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July 10, 2014

Announcing the Munzee 3X Point Day!

Munzee-Map-Marker-128-standardMunzee’s third birthday has been full of announcements, sales and chances to win free prizes, but now it’s time to get back to the basics. Three years ago Munzee was a small game built upon one goal: capturing greenies. So as you may have heard on the podcast, starting at midnight (MHQ, GMT-5) on Saturday July 12th we will be having a three times point day on all greenies! For 24 hours players who capture and deploy greenies will get three times as many points. This is an exciting opportunity for players to get 5k and 10k badges, level up and help further grow the game.

Throughout the past week there has been some speculation throughout social media though, so allow us to clear it up: CAP-ONS WILL NOT GIVE OWNERS 3X POINTS. I’m sure this will be a shock to many of you, but we want our players out in the field to earn their points just like in Munzee’s early days. The captures and deploys you make on July 12th will get you three times the points, but you will not receive extra points for your greenies that have been scanned.

We want to thank all of you who have supported us for three years and will continue to do so in the future. The game has expanded beyond any of our wildest dreams, but its important to appreciate how far we have come. So get ready for Saturday and hopefully you guys won’t overheat our servers again!


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July 10, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: John Boksteyn (Jobok)

All it takes is one cap and you’re a player for life, at least that’s what we at Munzee continue to hear time and time again. Whether you’ve played geo-location games for a long time or a friend randomly told you about it , Munzee is addictive from first scan. This week’s Player of the Week is John Boksteyn (Jobok) and like many of our players it just took a random munzer sighting to get him hooked. Read on to get to know a bit more about Jobok and his Munzee “obsession.”

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John Boksteyn (Jobok)

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada with my wife Deidra (Deedster) and own two Rovers, Stella & Steve.

How long have you played Munzee?
I have been playing, no, make that obsessed with Munzee for about a year and a half now, so 602 days.

How did you discover Munzee?
I was driving in Redcliff (A small community just outside of Medicine Hat) and spotted one of my buddies beside the road walking in circles. I stopped to check it out. He was searching for a Munzee. It was a new game he had heard about so I joined in and together we found the 1st of four that existed in the area. That is all it took to get me hooked. Currently there are over 7,500 Munzees in the Medicine Hat area.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I like capping, deploying, clans, specials and badges. I really like everything about the game. It’s really fun getting outside and having a goal. Anywhere you go, there’s a Munzee nearby and if there isn’t, there will will be.

What is on your wish list?
European Vacation!!! MUNZEE STYLE!!

Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in Medicine Hat and I’m still here! I work as an Electrical Lineman for a local utility company. I am married to my wonderful wife Deidra (Deedster) and we have four grown children and one awesome grandson, Cahleb!
We recently became the owners to two little Jack Russell Terriers (Rovers) who’s names are Stella and Steve who we hope to take on the trail with us wherever the game leads us.

What are some of your other hobbies?
- Caching
- Sturgeon Fishing in British Columbia
- Driving Deedster insane =)

I’d like to say a special “Thank You” to those who nominated me for Player of the Week!!

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



If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at 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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July 9, 2014

Birthday Sale for Premium Munzee Users

As a thank you for taking their support to the next level Munzee is happy to announce a birthday sale exclusively for premium players. From 9 AM (MHQ time) TODAY until 9 AM (MHQ time) TOMORROW premium players will be able to order a variety of discounted items. Although you’ll have to check out the special birthday section of the Munzee Store to see what President Rob Vardeman decided to discount, the sale will run through tomorrow morning. From stickers to virtuals, the sale will feature various items at various times, but some stock will be limited so check the store throughout the day. The discount will not show until right before you checkout though, so don’t worry if it doesn’t automatically show up.

For those that aren’t premium players yet, we highly encourage you to sign up for a membership today. Aside from access to the special birthday sale, a Munzee premium membership offers a wide variety of perks and amplifies the game in a number of ways, so don’t waste any time and take advantage of the package now.

Upgrade today and you’ll get:

-The Gold Star Munzee only available to Premium members, worth double deployment and capture points.
-Access to filters within both the app and website to show different types of munzees and hide munzees you’ve already captured.
-Removes ads from the app’s map screen.
-Ability to edit and replace broken or missing munzees in the app.
-Access to “My Munzees” section of the app.
-Access to “Statzee” to see specific leaderboards, extended global and user statistics.
-Ability to purchase motels within the game.
-Early access to special sales and items.

