Posts Tagged ‘mvp’

May 29, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Brad Bond (NativeTexan)

A relatively new face on the scene, this week’s Player of the Week has quickly won the hearts of the community, and Team Munzee.  Passionate about geo-location games, and supportive of his local Munzee community!  You can find his smiling, upbeat personality shining on Facebook and around the web, and you can also contribute to his very exciting garden near Munzee Headquarters!  This week’s Player of the week is Brad Bond, aka, NativeTexan.  Read below to learn more about our newest enthusiastic Player of the Week!


Who are you?
My name is Brad Bond. Actually Brad is my middle name. My first name is James. And yes, I hear all the jokes about being James Bond! In the Munzee world, I’m NativeTexan.

Where in the world do you live?
I live in Denison, TX. It is about 45 minutes due North of Munzee Headquarters and is on the Texas/Oklahoma border. Some people might recognize the town because it is the same town Trish lives.

MeJenBradHow long have you played Munzee?
I have only been playing since the end of January, 2014. But it only took me a day or two to become totally hooked! Two days after I signed up for an account, I went premium.

How did you find Munzee?
I heard about it on Facebook from a caching page. Someone posted a question about Munzee and my immediate comment was, “What is Munzee?” I googled the term and found and after looking through the website and then seeing the map, I was amazed at the number of Munzees in this small town. I downloaded the app to my phone and went to find my first Munzee. I also joined some Munzee Facebook pages and started asking questions. I decided to join a clan two days later but I joined a laid back one since I wasn’t sure what all the clan stuff was about. Then on the second month I decided to join a clan that wanted to go for the Chuck and we made it! If I wasn’t totally hooked before then, that did it for me.

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
I really enjoy getting outside but I have to admit, I am hooked on the points, badges and clan weapons! One thing I am really excited about is going to my first Munzee Bash. I remember reading all the fun stuff about MMIII and seeing the pictures of everyone who attended. I’m looking forward to going to something like that. Another thing that I really love about this game is the interaction between players and the MHQ staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and I was amazed how much the MHQ team interacts with the players on social media. I remember the day that my daughter and I decided to make the short trip to MHQ to meet the team. I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate just to walk in but we were greeted with open arms. That was a fun day for us.

What is on your wish list?
It is hard for me to say that I have a wish list since I am pretty new to this great game. But, I think for me I want to make sure I get more “special” icons in my list of icons. Of course, I really want the get the 10K and Centurion Badges. That is my goal for now.

Tell us about yourself!
I was born and raised in Texas. I have lived there all my life except for 5 years I spent in Summerville, SC. I really loved living there but was very glad to get back to Texas. I have four children, all of whom are adults and one granddaughter who is almost 5 and lives about 20 minutes from me. I have two boys who live in Texas and one son who lives in New York. My fourth is my only daughter. She is the oldest of all four. She and I live together and have for a few years. About 2 years ago she decided to try and adopt so we became a foster home. We have had 3 placements in our home for a total of 4 kids. The little girl we have now is 6 years old and she it totally hooked on Munzee! Every time we go into a store she starts turning bottles and packages around looking for QR codes. When she sees one she yells out, “here is a Munzee, scan it”. Not realizing that every QR code is not necessarily a Munzee, I humor her. I open the app and scan the code. She is disappointed when the buzzer sounds and it is not a Munzee. When we are out actually Munzeeing, her favorite thing is asking, “how many points did you get?”, after she hears the ding!

EmmaBut fostering can be a great thing. We know we are helping out some kids that need help at that time in their lives. They are so young and their world has been turned upside down. It is rewarding but as you can imagine it is hard as well. Sometimes you really get attached to these kids and then they end up going back home. It can rip your heart out at times.

Other hobbies include;
Like a lot of Munzeers I also enjoy caching. But when the weather is nice I really enjoy fishing! I live just a couple of miles from Lake Texoma, which is one of the best Striper fishing lakes in the country. I absolutely love getting on top of a school of stripers that are feeding on the surface. Every cast lands a nice fish! But now that I have discovered Munzeeing I have a feeling the fishing will have to wait each month until I meet the clan requirements!

