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January 23, 2014

Happy Australia Day, ‘mate!

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Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie friends!

For those who don’t know, January 26th is Australia Day, a national celebration amongst our friends down under!  This celebration is similar to national, patriotic holidays for other countries.  Australia takes it one step further with celebrations that reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.  They even have an “Australian of the Year” award (click here to learn more).

Team Munzee wants to celebrate all the special Aussie players in the Munzee community!  On January 24th, at 10am MHQ time, we’ll be launching special icons worldwide in honor of our Australian players.  These might be a familiar sight for most Australians, but we want to share the kangaroo around the world:

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Here’s the details:

  1. Icon launch at 10am MHQ time (will take up to 2 hours for all icons to show on map).
  2. Icons disappear from the map January 27th (10am MHQ time).
  3. While normal ‘Roos like to bounce around, these little guys are Static! Once they are captured, they will not bounce someplace else.
  4. Only One capture per ICON. AND THEN IT IS GONE FOREVER. First to capture wins the icon.
  5. Points earned:  25 for capture and 10 for the Munzee owner.
  6. Only appear on the greenies!
  7. May be captured if they show up on Munzees you have already capped.
  8. No special map. However, “specials only” filters are available in app and online for premium members.

This is a quick little shout-out to our friends down under, so no special badge for capture, just a special icon for your list.  We hope you all enjoy Aussie Day, and have fun cappin’ all the Kangaroos!

January 20, 2014

Episode 3: Munzee kits and Events!

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This episode we talk about Munzee kits -with regards to how everyone carries their Munzee while they are out deploying.  If you’ve got other creative Munzee kits you’ve created, be sure to share those ideas with us!  Check out this link to see all the neat ideas shared with everyone:

Also, we talk about the newly launched Munzee events page at -with some helpful tips on setting up your first event!

Check out this episode

January 16, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Manny O. (DoubleStuff)

This week’s player of the week is a special player that Team Munzee’s very own TeeJayoo had the pleasure of meeting recently!  He’s an all around exciting guy, and we’re excited to feature him for this week’s Player of the Week! Everyone, meet Manny:

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Are you excited already?  Well, read below and get to know Munzee player Doublestuff!

Who are you? Doublestuff

Where in the world do you live? Grafton, MA USA

How long have you played Munzee? 1 year & 5 months this Friday (Editor’s note: Happy Anniversary!!!)

How did you find Munzee?

To be honest, I came across Munzee completely by accident, and I’m glad I did! I have been a recreational ‘cacher for years. My daughter attends ISU in Ames, IA. We often fly to Milwaukee from Boston and take my in-laws van and drive out to Ames, I would cache at each of our destinations.

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Have you heard of the show American Pickers? Well our family loves the show. After getting hooked on AP I found out that their shop Antique Archaeology was located in LeClaire IA, just across the Mississippi river. We would drive right by the place 5 mins off the highway. Sure enough there was a cache on location, I made a point to stop on our way to Ames find the cache and maybe meet Mike, Frank and Danielle. We stopped on our way out tons of muggles and they were closed doing their indoor shots for the show. (didn’t see any cast members). On our way back from dropping our daughter at ISU, AA just closed but the cache and letterbox (in the trunk of the 1959 Nash) was wide open as we approached. Since there was nobody around any more I got to look at and trade all sorts of SWAG and Travel Bugs. On thing that caught my eye was a business card with Mike and Frank’s face on it, it said Welcome to American Pickers Munzee and stated to scan the code with a smart phone. So I did, it brought me to the app which I downloaded and back on the road we went. I created my account and the rest is history.

Once we got back to Milwaukee, I found a few Munzees to cap while I cached with my brother-in-law and got him started. As soon as I got back to Grafton I started really searching. There wasn’t that many in the area, about 10 or so. They all belonged to RAWHYD and one was only 5 mins from my house. I capped that one on the way back home from the Airport. I didn’t even notice the virtual at the airport. Now I have 3 virts at the airport and other have deployed virts at the other terminals as well. I started to cap the ones close by and branched out from there. THere were not many when I started but in that first year, the Massachusetts Munzee map grew 1000 fold and I am very happy. Now, I try to grow the map in towns were there are no Munzees, maybe some day I’ll get a cap on one of those deploys. It has been only 17 months and I have capped and deployed in several states, I Munzee everywhere I go. I have greenies in Spain, virts all over the world. I am currently at level 87 and do not intend on stopping. This year I intend to deploy greenies in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. I now Munzee more than I cache and am a more active Munzeer than I ever was a cacher.


