Archive for June, 2016

June 30, 2016

Munzee’s 5th Birthday Specials

Here at Munzee, we really like celebrating. If you’ve been playing for a while, you know we REALLY like celebrating our birthday. This year is no different.


Between 00:01 MHQ Time on July 1st through 23:59 MHQ Time in July 31st, there will be 2016 bouncing Birthday Icons on the map. They will move every six hours or when capped.image

When captured, this icon will scatter 5 Present Pins on greenies within 5 miles. These Pins will be available until capped or for 2 hours.


The player who captures the Birthday Icon will earn 25 points, and the owner of the host Munzee will earn 15 points.

The Present Pins are a little more of a surprise. For capturing one of these pins, you will earn EITHER:

  • Points (15,25,35,45, or 55)
  • 10 Points AND a Credit Item (Diamond, Ruby, Scatter, RPS, or Blast Cap)

You will also earn the 5th Birthday Badge for the capture of at least 1 Birthday Icon.

Flat Robs

You may have noticed that Flat Rob was a bit more festive on the map when he appeared last night. Well he’s going to be that way for a while. Flat Robs will be on the map through 23:59 on July 31st to help celebrate Birthday Month! (The festive variation of Flat Rob DOES NOT count as a new icon.)

Prizes and Giveaways

Keep an eye on our social media pages for giveaways, specials, and sales throughout the month. You never know what we might do. 😉

We hope you enjoy Birthday Month. We know we will!

Munzee On

June 29, 2016

They’ve Risen Out of the Fires

For nearly 8 months, Mythological Munzees have roamed the map in peace. The Unicorns roamed for months and eventually drew out the Leprechauns to play. Shamrocks bloomed and treated these creatures to wonderful landing spots. But everything changed when the mysterious fires appeared.

When captured these fires spread flames around, igniting Greenies for short periods of time. But they also had a different purpose. They laid the path for something new and unknown. The scorched land of Munzee became a new home for another Mythological Munzee. It began laying it’s eggs and preparing to join it’s brethren. After a month of waiting, this Mythological Munzee has been joined by 999 others. Now, they’re ready to be released. The Dragons need to be tamed.


The Dragon is different than his other Mythological family. It doesn’t hide on or eat Shamrocks. It scorches greenies that it lands on and thrives in the heat of the Fire Mysteries that brought it to life. When captured on a Fire Mystery, it gets angered and shoots out the Fire Mystery’s scattered flames. It takes no mercy. If you think you can tame one, though, you may get your chance.

On Friday, July 1st, the 1000 Dragon Munzees will be available for sale in the Munzee Online Store. From 10:00 MHQ time through 13:59 MHQ time, Dragons will first be available for those who DO NOT own a Unicorn OR a Leprechaun. At 14:00 MHQ time, the remaining Dragons will be available to everyone. There will be a limit of 1 Dragon per account with no exception. Like the other Mythological Munzees, they will be priced at $20 each and are only available in this limited quantity. Owners of Dragon Munzees will also received the Dragon badge.


Do you think you can handle the heat?


Name: The Dragon


  • The Dragon Munzee bounces around on greenies and Fire Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. Each is numbered and owned by a Munzee player. Only 1 Dragon Munzee is allowed per player.


  • Deploy: 100
  • Capture: 100
  • CapOn: 100

June 28, 2016

July 2016 Clan Requirements and the Clan Randomizer


  • The 500 points from Double The Fun Events DO count towards Clan Points. Those points ARE NOT doubled.
  • Mythological Munzees, Mystery Nomads, and Physical Nomads (as well as any other specials during the month) DO count towards Clan Wars.

There are two parts to the Clan Randomizer: the clan and the player.

The Clan

Beginning with July 2016’s Clan War, clan admins will have the ability to make their clan “Open For All”. This option will allow players to randomly join their clan. This is an OPT IN feature. You are not required to open your clan to random players. This is helpful if you are looking to fill your clan with 10 players. Remember, rewards are only given to clans with 10 players.