As well as more access within the game the Premium package also includes 4 virtuals, a social and a motel. For more information on and to purchase a Premium membership, go to


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July 8, 2014

Podcast Episode 20: Flowing through the #FiestaThree

This week on the Munzee Podcast, Rob rocks the mic on more birthday announcements, Munzee’s 20 millionth capture and talks a little bit about the newly announced Munzee Marketplace.

This week’s topics:

1. Triple Points day: July 12th. Get your greenies ready! Starts at Midnight, MHQ Time. Not sure when MHQ Time (Central time) starts? Check out

2. Munzee hit 20 captures! Then we hit an additional 19,999,980 million captures! The 20 millionth capture happened on July 3rd. Has anyone else noticed Munzee growing?

3. July 9th, we’ll have a special sale! On what? Listen in and find out what “The Rob” says.

4. First impressions: The media leaked it, so now we’re opening up about it. The Munzee Marketplace and what our vision of the Marketplace is for the city of McKinney and our awesome Munzee players. Bookmark the Munzee Marketplace Facebook page and keep an eye on all our updates:

Munzee in the News: Check out the links below to see what the press is saying about Munzee.

To check past, present and future Munzee Podcasts, visit

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July 3, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Helge Jans (JansEgal)

As the Munzee community continues to grow our players are taking the initiative to advance the game on their own. Player organized events are becoming increasingly popular and this week’s Player of the Week is continuing the trend. Helge Jans (JansEgal) is helping organize the “Hummel Hummel Munzee Event” in Hamburg, Germany at the end of August and his excitement and dedication to the game is obvious. Read on for more about Helge and how he hopes events like this will continue to introduce more new players to the game and current players to each other.

Who are you?
My name is Helge Jans, most of you know me as JansEgal from the “Freaky Munzee Clan.”

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Northern Germany, very close to Hamburg, one of the world’s Munzee capitals. I’m lucky to have my office in the heart of this beautiful city – close to the hot spots main station and Binnenalster with new virtuals every day. Because many of my lunch breaks are Munzee breaks my dear colleague Radwanderer has become a Munzer, too.

How long have you played Munzee?
This summer it’s two years that I‘m addicted to Munzee.

Munzee_HamburgHow did you find Munzee?
Two years ago we had a BBQ in our garden. While I stood at the barbecue a friend came to me with two bottles of beer and his latest crazy notion (his words!). He told me of the game and before the steaks were prepared I had downloaded the app and subscribed to Munzee. I remember he was very proud to have already achieved more than 4,000 points! He was sure that I had no chance to catch up with him. Today it takes a few minutes to achieve 4,000 points but in those days of Munzee it took me months to catch up with him.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I enjoy seeing parts of cities that I would have never seen without Munzee. For example the Port of Hamburg. Hamburg has one oft he largest harbors in Europe, but usually you do not walk on the streets between cranes and warehouses. While playing Munzee I found there a lot of nice spots with a fantastic view of the town.


Tell us about yourself!
I am 43 years old and when I‘m not on a Munzee trail I’m running a mail order business for high quality dog accessories ( Two more webshops with horse accessories and with products for people with allergies will follow this year. A lot of work, but I always hope to have enough time to capture some Munzees.

What are some of your other hobbies?
The only other hobby that I can reconcile with playing Munzee is traveling with my family. In April this year for example I visited Angel Stadium in Anaheim and became the proud owner of the Motel @Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco. One of the greatest advantages of Munzee is that we can play it all over the world.

What is on your wish list?
I wish to meet many players from all over the world in Hamburg. We are currently planning the Hummel Hummel Munzee Event 2014 in Hamburg which takes place from August 29-31. It’s a great opportunity to visit the most beautiful city and some of the hottest Munzee spots in the world!

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JansEgal was kind enough to share his social with us, 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 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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July 3, 2014

Birthday presents arrive and Clan War begins

On the eve of America’s independence, we continue to celebrate our #FiestaThree birthday here at Munzee. Whether you’re in the states or across the world, we’d like to extend a chance to celebrate Munzee’s birthday! So in between the hot dogs and fireworks this weekend you should take some time to cap and deploy. Even though it’s our birthday we want our players to get the presents, so here’s what you have a chance to win today:

  • 3 Mystery Virtuals
  • 1 Blast Capture
  • 1 Ruby

GemRuby_128For those that have been paying attention to the blog, the announcement of the ruby may not come as too much of a surprise, but what exactly that stone is will be news to all. The ruby is the birthstone of July, so it’s only fitting we would announce a new family jewel for our birthday. Much like a diamond, the ruby munzee gives players and owners a split between points when captured. In connection to our third birthday, players who cap a ruby will earn a random split of 33 points with the owner of the munzee.

