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January 29, 2024

Event Spotlight: Munzee Mecca 2024

Even though you can play Munzee solo, the world of Munzee isn’t just about individual play; it’s about the thrill of connecting with fellow Munzee enthusiasts! Picture this: Munzee Events, where the air is exciting as veterans mingle with newcomers in a safe and welcoming setting. And hey, there’s more than just swapping stories –activities, games, and, if you’re lucky, snagging a sweet goodie bag! But let’s not kid ourselves; pulling off these shindigs takes some serious elbow grease. That’s why we’re shining the spotlight on past events! Get ready to be inspired to throw your bash if you’re a newbie or inject some fresh mojo into your gatherings if you’re a seasoned host. 

Let’s get this party started! 🎉

Today, we’re featuring the Munzee Mecca Events, which took place over the weekend at various locations in Orlando, FL, USA. The weekend was full of events put together by a number of hosts, but for this Spotlight we chatted with host Linda Gartley, AKA CoalCracker7!

Special thanks to the other hosts, MsYB, MrsCB, Jafo43, Whelen, Munzeeprof, EagleDadandXenia, Xptwo, JackSparrow, Chickenrun, Asangel, YankaBucs, BuckeyeCacher111, NYBossMacdonr, and TheLanes, for all of their hard work as well!

Munzee Mecca Stained Glass House

Hanging out at the Stained Glass House in Lake Nona!

Please give us a summary of your event.

There were five events held over four days. The Thursday night event was a pre-meet and greet at the edge of a lake. I passed out the ten stops for the Tour of the Town Badge. Friday night was held at the Stained Glass House. We had a special badge for capping specific physicals. The main event was on Saturday. The event was held in a multi-use park with Roller Hockey, Splash Pad, Dog Park, Skate Park, Pickleball, and Soccer fields. We had Walking Tacos and Walking Nanner pudding (Banana Pudding) along with a drawing for a Premium Membership. 

We also played a version of Name That Tune. Clues were also given at each event to find one hidden personal tag. The Space Coast Geo Store was set up for everybody to buy Munzee-related items (i.e., lots of blasts). The Saturday Night Event was held at an Adventure Park with Water Skiing and Football and Soccer Fields. Saturday’s events also provided the opportunity to earn two additional badges for capping specific physicals on Saturday. The last event was on Sunday at the Wave Hotel Sculpture Garden. We provided donuts and coffee before everyone left for the day to go home. The Friday night, Saturday Main, Saturday Night, and Sunday morning events went mega.

Munzee Mecca Group Photo

What made your event unique?

We had visitors from Europe and all around the U.S. We also hosted special visitors, CoachV, SeeMyShell, and a Geocaching Vlogger. We had a total of five events over four days, with many new gardens to capture.

What tips do you have when hosting an awesome event?Munzee Mecca Host

I believe that a good host should have lots of munzees available to capture, new gardens, and a variety of badges. 

Would you like to highlight any future events you’re hosting?

I will cohost the Florida Munzee Mecca Events in January 2025, and Macdonr will be the lead for those events.

Thank you to CoalCracker7 for being such a great host and submitting the details for this event! We will reach out to other past event hosts in the future, so keep an eye on your inbox!

**Check out The Geocaching Vloggers recap of the event here!

#MunzeeOn

April 24, 2023

April 2023 GOTM Winners

April GOTM

This month saw a lot of awesome submissions, but ultimately, we narrowed it down to these two lovely gardens! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Tlinget Salmon Garden, designed by Promethium, and the Brandon Peacock Garden, designed by hunniees and dt07751, as our winning April GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Tlinget Salmon Garden, designed by Promethium in Springfield, MO.

This garden caught our attention with its beautiful colors and unique design! Such amazing work from everyone involved!

Now, for its companion!

Brandon Peacock Garden, designed by hunniees and dt07751 in Brandon, Florida.

This garden was created for the Annual Suncoast Events in Brandon, Florida, hence the name! Once again, the colors on this piece really jumped out to us here at MHQ, great job!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

If you’d like to nominate a Virtual Garden for GOTM or if you need help deploying in a Garden, you can check out the Munzee Help Guide to learn more! To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

March 24, 2023

March 2023 GOTM Winners

March GOTM

This month saw a lot of awesome submissions, but ultimately, we narrowed it down to these two lovely Gardens! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Pot o’ Zees Garden, designed by geomatrix, and The Garden Hedge, designed by FlanDro, as our winning March GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Pot o’ Zees Garden by geomatrix in New Brighton, MN.

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

Geomatrix likes to create gardens that match our event themes. He always knocks it out of the park!

This garden was enthusiastically recommended to us by many players and we can see why! It was the perfect fit for this month, given that we just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day this month! Now, for its companion!

The Garden Hedge by FlanDro in Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Remscheid

We loved how beautifully this garden was constructed and the attention to detail! Look at that shading! Truly amazing work.

