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September 4, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Rusty Padgett (RustyFurnace)

Although we often describe Munzee as an Urban Scavenger Hunt and much of our game is hidden throughout cityscapes, the outdoors hold many Mysteries as well. This is the ultimate draw for this week’s POTW Rusty Padgett (RustyFurnace). The outdoor enthusiast’s first (attempted) capture was at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains and his love for Munzee has only spread. Learn more about RustyFurnace!

Untitled-5Who are you?
Rusty Padgett and my username is RustyFurnace

Where in the world do you live?   
Madisonville, KY USA

How long have you played Munzee?
I captured my first Munzee on June 18, 2012. It was a blue metal tag deployed by kodiak62 and hidden very well. I was so excited when I found it. I got 20 points for that first capture. I was hooked.

How did you find Munzee?  
In March of 2012 Jerry Padgett “kodiak62” my long lost cousin introduced me to Munzee at a BSA orienteering competition. I wanted my first capture to be at the top of Clingmans Dome during my backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. When we reached the top I was going to cap my first Munzee. I was disappointed when I had no cell service up there. On July 5th, 2014 I got back to Clingmans Dome. This time I was ready and captured three virtuals.

Untitled-6What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Getting outdoors, spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy meeting new people and making friends for all over the world. I enjoy all the different ways to play the game. I love that you can tailor it for scouting competitions or church youth events.

What is on your wish list?
Individual competitions and rewards similar to clan wars. I would like to be able to challenge a specific player to a battle.

Tell us about yourself!
I am married and have 2 teenagers. I work in the heating and air conditioning field. I am an admin for the Kentucky Munzee Group on Facebook. I enjoy working with youth, both at church and through scouting. I am an avid outdoorsman. My favorite place to be is in a hammock, relaxing after a long day on the trail.

Other hobbies include:
Backpacking, hammock camping, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.

Rusty 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!

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July 17, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: David Scarbrough (mobilemachine)

We at Munzee constantly try to evolve the game in new and interesting ways, but it’s the players who truly grow the game in every way, shape and form. Although it has become a staple of the game, virtual gardens were completely thought up and produced by the players. Now virtual gardens are seen far and wide and players from across the world are working together to build these works of art. One such player is David Scarbrough (mobilemachine) and his home of Franklin, Tennessee is a hotspot for virtual gardens and he’s proud of the role he’s played in developing the area. Read on to learn a bit more about this week’s Player of the Week, mobilemachine!

photo (1)Who are you?
My name is David Scarbrough, my username is mobilemachine.

Where in the world do you live?
I am blessed to live in the great city of Franklin, Tennessee.

How long have you played Munzee?
As of today I have been playing Munzee for 402 days.

How did you discover Munzee?
I scanned a Munzee in the Target parking lot close by home out of curiosity and was directed to the download, I have been playing (and loving) the game ever since. I was quickly contacted by Jay and Tammy (thepiedpiper and therealgigi) and asked to join their clan. We have been earning the chuck and super chuck ever since.

photo1What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I really enjoy the diversity in which MHQ operates with respect to the Clan Battles, specials and always changing and creating new munzee types. It’s exciting to see what will happen next and I can’t wait to see what the future brings to this exciting game. I also enjoy having something that my entire family can get out of the house and be active with. We can enjoy our beautiful city and other areas of the country. I would like to thank my beautiful wife and daughter (Goliath63 and Graciemay) for taking the time to participate in my desire to deploy and cap as many Munzees as possible.

What is on your wish list?
My wish list would include a 10 point minimum on Mysteries and also at least a once a month sale on Mysteries and Virtual Mysteries in the Munzee store.

Tell us about yourself!
I am one of the founding farmers of the garden in Franklin, TN. When I first started playing there was a shortage of specials in Franklin and started communicating with Jay and Tammy that we should start our own garden somewhere. I had driven Caruthers so many times and noticed that it would be a great place to start a garden and we all began deploying all the Mysteries we could get our hands on. When the clan wars started offering weapons those too were all added to the garden .I don’t think any of us ever imagined that it would turn into the largest garden in the USA and are still kind of in shock. I would like to thank all of our clan members and all of the other players for deploying and capping in the Franklin garden.

It has been great fun spending weekends and evenings walking the garden together deploying together and having fun. Our clan is more like one big family rather than a bunch of friends, even though some of them live in different parts of the world and the country. That is what I enjoy about the game, it can bring people together in a very special way that no other sport or hobby could do. Thank You MHQ for creating the greatest game in the world and I cant wait to see what the future brings.

What are some of your other hobbies?
Munzee is my only hobby besides loving My family and friends.

mobilemachine 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!

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November 18, 2013

Munzee Player of the Week Spotlight: Lachy Gatland

By now, you know Team Munzee loves it when we’re introduced to players that just have that “something” that sparks the love of the game in all of us.  What adds to that spark is when we hear about our younger players, the players introduced to Munzee early, players who’ll carry the game with them as they grow up.  One of those great young players is McChickenNugget, aka Lachy Gatland.  We’re excited to have him as our Player of the Week, on his birthday week!

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Who are you?
McChickenNugget

Where in the world do you live?
Perth, Western Australia

How long have you played Munzee?
One week over a year!

How did you find Munzee?
I found Munzee out when searching Google to see if there were any games for smartphones similar to Geocaching. From then the addiction started! I created an account and thought of one of a really silly name and began the hunt at a local park! :)

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I LOVE MUNZEE!!! I love meeting new Munzeers and making new Munzee friends! I also love bumping into Munzeers on field while out capturing and deploying! It is always a great surprise!

