed the early bird badge by just a few days.

dog beachHow did you find Munzee?
My husband (qwade) actually started playing first and I used to tease him for playing such a lame game. One weekend he mentioned that it was double points and decided to go scan a few. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love the thrill of clan wars and love munzee road trips with Keebs and Bitwiz. My husband rarely munzees anymore, but girlfriend road trips are loads of fun. On our last road trip, I had to give up my Munzee Queen of NJ to Bitwiz. She passed me, and then some. I’ll get it back someday. I also like to encourage new players by doing special deploys for them and leaving responses when I capture one of theirs about finding Munzee Madness on fb.

book cover meWhat is on your wish list?
Number one on my wish list is to have more more more players in my area so that the specials don’t always land on mine! I also love the idea of an intercontinental blast – maybe one each year with the premium membership renewal.

Tell us about yourself!
As for me – I retired from teaching special education in 2014. During a 10 year hiatus from teaching I worked with the Division of Youth and Family services (or whatever it’s called now) and I ran a substance abuse program in a medium security prison. I returned to teaching when I just couldn’t stand not being at home with my kids in the summer. Retirement beats all of that! This is a closely held secret, which I will reveal for the first time right here. I am one of the silliest people I know and take very few things seriously! Ask me about the adventures of Embly Gernumbly, the Royal Purple Collar club, traveling the south with clown noses, snaking Jenn’s house, and on and on. None of this nonsense would be half as much fun without my partners in crime – the OWLs. I am also a friend of Bill’s and have been for 30 years.

Other hobbies include:
Other hobbies include reading, reading, reading, sudoku, meandering through the forest with my dogs every day, volunteering at the local shelter as a dog walker, greeting every dog I see, and being nonsensical. Did I mention that I like to read?

Favorite quote: “your opinion of me is none of my business” – Judy Ford
Favorite breed: rescued
Favorite dead animal: unicorn

Aufbau was kind enough to share her socials, so cap away!

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If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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October 22, 2014

UPDATE – Announcing MunzPak: A Monthly Subscription Service

Do you want your physical munzees delivered right to your door each month? Do you need the latest and greatest Munzee has to offer?  Do exclusive offers and products make your heart start beating fast? If you answered yes to any of the above, we’ve got something for you! Munzee is proud to announce the MunzPak monthly subscription service. For just $15 USD a month you get approximately $25 USD worth of Munzee physical prod


ucts delivered straight to your door. This hassle-free subscription only needs to be filled out once and then each month you’ll get the latest and greatest munzees. Starting Monday November 3rd you can sign up and your first MunzPak will ship within 48 business hours.

See FAQ Update below:
MunzPak It’s like Christmas morning every month!  With the MunzPak monthly subscription you’ll receive physical game pieces shipped to you each month. Each MunzPak will include a variety of munzees from generics with unique skins to some new things you won’t be able to get anywhere else! Case in point, for the first MunzPak run we’re releasing physical versions of the Motel, Haunted Hotel, Diamond and Ruby. These physical stickers are already pre-coded as the respective munzee type so instead of converting physicals you just have to stick these and go. Each sticker is also generic in case you feel like being nice and sharing with a friend.  You’ll also receive a coupon for 10% off an online store purchase. Don’t expect to get a breakdown each month before we release them though, because we want everyone to be surprised!

This subscription service will be the only way to get these unique munzees at this time. Just register once and then you’ll be charged monthly. You don’t have to do anything again. Each month, from the day you registered, we’ll send out your next MunzPak and it will be on your door as fast as the Munzee elves can get it there. Or at least as fast as standard mail ships.

MunzPak subscriptions will go on sale Monday November 3rd at 10 AM MHQ Time. There is no limit on these so no need to wait for opening hours to sign up. Once you visit the site you will hit the subscribe button and enroll your credit card information in our easy to use, secure, recurring payment system. Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy receiving your MunzPak each month. One month from your start date you’ll be charged for your second MunzPak, which will ship within 48 hours. Please keep in mind that standard shipping times will vary based upon where we’re sending it. Domestic orders should arrive within 3-5 days, while international orders will take 5+ days.

We appreciate your loyalty to Munzee and we promise to cram as much value into each Pak as possible. If you have any questions or problems with your subscription please email orders@munzee.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

FAQ:   Will shipping be included in the $15 USD?  Yes

Am I able to cancel at anytime? Yes. If you cancel before your renewal date, it will end before the next shipment is sent.

Am I able to receive multiple subscriptions?  One per username.

