March 26, 2014

Clan Wars: April

The month of April welcomes Spring in the Northern hemisphere and Fall in the Southern hemisphere. It is the beginning of nicer temperatures (generally speaking) for all players worldwide.  Therefore it makes sense that we celebrate this with the most even and fair clan war in the history of Munzee clan wars.

April will be based solely on your activity! That’s right we are looking for April Activity Points! 1 capture = 1 point. 1 deploy = 1 point. *Socials are excluded from these calculations. Beyond the exclusion of socials there are no special requirements for certain types of Munzees for April.  It’s all about your level of activity!

1K Fun Run:  All 10 members must earn 87 action points each.  Email QR code for additional points.
5K Race:  All 10 members must earn 290 action points each.  Rewarded with 2 Munzee maces.
Marathon:  All 10 members must earn 1160 action points each.  Rewarded with 1 Munzee mace and 2 Munzee longswords.
IronMan:  All 10 members must earn 2175 action points each.  Rewarded with “The Chuck” badge, 2 Munzee longswords, 2 Munzee maces, 2 virtuals, 2 mystery virtuals, and 1 Rover.

We look forward to seeing how active YOU can be during the month of April!

**Remember your clan must have 10 members to qualify for rewards!**

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March 20, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Michel Paverick (Paverick)

An international Munzee star.  A passionate player that sought to be #1.  The first player to reach 1 million points!  This week’s Player of the Week is Michel Paverick (Paverick)!

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Who are you?

Hi I am Michel Paverick. In English Michael Paverick.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Belgium, Europe. In the region of Flanders, Heusden-Zolder.

How long have you played Munzee?
I am playing Munzee for about two years. I have captured and deployed my first Munzee in March 2012.

How did you find Munzee? 
I started off as a ‘cacher, and then another ‘cacher, named The Bat, told me about Munzee. At first we started playing the game together and since that moment I was addicted to the game! In the beginning there were only a few players, 3 or 4.

In order to get a lot of points we went to Germany (along the Rhine between Bonn and Cologne) to capture some greenies.

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What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Addicted to points, points and more points :-) What I really like is that it is an outdoor activity.
I also like the competition and the clan battles. At first I was a player in the clan HummelHummel.
I had a wonderful time in the clan HummelHummel and I have met some very nice people. Later on we have started a clan with some local players, the clan Flanders Munzee Association. Together we plan several Munzee activities. Mostly I am on the road with Tinkerbel.

Emma Paverick and the kids

What is on your wish list?
I wish that Munzee keeps innovating in new things. Most of all I would like to see more virtual game pieces because Munzee stickers are not allowed everywhere. Another item on my wish list is that I do not have to make another 1.000.000 points to level up :-)

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That’s one way to level up, just get higher!

Tell us about yourself!
My name is Michel Paverick. I live together with Elly, known as Muizeke and our 2 daughters Margo and Emma. I was born in Antwerp (The Antwerp Virtual Garden).

Other hobbies include;
Geolocating games, treasure hunting, hiking, biking, mountainbiking, wildwater kayaking!

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Paverick was awesome enough to share his Social Munzee with us! Check it out below:

POTW Social Munzee

http://www.munzee.com/m/Paverick/9164/856VVA/

Also, here’s a link to all of Paverick’s public social munzees: https://www.facebook.com/Paverick.social.munzees

For his hardwork, and dedication to Munzee, Paverick has been awarded a special icon in his hometown.  This special Munzee pin commemorates Paverick being the first player to achieve a 1 million point score!

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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 -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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March 13, 2014

Team Munzee Player of the Week: Scott Foster (Coolant)

