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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