What is on your wish list?
Being able to purchase mysteries the same as motels. Reasonably priced, virtual and with a limit you can buy each month to keep and equal playing field.
I can’t wait for when we will be able to host official events! (Editor’s Note: Patience! They’re coming soon!)

Tell us about yourself!
My name is Lachlan Gatland, but prefer to be called Lachy. I am currently 14 years old and born on the 19th of November. (Yes, ironic that the week I turn 15 is the week I have been nominated for player of the week! :D) I am part of a family of four that love traversing the globe!

Other hobbies include; Aviation, aviation photography, sport and finding the occasional Geocache while out Munzee-ing.
I always cycle to Munzees! Well, it is hard to drive a car without a license! :P and I love deploying! DEPLOY, DEPLOY, DEPLOY! Grow the map!

1468719_647633578614445_1822183545_n (2)Also thanks to the people who nominated me for the spotlight! :) You are stars and on another note, thanks to everyone for all the support we have got on the Social Munzee Sharing Group on Facebook! When I started the group I was expecting maybe 50 people but we now have 600 members strong and have at least 1000 socials on the group so thank you! :D

Lachy, we’re so happy to have one of our many great players from “down under” as a featured Player of the Week!  Your energizing Munzee spirit speaks volumes to our community, and it’s only fitting to feature you as our POTW on your Birthday week!  Happy Birthday, and happy Munzee hunting!

Do you know a player that inspires you, or does their part to grow the world of Munzee?  Know a Munzee super-hero, or maybe just someone that makes you smile?  If so, send us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com with their name, player name, and your info as well!

 

 

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September 19, 2013

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Surprise!!!  :)  Munzee is celebrating this day with special messages when you capture a Munzee. No special points or icons awarded, just some fun messages.  We hope it gives you a reason to celebrate with your mateys! Just don’t make them walk the plank!

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September 6, 2013

Munzee Longsword

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The Munzee Longsword

Long live the Munzee longsword. Three clans earned the Munzee Longsword after play concluded for September 5, 2013. Clans Cologne, Hummel Hummel, and Menagerie were the first clans and players to receive the longsword.  How did they earn this level three weapon in the current clan battle?  Each clan member accumulated a minimum of 1000 points.  Find more details about the Munzee longsword via our help desk.

What’s Next?

“The Chuck” is the highest level weapon during this clan battle.  It won’t be as simple as just accumulating points to earn this weapon.  Which clan will figure out the right combination to unlock The Chuck first?

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September 5, 2013

Why Clan Weapons?

This month we wanted to give everyone a new reason to play!  It’s not all about trying to make it into the Top 3 – sometimes it’s about working together with your friends from around the globe.  That is the design for the clan weapon layout.  The clan weapons will not level the playing field during this battle.  Can we expand this plan in the future?  Yes.  Will we?  Stay tuned!  :)

Specifically we’ve chosen “weapons” due to the fact that these are called clan “battles” or “wars”.  We hope it gives you a fun new reason to get out and Munzee, with the possibility of earning a limited release Munzee type.

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September 4, 2013

Clan weapons: Day two

There is much to report in the world of Munzee clan weapons.  10 clans were able to earn the first weapon in Day one.  The weapon is small due to the relative ease of each clan player accumulating 100 points over the course of the month.  In order to reach the next level players must work together and encourage one another to get out there and Grow the Map or get as many captures as they can.  Level 3 and 4 weapons are even more difficult to earn and require extended effort by the entire clan.

During Day one, Clan Hummel Hummel achieved the second weapon.  Due to this fact we will explain it here in detail.  The second weapon is the Munzee Mace.  The Munzee Mace is earned when each player in your clan accumulates a minimum of 500 points.  The Munzee mace is a brand new type of Munzee only available to be earned during clan battles.  It is a permanent installation on the map and awards a special capture icon to those who capture.  The Munzee Mace is instantly added to your account and deployed exactly like a Diamond Munzee. The owner receives 20 points for deploying the mace.  Each capture will split the points between owner and capturer with a sum of 20 points.  For example:  Player 1 captures and receives 8 points, the owner receives 12 points. More details available in the help manual.

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September 3, 2013

September Clan War

The first weapon to acquire is the brass knuckles.  This weapon requires only 100 points from each of the 10 players in your clan.  Due to the relative ease of reaching 100 points the brass knuckles are mildly effective in the battle.  They will earn you a few points and hopefully encourage you to move forward in the battle.  This weapon basically assures your clan won’t end up in last place!

***Remember*** Weapons are assigned each night at Midnight MHQ time which means you have 24 hours to accumulate your points before the cutoff for us to send weapons.

The second weapon is called the Munzee mace.  It is very effective and will be a GREAT weapon to add to your permanent arsenal.  All we can say at this point is, you absolutely MUST get your clan to this level!  When the first clan earns the mace we will post here what the requirements are.

Are you ready for war???

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July 3, 2013

Get Fit this Friday!

Munzee challenges you to get outside and Get Fit this Friday, July 5th, 2013! We will give out prizes randomly to players who capture Munzees throughout the day.  This contest is open to players worldwide.  3 players will win the FitBit™ Flex, and other players will win iTunes™ and Google Play™ gift cards.  Number of participants determines the number of winners.

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Speaking of getting fit, Whomp Nation continues to make progress on their bicycle tour across Canada!  Today they’ve made it to International Falls at the Canadian border with the US in northern Minnesota.  Follow their progress and encourage them via their blog.

 

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June 28, 2013

Photo Contest ending soon!

The social media photo contest ends Sunday at midnight CDT (GMT -5).  You are able to view the pictures by visiting this link.  The pictures with the most votes will win the mystery prize packages.  There is still time to enter your photos and vote for the winners.

 

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