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October 21, 2014

Podcast Episode 34: Take 18

This week on the Munzee podcast it took us a few takes to get it all down, but we made it! We discussed the progress of the Munzee Munch specials, announced the announcement of the MunzPak details and hint at a different take for the upcoming Clan War.

 

This week’s topics:

  • Munzee Munch Update: 11247 Power Pellets Captured, 17200 Ghostzees Captured
  • MunzPak announcement coming out tomorrow, 10/22/14
  • November Clan War is going to be epic. If you’ve never joined a clan THIS will be the month to play.
  • Videocast starts on November 4th
  • New Badges
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October 21, 2014

Team Munzee Tuezday: Michael Angel

Alright, well since we missed out on a chance for Meet Munzee Munday, we decided to go ahead and run with a Team Munzee Tuezday. Because why not? Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. We’re proud to announce a new member of Team Munzee this week, our new Android developer Michael Angel! He’s hit the ground running, but we managed to pry his eyes away from code long enough to answer these questions. So read on about Michael!

559806_10151253886146682_1617450558_nName and Title: Michael Angel, Android Developer

Where are you from? Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. I’ve been in the DFW metroplex my whole life, but I have traveled to other parts of Texas – and once to Nashville, Tennessee.

Tell us about yourself: I’m a video game fanatic and life-long programmer/nerd who is in love with the Android operating system. I also like cooking, cycling, archery, complicated board games, and discovering new aspects of life.

How did you find Munzee? Munzee found me! I was about to start a new job, but Munzee reached out to me for my expertise in Android development, which after finding out more about the company I was quite excited to be a part of the team.

How long have you worked for Munzee? I just started but I am hoping to be a strong part of the team for a long time to come and see where the future takes us.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee? The sense of discovering something hidden, yet elegantly simple and near you is intriguing to me. The team of guys here are fantastic, and I see a great deal of potential with what Munzee can do for a real-life interactive game that can bring friends and strangers alike together.

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October 17, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Wes Griffith (arts5)

As great as the Munzee game is, what makes us stand out are our players. Our players have formed a distinct community and built relationships through Munzee and we’re proud to bring the world together one cap at a time. This week’s Player of the Week first met fellow Munzee players in Franklin, TN where they’re known for their kindness (almost) as much as they are for their virtual gardens. Wes Griffith (arts5) may live in Ohio, but his interactions with Munzee players all over the world has made him an international hit! Read on to learn more about arts5.

usWho are you?
I am arts5, real name Wes Griffith.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Findlay, Ohio, USA.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been a “playa” for a little over 2 years. Wished it was longer, because I want my early bird badge!

FullSizeRenderHow did you find Munzee?
I was attending a special event at the Boonshoft Museum in Dayton, Ohio for the other game. After checking out all the GPS related coins, the maze, history of gps, etc inside, my wife and I went outside to cache. Someone asked me if I found the munzee and I said what the heck is a munzee!? They showed me the munzee inside the cache. I downloaded the app and captured my first munzee titled Boonshoft Munzee on August 25, 2012. I wasn’t too active until later when my brother got interested in the game. I’m a competitive person and had to crush him! LOL. But I don’t think I got totally addicted until Jason Brown (jarcc) and I drove down to Franklin, TN. We walked 30+ miles that whole weekend on about 5 hrs of sleep. I could barely walk anymore. We met Tammy Teel and Jay Piper. Talk about class! They were both very friendly and welcoming! I’ve been down there 2 more times since then. Last time we met Sheryl Crow at the little theater in downtown Franklin! I’ve been trying to convince my wife to move there ever since.

IMG_0236What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I enjoy all the different things about the game. I like the badges. I like how competitive the clan wars are, whether you want to compete against other clans one-on-one for bragging rights or go for world domination that month for a bronze, silver, or gold medal.

I like how you can search for munzees in urban areas or take a nice peaceful stroll through the woods and cap too.

BUT the biggest thing about munzee is the people! Starting with Franklin, TN and beyond, I’ve met so many nice people. July 2014 when my clan The Plankers won gold, I had the pleasure of meeting Rod “Rodz” Howie from the UK. And at the MHQ Bash I met Griff (Georiffles) Halliwell and his wife Lesley, also from the Plankers and UK. Very very nice people!!! I wanted to take Lesley home with us, but Griff wouldn’t let me! LOL The last day of the MHQ Bash Douglas Lynch (5daughters) and his wife and daughters got me a birthday cake. Everyone sang happy birthday. It was a really, really nice day!!!