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

If you’d like to nominate a Virtual Garden for GOTM or if you need help deploying in a Garden, you can check out the Munzee Help Guide to learn more! To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

February 22, 2023

February 2023 GOTM Winners

This month, we’ve had fun working in different forms of love into some of our releases. With the Tunnel of Hugz, we transformed a typically romantic ride into one that was more friendship-focused. Our special duo Mech set, Y1N and Y4NG, highlighted the importance of balance in partnerships. Our limited-time credits, the HeartBeatz, brought a focus on self-care through exercise.

Towards the middle of the month, we went back to more traditional Valentine’s Day-themed releases, with a ZEE-Dayz featuring Jewels and Virtual Colors, new Greeting Cards, and new Charm Bracelet specials to collect.

Lastly, we’ve been posting quite frequently about upcoming Munzee Events — things are looking up, and we’re excited to do more attending and hosting, or at the very least, help spread the word about events y’all are putting on! Rob and Lou hosted an event in Prague just this past weekend, we have Munzee Madness to look forward to in March, and we are also excited about the Osaka Castle Summer Bash in July!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the February Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early March, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

February GOTM

As promised, we’ve chosen 4 winners this month! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the HeartBeatz Virtual Garden, designed by Waves117, the Wine O’Clock garden, designed by GoodLifeZombie, the Shire Horse Sanctuary garden, also designed by Waves117, and the Scooter garden, designed by biggoalie31, as our winning February GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

HeartBeatz Virtual Garden by Waves117 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England

Waves117 included a variety of virtual types in this garden’s design — the simple Virtual Color for the heart, Void Mysteries for the rhythm line, and Electric Mysteries, Night Vision Googles, Onyxes, and Crossbows for the headphones.

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

The garden was designed for our very hard working paramedic clan mate BigBadJohn1402 who has organised a Munzee Event in July. Due to working long hours, his time is very limited so the clan are designing gardens for his event. My garden has a medical theme based on his role of a paramedic and features a heart with the heart rhythm line. With Valentines day mid February it only seemed appropriate to launch the 500+ pin garden in January with a view to it being fully deployed by 14th February, which it is. When the HeartBeatz new limited time credits were announced by MHQ I just had to include the earphones to enhance the original design. So all in all a very topical Virtual garden.

This is exactly why we love hearing the story behind garden designs! It was interesting to find out that Waves117’s original design was just the heart with the rhythm line on its own — it definitely highlights BigBadJohn1402’s important work as a paramedic, and then adding the headphones to transform it into the HeartBeatz credit adds another layer of meaning.

We hope that if you’re reading this, you’ll consider attending BigBadJohn1402’s event in the summer!

Wine O’Clock by GoodLifeZombie in Aranda de Duero, Spain

To outline, or not to outline? In this case, it was a smart decision since the wine glass may have blended into the map too well without it. We also think the different Virtual Colors were cleverly chosen and placed to add a shading effect, creating depth.

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Aranda de Duero is a small Spanish town, known for its historical heritage, kilometric underground wine cellars interconnecting below the streets of the town centre, and its excellent gastronomy, based around its local speciality, “lechazo” (roast baby lamb).

“Ribera del Duero” is an internationally acclaimed wine which is been brewed and stored in Aranda since the XII century, and a must try upon visit!

And also a note from a different player who nominated this garden:

This garden represents 3 things I think are important (even if the design is unrelated).
1: Clan Comradery. It’s been a team effort for quite some time, and while of course many players helped, The Pirates Return worked really well trading around to get it complete.
2: Growing the Map. There are other deploys in Spain, but in general it doesn’t seem ‘kept up’ as much as it could be!
3: Munzee Spirit. The owner of this garden has more of it than any player I’ve interacted with. Sociable, helpful to anyone needing trades or advice, engaged with many branches of the game (rovers, coins, badges, etc.) Ultimately, I just think he should win.

After reading those notes, we think we know why GoodLifeZombie is living the good life — Aranda de Duero sounds like the kind of place we’d love to go to on vacation! If you enjoy fine dining and want to visit somewhere new, this place has the added benefit of being home to a wonderful fellow Munzee player!

Shire Horse Sanctuary by Waves117 in West Runton, Norfolk, England

This horse has a twinkle in its eye and moistness in its nostrils from Virtual Onyxes!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

The Village of West Runton was a Munzee sparse location close to a nearby munzee event planned for October. The Village is home to the Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary which cares for rescued Horses as well as other animals. This is where the idea of the horse head came from for the virtual garden I have also deployed an urban fit route to follow to hand cap part of the garden which aids the munzee development of the area.

While there have been many unicorn-inspired gardens, it was rare for us to see the humbler horse featured in a garden’s design. The red bridle cinched the deal as it matched the other winners we chose this month!

Scooter by biggoalie31 in Warren, PA

We’re always impressed by the level of detail garden designers have been able to achieve, especially when the garden has less “pixels”. You can tell that this garden is a scooter from a mile away!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

The POI is part of the design. It’s part of the front turn signal. I ride my scooter around town to get Munzees. Munzee is a reason to ride. Riding is a reason to Munzee.