We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding Player of the Week interviews, and some of the top requested interviews are for the players that make up Munzee as a company.  You want to get to know Team Munzee.  Who are the mysterious, magnificent faces behind Munzee HQ?  Well, this week, we’ve decided to start interviewing our own.  And what better person to launch Team Munzee interviews than the man that brought us the new website: Scott Foster!
Who are you?
My name is Scott Foster, 31 years old, married with 2 kids ( 3rd kid due in a month ) and VP of Technology for Munzee.  My player name is coolant.
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Coolant developed a love of all things Apple and Tech at a young age!
Where in the world do you live?   
Just north of Dallas, TX
When did the co-founders first come up with the idea of Munzee?
I met Aaron at a Computer Gaming LAN Event called TANGO (Texas Area Network Gaming Organization). He was one of the founding members of TANGO and I went up to him and asked if they had somebody that ran Counterstrike (a computer videogame) tournaments. He said no, so I said I would do it. Aaron moved on from doing TANGO and I kept doing it for many more years.
Here is a picture of Aaron and I (and the rest of the TANGO crew) from Jan 2001:
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Then life happened, Aaron and I lost touch for many years until we reconnected on Facebook… Fast forward 10 years later (2011), my wife and I were moving back to Texas from Pennsylvania. Aaron knew I did coding and asked if I could help him with a project called “Munzee”. Aaron is a very smart individual so I knew I had to help him out, and it sounded cool. So the four founders – Aaron, Chris, Josh, and myself met for a wonderful Mexican dinner ( https://goo.gl/maps/wWId5 ) on a cold Februrary night and started making Munzee a reality.
And here’s a picture when Munzee became an actual business! 
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We know you’re busy at work, keeping the servers running, and keeping the game going strong.  When does your Munzee day start, and when does it end?
When it comes to any website, it’s a job that requires 24/7/365 monitoring. I work mostly 8am – 6pm Monday through Friday, but I am constantly tweaking things on the weekends or late at night just to make things better. For instance, the weekend is the busiest time for Munzee. So I may work all week to fix a problem and find it’s not working so well on the weekend. Also, a lot of Europeans play Munzee and they are 6-7 hours ahead of Munzee HQ. I’ve woken up many times at 4am on a Saturday just to make sure people in Europe can have a great time playing Munzee or stay up till 4am to make sure Australians can have fun too!
When Munzee first launched, did you consider yourself an active player? How would you compare yourself to the active players today?  
No. I’ve never been a real active player. I always joke that I am afraid to capture because if it takes a while or doesn’t go through, it’s another thing to fix. Although if I go to a big park, airport, or stadium – I’ll capture some munzees just to prove to Rob that I play Munzee. I also will capture some socials if I know the person or just want to test things. Playing Munzee is like the people that work at a McDonalds will eat anything EXCEPT McDonalds.
What’s your favorite Munzee?  Why?
When Munzee first started, anytime Aaron and I were together – we would deploy munzees to grow the map. We went into downtown Dallas and I deployed a munzee at Dealey Plaza. It’s the infamous Dallas location where JFK was shot (grassy knoll, sixth floor musuem, etc…). It’s a popular tourist place and I figured maybe somebody would surely discover Munzee there. Nobody did for a while, and I honestly forgot about it. Fast forward a few months, and I was telling Lance (my boss at the job I had when I started Munzee) about this fun game I made called Munzee. He seemed mildly interested, but nothing happened more from that. He then comes to me the next day and says “Hey! I found that Munzee at Dealey Plaza.” I was shocked. Somebody I talked to actually played Munzee. It was the first time that I thought that Munzee might actually become something more.
Side note – I still talk to Lance and he is very proud of where Munzee is. You can check out that Munzee here: http://www.munzee.com/m/coolant/2/
What surprises you more: new player growth, clan wars, or super high scores (1 million points)?
Wow, that’s tough. I love all 3. I think my favorite part about Munzee is that there are so many different ways to play. You can join a clan and work on beating other clans, you can be #1 on your friends list, you can try to get all the badges, trade social munzees, etc. I can’t wait till Rover comes out and see how people use that.
Where do you see Munzee in three years?
Three years is a long time. Munzee itself is just three years old! I hope it continues to grow; 10 million deployments, 100 million captures, and a million users sounds great. But, I hope that people will still feel like it’s THEIR game. I always want to be a company where people feel that they always have a connection with Munzee HQ. We are so grateful for our players, so we want to make sure we always have a connection to them.
If there were one Munzee player you could meet (or have already), or one Munzee location you could go, who or where?
I really want to meet robje64 – “Dutch Rob”. He has been tremendous as far as helping Munzee grow in Europe and telling me when there are issues. He seems like a great guy and will always have a special place in my heart. Also that mustache he has looks amazing. ;)
Tell us about yourself!  If you’re not working for or playing Munzee, how do you spend your off-time? 
Playing with my family! I have a 3.5 year old daughter, 1.5 year old son, and another girl that’s due in a month. My kids and my wife make up most of the day when I am not working on Munzee.
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But if they are napping or late at night – I still love video games. I love Final Fantasy games – Final Fantasy 6 is my favorite game of all time and has my favorite song in it, “Maria and Draco.” I think all Zelda games are great, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive! I have recently got into watching “Speedrunning” -it’s people trying to beat games as fast as they can using all kinds of glitches, exploits, and timing (something I find very interesting). I also love sports, mostly college sports like basketball and football. Texas A&M is my favorite team – Gig’em Munzee!
Thanks so much Scott for being this week’s Team Munzee POTW!
Check out Scott’s POTW Social here:
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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 -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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March 6, 2014