IMG_2090What is on your wish list?
I want badges for clan medals, since we don’t get medals anymore! A job at munzee would be cool. I seem to miss out on badges and specials that go on at events, so maybe something on the calendar to draw your attention to events that will have specials and badges. I would’ve gone to several of them if I had known.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m 41, married to a smokin-hot chick named Deanna, and we’ve got 2 cute girls. I like to joke around and have fun. I poke fun at myself and others all the time.

Other hobbies include:
I like to take the jeep out to hit the trails, we’ve been to several jeep jamborees with the Rubicon. I have the need for speed and love corvettes, so I like me some racing every now and then. I also love to express my 2nd amendment rights by target shooting. We like to go up in the mountains in our “top-secret bug out location” in TN and have fun and go boating on the lake. (I cannot tell you which lake! It’s a secret LOL). My wife and I are competitive into fitness. She runs marathons and I like to do competitive powerlifting. I’ve tore both of my shoulders doing that (rotator cuff and labrum), so I have been restricted from lifting for awhile, but those restrictions have been lifted recently! Woohoo!!! So I am very excited to start challenging myself again. Thank you to those for nominating me and thanks for the opportunity to play the game. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

 arts5 was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!

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October 15, 2014

Introducing the Haunted Hotel Munzee!

The road has been long and your game has taken you late into the night. Normally you would end your journey at a Motel, adjacent to a rest stop in the middle of nowhere, but on this dreary night the vacancies are nowhere to be found. You secretly don’t mind because you grew tired of the uncomfortable bed and small quarters long ago. You know it’s time for an upgrade. So you drive past, leaving the neon-lights in your rear view mirror, and look forward to a new place to call home for the night. You pull up to an old Victorian building that has obviously seen better days and head up the long stairway. This establishment may have been top notch back in the day, but time has not been kind and the wooden door creeks open as you enter. You step in as lightning ignites the skyline, unusual for a dry day in October. You shudder, but breathe in relief when you’re met with spacious open rooms. The charm is in it’s character and you’re happy to rest for the night. As you drift off you hear voices and can’t help but realize you’re not alone… This Hotel is filling in quickly.

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Sure it may seem like something out of a horror movie, but we’re proud to announce the next progression in the weary traveler line: the Munzee Hotel! Last year we released the Munzee Motel and they have filled up quickly, so the next natural step is to release a Hotel, even if it seems a bit haunted. This new Munzee will be available starting 10 am MHQ time today, Wednesday October 15th, for $4, and as you can imagine it’s a bit of an upgrade from the Motels.

Much like Motels, Hotels are only for premium players to purchase. Premium accounts will be able to purchase 5 Hotels per month, for a cost of $4 each.  The owner of the Hotel receives points based on the number of rooms “rented” in their hotel. Rooms are rented on a first come, first serve basis giving players extra motivation to be First to Capture. When the owner deploys a Munzee Hotel it is available with 10 rooms to be occupied by the first 10 players to capture.  Each player who captures receives a room, which is actually deploying a Munzee inside the motel, though no additional action is needed by the player. The player will receive residual points based on those who capture the Hotel after them. The earlier you capture a Hotel the more points you receive through incoming residual points.

A Hotel is worth 60 points when full, 40 points cap on when full.  The rest of the boring details are here.

Any regular Munzee with zero captures on it can be converted to a Hotel, but Hotels must be at least 2,500 ft away from other Hotels. Hotels can be normal proximity from other munzees, including Motels. In-app Hotel conversion will not be available until the next app update, so players will need to plan ahead or be quick to convert via the website after a deploy.  Again, Hotels will go on sale in the Munzee Online Store Wednesday October 15th. Premium users will be credited one free Hotel Wednesday morning, but you have to be a Premium member by Wednesday to receive the credit to your account, so sign up HERE for all sorts of extras.

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October 14, 2014

Podcast Episode 33: Video Killed the Podcast Star

This week on the Munzee Podcast we talk about the Munzee Munch pellets and ghostzees, discuss the future of videocasting the podcast and talk about Haunted Hotels arriving tomorrow morning.

This week’s topics:

  • The arrival of the Munzee Munch.
  • Looking back on the Videocast and what to expect next.
  • Haunted Hotels launch tomorrow (Oct 15 at 10am CST) — NOT a limited supply so there is NO NEED to set your alarms.  Find all the information on the blog and in the help manual.  https://munzee.zendesk.com/entries/57617900-Hotel-Munzee  Details: $4 each, premium members only.

 

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October 10, 2014

Munzee Videocast Details

Today we’re testing the first Munzee Videocast on Google Hangouts On Air and we want YOU to join us! Starting at 2 PM MHQ Time we’ll be answering your questions about Munzee. You don’t have to have a Google+ account to watch via the Youtube link, but if you want to interact and ask us questions you’ll have to sign up. Learn more about Google+ Hangouts HERE.