The Player

To use the Clan Randomizer to join a clan, all you will have to do is click the “Join Random Clan” button at the top of the page. You will be added to a clan that has “Open For All” ticked and redirected to the Clan Details page of the clan you have joined.


Side Note: Clan Admins

With the addition of the Clan Randomizer, we’ve also changed the Admin process for clans. All Premium Members in a clan will have admin access to the clan. This was changed to give players a chance to fill their clan easily and be more competitive in earning prizes.

To join a clan (either randomly or with friends) or learn more about Clan Wars, go to

This month is all about getting back to the basics. Many of the specials and updates we have made recently have been leading up to much bigger. This month’s Clan War is just the beginning.

What better way to celebrate our 5th Birthday Month than going old school? This month’s requirements focus on the physical game with double clan points on greenie (regular Munzee) deploys, caps, and CapOns.The double points ONLY apply for clan wars. There will be NO points awarded for virtual munzees. ALL activity on ALL virtual type munzees will be excluded from the clan points for this month. We hope you will also see this as a great equalizer across the entire clan war. Will the same power house clans have what it takes to remain at the top? Will players randomly joined together formulate a plan to reach Level 5? Can we reach 1000 clans before the end of 2016? We shall see at the end of the month. Clan transfer window is the first and second day of each month, so GET READY!

And now, without further ado, July Clan Requirements:

Level 1:
Minimum 1,000 total points per player
Clan total points minimum 12,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 virtual

Level 2:

Minimum 5,000 total points per player
Clan total points minimum 60,000
Rewards: 1 MVM, 2 maces, 1 ruby, 2 MVM colors

Level 3:

Minimum 8,000 total points per player
Clan total points minimum 100,000
Rewards: 1 mace, 2 longswords, 2 MVM, 1 aquamarine, 1 scatter

Level 4:

Minimum 14,000 total points per player
Clan total points minimum 170,000
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 2 aquamarine, 1 MVM

Level 5:

Minimum 18,000 total points per player
Clan total points minimum 220,000
Rewards: 1 THE hammer, 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 hotel, 2 diamonds, 3 MVMs, 3 MVM colors

* double clan points on green deploys, caps and cap ons
** only physicals, no clan points for any activity on any virtual types. NO CLAN POINTS for any activity on virtual, virtual quiz, mystery virtual, MVM, emerald, amethyst, resort, Flat Rob.
*** OVERALL GAME POINTS ARE NOT IMPACTED BY CLAN WAR CHANGES. This means all points still count as usual for all activity on all munzees.

June 27, 2016

Changes with UTL and NR on Map

This morning, we pushed out a new feature for the map.

When you mark a munzee as UTL or Needs Repair for the first time, the icon now changes to maintenance FOR YOU ONLY.  For everyone else, the icon remains the same. If another player scans the munzee or if themaintenance owner verifies the munzee, the icon will change back to it’s normal icon. If the munzee is marked as UTL or Needs Repair by another player, it will be put in Maintenance Mode for everyone and be subject to the normal maintenance rules.


  • Rob goes out looking for Matt’s Mystery Munzee. He can’t find it, and marks it as UTL. Rob’s map now shows this Mystery Munzee as a Maintenance icon. Matt goes out to check it, finds it, and verifies it. The icon on Rob’s map will change back to the Mystery Munzee icon.
  • Matt goes out looking for TJ’s Premium Munzee. He knows exactly where it should be (because he helped him deploy it. True story.), and notices it’s gone. He marks it as Needs Repair. His map now shows as a Maintenance icon. The next day, Rob goes out to find TJ’s Premium Munzee in an attempt to clear out things he hasn’t capped yet. He can’t find it either, so he marks it as UTL. Now, the munzee is put into Maintenance Mode and shows the maintenance icon on everyone’s map.

This update was made in an attempt to help you, the player, avoid hitting the same spots repeatedly if you’ve forgotten that you couldn’t find a munzee in it. We hope it helps you on your Munzee adventures!

Munzee on!