Players of the Week: Susan and Mark (CalvertCachers)!

One of the many US-based Munzee communities we respect is Maryland, and we’ve got quite a few amazing players out there!  This week’s Player(s) of the Week are right at home in the Chesapeake Bay.  Everyone, please welcome Mark & Susan Kelley (Calvertcachers) as this week’s Players of the Week!

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Who are you?  Mark and Susan Kelley, AKA Calvertcachers.

We also Munzee with our grandchildren Logan, LilCrab and Meli.

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Where in the world do you live? We live in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland which is in the southern part of Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay.

How long have you played Munzee? We actually heard about Munzee when it first began but didn’t begin until a year ago, February 2013. Over the past year we have had a great time and are now officially addicted!

How did you find Munzee?

We learned about Munzee through a local group (MGS). Their website can be found at:

www.mdgps.org.

-Many MGS members Munzee and over the past year it has become more and more popular!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

We like how Munzee works to keep the game fresh with new specials and programs. We have really enjoyed all of the specials over the past year, and on many occasions, we have ran out after work to cap a special or work to earn a new badge. We love challenges! Badges were also a very nice addition. Our grandson now how his own account, and when he is with us, we let him cap and he gets SO excited when he earns a new badge.

We also love the Virtual and Virtual Mystery Munzee’s! These were a great addition. Especially since we live in a region with high security (Washington, D.C.) it is great to be able to place Munzee’s that showcase points of interest. Plus we have enjoyed placing virtuals in other parts of the Country and seeing all of the caps. Our grandson LilCrab just launched a social Munzee recently and he is enjoying seeing the comments from folks all around the world! He even shared with his first grade class.

We also enjoy doing hiking but in the summer months in southern Maryland, the ticks and chiggers have gotten fierce. Many folks in our area have been diagnosed with serious tick borne illnesses so we have reached a point to where we don’t want to do any deep woods hiking in the summer.

Thank goodness for Munzee because we now are having a great time Munzee’ing in the summer (and all year round) and it has offered us a way to feed our challenging spirits :-)

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What is on your wish list?

We are just a few thousand points away from reaching 100K so this will be an exciting milestone. Providing that we don’t get hit with another major snow storm in the next few days, we hope to reach this goal within the next week. We both enjoy history and since we live in a history rich area, we would like to incorporate more quiz munzee’s and make some type of challenge or Munzee History trail. Sue has been thinking about this for several months so we hope to have something soon.

Mark and Meli Munzeeing Wash. DC

We would also like to host a Munzee event in Maryland and try to do something to make it extra fun.

Tell us about yourself!

We have been happily married for 33 years, and have two children and three grandchildren. Mark is retired from the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Prince George’s Parks Department as a Maintenance Supervisor over historic sites. Sue has 26 years with the same agency but within the Prince George’s County Planning Department.
She is an Administrative Manager over Office, Publications and Web Support Services. We have always loved the outdoors; hiking, fishing, crabbing, camping, and caching. Since we live along the Chesapeake Bay, we enjoy being on the water during the summer. There is nothing better than a fresh caught Chesapeake Bay crab feast!

We have been highly involved with the MGS over the past 10 years and have enjoyed the many caching related activities, and treasure all of the friendships we have made. We are happy to see that many of our caching friends are now having fun with Munzee!