To simply watch the videocast go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjYYqAU4DEw.

To interact with Google+ follow this link: https://plus.google.com/events/c71rs2j26spuefgjfgu8qv05tq4

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October 9, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Adam Moritz (ActMoritz)

Munzee encourages our players to get outside and explore to find Munzees. The combination of technology and exercise is perfect for anyone, but we especially love to see families join together and Munz. Whether your children play a lot or a little, or your wife encourages your Munzee fandom, the family that Munzees together stays together. Family man and Early Bird Adam Moritz (ActMoritz) may not live in the most populated Munzee area, but he works hard to get his family moving and in turn grow the map. This week’s Player of the Week is a shining example of Munzee and we’re proud to have his family as part of our community!

908718_10151879790758228_421229760_nWho are you?
ActMoritz but, most people call me Stud Muffin!!! Others people call me Adam Moritz

Where in the world do you live?   
Just past BFE on the corner of Nowheresville right next to Carman Santiago and Waldo. In the Booming town of Longview, MO with a population of 4 Munzees, 3 of witch are mine.

How long have you played Munzee?
Since the beginning of time!! All 3 years got the badge to prove it! Early bird baby…

How did you find Munzee? 
At an event “TNT” introduced me way back when the app SUCKED (:-P Rob). I capped like 5 at the event and didn’t play again till the same event a year later then I got hooked!! The app was 100X more gooder!

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What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
That they are everywhere and that it’s super easy to play. But, mostly the COMPETITION of competing with friends mostly made through Munzee. This is kids odd as I HATE sports and I am not usually competitive. My Wife finds it funny how obsessed I get if someone passes me or I get close to someone. Making friends that I am closer to than most of my family.

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Number one on my list would have to be leveling up after 100!! Ability to change your username at least once. (That ones for my wife ;-) Rob)

Tell us about yourself!
I am pretty awesome, or so they tell me, and I love long walks on the beach. I love traveling as one could probably tell by looking at my Munzee account.  I am a steel building detailer and own a small sign shop on the side. I have two boys that are nothing but trouble (they might get that from their momma;-))  several of you guys have probably met them. The oldest loves Munzee the youngest not so much he would rather go hiking and hunt for one of those treasure box GPS game things. Been married to the most smoking hot, beautiful, amazing, and successful woman in the world for 12 years. She Munzees (that’s pretty hot itself) a little. But, I think just to make me happy and pretty sure she really only likes the VM’s and MVM’s.

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Other hobbies include?
I may maybe a little obsessed with my hobbies! ;-) Saltwater and Reef aquariums!! Reptiles snakes and lizards, Scuba, Custom show trucks, Hunting, fishing and I little thing called Munzee.hobbies

 ActMoritz was kind enough to share his social, so cap away!

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If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign. We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

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October 8, 2014

The Munzee Munch October Special!

pacghost_128 copy pacpellet_128In celebration of the popular 8-bit video game Pac-Man™ and in connection with the North American holiday of Halloween, Munzee is proud to announce the Munzee Munch specials! Starting Monday, October 13th Munzee Power Pellets will show up across the map, where they will bounce every six hours if not captured. Similar to the arcade game, once players “munch” on the the power pellet three ghastly Ghostzees will appear within a one mile radius of the capped pellet.  Each Ghostzee will haunt a different greenie (regular munzee), but be warned they could possibly haunt your own Munzees. Unfortunately you can’t cap your own Munzees though, so a different ghost hunter will have to cap those.  The Ghostzees won’t be there for long and you’ll only have two hours to cap all three. You’ll also be racing any other nearby Munzee players because once the pellet has been munched, anyone can cap the three Ghostzees that appear.

There will be 1,980 power pellets bouncing across the world (viewable on a special map) until November 1st at 00:01 CST (MHQ time). You will get 50 points for munching a power pellet as well as a special icon. Cap on points are normal for the owner of the power pellet munzee. Once a Ghostzee is captured players will get 34 points split between owner and capper (10 point minimum for each) and a ghost icon. A greenie has the chance to be a Ghostzee more than once, but power pellets will only land on a munzee once and when captured that munzee cannot become a pellet again.  *For clan players all power pellet and ghostzee caps will be 2x for clan points!*

You will also get a Munzee Munch badge if you capture a Ghostzee, whether you munched the pellet or not, but you do not need to cap all three for the badge. PacMunchBadge_720

 

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