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July 16, 2015

Goodbye Mystery, Hello Mini!

We love all of our different types of Munzees, but sometimes, you just have to let go and make changes. In that spirit, we say out with the old and in with the new! It’s time for the mystery sticker to retire. Welcome the new and improved mini mystery sticker!

retiredmysteryEach sticker is a generic code to be used/shared by the purchaser. On deploy, the owner receives 25 points. Each capture will yield 10 cap on points for the owner while the player who captures will receive a mystery number of points from 5-50 in multiples of 5. The icon remains the same as the original mystery, and only the points and the size of the sticker have changed. Mystery fields will now include mini mystery stickers as well.

(Note: Rob wanted to help out the media team and designed an image for the event.)

July 13, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 33: Whirlwind Tours Have Died Down, But Not Celebration

Our 33rd videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Munzee Birthday Trip Recaps
  • Munzee 3.0 Beta
  • Munzee Birthday Themed Eventzee Hunt
  • Miss Wheelchair Texas USA 2015

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

July 8, 2015

Birthday Surprise From Eventzee!

It’s always fun to celebrate your birthday with family. This year, Munzee is lucky enough to be able to do that. Our sibling app, Eventzee, has surprised us and our players. Instead of their EventzeeBirthdayBadgeusual Weekend Warriors Photo Hunt, they’ll be hosting a Munzee Birthday-themed photo hunt. Not only will participants have the opportunity to win Munzee prize packs for placing first, second, or third in the hunt, they’ll also be able to earn a prize pack for having the most pictures submitted to the photo gallery. All participants will also earn the Birthday Badge from Eventzee.

For more information about the hunt and it’s prizes, check out Eventzee’s blog post and get ready! Also, keep an eye out for more birthday surprises during the month.

July 1, 2015

Munzee 3.0 Beta Testing

We are excited to start the process of publicly testing Munzee 3.0. It has been a long road so far, but we are very excited to be at the point for our players to start testing it out. It is a complete rewrite of the app for both iOS and Android, and it should be great for new users along with seasoned veterans of the Munzee game.

We are going to use HockeyApp to ensure that distribution of the app is handled properly. To apply to be a beta tester, please click the link below to start the process. You MUST create a HockeyApp account (which is different than your Munzee account).

iOS –
Android –

The goal is to have the first beta sent to the approved beta testers on July 9th. You will have until July 14th to use Munzee 3.0. Once that period is over, the app will no longer work, and we are going to take ALL of your Feedback to make the app even better. We will have a second and maybe third round of tests to ensure that we make the best possible Munzee app.

On July 9th, we will also launch a way to handle all the feedback. There will be more information about that date. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! THIS IS THE POINT OF BEING A BETA TESTER!

Thank you for playing Munzee and we can’t wait for you to start trying out Munzee 3.0!

June 30, 2015

4th Birthday Month Specials

The time to celebrate Munzee’s birthday has come again! As we mark our 4th birthday, we want to reward our players for all of their support in helping this game grow and become so much more than we thought it could be when we started. If you thought #FiestaThree was big, we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got planned. Also, keep in mind that we like to celebrate on relevant numbered days, so watch out for days with 4 in them. Now on to the details.4thBday_720

What’s a birthday party without cake? Starting tomorrow, there will be 444 birthday cakes on the map at any time. They can be seen at during the month. These cakes will only land on greenies not in maintenance mode (if a Munzee goes into maintenance mode while a cake is on it, it will bounce to another Munzee), and bounce every 12 hours.

Each cake starts with 4 candles. After each cap, it will lose a candle. After the 4th cap, the cake is gone and another will show up somewhere else. Capture points will be 100, 50, 25, and 20 for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cap, respectively. Cap on points will be 4 points each, i.e. 16 total if all are capped. Regardless of capture number, the special icon will be the full cake.

After the first capture of a cake, 4 “pieces of cake” will explode within 44444 feet. Each will provide a special capture and icon. Capture points are 44 and cap on points are 4.

We couldn’t just stop there. July 4th will be a 4x day on greenies and regular/colored virtuals ONLY (not MVM or anything other than regular greenies). This 4x day will include capture, deploy, and cap on points. This will be in effect from 00:01-23:59 MHQ on July 4th.

We’ll have more information about other events throughout the month, so make sure to keep an eye out on the blog and other social media!

June 29, 2015

Munzee Videocast Episode 32: We’re Heading Into Birthday Month

Our 32nd videocast has been converted to audio, so click the link and listen on!

You can also re-watch the videocast HERE.
This week we talked about:

  • Crown Garden
  • Number of badges available during Birthday Month (22!)
  • 51 million captures – 1 million captures in 2 weeks!

Remember to join us Fridays at 3 pm (MHQ Time) for the live videocast where you can interact with us, ask questions and see us stumble over our words! To learn more follow us on Google + and if you missed last week’s videocast click HERE.