NativeTexan was awesome enough to share his Social with us.  Cap it today!



If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign.  We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

May 22, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Jay Piper (ThePiedPiper)

Co-creator of the Franklin Gardens in the US, a force to be reckoned with in the forums, and just a generally awesome guy with a true sense of Southern Hospitality when you visit the lovely “Munzee lands” of Tennessee!  This week’s player of the week is one of the most well-known American players, and has been in the spotlight big time this year with the Franklin Munzee Bash!  Let’s all welcome Jay Piper (ThePiedPiper) to the Player of the Week club!

ThePiedPiper (1)

Check out his interview below:

Who are you? ThePiedPiper  AKA  Jay Piper


 Where in the world do you live? Spring Hill, TN, USA   (15 miles from The Franklin Garden)

How long have you played Munzee?  Just hit 1,000 days on April 27, 2014. I signed up on August 1st 2011!

 How did you find Munzee?

Southpaw introduced me to Munzee on our way home from the Midwest Geobash in Wauseon Ohio. I signed up, created 10 Munzees, deployed 4 (all still active and in original laminated business card laminate) and then didn’t do much with it. One year later at MWGB 2012, I tracked down all of the deploys in the area and capped all of them.  That’s when I was truly hooked, I started capping and deploying on a daily basis after that. The game had evolved so much within that time period making it much easier to play.


 What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I can’t say I have one thing I enjoy most, as there are so many.  One of the best things is enjoying time with the friends, Tammy (TheRealGigi) and I now call our extended family.  We try to hang out at least once a week to deploy and cap together in order to expand the Franklin, TN Garden.  I will admit I am extremely competitive so I enjoy following their progress in scoring. The Clan Wars have also made each month more exciting, challenging and keeps the game interesting for me.  Fortunately, I belong to a clan (Phoenix Rising) willing to work hard together as a team and we have achieved Chuck every single time with very little change in personnel. (We hope to continue that streak, although we know it could get much harder if we brag too much!).  Thanks to Munzee I now have worldwide friends, which, if we were ever to meet in person we will be able to get along instantly due to the common bond of Munzee. I also must say I like how the “Vardy Man” keeps adding new and exciting things to the game and how much he has transformed it over the last year. Thanks Rob!

What is on your wish list?

Besides Mysteries being a minimum of 10pts (Thanks Scott)?


(Editor’s Note: That’s some “monkey on your back there, Jay. May wanna lay off the Mysteries!)

I would like for the Franklin Munzee Bash to become one of the must go to events of the year and possibly a mega event.  We are already making plans for April 18th, 2015!

Tell us about yourself!

I am originally from Indiana and have lived in Tennessee since 1993 by way of Karlsruhe, West Germany (1987-1990). Professionally I am a computer consultant (Network Engineer, SQL DBA) that works with manufacturing firms all over the world. I work from home and have to travel about 25% of the time, which gives me plenty of opportunity to cap and deploy when in other areas. I am a Dad to three teenagers (a son 18, a daughter 15 and a step daughter 16) which makes life interesting every day. Was a Scout leader for many years until my son became an Eagle Scout in 2011. Am a Past Master and current secretary of Columbia Lodge #31 F & AM, Past High Priest Lafayette chapter #4 Royal Arch Masons, Past Illustrious Master Columbia Council #139 Cryptic Masons, Past Commander Columbia Commandery #35 Knights Templar and a member of the Knight York Cross of Honour (K.Y.C.H). Currently serving the Grand Lodge of TN as Director of the Hospital Hospitality House program. Current Webmaster for Grand Lodge of TN F &AM, Grand York Rite Bodies of TN and TN Knights of Pythias. I am also a member of the B.P.O.E. (Elks), a veteran of the U.S. Army and a founding member of the Middle TN Munzee club and recently became a volunteer to admin the Forums for MHQ.