What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

Munzee is universal, you can deploy and cap in an Urban setting, something that’s getting harder to do in caching. Anyone with a smartphone can do it which opens it up to any age group and any physical ability. In caching you maybe limited to terrain 1 or 2., which there are not that many. It is easy to play, especially to deploy (just follow the rules, no strict approval process) you can create your own QR codes, you can buy generics for deploy) no more Tupperware or ammo cans. In the winter you don’t have to go on long hikes in the snow, in the woods, I guess the same holds true in the summer (no bugs). I enjoy the competition (clan wars), the recreation (cap while out shopping) and the challenge (getting those icons). I like the how MHQ is coming up with different types of Munzees, quiz, motel, etc. The Virts are the best of all, now you really can send people to interesting places, where a physical sticker, tag or a cache container is not a good idea. I also enjoy when MHQ goes out in the playing field to meet the players (don’t ever loose that part)! I met up with TeeJayOoo and Zoolander and some local Munzee players during their visit to Hartford and I look forward to attending the one in Boston this year.

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What is on your wish list?

I would like to see virts have a bigger deploy and cap points since they’re price point is higher than regular Munzee. I have suggested that as the price of the “purchased” Munzee goes up the points should as well.  I would also like to seen another increase (thanks for the first one) in the number of undeployed Munzees a premium user can have, maybe added in incremental parts as your premium membership gets renewed. Regarding premium renewals, is there anyway to make that automatic? I would also like to see a moving Munzee that I can put on my car, or maybe on shirt, cap or bag. It can be a sticker or a patch. that has points. That would go a long way in getting more exposure.

Tell us about yourself!

My real name is Manny Orejola, I am Filipino, born in the USA, a “Navy brat”. My parents are both imigrants to the US and I grew up mostly down south on different Naval bases. I am married with 2 children, my wife is Polish, born in Nebraska. My eldest I talked  about earlier at ISU, and my son is a senior in HS. My son and wife have both started to Munzee recreational basis. I have introduced Munzee to two of my brother-in-laws.  One is very active in the game, and the other is a casual player. Before Munzee I was a ‘cacher. I got introduce to ‘caching through the Boy Scouts, it’s funny how
Munzee also got exposure via Scouting as well at the Order of the Arrow conference. I teach ‘caching to the scouts and adult leaders at the distric level. I am also a Geocaching Merit badge counselor.  I look forward to teaching Munzee to the scouts as well, right now a couple of pages in my Geocaching presentation is dedicated to Munzee.

People sometimes ask how I came up with doublestuff as my name. When I was in the Army, everyone would have a hard time pronouncing my last name O-RE-HO-LA, I would be called alphabet all sorts of names but after awhile they started to get it but it only got as far as saying “OREO” like the cookie. From there it morphed to doublesuff-oreo (Oreo was already taken as username in for other scavenger hunts) then just plain doublestuff.

I used to print and laminate my munzees. This made for a slow process. For those starting out it can be frustrating as you can only cap. Now I print my own sticker munzees and have several different skins depending on the deploy. I have a tackle box with all my munzees in it and a card case credit card wallet several munzee skins for those quick deploys.
Being able to print your own or buying from the store is the single thing that allowed me to grow the map at a faster rate and keeps me moving towards the next level. I would recommend anyone
that has a laser printer to buy waterproof labels and print your own. You will see your scores double and triple in no time. I supplement it with generics, metal tags and magnets from the store.

Other hobbies include?

When I am not Munzeeing or caching, I love to cook, and I am a foodie and will eat weird things (I have tried fugu fin in sake and did not die) I am a Food Network fan. I consider myself an amateur chef. I compete and have won in several local chili cookoffs for charity!

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This saturday I am competing again for the Appalachian Service Project to raise funds to by materials needed to fix homes of our poorest of the poor in the U.S. (Appalachia) I try to play guitar, ukelele and the cahon. I’ve started to do unique “adventureous” things for my birthday. Sky Diving, Powered Parachute flying, Hot Air Ballooning and last year pilot lessons. I don’t know what I will be doing this year, maybe hang gliding, or bungee jumping.

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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! 

January 14, 2014

Episode 2: Munzee Jargon, New Year’s Resolutions & ROB!!!