June 24, 2016

A Myriad of Information to End the Week

Things are always busy here at MHQ, and that means a lot of new ideas in the works for our wonderful community. As we wrap up the last full week in June, there some things, old and new, that we wanted you to be aware of.

Munzee Version 3.2.2

After some changes made by Google, we released Munzee 3.2.2 yesterday for Android and this morning for iOS. It corrects errors with the map when viewing from anywhere in the app other than the main screen (e.g., deploy screen and alert configuration screen).  If you haven’t updated to this version, please do.

Birthday Month

July has always been a big celebration for our Birthday Month. Along with MHQ Birthday Bash and birthday events, be on the lookout for an announcement of plans throughout the month. We’re turning five, and it’s going to be a fun celebration.

Urban Camo and Skinned Munzees

As an American based company, we try our best to be inclusive of our whole community of players because we appreciate all of our players worldwide. Not all symbols and icons are recognizable in every country, and we realize that. If you have an idea for a new or modified urban camo or skinned munzee, we want to hear about it! While we do have new ideas in the works, we know we can’t think of everything. You can email with your ideas.


Part of our appreciation of our players is shown through Player of the Week. We’ve had some amazing stories from players, and we always want to hear more. If you know of someone who you think deserves to be POTW, email us their username at so we can reach out to them.

If you have any problems or need help, please feel free to email

We really can’t explain enough how important to us you, our players, are. Everything we do in this game is to make the whole experience better for you. So thank you for growing the map and spreading the Munzee love around the world. We’re excited for what’s coming, and we hope you will be, too.

Munzee on!

June 23, 2016

One Week Until MHQ Birthday Bash!

It’s almost here! One week from today, Rob, Matt, Louise, and Dylan will be in Denver getting ready for our first MHQ Birthday Bash event!

The calendar has been updated with some more information, so if you’re going to be in Denver, make sure you come and see us! Please, RSVP if you’ll be attending events so we can have an accurate count (especially for our WE ARE 5 event).

Check out our Birthday Bash page for a schedule and links to all of the events on the calendar.

We can’t wait to see old friends and meet new ones!

Munzee on!

June 22, 2016

Munzee 3.2 is Now Available

In a post last week, Rob mentioned changes to the Munzee app. This morning, we pushed Munzee 3.2 to the App Store and Google Play Store.

This update includes:

  • Alerts: Premium Members can receive push notifications when new expiring specials show up in their homezone. Under the menu, there is now a section called “Alerts” that allows you to set your homezone and distances for expiring specials.
  • Increased Zoom Range: You can now zoom out farther than previously. Please keep in mind that zooming out farther in areas with dense munzee clusters can cause issues in.
  • Re-Designed Deploy/Update Process: You now have the ability to go back and forth between screens and go back from editing without changes.
  • Additional Updates/Improvements: These include white status bar text for better readability, updated translations, and minor bug fixes and improvements

We are continuing to update and improve the Munzee app and game every day. These changes are just the start, and we can’t wait to show you what else we have in store.

Thank you for everything you do for the Munzee game and community.

Munzee on!

June 21, 2016

Player of the Week: Bettina Kocsis (Bambusznad)

As Munzee has grown over the years, the game has evolved in so many more ways than any of the co-founders could have imagined. We’ve certainly had our fair share of growing pains, but in its essence Munzee has tried to stick to its core goal of getting people out into the world. No one knows this better than those players who have been with us since the beginning. This week’s Player of the Week is Bettina Kocsis (Bambusznad).

Bambusznad_1Who are you?

I am Bambusznad, Bettina Kocsis.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Budapest (we pronounce it boo-da-pesht), the wonderful Capital City of Hungary, home to several munzees and a few Flat Robs, too!

How long have you platyed Munzee?
I started playing Munzee in October 2013.

How did you find Munzee?
My brother (pulsarxp) introduced the game to me. After finding my first Munzee in October, the next month I joined a fantastic Hungarian clan, and I have been playing ever since!