Other hobbies include;

Other Geolocation games, computers, web development, FreeMasonry, Nashville Predators/ Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, STL Cardinals Baseball.

Jay was awesome enough to share his social with us.  Let’s show him some love and cap our appreciation for this week’s POTW!


If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign.  We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

May 8, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Reimar Kuepper (ReMiKu)

Quiet, persistent, and amazing… Words to describe the world’s “#2” Munzee player, and the second player to ever hit 1 million points!  Top spot on the leader boards isn’t anything to shake a stick at, and neither is this week’s POTW!  We’re happy to honor one of the biggest international players, Reimar Kuepper, as Player of the Week!  As we wish ReMiKu a Happy-Happy Birthday this week, let’s all get to know this unstoppable Munzee hunter through the interview below!

Who are you?
My Name is Reimar Kuepper but most people know my by my nickname ReMiKu.
Where in the world do you live?   
In Cologne, North-Rhine-Westafalia, Germany. I’m proud that I can say in one the the Munzee capitals in this world 😉 Have a short look here:
How long have you played Munzee?  
Today, as I write this, for 947 Days. It was the 4th of October in 2011. Feels like a few weeks ago.
How did you find Munzee?  
I found an article in an online mag about app. Too sad that I don’t remember which one it was, I would love to have a copy of that article. I used to be interested in other scavenger hunts where you get dirty and stuff (somehow I don’t remember the name of that game anymore), so this article was pretty interesting. After downloading the app I saw that there were a few Munzees in my area. I kept it in mind and a few days later I did my first capture. Tough times back in the beginning when I drove miles for a single Greenie. As you can see in the Munzee Map of my Hometown that I don’t have to go very far now (but I still do) 😉
What do you enjoy most about Munzee?
Hmmmh…the first thing that comes into my mind is the “social part”. Interacting and communicating with other people through this platform/game is a great booster for me. The Clans, and the Clan Wars of course, completed this for me. We found a game where we can go together, have fun, create fields and have a little “after work” drink. The Clan where I belong to (Check out Clan Cologne here: ) is a collection of a weird bunch of people that enjoy the game as much as I do. Nevertheless lots of other players (and now friends of mine) in different cities, states or countries complete my “Munzee world”. And yes…..the game itself is also pretty catchy.
I almost forgot: Munzee events! Events are very cool! Of course I love meeting other fellow Munzers out there in the field, and definitely like meeting them at events. The last European Meeting in Cologne was a huge success and I’m thankful for the organization of that event that I have the possibility to meet so many other Munzers in one place. BTW…the next European Event is coming up and I (and lots of others) will be there as well. Please check this link for additional information:
What is on your wish list?
Because I deploy quite a lot of Munzees, I would love a organizing tool or a section on the Munzee website where I can have a better overview of my deploys (Editor’s note: Very Interesting Suggestion…Hmmmm…). Due to the amount of munzees I sometimes have to repair them and I would love to have a little online help to mark them and create some kind of “repair tours”. Also Statistics works great for finding out which Munzee has been frequented by who and how often etc… I surely want more badges…I really like the badge idea to earn something special. Can’t wait for territory badges like countries, states or cities.
Tell us about yourself!
Well….I’m 42 years “old” and addicted to this game. I really like to set goals for me and try to achieve them…in a easy and funny way. I’m surely passionate when it comes to achieving my Munzee goals, but fun ALWAYS comes first. I really like enjoying what I’m doing. If you’re in Cologne and need a little guidance…drop me a line on FB or thru the Munzee Messaging system! I’m glad to show you around or give you some additional info regarding my area.
Other hobbies include;
Travel, travel and sometimes travel. I really like to see new places and meet the people who live there. So always keep an eye open…you never know if I’m just around the corner 🙂
I would really like to thank the creators of Munzee for giving us such a fun game.  In good times or bad, they push forward with their ideas and goals for Munzee, giving players the opportunity to play, and every day is a good Munzee day. Special Thanks of course to all the players in my Clan, my Area and my Munzee friends! Without you this game hasn’t been so successful to me as it is right now!
Even though today is all about you, ReMiKu, thank you so much for the kind words!  Now let’s have everyone wish you a wonderful week by getting the Munzee community to capture your Social below!