The presents will be awarded to random captures throughout the day beginning around 9AM (MHQ time) TODAY ONLY, so the best way to strengthen your chance is to get out and capture all day! If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even earn more than one! Clan Wars begin today as well, so this should be an added incentive to play today. Birthday celebrations are just beginning, so keep checking back so you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything.

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July 1, 2014

Podcast Episode 19: RMH Spokane Re-Cap, Traveling with Team Munzee, and some Birthday Fun!

We won’t drop the mic on ya, but we might drop your smartphone!

This episode of the Munzee Podcast, we talk about about traveling to Spokane for the RMH event, Munzee’s 3rd birthday plans and announce the total caps of the RMH virtuals!

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This week’s topics:

1. RMH Spokane event. Getting there was half the adventure (and Dderryberry60 got his first taste of Munzee Events with CoachV)!

2. Pmvogt would like everyone to know: “Go USA!!!!!”

3. Happy Birthday Munzee! We’re turning 3 years old!

4. We “speculate” on several slightly “unexpected” things going down for the month of July. Rover Challenges, Shiny new things in the store, badges, and special icons!

5. The “RMH -Guess the total caps” contest is over! Congrats, Targeteer2k! We’ll contact you via email regarding your awesome prize.

Remember to send all suggestions/feedback for the podcast to:

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June 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Munzee!

Get ready to blow out the candles because it is officially Munzee’s 3rd birthday celebration, or #FiestaThree as we’ve come to call it around the office. As we celebrate our three years of outstanding achievements, we want to give back to the players that continue to give it their all year after year! This July we have a long list of events and announcements planned throughout the month, so be sure to stay tuned as we reveal more in the coming weeks. Remember, “three is a magic number”, so you may want to keep an eye out every three days this month!

We’ll have sales on special items throughout the month, so to start off we’d like to announce sales on the following items for beginning July 1 at 9 AM (MHQT, GMT-5) for 24 hours.

  • $3 Virtuals
  • $3 Socials
  • $3 Rovers

-3Take advantage of those discounted Rovers and get them out of their kennels. You’re going to need them if you want to get your hands on the exclusive Birthday Barker badge this July. You can get the badge in one of three ways:

  1. If you interact with 3 rovers that you do not own
  2. or If a rover you own interacts with 3 unique players
  3. or If a rover you own reaches 33 miles of combined distance throughout the month

GemRuby_128What’s a birthday without presents? We’ll have prize days throughout the month featuring physical, virtual and totally random prizes. Our first prize day is Thursday July 3rd (mid morning MHQ time) where players have a chance to get Blast Caps, Mystery Virtuals and… a SPECIAL NEW MUNZEE type to celebrate our July Birthday. Those who saw the July Clan Requirements may have heard a bit about this new sparkle in coachv’s eye, but check in Thursday morning to learn exactly what the new munzee is.

Of course we’ll have many, many more announcements throughout the month as well. It helps to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and the blog. Stay tuned to hear about a new special following the end of the Copa Do Munzo challenge, triple point days and an all-out worldwide birthday party.

Big stuff is happening, so happy hunting and happy birthday to Munzee!

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June 30, 2014

Meet Munzee Munday: Peter Vogt

Here at Munzee we’re constantly encouraging our players to meet and greet and build the personal relationships that make this game so great. Over the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing members of Team Munzee so our players can get to know us a bit better. So each Munday (see what we did there?) check in to see a new member of Team Munzee and you decide if you trust the game in our hands. This week we get to know our new designer, Peter Vogt.

Name and Title:
Peter Vogt, User Interface Designer.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Equidistant between Boston and Providence (yes that’s a word, yes that fact is true, and yes I’m damn proud of our little town). I went to college in Connecticut and have been living in Texas the past few years. Hate to admit it, but I’m probably never leaving.

10363375_10202644128317484_6683635819194616210_nTell us about yourself:
Well, I’m slowly creeping up on the wrong end of my twenties, but I don’t feel too awful about it at the moment. I’m a lover of technology, hound dogs (we have two – Bonnie & Huckleberry), cinema, gaming and music. Firearm and Central Texas-style barbecue enthusiast. Retired punk rocker. Lifelong geek.