Susan and Mark were awesome enough to share their social, and LilCrab’s social.  Here they are:

LilCrab Social Munzee  Calvert Social

If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at iLoveYou@Munzee.com -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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February 25, 2014

March Clan Wars

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The northern hemisphere is on it’s way toward spring while the southern hemisphere slowly approaches their fall season. Hopefully March will be a good time to start getting back outdoors for everyone!  Here are the planned requirements for the March Clan wars:

Brass Knuckles: All 10 team members earn 500 points and Capture at least 25 greenies.

Reward: Mystery Munzee via email to capture for points

Mace: All 10 team members earn 1250 points, capture at least 50 greenies, and deploy 5 regular quiz munzees.

Reward: 2 maces

Longsword:  All 10 team members earn 2500 points, capture at least 100 greenies, deploy 10 regular quiz munzees, and deploy 10 greenies.

Reward: 2 longswords

The Chuck: All 10 team members earn 5000 points, capture at least 125 greenies, deploy 10 regular quiz munzees, and deploy at least 25 greenies.

Reward: 2 maces, 2 longswords, 2 virtuals, and 1 *special item yet to be named.

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February 20, 2014

Player of the Week: Josh Broadwater (H2OKLAN)

If we were to say player 1849 was the “beauty” of Munzee in California, then this player would be the “brawn”! This week’s Player of the Week was an “early adopter” and fan of Munzee, and has helped us grow from the early days.  He’s a strong community leader/icon, not just with Munzee but in every day life.  This week’s Player of the Week and co-host of the much anticipated Munzee Madness III event is Josh Broadwater, also known as H2OKLAN!

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Who are you? H2OKLAN

Where in the world do you live? Yorba Linda, California USA! Home of the annual Munzee Madness event!

How long have you played Munzee? Since August 20th, 2011…50 days after Munzee launched.

How did you find Munzee?

I was attending an International ‘caching Day event in Irvine, CA and a guy (snapshot7, who is now a good friend of mine) was wearing a huge laminated necklace with this funny looking barcode on it. I asked him what it was and he explained it was a new game called Munzee and the barcode was called a QR code. He explained how it worked and also told me he and two of his friends were the only ones in Southern California who were playing so they wanted to introduce it to others. His excitement drew me in. I capped a few munzees that day, including his necklace, and knew I had found my new addiction. I deployed my first munzee a few hours later near my house and it is still deployed. http://www.munzee.com/m/H2OKLAN/1/

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

When I first started playing, I had my sights set on taking over the #1 spot on the world leader board. To me, Munzee was all about the points and getting as many as I could as soon as possible. As I was the only one in my area, there were very few munzees to cap so I decided it was up to me to grow the map in my area. I had deployed well over 1500 munzees before one of them was capped. I wanted to get more people interested in Munzee so I deployed them in, and near, my own ‘caches. Well, after lots of work I reached my goal of taking over the #1 spot on the world leader board and stayed there for quite a while (Not sure exactly how long though). I was also the first person ever to reach 100,000 points the old fashioned way. Anyone else remember when greenies were the ONLY Munzee type?

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One of the coolest things about Munzee was seeing people become members and begin “munzing” (an H2OKLAN term meaning hunting munzees) because of one of my deployed munzees. This was the case with one of my awesome friends, 1849. As he put it, “I first heard of Munzee in a couple of logs on one of my ‘caches. Two people mentioned finding it, as well as the Munzee that was located right nearby (one of H2OKLAN’s). So I googled “Munzee”, thought it sounded fun and downloaded the app. I then went out to my ‘cache, found the Munzee and capped it. From that point on, I was hooked!” This was the start of a great friendship…and Munzee Madness!!! I feel the best part is the friends I have made because of Munzee and Munzee Madness. I am a very social person and love talking and interacting with others that have the same interests!