If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at and let us know just why this person is outstanding in the global Munzee community!

-Please note, this is a super active campaign.  We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!

March 6, 2014

Players of the Week: Susan and Mark (CalvertCachers)!

One of the many US-based Munzee communities we respect is Maryland, and we’ve got quite a few amazing players out there!  This week’s Player(s) of the Week are right at home in the Chesapeake Bay.  Everyone, please welcome Mark & Susan Kelley (Calvertcachers) as this week’s Players of the Week!

Sue and Mark

Who are you?  Mark and Susan Kelley, AKA Calvertcachers.

We also Munzee with our grandchildren Logan, LilCrab and Meli.

Logan and Meli Munzeeing DC Feb 2014

Where in the world do you live? We live in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland which is in the southern part of Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay.

How long have you played Munzee? We actually heard about Munzee when it first began but didn’t begin until a year ago, February 2013. Over the past year we have had a great time and are now officially addicted!

How did you find Munzee?

We learned about Munzee through a local group (MGS). Their website can be found at:

-Many MGS members Munzee and over the past year it has become more and more popular!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

We like how Munzee works to keep the game fresh with new specials and programs. We have really enjoyed all of the specials over the past year, and on many occasions, we have ran out after work to cap a special or work to earn a new badge. We love challenges! Badges were also a very nice addition. Our grandson now how his own account, and when he is with us, we let him cap and he gets SO excited when he earns a new badge.

We also love the Virtual and Virtual Mystery Munzee’s! These were a great addition. Especially since we live in a region with high security (Washington, D.C.) it is great to be able to place Munzee’s that showcase points of interest. Plus we have enjoyed placing virtuals in other parts of the Country and seeing all of the caps. Our grandson LilCrab just launched a social Munzee recently and he is enjoying seeing the comments from folks all around the world! He even shared with his first grade class.

We also enjoy doing hiking but in the summer months in southern Maryland, the ticks and chiggers have gotten fierce. Many folks in our area have been diagnosed with serious tick borne illnesses so we have reached a point to where we don’t want to do any deep woods hiking in the summer.

Thank goodness for Munzee because we now are having a great time Munzee’ing in the summer (and all year round) and it has offered us a way to feed our challenging spirits 🙂

Mark and Sue 2

What is on your wish list?

We are just a few thousand points away from reaching 100K so this will be an exciting milestone. Providing that we don’t get hit with another major snow storm in the next few days, we hope to reach this goal within the next week. We both enjoy history and since we live in a history rich area, we would like to incorporate more quiz munzee’s and make some type of challenge or Munzee History trail. Sue has been thinking about this for several months so we hope to have something soon.

Mark and Meli Munzeeing Wash. DC

We would also like to host a Munzee event in Maryland and try to do something to make it extra fun.

Tell us about yourself!

We have been happily married for 33 years, and have two children and three grandchildren. Mark is retired from the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Prince George’s Parks Department as a Maintenance Supervisor over historic sites. Sue has 26 years with the same agency but within the Prince George’s County Planning Department.
She is an Administrative Manager over Office, Publications and Web Support Services. We have always loved the outdoors; hiking, fishing, crabbing, camping, and caching. Since we live along the Chesapeake Bay, we enjoy being on the water during the summer. There is nothing better than a fresh caught Chesapeake Bay crab feast!

We have been highly involved with the MGS over the past 10 years and have enjoyed the many caching related activities, and treasure all of the friendships we have made. We are happy to see that many of our caching friends are now having fun with Munzee!

Susan and Mark were awesome enough to share their social, and LilCrab’s social.  Here they are:

LilCrab Social Munzee  Calvert Social

If you know a player that should be nominated for Munzee Player of the Week, shoot us a message at -Please note, this is a super active campaign.  We may not be able to get back to everyone, but you’re helping to grow the list of amazing people in the Munzee community!