Archive for August, 2017

August 21, 2017

Introducing University Places Munzees!

As August comes to an end, many schools around the world start a new school year. MHQ wants to celebrate that by introducing our next type of Places Munzee: Universities!

University Places Munzees, like the previous Places Munzees we released last month, are deployed on player accounts and have the same point and proximity structure. You can see all of the Places Munzees on the Places Map, and if you need a refresher on how to deploy Places Munzees, you can check out our previous blog post.



  • Deploy: 25
  • Capture: 10
  • CapOn: 5

Proximity: 1 mile from other University Places Munzees

Capture Radius: 1000ft

Multi-Capture: These can be captured 1 time per MHQ day

Badges: These will count toward the Places capture badges.


Like the other Places Munzees, there are certain criteria that we look for when approving University Places Munzees:

  • Most Importantly: University Places Munzees must be deployed at a University/College. Please no college annex buildings at grade schools (common in parts of the US).
  • Only 1 University Places Munzee will be allowed per campus. When deploying, please try and position the munzee at the main entrance on the university/college campus.
  • The university/college must be accessible to all, not a private/closed campus.
  • No research institutions unless they are part of a university/college system.

Our ZenDesk will be updated to reflect this information.

University Places Munzees will be available at 15:00 MHQ time TOMORROW (August 22nd, 15:00 CST) for $10 USD. All current Places Munzees will be removed from the store until then as well in order to add this new type. You will be able to find all Places Munzees for sale here August 22nd, 15:00 CST.

Munzee On!

August 18, 2017

Expanded Myth Capture Badges!

With the release of the Pegasus Mythological Munzee alongside the rerelease of all past Myths, we figured it was time to update the capture line of badges for each.

Now each Mythological has a total of 6 capture badges each. Remember that these are for capturing unique Mythological Munzees, so these will depend on capturing different numbered Myths.

Badges have been expanded for all of the Myths:

  • Unicorn
  • Leprechaun
  • Dragon
  • Yeti
  • Faun
  • Hydra
  • Pegasus

We’re won’t show all of the badges in the blog, but here is an example of what to expect:

All of the expanded capture badges are retroactive and now available to earn. These badges aren’t for the casual player, but we know you guys will keep motivated! Munzee on!

August 17, 2017

Air Mystery Badges!

Fresh off the release of the Pegasus Munzee were proud to announce the latest Elemental Munzee badges: The Air Mystery Munzee badges!

Soar high through the skies with these new badges for capturing and deploying Air Mystery Virtuals as well as capturing Feathers and Golden Feathers. We won’t show all of the badges in the blog, but we won’t keep you holding your breath long. These retroactive badges are live and available to earn now!

Air Msytery Munzees are currently only available in August’s Virtual MunzPak, but those will be available for wide release next month.

Take to the skies to earn these badges and Munzee on!

Bright Skies- Deploy 1 Air Mystery Munzee.

Wispy Winds- Capture 1 Air Mystery Munzee.

Feather Finder- Capture one scattered Feather Munzee.

Golden Feather Finder- Capture one scattered Golden Feather Munzee.

August 16, 2017

Matt’s West Bend, Wisconsin Recap

Howdy, everyone!

Matt here. As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. This past weekend, I attended a great event in West Bend, Wisconsin ahead of the West Bend Cache Ba$h.

First off, thanks to Dale (SpaceCoastGeoStore), Barb (DalenBarb), and Bob (Whelen) for hosting and putting together the event. Thirty people scanned the Event Indicator, and we all had a great time scanning the traveling Personal books and capping the trail that Whelen deployed around the park area where the event was held. Joshua Johnson (mayberryman) aka The Geocaching Vlogger stopped by for the event, and we found a unicorn.

I also got to meet this week’s Player of the Week, BigNate27.

I want to say thank you to all of the local players who have been very kind when I’ve been to Wisconsin as well as the all of the players who made the trip to the event. I can’t wait to see you all again.

I’ll be out at events again soon, and I’m looking forward to seeing old Munzee friends and meeting new ones!

Munzee on!

August 15, 2017

Player of the Week: Nate Vaughan (BigNate27)

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 Nate Vaughan (BigNate27).

Who are you?
BigNate27 (Nate)

Where in the world do you live?
Sussex, Wisconsin

How long have you played Munzee?
I’ve been playing Munzee since September 13th, 2015.

