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January 24, 2014

Go for the Gold this February: February Clan Wars!

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We’ve heard feedback around the world, and this February will be a global effort in both sportsmanship & Munzee games!  To pull together as a Munzee community, here are the February Clan War Weapon goals:

Bronze: All 10 clan members must earn 250 points. — Special Munzee to be capped will be emailed as reward.
Silver:  All 10 clan members must earn 750 points — 2 Munzee Maces awarded.
Gold: All 10 clan members must earn 2000 points — 2 Munzee Longswords awarded.
The Olympic Chuck: All 10 clan members must earn 4000 points.  — 3 Munzee Maces, 3 Munzee Longswords, & 3 Mystery Virtuals awarded.

As you can see, we’re taking this Clan War to an Olympic level.  Will you rise as a champion?  The Clan War recruiting period will open February 1st and end February 3rd when this war officially begins at 00:01 MHQ time (GMT -6).  Clans must contain 10 members in order to qualify for each prize and ALL 10 members must meet the point level to earn the prize.

Get ready for a very intense February, we’re giving you the details now so you can get your “Dream Team” assembled!

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“Have fun, because that’s what life is all about.”  - Laid-back U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte.

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January 7, 2014

Now presenting: Munzee Events!

Many players have wanted to create a Munzee event in their area, but faced a few challenges creating and sharing the event with others in their local Munzee community.  Well, problem solved! We’ve just launched an Events page, and you can find it at:

http://events.munzee.com/

You can browse all events going on for a particular month, or scroll to the bottom of the page and narrow down events by region!

Check out this upcoming January Event:

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To learn more about an event, just click the highlighted day, and you’ll be redirected to a full info page.  Like this one:

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If you click “I’m going” the creator of the event will get an accurate head count on all who plan to attend.  If you change your mind, just go back to the event, and click “I’m NOT Going!” (the button will be red).

If you have any questions, be sure to check out the handy “Help” section at the bottom of the Events page!  This includes some handy info for planning big events, prize options, and special guest appearances from Team Munzee for your event!

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December 29, 2013

Social Munzee Explosion!

As you may have noticed, there has been a recent explosion in the sharing and trading of Social Munzee! The release of 8 new badges, dealing specifically with this “Social Tsunami” – have created quite a stir within the Munzee community. In an effort to earn the new badges, players have taken to different social media outlets in order to get their socials out there, and to find others to capture. On Facebook alone, the number of groups for sharing Social Munzee has doubled in less than a week!  Here are some of the top groups recommended by our Players of the Week and some of our “Social Butterflies”:

The Social Munzee Sharing Group has had an influx of more than 250 members since the release of the social badges. The groups’ membership, now at nearly 900 players, is at an all-time record number. Members can share any and all types of Social Munzees within this group.

In addition, new niche groups dedicated to certain types of social munzees have been created as well as community pages:• Puzzle Munzee Group – is a group dedicated to Social Munzees which can be scanned only after the completion of a puzzle. Members need only have a puzzle social, or like to solve puzzles in order to join.

Social Munzees – For Trade Only – You’ve seen a number of Social Munzees that do not have a QR Code on them! These are typically “for Trade Only” Socials. Players with ‘Trade Only’ Social Munzee are invited to join this group.

While Social Munzee have no points attached to them, there are bragging rights for those with the highest number of captured socials, as well as socials with the highest number of captures. Now, the race is on to see who will be the first to win “Social Princess” and “Social Prince”!!!

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Get it? It’s a crown… :)

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December 12, 2013

Munzee Player of the Week: Rob Verstappen!

If you’re a Munzee player and you’re ever lost in Europe, there’s only one person you need to meet: Rob Verstappen.  Lovingly referred to as “Dutch Rob”, “The Rob V overseas” and even “Rob’s other Brother”, Robje64 is the friendly “face” of our European Munzee community.  Always helpful, he’s a proactive Munzee player that’s strengthened the Munzee community worldwide, even volunteering to help us with translations for the Munzee app!  Now tip your hat to the other Mr. V. and check out this interview below!

Who are you?  Robje64

Where in the world do you live?  Venlo, Netherlands

How long have you played Munzee?  Since Feb 23, 2012

How did you find Munzee?