Josh and Elliot MMII

 

1849 and I wanted to have a Munzee event so we could meet new friends and introduce Munzee to more people. We knew what we had to do but were not sure if we could do it. We toyed with ideas and things to do. After a couple of weeks, we knew what we wanted to do with our event. We had everything set. Everything but one important thing…a name for our event! We wanted a name that would stand out to everyone. I knew it was going to be held in March and everything on the television was about March Madness. I suggested the name Munzee Madness. 1849 smiled and we both knew that was it! This year will be the third Munzee Madness we have co-hosted (<–Click this link if you’re interested in learning more about Munzee Madness 3 or would like to attend)!

What is on your wish list?

My wish list is very simple…MORE EVENTS AND BADGES!!!

Since Munzee Madness is near and dear to my heart, I would like to see more people hosting events similar to Munzee Madness. It doesn’t have to be a huge event. All it has to have is “munzers” (another H2OKLAN term meaning people who play the game of Munzee) and a place to have fun and socialize! I’m here to help if you have questions on what to do and how to host your own event. You can always Contact me through Facebook!

Another thing I would like to see in the future is badges that are retroactive back to the beginning of Munzee. If you were #13 on the daily leader board ever, you would get the unlucky badge. If you ever had 314 points in one day, you would get the PI badge. I think you get the point.

I am very happy with the way things are going at MHQ and want to be involved in helping Munzee grow HUGE!!!

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Josh Broadwater (H2OKLAN). My wife’s name is Jenn and I’ve been lucky to be her husband for over 16 years. We have two kids Preston (ALPETERSON) and Lexi (DYNAMICDUO, her shared account with Jenn). We are big Anaheim Angels fans and love attending as many games as we can.

Other hobbies include;

I love the outdoors and, when I am not working, you will find me outside as much as I possibly can. I love munzing, caching, hiking and exploring. I love spending time with my wife and two kids whenever I can. I enjoy traveling with them and finding new things and places to explore. I am an avid shooter and am an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. I am also a Varsity Scout Coach with the Boy Scouts of America.

Family and santa Josh and Jenn MM Josh and Preston Angels wigs

H2OKLAN was awesome enough to provide a Social Munzee for us!

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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 -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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February 13, 2014

Important Announcement: We’re moving the Munzee forums!

A quick note to all our forum users.  The forums have been growing and changing the past couple months, and that’s awesome. But we need to keep up with all this growth, so the tech guys at Team Munzee need to do some necessary maintenance.  Scott, (Our VP of Tech) will be moving the forums to a new location: http://forums.munzee.com/ on Monday (2/17/14) at 1:00pm MHQT/1:00pm CST (UTC-6).

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Scott safely transports the forum (and all it’s users) to the new location of forums.munzee.com !!!

-All data (and ducks) will be transferred during the move, so no need to worry about losing any of your subscribed forum posts, forum messages, etc… We anticipate the move should take an hour, but if anything happens, be sure to check our Social Networks (Twitter, Facebook, G+) for updates.

So don’t be caught off-guard, the forums will be down for maintenance at 1:00pm CST on Monday, 2/17!!!

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February 13, 2014

Munzee Valentines: Players of the Week Jeff and Rachel Ware!

Team Munzee is all about sharing the love.  Whether it’s a love of the game, growing the map, or each other, we’re here for a quiet night in capping Socials together, or out painting the town “red”!

This Valentine’s day we wanted to do something small, but special.  We took a look at some of our player couples and decided to give a special shoutout to an amazing pair of Munzee peeps that share a love of each other, and Munzee!  This week’s Players of the Week are Rachel and Jeff Ware!

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Who are you (both), and what are your player names?
 
We are Jeff Ware (Xombie1013) and Rachel Ware (BooGirs)
 
 
Where in the world do you live? 
 
We Live in Jefferson City, MO
  
 How long have you played Munzee?  I started: May 30th 2013. Rachel started: June 4th 2013
  
How did you find Munzee?  Did you find Munzee together, or did one of you introduce the other to it?
 
I found it first, I was out geocaching with some friends and found a QR code in a cache, scanned it and was instantly hooked. A few day later I got Rachel to download the app.
 
 Seriously, who “fell in love” with Munzee first?  That would be me (Xombie1013)!!! :)
 
 What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
 
Its an activity we can do easily together and with out 7yo daughter. Very easy to play and grow the map.  And besides the usual parking lot you can find beautiful locations, places we would have never thought of going there if it wasn’t for that little green marker on the map.
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 What is on your wish list?
 