How did you find Munzee?
My dad (TeamVaughan) has been playing for a while, and he wanted a Munzee buddy.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Bonding with my dad and exploring all the parks around us and the places we vacation.

What is on your wish list?
Virtual Resorts and Prize Wheels, my two favorite munzees. Make a Flat Nate so people can capture me, too!

Tell us about yourself!
I am the youngest of 4 kids and will be starting middle school this fall. I play on a travel baseball team, and we play throughout the Midwest. Baseball takes up a lot of my time, but the traveling allows me to Munzee in different cities, and most of the ballparks I have at have munzees in them.

Other hobbies include:
Riding my bike around town with my friends, playing wiffle ball in the backyard with my brother, and, of course, video games.

Any last words?
This weekend I got to meet Matt and also got my 25k badge which was pretty cool.

August 14, 2017

The Pegasus Mythological!

We’re proud to announce the latest in the Classical Mythology set of munzees, the high-flying Pegasus!

On Tuesday, August 15th at 15:00 MHQ time, 1,600 Pegasus Mythological Munzees will be available in the Munzee Online Store for $20.00 each. Like the other Mythologicals, each player is limited to one (1) Pegasus Munzee per account, and the sale is open to anyone regardless of other Mythological ownership.

Although other Myths like the Faun and Hydra land on Greenies and specific physical Elemental Munzees, the Pegasus is a different kind of beast. The Pegasus will bounce on all colors of Virtual Munzees, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when captured. Because this Mythological is attracted to so many different kinds of virtuals it will not be attracted to Munzee Magnets.


Name: The Pegasus

Description: The Pegasus Munzee bounces on all colors of Virtual Munzeess, Mystery Virtual Munzees, and MVMs as well as Air Mystery Munzees every 12 hours or when capped. Each is numbered and owned by a Munzee player. Only 1 Pegasus Munzee is allowed per account. You will also earn the Pegasus badge for owning a Pegasus Munzee.


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

There is also a line of badges for capturing unique Pegasus Munzees.

To celebrate the release of the Pegasus, we’re also putting 100 more of each past Mythological Munzee for sale on August 15th at 15:00 MHQ time. These will still be limited to one per player account, so if you have one you will not be able to get another. We’ve seen a lot of new players join recently, so here is your chance to own a growing part of the game.

Thank you to everyone for their excitement regarding the Mythological Munzees. Be on the lookout to find a Pegasus near you! Munzee on!


August 11, 2017

Player of the Week: Hanna Turunen (Jesnou)

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, Hanna Turunen (Jesnou).

Who are you?
My name is Hanna, and my Munzee name is Jesnou.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Siilinjärvi, Finland just about 10 kilometers north of Kuopio.

How long have you played Munzee?
I’ve been playing Munzee since May 2014.

How did you find Munzee?
One day, my hubby (FlexPete) showed me a picture of a QR code and asked if I knew what it was. Of course I knew about QR codes, but his question got me thinking that it would be pretty cool if there was a game that is based on finding and/or scanning QR codes. He got excited and started to tell me about Munzee! He had seen his co-worker trying to find a munzee (He found it!). I installed the Munzee app right away, and we headed to the town to find some munzees. After a couple of days, he created his own account.

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
I really like that Munzee gets me outside and exploring new places. I also like chasing Mythological Munzees and other temporary specials. But what I really enjoy the most about Munzee is meeting other players and going munzeeing with friends. I try to attend every event in Finland and love to host events as well. Munzee really brings people together and a lot of lifelong friendships can be made.

What is on your wish list?
I hope that I can travel more in the future; attend events abroad and meet more players and makes. Maybe Munzee could add a Munzee piggy bank to their merchandise. I could use it to save for a trip to the US. A Coexist Host badge and more fitness badges would be great. You cannot have too many badges, right?

It might also be time for a new nomad, maybe a “Fortune Teller” nomad that bounces on Zodiac Munzees. I would also like to have a “NEW” filter option in the app that would show all new deploys from the last 7 days.

Tell us about yourself!
I’m a postal worker in a mail sorting centre in Kuopio. I’m married, and we have a 2 year old Coton de Tulear, Jasper. He doesn’t always understand why “mommy” has to stop by every light pole. I enjoy walking in nature and loooove to bake. I listen to music when I’m doing something, so almost all of the time. My friend has inspired me to take more photos, and it’s really fun. I think I might have an eye for photography *grin*.

Other hobbies include:
In addition to Munzee, I love postcards. I’m a semi-active postcrosser. Postcards always make people smile.