I was at a Stammtisch ‘caching Event.  When I was there I saw the QR code in the well-known green colors.  It got my attention right away! Since I always explore new things on my iPhone, I immediately downloaded the app and signed in.  I scanned it, and there it was: my first 5 points!  From the first day I started playing Munzee, I liked to looked at the map and check out all the Munzee pins out there to capture!  In the beginning, there weren’t that many in my area.  So I started to look further. Planned a trip to Germany, which included a small “hike”.  That hike had many Munzee, and every time I heard “PING” it drove me further, to capture one after another! (Editors note: sounds like Munzee “Madness” to us!)

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

As I played, my passion for Munzee grew and grew. I started to contact people. First Germans, Dutch people and some Belgians.  Then it took off rapidly all over the world, contacting Munzee players, networking, and making friends.  Time and Friendships swept me up in the moment, before this game, I never thought it possible to meet and befriend so many people.

After a while i got in contact with the wonderful people from MHQ.  And not to put too many words on paper, nowadays i try to arrange as much as possible on Munzee stuff as i possibly can.  Setting up Facebook groups, connecting with other players, and volunteering Munzee help for new players.

And just another thing i want to point out what i really liked:
Last Friday was my 49th Birthday. I had a 2 days of training at a garrison in the middle of the Netherlands.  When I arrived at the garrison in the morning, I was surprised with many Virtual Munzees and Mustache Munzees to congratulate me!  How cool is that? ;-)

Nowadays, I am fortunate to volunteer testing various projects for Munzee.  How involved can one get in the game? It’s super, and I love it!  So the most I enjoy about Munzee, is getting connected with lovely people all over the world and being part of this wonderful community.

What is on your wish list?

On my wishlist… hmm… that’s something to think about for a while…

Some suggestions that immediately come to mind:
- Seeing at least 1 Munzee being deployed in every Country around the world.
- Events being well organized, so more people can meet in real life.
- The whats-next-on-the-surprise list from Munzee coming out.
- The possibility to link broken Munzee via the app.

Oh! and visiting Munzee headquarters one day!

Tell us about yourself!

For the ones who don’t know me, my real name is Rob.  I am in the Royal Dutch Military at Oirschot, Netherlands (near Eindhoven).  I am married to the most lovely wife on this planet, Monique.  Here she is below!

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Normally when I go out to deploy/capture Munzee, she’s always by my side. Being very supportive, helping out, and just walking together having fun with the game.  We joined the lovely people in the Clan Cologne. Going on streaks together and, as most people know me, eating and drinking with all who wants to join! We can all say that Munzee has taken a very important game in our lives. And when you are that addicted you better make sure to have fun as we do!

At home, you can usually find me on my iMac. Creating graphics to share with the Munzee community (Mostly for the Facebook groups)! And of course planning the next trip, discussing with Monique what we want to see or where we want to get most points out of a day.

I’d like to thank all players around the world for being in our lives.  No matter if we have met you or not. Every munzee is a feast!
Thanks to Munzee HQ for letting us (not only me, Monique as well) be player of the week.  If you meet me in person i have a special Munzee gift for you!

And for this special occasion i also created a new Social munzee. ;-)

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*President Rob Note* “Dutch” Rob is a really important part of our European player base, noted by his honorary title, European Ambassador. It was a pleasure to meet my “brother” in person on my recent trip to Cologne. I can’t imagine anyone taking more care of the details and organizing a great opportunity to meet so many of our amazing European players. I’m happy to honor Rob for his impact on Munzee today!

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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December 6, 2013

Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas with Munzee!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Team Munzee! It’s the Holidays, a time of giving, friendship, and fun. For Christmas 2013, we’re celebrating the “Twelve Days of Christmas” with our players!

One set of icons will be added to the map each day (MHQ time) through the entire 12 days of Christmas. The times will not be announced, it’s a surprise! Each icon will bounce around the map until December 31st, 1500 MHQ.  Here’s a breakdown of the icons you’ll see loading to the map each day:

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Special icon captures will earn 20 points, and the owner will receive a residual 10 points for hosting the icon. When the icon is capped by one player it bounces to another location somewhere in the world! Players may find a special present under their “Badges” should they capture at least six different Special icons during the Twelve Days of Christmas!

From December 13th-25th of the Twelve Days of Christmas, every capture or deploy is eligible for a unique present! These prizes will be selected at random from player activity during the Munzee Christmas Celebration! Some of the special prizes you can win are:  the new 20,000 mah external battery packs available in the Munzee store, the new FitBit Force, Pebble Watch, and a Garmin GPS unit.