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
My favorite thing about Munzee is the opportunity to meet new people. Local events help me meet people from all over my country, and the clan wars introduce me to players all over the world. We have a great Munzee community in Hungary that is very active. That me the game a lot of fun here! I also enjoy seeing the beauty of Budapest as I munzee downtown and by the Duna (Danube Riber). And of course, like everybody else, I love the badges!

What is on your wish list?
I would like to see several new lines of badges. I think badges awarded for physical deploys in multiple states and countries would be good as well as badges for deploy/capture for resorts and a line for clan participation. Of course I would be happy with any new badges! Finally, I have wanted to visit MHQ in McKinney for a while now. Hopefully that will happen one day soon!


Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in Budapest. I was trained as an Economic Informatics Specialist and currently work as an Office Manager for a video security firm. And… I am the biggest Snoopy fan ever! If you don’t believe me, just ask him. His virtual garden is located, where else? Budapest! I also want to thank you for the POTW award – it is a great honor.

Other hobbies include: 
I love to travel, especially by airplane. My goal is to visit as many different countries as I can. At the same time, there is nothing as good as a lazy Sunday. I also enjoyphotography and taking pictures of places that I visit as well as photographs of Budapest.


Any last words?
Stay tuned… 🙂

Bambusznad also included some socials, so cap away!

June 20, 2016

It’s Time to Recycle!

The game of Munzee has gone through quite a few changes over the years. Starting from the simple greenie and growing to encompass many, many new types and mediums, there are many different ways to play. However, physicals are the core of the game. One of the major issues with a physical game, though, is real world interference. From nature taking its toll on original munzees that were printed and laminated to location construction or renovation, physicals can sometimes disappear. Just about every Munzer has encountered a missing munzee. With your help, we’d like to change that, and we’re happy to announce the Recycling Special.


Starting today (June 20th) at 11:59 MHQ time, (some) physical munzees that have not been capped in the last 365 days were changed into Recycling Icons. The munzees that are affected include:

  • All Physical Jewels
  • Clan Weapons
  • Greenies
  • Physical Mysteries
  • Premium Munzees

You will earn 25 points for capping the Recycle Special and the owner will earn 10 points. There is one side effect: you do not get the points/icon associated with the original munzee (i.e., If a Recycle Icon is on a greenie, you do NOT get the 25 points for capping the Recycle Icon AND the points for the greenie/jewel/weapon.). We believe the side effect is worth it when you consider the additional points on greens, and the ability to capture munzees you capped in the past.

This is a “one and done” special. Once the icon is capped, the Munzee returns to its normal icon. In other words this is a race for you to be first in your area to get to the icon. You CAN capture this icon on munzees that you have capped before. You CANNOT capture this icon on your own munzees.

If you find one of the Recycle Icons is on a missing or damaged munzee, PLEASE MARK IT AS UNABLE TO LOCATE OR NEEDS REPAIR. This is done in-app, at the location, from the Munzee details page. Use the dropdown menu in the top right corner, then “Leave Entry”. Maintenance of physicals is extremely important, and we need your help to keep the map clean and up to date. It’s especially important right now, leading into the month of July, but more on that later.

The Recycle Icons will be on the map until 23:59 MHQ Time on June 30th, 2016.

Reminder: While this is a worldwide initiative it will only effect munzees that have NOT been captured in the last 365 days! Some areas may be covered while others are not. Consider yourself fortunate if your area has been active in the last 365 days!

We hope you enjoy this special. Munzee on!

June 17, 2016

Munzee With Team Munzee – June

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for another Munzee With Team Munzee. Because many of our team members will be traveling the following week for MHQ Birthday Bash, we’re keeping this month’s event close to home. MWTM – June will be right at he center of MHQ in McKinney.

We will be meeting in front of MHQ and the Munzee Marketplace at the steps of the old McKinney courthouse. We’ll cap and deploy as we go, per usual, and have a good time! Check out the calendar and RSVP!

Come join us if you can. We’d love to see you!

Munzee on!