This week’s episode we go over some Munzee basics with commonly used abbreviations, a few New Year’s Resolutions, and we have a talk with Rob while he’s on the road with TJ!

Show Notes:
Omi plans to start a Mystery Virtual Garden somewhere in SouthEastern Virginia.  If you have any suggestions, let us know where she should get started!
Players Julsiec and Royal had great New Year’s suggestions regarding fitness.  So good, that we should probably do an episode on it!
Prizes for the monthly contest have been announced.  Here’s what we’re looking at for the top suggestion sent to
1.  50 mini-Zees
2.  25 Urban Camo type Munzee stickers
3.  One limited edition Munzee 12 days of Xmas patch
4.  15 regular Munzee (possible joke about “classic munzee” or greenies)
5.  15 Mystery Munzee

Check out this episode

January 9, 2014

Munzee’s 1 millionth deploy!

Normally, we post our Player of the Week, but this week we’re taking a moment to highlight a big moment for Munzee, and a special player out there.

We’ve had a few players requesting this info and we’re happy to announce our 1 millionth Munzee deploy!

Scott and Daniel pulled the data, crunched the numbers, and found the lucky Munzee player was Nicklas, who deployed “Dammweg” on January, 5th, 2014!


We’ve been looking forward to this day since July, 2011, and we’re so excited that we’ve reached 1 million Munzee deploys.  We couldn’t have done it without our awesome players like Nicklas!  Thank you guys so much!  This is a milestone we’re happy to have reached.

To celebrate our 1 millionth deploy, Dammweg has been converted to a special Diamond Munzee, and Nicklas received bonus deploy points!

Here’s to another 1 million Munzee deploys!  We can’t wait to see how the map and our player community will grow in 2014!

January 2, 2014

Munzee Player of the Week: Daniel Hammock (Hksfarm)!

If you’ve ever seen a joker get “The Banner Hammer” -then you’ve had the pleasure of seeing this week’s Player of the Week.  If you’ve ever found yourself confused on Facebook staring at a Unicorn, you’ve probably seen something from this POTW.  But if you’ve noticed the increase in amazing Munzee Youtube videos, or ever needed help with something relating to Munzee gameplay/app/etc… then you’ve definitely interacted with this charismatic goofball!  This week’s Player of the Week is none other than Daniel “HKSFarm” Hammock!


Who are you? Hksfarm

Where in the world do you live? Baltimore, MD. U.S.A.

How long have you played Munzee? Since January 5, 2012 (Editor’s Note: Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!)

How did you find Munzee?

I first found Munzee looking for alternate ‘caching apps. When I downloaded it and tried it there were very few Munzees for me to find. So I didn’t really play much at first until a while later when my friends CodyHollowFarm and DudleyGrunt told me that they were playing it. So I got back into it and have been hooked ever since!

What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I love the social aspect of Munzee. I first was invited to make a clan with BoneCollector. We made the Maryland Munzee Militia. Popularity of the clans grew so I created a Facebook page for the MMM. As more people wanted in I bought my wife (Horselovernikki) a premium membership and she started a second MMM clan. The social part of Munzee, like making friends, talking on Facebook, and doing clan capping sprees is what I enjoy the most. I also wanted to give back to my fellow Munzee players. So I made the “Hksfarm’s Monthly Munzee Giveaway” group on Facebook:

I love watching Youtube videos, I love Munzee, and I love giving things away, so this was a step in the right direction for me.

What is on your wish list?

CIRCLES ON THE IPHONE APP!!!!!!!!! (Daniel’s Note: You can delete that Omi) (Editor’s Note: 5 minute Ban Daniel!!!)

I would love to see more organized gatherings for Munzee players to get together and chit chat.

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Daniel Hammock. I’m 33 years old. I’m a Taurus. My favorite food is Chinese. My favorite animal is a UNICORN!….LOL Just kidding!!!


HksFarm and Fam!

I usually go with Horselovernikki on my Munzee excursions, but have went solo with clan members on special 4x days 😉 Speaking of which, that should be another suggestion! More 4x days! One day I would love to fulfill my dream of working for Munzee….ya know as a janitor or something, wiping up the tears of other banned users. So basically, Rob’s job.

Daniel was nice enough to share his Social with us:



He’ll be happy to read your positive journal entries as soon as he’s out of BAN HAMMER JAIL!  We’re just joking.  Be sure to check Daniel out on Youtube for his monthly contests at:

HKSFarm on Youtube

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! 