If that isn’t incentive enough to “grow the map” this holiday season, here’s something you might like: between December 15th and December 24th, we’ll randomly award Munzee presents for CAPTURES OR DEPLOYS. Every player will have the chance to win Diamonds, Virtuals, Mystery Virtuals, Motels, and Socials.  The more you play, the more chances you have to win!

Additionally, Santa comes early on December 24th, as we’ll be giving away 50 one year premium Munzee memberships!

Tis’ the Season to celebrate and give.  This December, we’re celebrating our players, giving away some awesome Christmas presents, and wishing you all a happy new year to come!

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December 5, 2013

Munzee Player of the Week Spotlight: Kimberly Cole

By now, you know it’s not all about the numbers.  The Munzee community grows strong through networking, friendship, and building up a presence in your local (and online) community.  This week’s Player of the Week Spotlight goes out to Kimberly Cole, also known as ColesCruising.  With a positive Munzee attitude and helpful nature, you’d be surprised to learn this new face in the world of Munzee discovered the game a little over three months ago!  Munzee has played an important role in her life, and she’s paid it forward by being a strong presence in the Munzee communities online and real life!  Let’s take a moment to meet ColesCruising!

Username:  ColesCruising

Where in the world do you live?  Harrison, Arkansas (USA).

How long have you played Munzee? -Just over three months, which is why I am shocked to have been nominated!

How did you find Munzee?

I started and admin a Facebook Group called RVers Life for Me.  Within the group, one member asked if anyone was into Geocaching.  Someone responded and said they hunted Munzee instead. I had no idea what that was but had to know, so I was off to Google.  Within minutes I had downloaded the app and haven’t looked back since!  It didn’t take long for the addiction to hit and that obsession was infectious.  Now my husband (Harry4077) and my daughter (Dux) are playing with me along with my neighbor Doug (DFC1560).  In addition, my son and his family are now playing in their area of California!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I love that the game is ever-changing, ever-evolving.  I am always pleasantly surprised with the new things that are cooked up in the Munzee kitchens and I look forward to each one with the anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve.  However, what I love most about the game is what it’s doing to us as a family, and to our health.  Playing Munzee has afforded us a chance to do new things and see new places we might not have seen before and it’s given us a sense of purpose.  A great reason to get outdoors more, to be more physical and as a result – all three of us have lost weight.

Better yet, Donald’s health is improving. When we married five years ago, I was warned by doctors that I wouldn’t have him very long.  You see, Don’s heart works at only 17% of normal and there is no fix for that, short of a transplant.

Yet, through his new activities with Munzee – as well as his medications – he is improving. Two weeks ago, at his cardiology check-up, we learned that he was no longer sick enough to be on the transplant list!  Last week, we were in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where CoachV has a number of deploys and I was shocked to see Don climbing stairs and walking hills – things he could not do five years ago – things he would not do six months ago.

What do I enjoy most about Munzee?

I have a stronger, healthier and more vibrant husband. I have a closer and more fun loving family, I’m skinnier and I have met some of the most kind-hearted, helpful, funny and endearing fellow Munzers that I am now proud and honored to call friends – and family.

What is on your wish list?

You might be sorry you asked me that question!

· Expanded Chuck Requirements: 2500 pts, a diamond, a virtual, a mystery AND a motel

· A badge for collecting Social Munzees at 250 collected, 500, 750, 1000 and A badge for how many times your social has been capped (perhaps folks wouldn’t hide theirs any longer)!

· Bumper stickers: “I brake for Munzees” “Munzee Hunter on Board” “Code Hunter: #Munzee” – Growing the map is great, but growing active players to the game is one of my goals as well.

Tell us about yourself!

My real name is Kimberly Cole, I live with my husband Donald (Harry4077), our daughter Kayla (Dux) and Traveler – two year old ShihTzu. We have lived in our RV for the last two years, traveling the country when school is on break, long weekends and vacations and document our travels through our blog site: www.ColesCruising.com.

I have five children, three grandchildren and seven siblings – all spread from corner to corner of the country. This is one of the many reasons we choose to live our nomadic life – it affords us the ability to be in Vermont, California, Alaska, Florida, Arkansas and everywhere in between when one of life’s great events occurs with any of them.