We came up with an idea for a special munzee type…called Bomb Munzee, random greenies would turn into “invisible” bomb munzees, (they stay green on the map) capper and owner would get a certain amount of points, and munzees in a 200 ft radius would get shrapnel points (1-3) then bomb will jump to another location. And capper would still get a bomb icon.   (Editor’s note: Oooh, this sounds interesting!)
Another cool idea would be the ability to buy a patch for each badge you have unlocked. (can’t buy it unless you have the badge)
 
Tell us about yourself!
 
We first met at our apartment ( she was next door over) about 2 years after she moved to town.  A random double rainbow (unicorn farts) as Rachel calls them, made us both go outside at the same time…..and been together since! (aww)
  
Got any special Munzee plans for Valentines? 
 
We do have Munzee plans on Valentines Day!! I’m working out of town 4 days a week, and come home on the weekends.  This Valentines Day weekend my wife and daughter are coming down to SW Missouri, and she suggested we go Munzeeing for 2 days straight! Gonna paint the town green!! (then red) :)
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Do you have any other hobbies?  
Rachel likes to make sculptures, and jewelry.  We both like to play video games, we both geocache.  I play Disc Golf!
Happy Valentine’s Day Xombie1013 & BooGirs! Just to make your weekend special, we’ve deployed two Diamonds in your accounts.  That should put a smile on BooGir’s face!  They were both sweet enough to share the love of their Social Munzee with us!
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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 -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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February 6, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: CoffeeEater

“Greatness surrounds greatness” -so it’s no surprise that this week’s Player of the Week is a part of the tight-knit clan community of  Phoenix Rising, Z QRew & FireBirdZ with other POTW Alumni!   This week’s Player of the Week is Scott Cable, aka CoffeeEater!

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Who are you? CoffeeEater

Where in the world do you live? Pittsburgh, PA, USA

How long have you played Munzee? 2 1/2 Years

How did you find Munzee? Actually my Wife did, she was reading a blog for mothers and the day’s post was on letterboxing. As part of the blog post the author mentioned Munzee as something new her family was looking into. I was at my desk charting out some ideas for a future cache when she suggested this Munzee thing I may be interested in. My response; “ahh what’s a ‘Munzee’? Sounds weird.” After checking out the site I quickly had my first one deployed in front of my computer to test it out. Then realizing I don’t want people coming to my house I undeployed it and redeployed a couple days later- July 30, 2011- to kick off my new hobby!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee? In the beginning it was all about the points, I loved it! Dropping new Munzees and making sure any new pins where cleared from the map while seeing myself climb the ranks was very addictive. This was back in the day, Superman was #1 around maybe ~12,000 points I made my way up inside the top 20 along with another local player, logsplitter. As with many areas and a new game, the growth was slow, and I took a short hiatus from play.

Take 2 and a few months gone by, I checked out the happenings at Munzee and the local map that was growing while I was hibernating back in cache land. It became clear that I should have had some patience! The game started evolving in so many ways and I was instantly more obsessed than before, lol.

Honestly, I still like points but I really enjoy making specific trails and enjoying the game with others especially new players like CPTskg & rgm129 out there getting their feet wet. For me I think the game really hit pay-dirt with clans and the team work it takes to make that happen every month. Luckily for me I hooked up with a great clan with the Phoenix Rising & Z QRew.

What is on your wish list? Personally I just want to have fun and be part of what keeps it that way. I guess a more specific goal would be to get back into the top 100 and the badge that comes with it. I think I said that somewhere before, ahh yes the testimonial that you may see pop up on the about Munzee page “I’ve been playing and enjoying the game for over a year. I’m still having fun and can’t wait to see my name in the top 100 :).”…yep same goal :)

I think it could be fun to include some type of series Munzee that’s progressive in the field. My thought is that it would work similar to the quiz Munzees but answering correctly would unlock the next stage. Stage 1 would be visible to all, but stage 2 and so forth can’t be seen at all on the map until 1 is unlocked. Unlocking stage 1 would have to trigger a notification or pop up to alert you to where the next stage is located. In my little dream world the points would be 20pts max for each stage for a total of 100pts after finding and answering them all correctly the first time. Again similar to the quiz Munzee, less points for chances taken to get the correct answer. Since we’re in the CoffeeEater dream world, this obviously includes a set of badges.