1458565_10201547614185316_1266022857_nHow long have you worked for Munzee?
Just about a month.

How did you find Munzee?
I found their post for a designer on Reddit’s “for hire” section. The thought of working for a mobile game company based out of McKinney of all places really intrigued me, so I sent a reply pretty much right away. They impressed me, I impressed them, here I am now.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
The community of Munzee impresses me the most. It feels really good jumping on board with a company whose fans, friends, family and local community are so gung-ho about the product. I’ve kept a pretty close eye on the Munzee Facebook groups ever since joining up and love reading the feedback and seeing people come up with really creative and awesome new ways to Munzee. I love the support and love we get from the town of McKinney. Everything about and surrounding Munzee is special and fun right now. My co-workers are incredibly talented, informed and helpful people. Rob is an outstanding leader.

What is your favorite Munzee?
I love the virtuals. I’ve deployed in all of my previous hometowns and it’s great seeing someone from Massachusetts drop by my childhood home to play.

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 11.57.09 PMWhat are some of your other hobbies?
I live and breathe my craft in the sense that I’m always trying to learn as much as I can about design, development and working with tech startups. I love creating products, communities and shiny fancy internet stuff. At home and in the office. My girlfriend and I watch a metric ton of movies together which has become a hobby all on it’s own, as we’re always looking for new and obscure stuff to geek out over. Chasing after our two beloved (and dumb) hounds is a daily task in and of itself and on weekends you can find me smoking briskets, ribs and sausage while tending to the fire pit of my offset cooker. It’s named Cool Runnings and it definitely feels the rhythm.

Famous last words?
“It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it.”

10358_10200517501553144_960168651_nCheck back next week to get to know another member of Team Munzee!

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June 26, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Roderick Howie (rodz)

As Munzee approaches it’s third birthday celebration we like to look back on our humble beginnings. Although we now have more than 165,000 players, we wouldn’t be where we are now without our first loyal followers. One of those players has continued to be a staple in his community across the pond. We’re proud to announce that Roderick Howie (rodz) is this week’s Player of the Week. Rodz, who was Munzee’s 150th player to join, also celebrates his third Munzee birthday today (June 26th) so scroll down to learn a bit more about the Brit.

-4Who are you?
Funnily enough I am Rodz in real life too – although my given name is Roderick Howie I get called all sorts of things. MHQ side of the pond I often get called Howie but that was my school name.

Where in the world do you live?   
I am fortunate to live in London here in Blighty. I think it is one of the most amazing cities in the world, so culturally rich and so ethnically diverse. It is a double-edged Longsword that there are relatively few other Munzeers here as I have been able to accumulate a lot of prime real estate. The downside of that being the recent introduction of activity points and number of captures. Those that know me know my motto is “deploy, deploy and deploy some more!”

How long have you played Munzee?  
Over 1086 days – I had to borrow my brother’s iPhone to deploy my first as the Android version hadn’t been released yet. I think that was 26th June 2011.

How did you find Munzee?  
I usually find the app is the easiest way to find Munzees, but did start out with a Garmin unit too. Hehe! I think I first heard about it on an unnameable forum that also involves the use of a GPS receiver.

-2What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I love the spontaneity and innovation, to just fire up the app and off I go. The team is amazing at bringing new ideas to the game (and getting money out of my pocket). The clan wars bring a lot of interaction with other players and an extra twist in strategy. I enjoy surprising unsuspecting local cappers – be warned – and love watching points roll in at home from cap ons!

What is on your wish list?
Apart from a Ferrari, I would like to see the ability to use QR codes found in public to be Munzeed! So that permanent QR code at the bus stop could be converted to a Munzee. I would also like to see the removal of special (bought) Munzees being auto-archived for premium members. Oh and maybe change the event background pic to be something better that a bin/trash can shot!

T-3ell us about yourself!
I’m a 51 year old Brit (although born in Scotland on April Fool’s Day – yay more birthday wishes next year!) and a counsellor. That combo means talking about myself is less familiar (British reserve and self disclosure) and a bit embarrassing haha! AND I am still working on my addiction to Munzee.

What are some of your other hobbies include?
Cycling to Munzees, going on holiday where there are plenty of Munzees, etc. You get the drift! A big thanks to all that nominated me (you know who you are – MHQ can get some rest now) and all the contributors to the various rings that I have set up in the capital. I love the community spirit of Munzee.

Rod was kind enough to share his social with us, so cap away!



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