We’ve also created a NEW WEBPAGE strictly for the Videocast. Here you can watch the past and present podcasts anytime and it also allows downloads to iTunes! If you’d like to subscribe to the Munzee Podcast on iTunes go to File > Subscribe to Podcast > enter If you want to interact live with the Videocasts and ask questions, you will still need to join us on our Google+ page.

June 28, 2015

July Clan Requirements

This month’s Clan War is all about activity points. Activities are Capture and Deploy, CapOn does not count because it’s a passivity. Because it’s also our birthday month, Greenie activity gives 4 points, and anything else gives 1 point. Socials require no movement from the couch, so they are excluded.

July Clan Requirements

100 activity points per player
1,200 activity points per clan
Rewards: 1 virtual
250 activity points per player
3,000 activity points per clan
Rewards: 1 virtual, 2 maces, 1 virtual color
500 activity points per player
6,000 activity points per clan
Rewards: 1 mace, 1 longsword, 1 mystery virtual
1,500 activity points per player
18,000 activity points per clan
Rewards: 1 battle axe, 2 longswords, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 diamond, 2 virtual colors
3,000 activity points per player
35,000 activity points per clan
Rewards: 2 battle axe, 1 motel, 1 virtual, 1 ruby, 2 virtual colors

June 24, 2015

Introducing New Accessibility Munzees and Crown Garden

Munzee is a community that spans continents and cultures, and we try to make our game available to as many people as possible. With that being said, we’re proud to introduce that along with our sponsorship of Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015, Skylar Conover, in her pursuit of the Ms. Wheelchair USA 2015 title, we are introducing a new type of Munzee — the Accessibility Munzee.


The Accessibility Munzee will be marked on the map with the above marker. It is a credit item and can applied to ANY greenie, including those deployed in the past. Players will be given unlimited credits for conversion, and they will be a FREE Munzee type. Points are exactly the same as greenies. Capturing an Accessibility Munzee will award a special capture and icon.

Preferred Deployment Limitations
We want to allow players to enjoy this new Munzee without having to strictly monitor and police them ourselves. That being said, these Munzees need to be deployed with people with limited mobility in mind. That means:

  • Not under an object
  • Not down a trail in the bushes or trees
  • Not above/below a reasonable height (2 – 5 feet, or .5 – 1.5 meters)

Please use common sense and have respect for those with accessibility needs.

If you find an Accessibility Munzee that violates the preferred deployment limitations, please report them via journal entry in app as “Needs Repair” then send Munzee URL to

Crown Garden
In addition to the Accessibility Munzees, we have launched a Crown virtual garden above the Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA (at site of where Skylar’s final competition will be taking place. These Munzees will be $10, and there will be a very limited amount with 100% of funds going to sponsor Skylar’s campaign and selected charity. These Munzees will award a special capture and icon. Purchasers will earn a “Supporter Badge”.

Point Structure:

  • Capture Points: 20
  • Deploy Points: 100
  • Cap on Points: 10

A Virtual Deployment Exclusion Zone (Ring of Fire) will be enforced for ~1/2 mile around the crown to protect the integrity of the design.

These can be purchased at

June 24, 2015

Munzee Sponsorship of Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015, Skylar Conover

Team Munzee is always looking for new ways to help the community and raise awareness for causes that hit close to home. In that spirit, we’ve agreed to sponsor Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015, Skylar Conover, as she continues on her journey to help others and bring home the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA 2015.

Name and Title:
Skylar Conover, Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015

Where are you from?
Allen, Texas

Tell us about yourself:
Skylar Conover, from Allen, Texas, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015 in February by impressing the judges with her outstanding advocacy for the disability community and her positive attitude in life. At the age of 15, she was diagnosed with Facioscapulohumera/Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. She went from a stellar athlete in many areas ranging from cheerleading and any sport that involved a ball to a wheelchair that she refused to let define her life.

Skylar graduated with honors at the University of North Texas, double majoring in Rehabilitation Studies and Substance Abuse and Addictions. She also holds an Associates of Arts in Sign Language. She is continuing her education there to receive her Masters os Science in Rehabilitation Counseling in order to pursue her dream of helping others with disabilities adjust to life and accepting themselves. She continues to be involved in many adaptive sports such as water skiing, hockey, rugby, soccer, etc. Her passion is to educate those around her to empower those that are different.

Ms. Wheelchair USA’s mission is to promote glamour, self-confidence, and community service while celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities. This pageant is unique in a way that beauty is judged from within the contestants and how they perceive themselves as well as their public speaking and the platform they promote. Skylar will travel to Ohio in July to compete for the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA. Munzee and United Access are honored to be her sponsors. Her platform is education among communities regarding visible and invisible disabilities to develop acceptance. Skylar’s motto has always been “Alter Attitudes to Conquer Change.”
Ms. Wheelchair USA program is proud to have Skylar Conover as Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA 2015.

