Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

June 12, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Don Abreu (DerbyGuy)

Munzee is so much more than a 21st century scavenger hunt. It’s a chance to explore the beauty of the outdoors, a test to your senses and ability to notice tiny details and most of all it’s a rich community of players that help build something no one ever thought possible. This week’s Player of the Week, is Don (DerbyGuy) who like many Munzee players had to help build a local following. Don finds time for Munzee in between work, but he can’t wait for retirement so he and his dog Zoey can take their Munzee adventure even further. Read below to get to know Don a bit better:

Where in the world do you live?

I live in Redcliff Alberta Canada

How long have you played Munzee?

As of today I’ve been active 605 days. I’ll definitely be renewing December 3 of this year, Most likely sooner.

first How did you find Munzee?

Like most of us I was browsing around for caching apps. I downloaded the app, checked it out, but when I looked at the map I had to zoom out, and then zoomed out again. I had to laugh, the closest Munzee was over 100 miles away! So I thought to myself, this could be a new thing to try. I went to Munzee site and had a look and I was hooked. I bought a pack of the first magnetics. Emailed a few friends and let them know to keep an eye out for a new game in town! And wow we have around 7000+ local now!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

The points has to be the clincher. It wasn’t long after I started playing that there were limited time specials on the map and that did it for me, and I think everyone here too. It became very competitive for all of us!

What is on your wish list?

I would have to say I’m looking forward to Munzee’s third birthday in July. Maybe something like a special triple layer cake where you cap three times and then it bounces off? Hint hint hint!!

Tell us about yourself!-5

I am 46, but not much to tell. I have worked 27 years at Goodyear manufacturing now. Single guy, with a faithful companion Zoey, a Lab-Sharpei mix. I’m looking forward to retirement in 2017 and my big mission after that is to go to California to meet the most of the fellow players. Maybe score 200,000 points lol? I love spending time with all of you in groups, Munzee madness and rookie Munzee club, which is almost at 100 members now! I enjoy trying to help new players see the fun and answer as many questions to get them all out there to grow the world!

What are some of your other hobbies?

I have done caching and used to be into demolition derbies. Now Munzee has to be my favorite thing to do in my spare time. It gets you out an about to enjoy the air, see the sights and meet a few of the other players. I have been seeing a few new names on my feed. Very impressed!

Don was kind enough to share his social with us, so cap away!

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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 with their name, player name, and your info as well!

August 8, 2013

Whomp Nation nearing the finish line

April 15th Shannon & Caley, known as Whomp Nation set out from St. John’s at the easternmost point of North America. Their mission: to ride 2 tandem bicycles from East to West across Canada, from sea to sea.  They are almost to the finish line, only a few days left!  300 km left until they make it to Vancouver where they will be on Breakfast Television Monday morning.  We’ve enjoyed watching and following their trip.  Take a minute to follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

They’ve been deploying Munzees the entire trip, with 70 already on the map.  Each of their deployed Munzees have a special capture logo.     Check out their Munzee map!    Check out their Munzee account


July 3, 2013

Get Fit this Friday!

Munzee challenges you to get outside and Get Fit this Friday, July 5th, 2013! We will give out prizes randomly to players who capture Munzees throughout the day.  This contest is open to players worldwide.  3 players will win the FitBit™ Flex, and other players will win iTunes™ and Google Play™ gift cards.  Number of participants determines the number of winners.


Speaking of getting fit, Whomp Nation continues to make progress on their bicycle tour across Canada!  Today they’ve made it to International Falls at the Canadian border with the US in northern Minnesota.  Follow their progress and encourage them via their blog.


June 30, 2013

Whomp Nation

Are you familiar with the Munzee duo named Whomp Nation? In April, 2013 Whomp Nation pedalled off from the East Coast of Canada to bike 2 tandems across the country. Their goal: to experience the country, the culture, and the people! Shannon and Caley are deploying Munzees all across Canada which have a special capture logo. Find more information about their journey at  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.