December 31, 2013

Warning: Expect the Unexpected in 2014!

Since September, our Munzee clans have strategically plotted, planned, and executed elaborate, elegant tactics to score high, and earn weapons.  Well, it’s 2014 (soon) and we’re adding a special twist to Clan competition!

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

Each will still need to have 10 players to be eligible for clan rewards

Here are the requirements for January 2014 Clan weapons:

Brass Knuckles:
250 points
Each player with 1+ regular munzee deployed

500 points
Each player with 10+ regular munzee deployed

1500 points
Each player with 25+ regular munzee deployed

The Chuck:
Earn 3000 points
Each player must Capture 25+ social Munzees
Each player must Deploy 100+ regular Munzees (must remain green – not converted)

Be aware, Clan requirements will change every month.  From the mighty words of Rob: “Expect the unexpected.”

Get excited, it’s going to be a fun year of Clan competition!


December 19, 2013

Player of the Week: Carl Olsen (JasperCottage)

We’re spinning around the globe again this week to congratulate another amazing Player of the Week!

During the month of November, several players stepped up to the challenge of changing the face of men’s health, including this player.  Building one of the first “Mustache Gardens” in Australia, this always helpful Munzee garden designer coordinated with all players in his country to build some amazing Munzee gardens for everyone to enjoy.  A family oriented and pro-active player in the Munzee Australia groups, Carl Olsen knows what’s important to life, and the game of Munzee: having fun, and spending time with his family!  Drop down below the photo to check out this fun and cheeky Player of the Week!

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Who are you? JasperCottage

Where in the world do you live? Perth, Western Australia

How long have you played Munzee? I Started playing in July 2012

How did you find Munzee?

My wife Cathy had heard of “that other outdoor game” so we went to Kings Park in the city to look for one to see if it was something that would interest us. The very first cache that we found was at the top of the DNA tower and it had a QR code attached to it as well. I downloaded a scanner and scanned it joining up with the same user name. I then checked the map and we got three more before leaving the park. Initially we played as a team but within a month Cathy made her own user name (HideNSeek) and we take our kids out to Munzee as well!

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What do you enjoy most about Munzee?

I play both individually and with my family. Some days it is about points and I go capture what I can but it is also great to explore the map, finding a park you didn’t know existed and exploring the city we live in.

It can be a very social game playing with friends or individually depending on what your preference is. The same for how much you invest financially applies too. It’s the versatility of the game and the progressive improvements that make it interesting. I look forward to seeing what secrets are yet to be revealed.

What is on your wish list?

I am very much looking forward to events going live. I have an idea for a Munzee based car rally treasure hunt that i want to structure around the events once they start.

Also new badges to collect – perhaps a place where suggestions for badges can all go to and one or two are selected each month (is there a badge for player of the week? wink wink lol).

Finally with the Business Munzee: I think at the start of each day they should reappear on the map not always stay red once captured for the first time.

Tell us about yourself!

I have taken on the role of building virtual gardens in Perth when an event or something special comes up. It started with FluffyFish creating a virtual garden in Kings park early this year which filled quickly so I did an extension to add more. since then I have created 5 more, including three separate mustache designs and lately a park and the phrase “MUNZEE?” across a central location in Perth.

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Over the last 6 months I have had to travel to the Munzee wilderness in Malaysia and the Philippines where I took the unique opportunity of becoming the number #1 deployer in two countries. Now if someone would just go and capture them 🙂

For normal deploys i have no set way or standard that I use. It varies from posts and poles with stickers, to hanging on fences and my favorite ones would be magnets inside the base of statues in very busy areas, and on the back of a pot plant in a vertical garden with semi cryptic clues to find it. I have learnt you need to be able to look like you are tying your shoelace at a moments notice to not look suspicious in certain areas :).

My favorite Munzee moment came from a dare on Facebook in the at about 1am from Rob to deploy a Munzee or he was getting out his “ban hammer”. There is a mystery in Atwell, Western Australia still called “Rob made me do it” to prove who was the victor on the occasion!

Over the next few months I want to work on getting to the elusive 100,000 points mark and my other goal of chasing down and passing the last of the Munzee team that are ahead of me.

Look out coachV I have my sights set on you 😉

Carl was awesome enough to share his Social Munzee with all our readers! Check it out:

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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!