What is Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy?
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic muscle disorder in which the muscles of the face, shoulder blades and upper arms are among the most affected. FSHD is widely stated to be the third most common genetic disease. Symptoms may develop in early childhood and are usually noticeable in the teenage years with 95% of affected individuals manifesting disease by age 20 years. A progressive skeletal muscle weakness usually develops in other areas of the body as well; often the weakness is asymmetrical. Life expectancy is normal, but up to 20% of affected individuals become severely disabled and eventually must use a wheelchair.

I am currently one of ten FSH Society Ambassadors. FSH Society is an organization that raises funds that directly goes to Raising Awareness, Research/Treatment for FSHD. As an FSH Society Ambassador it is my job to continue to spread awareness, talk to social media and educate others about FSHD.

How did you get involved with Ms. Wheelchair USA?
I have always been an advocate for people with disabilities and I was looking for ways to further educate my community about visible and invisible disabilities to develop acceptance and understanding that people with disabilities are just like everyone else. We may do things a little different but still can be productive citizens. Ms. Wheelchair USA is an organization that allowed me to get my foot into doors to branch out further in advocating as well as show the world that women with disabilities are just as beautiful as able bodied women.

How does Ms. Wheelchair USA stand out from other organizations?
This organization empowers women with disabilities to be involved with community service, public speaking, and promotes self confidence. The pageant world boasts more than 3,800 pageant competitions when there is only 2 organizations for women with disabilities in the pageant world. In this organization the requirements are that contestant must be women ages 18 and older, should utilize a wheelchair or other mobility devices as their main source of mobility, however does not exclude women who may be able to utilize their legs, must be a resident or student in their states for two months, and can be married, single, or divorced.

How did you get involved with Munzee?
I have known Rob (Munzee President) for 8 years and he has watched my disease progress and seen me grow into the young woman I am today. Once crowned Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA in late February I was looking for sponsors. Rob and I met to talk about the opportunity and Munzee chose to fully back my platform to “Alter Attitudes to Conquer Change.” Rob saw how it fit perfectly with the Munzee 2015 theme of “New Perspective”. Excitement spread all over the Munzee Marketplace and I started playing the game. Quickly I found out that it was difficult for a wheelchair user to fully take advantage of the game. I wasn’t able to play 100% due to not being able to access all Munzees. That’s where the idea for the accessibility Munzee started! This is an opportunity for players worldwide to look at the game from a New Perspective!

Where can we see our donation go towards?
Your donations will be going to the FSH Society that directly affects Skylar Conover, Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA, to help spread awareness and reacher/treatment for a cure. It will also go to Ms. Wheelchair USA/The Dane Foundation in supporting women nation wide with disabilities so education and advocacy can continue growing.

We’re very proud to be supporting Skylar on this journey, and we wish her the best of luck!

June 24, 2015

Munzee Player of the Week: Ron Hudspeth (McRon)

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 Ron Hudspeth (McRon).

Who are you?
Ron Hudspeth aka McRonCapping in Berlin Tiergarten

Where in the world do you live?
In the town of Celle which lies between Hannover and Hamburg in the north of Germany.

How long have you played Munzee?
I started playing on the 21st November 2012.

How did you find Munzee?
I got introduced to the game through a work mate, “Blindauge”. He tried to get me to play another GPS game, but after a few hours crawling under bridges and around trees, I decided it was not for me. A couple of week later, he came up with a new game called Munzee. After logging in and deploying my first Munzee, I was hooked. The same day we both became Premium members and then made the biggest mistake we have ever made. We were offered virtual Munzees for $1 and, no really knowing what they were or how to deploy them, we didn’t buy any. ;( ;( I’m still waiting for that offer to reappear.

Köln Event

What do you most enjoy about Munzee?
Getting out and about with the Wife (Plueschi) and meeting up with other players either at events or if I see them capping near me then I’ll go and try to find them. I can remember watching 2 Australian ladies (Lisa and Helen) doing the Lamp Post Dance and creeping up on the Fab Four (Iain, Michelle, Maggie, and Pete). I’m also into the social side of the game in a big way which has brought me many new FB friends, some of whom we got to meet on our Florida Vacation this year which turned FB friends into real life friends.

What is on your wish list?
More special icons and badges. I like the challenge.

Köln Event 2014 with the Man himself

Tell us about yourself!
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, hence the name McRon, I grew up traveling the world with the British Army as my dad defended the Empire and ended up staying in the north of Germany, finding my wife and starting a family. Thirty-five years, four daughters, and six grandchildren (#7 is on the way) later, I’m still here. The area that we live in is great for playing Munzee with Hannover about 40 minutes and Hamburg an hour away. In Celle itself, it’s getting hard to find places to deploy LOL I work on building sites as a crane operator for a German construction firm. This also involves sites all Berlin Event 2014 with the Clanover Germany, and Munzee gives me something to do in the evenings (I’ll go and check out the local signs and lamp posts). I’m part of the 3-Länder-Clan which has been in every battle to date, winning Gold, Silver, and Bronze, with our lowest placement so far being #29.

Other hobbies include:
Almost every type of board or card game. I’m just a gamer at heart.

McRon also included some socials (one of which is on the Header Image), so cap away!

?POTW Social