Any last words?
thank you to all who nominated me! I’m very surprised and honored to be nominated. Best early birthday gift ever!

Remember to cap it if you can!

Jesnou has included some socials, so cap away!

August 10, 2017

Water Mystery Badges!

Last week we released the Earth Mystery Badges and promised new Elemental badge lines in the future too. Well the future is NOW and we’re happy to announce that you can earn Water Mystery Badges!

Wet your whistle with these badges for capturing and deploying Water Mysteries and for drinking Water Droplet Munzees. We won’t show all of the badges in the blog, but here’s a taste of these hydrating achievements.

Remember, you can purchase Water Mystery Munzees in the online store.


Out To Sea- Deploy 1 Water Mystery Munzee.


S.S. Munzee I, 1717- Capture 1 Water Mystery Munzee.

Pure Water Capture:

The Old Man And The Sea- Drink Pure Water from a Water Droplet Munzee 1 time.

Salt Water Capture:

Gone Fishin’- Drink Salt Water from a Water Droplet Munzee 1 time.

Poison Water Capture:

Sea Sick- Be poisoned by a Water Droplet Munzee 1 time.

All of the badges are currently available to earn, so get out there and find the mystical Fountain of Youth. Beware of Hydras though…

Munzee on!

August 9, 2017

International Left Handers Day Specials!

Lefties Unite! To celebrate International Left Handers Day and all of our left-handed players, we’ve put together a fun new special for the weekend. Starting at 00:01 MHQ on Friday August 11th, 1,976 Left Handed icons will be on the map until  23:59 MHQ on Sunday August 13th.

The Leftie Specials will bounce on greenies every 6 hours or when captured. To celebrate the 10% of the population that is left handed these specials will also have a 10% chance of scattering a Left Handed Thumbs Up icon.

Points for these specials are as follows:

  • Left Handed Icon: Split of 76 points between the capture and the host owner with a minimum of 19
  • Left Handed Thumbs Up Icon: 76 points for Capture and CapOn

You can also earn a badge for capturing both the Left Handed Special and the Left Handed Thumbs Up.

Remember that these will count towards the Specials Badges and you can use Magnets to draw them out. You can also capture these specials on your own munzees.

Thank you to all of our players and especially all the lefties out there! Munzee on!

August 8, 2017

Munzee Newsletter: July 2017 Wrap-Up

Birthday month has come and gone and with the help of our players we celebrated six years in a very big way! Take a look back on some of the things that happened last month and what to expect this month as well!

We ended Birthday Month with some HUGE news: Munzee and our partner Freeze Tag Inc. are merging companies! For the last year, Munzee and Freeze Tag have been working together in various ways on Garfield GO! and as the saying goes “two heads are better than one.” The leadership team at Freeze Tag are top notch guys with vast experience in building apps and bringing in new players.

We are excited to see their team join the Munzee family and help us all Grow the Game(s)!

Birthday BAM!

To celebrate 6 spectacular years, we released Comic Book special icons for the entire month. When captured the specials scattered three onomatopoeia icons- BAM!, POW! and BANG! Players who managed to capture all 3 were able to earn a special comic book panel badge too!

These alongside the Munzee Magnets were an awesome way to kick off Birthday Month!

Extraordinary Events 

Birthday Events were a huge hit last month! There were 110 events that took place throughout July and the 6th Birthday Super Rob special was capped an amazing 4,673 times! We also reached new highs with the events in Germany being the first to hit over 250 attendees, something we haven’t even done at MHQ! Thank you to all of our awesome Event Hosts!

Remember, you can host your own events by submitting them HERE!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 

Last month we were proud to announce that Places Munzeesare now available to the public for purchase! Now players can deploy their own Airports, Sports Stadiums, Wildlife and Museum munzees all across the world.

You can purchase Places Munzees in the Munzee Online Store!

A Breath of Fresh Air 

At the tailend of Birthday Month we were proud to announce the creation of the Air Mystery Munzee! This virtual Elemental Munzee is the first of it’s kind and is currently exclusive to Virtual MunzPak subscribers in August. When capped, the Air Mystery Munzee scatters three temporary virtual Feathers. When those feathers are captured, they have a chance of throwing three ultra rare temporary virtual Golden Feathers.

You can still sign up for August’s Virtual MunzPak HERE!

August News:

– Master the elements with new Elemental Munzee badges!

– High-flying fun is on the way.

– Thumbs up are in order.