Tell us about yourself! My real name is Scott Cable, and I have a wonderful family including my wife Amber and our two daughters. The eldest princess, Makenna, just turned 7 and young princess, Elena, is 4. I’m a Mechanical Engineer by trade, working for a water filtration company in the small town of Zelineople, PA. The majority of the time I Munzee solo, and in the dark. Later at night just ends up being when I get my free time, and I’m a night hawk anyway so it all works out.

My wife is a great health coach, and loves to do what she can to help others in their journey. You just might find a social Munzee somewhere here: http://www.myleancoach.com/

In general I’m pretty darn boring and outside of Family and work, I find myself shifting from one obsession to another. You’ll probably find few others with a music listening range like mine. With an over 50,000 song collection you can easily find me listening to some 80′s hair band, punk rock, jazz, old school rap, and to nail down an absolute favorite, that would have to be Metallica.

Music aside I’m a huge movie fanatic to boot. If you came over looking for a movie I probably have it. Similar to music I have a large range of genre interests, but always seam to roll back to Crime especially Gangster.

“As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster.” -Henry Hill

I wasn’t always known as CoffeeEater, during my days as a Boy Scout I was Turtle. First time out on a backpacking trip with my troop I thought I was tough or I at least wanted everyone else to think so. I offered to carry more and more to the point it was way too much. I took a break near a hillside along the trail at which point someone bumped me. I rolled down the hill and at the bottom I rolled around but couldn’t manage to get myself back up with everything stuck to my back. From that point forward, it was Turtle.

Thanks to those who nominated me and to MHQ for keeping this great game moving forward!

Scott was awesome enough to share his Social with us.  Here it is!

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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 -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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January 30, 2014

Player of the Week: Ken Kellar (KenLaur)

Sometimes, our helpful players aren’t just players, they’re trusty folks with a heartfelt investment in Munzee.  This week’s player of the week is always there to chat up new players, teach them about the workings of Munzee, network/help out with Munzee events, and of course, provide them with essential Munzee supplies.  This week’s Player of the Week is Ken Kellar, aka Kenlaur!

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Who are you? Kenlaur

Where in the world do you live? Frankford, Ontario Canada

How long have you played Munzee? About 1 1/2 years

How did you find Munzee? I read something about a new geolocation gamecalled Munzee in a Geocaching log. I did a web search for Munzee and checked the website to see how many where in my area. I only found 4 within a 200 km radius and all fairly close to me. Unfortunately I only had a Windows Phone (no Windows app back then) so had to wait until I got a new phone which I did shortly after. I quickly started growing the area map to attract new players and have been hooked ever since.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I enjoy getting out and growing the map, meeting other Munzee players, and teaching new players about Munzee.  I also enjoy ClanWars in which I sponsor Team Geohobbies. Its great to have a goal each month to push for.

A recent highlight was meeting Team Munzee (Rob and TJ) in Niagara Falls Ontario in October 2013 at the Munzee Crosses the border event where we had players come from as far away as Quebec to join in.

What is on your wish list?
I’m very happy with how the game is progressing so far. So if I had to pick something that would make the game easier is to have a breakdown of what type of Munzees we have deployed in our weekly summary, and maybe regional leaderboards.

Tell us about yourself!

My real name is Ken Kellar aka Kenlaur, and I am the owner of www.geohobbies.ca which is an authorized Munzee retailer.  I work as a Medic for a local ambulance service, and run my own medical response company.  Here’s my Social Munzee!

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I get out and Munzee whenever I can with my Girlfriend Laura (who was the “Laur” of Kenlaur until she opened her own Munzee account under the trailname Lauralin). I also get out with Mike (Staygold678) locally, and Jake and Mark (MunzeeRailfan – 1st ever POTW, and Canadaian Zombie) whenever I get up to their area.

Be sure to check out Geohobbies for all your international Munzee needs!  Ken was nice enough to share the official Geohobbies Social Munzee with us.  You can cap it below:

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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 -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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