December 2021 GOTM Winners

If you’re a fan of Munzee Gardens, we’d understand if you were starting to get concerned — we had a lot of things going on last week! But that’s precisely why we were saving this announcement for a later slot — we wanted to give our picks the attention they deserve!

But first, let’s quickly review the month, as we usually do: we started off strong with the reveal of our final (for now) Modern Myth, Zeus! Shortly after, Double Point Weekends and Special Themed Scatter Events started as we had announced in an earlier post. The next week was jam-packed with holiday fun as we revealed our first two Christmas MythologiGal skins, Christmas Cracker specials, the new LOC04LMOTIVE Mech, and Christmas Cracker Greeting Cards. The week after that saw another new Mech, the GWRENCH, and another new MythologiGal skin! Most recently, we’ve had some limited-time scatters for the Flat Flashlight, and also our big Boxing Day Sale, which revealed the final MythologiGal skin!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the December Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early January, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

December GOTM

Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the O’ Christmas Tree garden, designed by markayla, and the Christmas in Ottawa garden, designed by Jeffeth, as our winning December GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

O’ Christmas Tree by markayla in Marion, IA

The gifts under the tree are made up of Surprise Munzees — a fun choice since Christmas gifts are usually surprises irl!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love decorating my home for the season. I created this garden to decorate the map for Christmas and spread joy for the holiday.

The star made of Flat Flashlights at the top of the tree definitely grabbed our attention! It reminded us a lot of the capture badge for the Flat Flashlight scatters. Following the path of Electric Mystery tinsel, we paused to look at each of the different ornament pins, which are a mixture of the other Flats, Evolutions, and Jewels.

Christmas in Ottawa by Jeffeth in Ottawa, ON, Canada

This garden looks like a design for a real-life holiday greeting card!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

It’s November! The month between Halloween and Christmas! But, if you look through the window, you can see Christmas is coming! 🙂

Of course, we couldn’t resist pairing a Christmas Tree-shaped garden with a view from inside a home! As this view is from a distance — reducing the amount of pins making up the tree — we think it was a good choice to stick to just Virtual Forest Green pins. It keeps the shape recognizable at its small size, and anyway, the concept is that we are looking forward to the holidays!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link:

We’ll still check the inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!