When I began Munzee, my hometown had one Munzee pin on the map. Since then, my husband and I have had our town – and a few surrounding towns – on the Hotspot list a number of times. When I am not Munzeeing, I work as a freelance writer from home and administer more than 10 different Facebook groups online dealing with a number of different interests. I’ve recently taken on the role of admin for the Facebook group ‘The Munzee Trail – A Photo Album’ where all Munzers are invited to share photos of things they have seen while on the trail. In addition, I am now co-admin for the ‘Social Munzee Sharing Group’.

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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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November 1, 2013

Munzvember is here!

It’s November 1st, and Munzvember has finally arrived!  If you’re not familiar with Munzvember, be sure to read HERE and HERE to get caught up.  Team Munzee’s been amping up all week preparing for Munzvember, and we’d like to share some of the fun with you!

Rob had a very “smooth” morning getting ready:

coachV’s Munzvember transformation!

So don’t forget to support Munzvember with Munzvember Mustache Virtual Pin from the Munzee store, and join Team Munzee as we change the face of Men’s Health via Movember.

Ladies, you’re not sitting this one out!  Get creative and help support Team Munzee this Munzvember.  Support your friends/family/nicely mustached strangers with Mustache pins, or become a Mo’ Sista on Team Munzee’s official Movember team!  Encourage your fellow players with creative mustache themes!  Check out this impromptu “Mustache Deploy kit” player LeftOvers4Dinner threw together for Munzvember:

DIY Mustache Deploy Kit!

DIY Mustache Deploy Kit!

If you’d like to share your Munzvember face or any fun adventures this month with Team Munzee, drop us a line at: iLoveYou@Munzee.com.  We’ll be happy to share your mug’ with all our Pinterest and Twitter friends!

 

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October 28, 2013

Munzee Player of the Week Spotlight

Team Munzee knows that without our players, there would be no game. It’s players like you that help grow the map, and the world of Munzee. Because of this, Team Munzee is starting the Munzee Player of the Week Spotlight. For all the players that make Munzee extra special, we want to take a moment and highlight you on our blog.

Our very first Munzee Player of the Week Spotlight is a player we met on our “Munzee Crosses the Border” adventure into Canada! This week, we’re highlighting player MunzeeRailfan, from Ontario, Canada. This young Munzee hunter was a blast to meet, and is the very inspiration for starting our Player Spotlight!

We decided to sit with MunzeeRailfan (aka Jake) and his father, Mark, for a mini-Munzee interview!  Here’s a little insight into the Munzee life of our very first player to be highlighted:

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

How long have you played Munzee?     1 Year

How did you find Munzee?     My dad is a geocacher, and he heard of Munzee first. He started playing and showed me what it was all about. After that I was hooked!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?     

I love collecting the points, and my favourite way of doing that is by deploying Munzees, but I also like to clear out areas by capturing all the Munzees there. I have been to some real cool places as well. I’ve played in Canada and the US, as far away as Florida.

What is on your wish list?

I would love for Munzee to release some Virtual Mysteries or Locationless Mysteries. I thought the idea of the Motel Munzee was great as well.

Tell us about yourself.

My real name is Jake and I’m always telling people about Munzee.  I’m very active in promoting Munzee and getting more people in the game. I like to Munzee with my Dad and my friend Logan. My dad says that I’m Eastern Ontario’s #1 Munzeer (sidenote: We agree!) and says he’s never seen anyone as into the game as I am. I just really love the game and Munzee pretty much every day. My goal is to make Brockville, Ontario’s #1 place to Munzee. My favorite Munzee experience ever was meeting Rob and TJ from Team Munzee, they were great guys and so nice. I told dad we’ll have to go to Texas and Munzee with them.

Rob, Mark, Jake and TJ on an extra-terrestrial adventure!

Rob, Mark, Jake and TJ on an extra-terrestrial adventure!

We’re so glad we met Jake on our trip, and we’re happy to introduce him to all the players out there in our worldwide Munzee community. It’s inspiring to meet younger players with so much passion for the game and outdoor adventure, and we hope Jake inspires you too!

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 14, 2013

The Chuck

The Chuck is achieved when each member in the clan earns a minimum of 2500 points. But this isn’t all. Each member must also capture a virtual, mystery, and diamond during the clan battle timeframe.

What do you earn?

5 additional Munzee Maces and 5 additional Munzee Longswords.

Get additional details in the help manual.  https://munzee.zendesk.com/entries/23543662-Clans

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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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