Rounding out our GOTM picks is this striking red scooter! biggoalie31’s short and sweet note gives us the impression that they have reached a Zen-like state, achieved by successfully combining hobbies. Like the previous garden, we felt it matched well with the other winners, and is also a mode of transportation!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that in 2020, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

January 26, 2023

Mega Events started with an absolute BLAST!

Today is a very special day — it’s Lou’s birthday! ?

? Happy birthday Lou! To celebrate, we wanted to look back at the recent Mega events, which were a smashing success thanks to her and all the hosts she coordinated with.


Mega Events started with an absolute BLAST, literally! The first Mega events, collectively called Munzee Mecca 2023, were held January 13-15 on the Space Coast of Florida. The event happened to coincide with SpaceX launching a Falcon Heavy rocket on the evening of the 15th, witnessed by many players still in the area.

 

Thank you to the team of hosts and sponsors for putting on a great series of events. The events were well attended with over 60 players including Flat Rob himself, and the Geocaching Vlogger.

If you haven’t seen the highlight video produced from the weekend please watch it on YouTube.

 

We are looking forward to seeing other Mega events taking place around the world. Here is a list of confirmed Mega events throughout the rest of the year:

We’d love for you all to join these Mega events in person, but remember you can also take part in the fun by deploying Virtual Munzees around the event area. The Munzee Mecca attendees were certainly kept busy capping, and those CapOn points are a nice bonus too!

We plan to promote all Mega events and will make our best attempt to have members of our team attend whenever possible.

Members of our California-based team will be in attendance, as well as Rob and Lou, for the upcoming Munzee Madness events! Each will have a special badge just for this event! Please make your plans to join our team in Southern California, March 3-4.

If you’d like to host your own Mega events contact Lou events@munzee.com.

Munzee on!

January 25, 2023

January 2023 GOTM Winners

Is it just us, or has January just flown by? We even started off quite slow in the first week, with just the usual reveal of this year’s Monthly Streak Bouncers, the Garden Hedges, and the January MunzPak contents which include the latest Celtic Zodiac. A little later in the week we put out our first Greeting Card Catalog, which we are shooting to do at the start of every month.

The next week we launched a new limited-time credit, the HeartBeatz! We also created a separate layer for Greeting Cards, and celebrated the 6th installment of Flat Day the 13th.

The week after that, we released the B00mBox Mech in the HeartBeatz Redeem Store section, launched Operation: Swatch Out! and added more WhoDuckIt suspects to the mix.

Just this week, we announced our update to blast captures, and also released new Fitness skins for select Myths. We’ve still got just under a week left in January, so make sure to keep an eye out for our usual end-of-month posts!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the January Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early February, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

January GOTM

We wanted to start this year off with two big and beautiful cool-toned gardens that came on our radar late last year. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Caretta Sea Turtle garden, designed by tlmeadowlark, and the Adventure Garden For Bluestreek, designed by Sanli and roughdraft, as our winning January GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Caretta Sea Turtle by tlmeadowlark in Montgomery, AL

The massive size of this garden alone is already quite an accomplishment — it can be difficult for larger gardens to reach completion as there are so many beautiful designs out there for players to contribute towards!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

The Caretta sea turtle garden in Montgomery, Alabama USA is one of the better designed gardens I have seen in all the years since gardens began. The designer, tlmeadowlark, and the garden deserve to be recognized for the artistry and subject matter.

There is great use of different types of munzees to bring the threatened Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtle to life in a munzee garden while being able to show the details of the actual turtle’s shell fairly well. That is not easy task to do in a munzee garden. Additionally, the designer worked quite hard to get this large garden completely deployed in time for National Sea Turtle day.

It would be especially nice if this garden can be recognized during the Loggerhead’s Alabama nesting period of April through August.

Thank you for your consideration.

This garden has been so enthusiastically recommended to us by many players, both via the Google Form and in-person. But even if only 1 player had told us about it, we knew we would choose it as the GOTM at some point. It was just a matter of finding the right partner, which you’ll see below, and then afterwards, the right month to showcase them both.

Adventure Garden For Bluestreek by Sanli and roughdraft in Vancouver, BC, Canada

The beautiful sky in this garden reminds us of the iconic Starry Night painting, but the galleon in the center promises an adventure of the swashbuckling variety! The combination is fresh and eye-catching!

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

Back in 2018, one of our local players, bluestreek, here in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada was diagnosed with cancer. A garden aptly named “Adventure Garden For Bluestreek” was created with Sanna Lindgren’s (Sanli) design of a ship on a nighttime adventure to honour his journey ahead.

Despite his severe illness, he has continued to be a pioneer in the local Munzee community, inspiring his community to get out there and Munzee.

I want to encourage folks to deploy virtuals with messages of encouragement not only to bluestreek, but to anyone who might need one.

While we are sad to hear about bluestreek’s cancer diagnosis, we appreciate the story behind this garden. Not every player has a garden designed and deployed in his honor, so we hope that bluestreek knows the impact he has had on the Munzee community. Our thoughts are with bluestreek now.

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that in 2020, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

December 22, 2022

December 2022 GOTM Winners

We started off the month indulging our sweet tooth with the final Meal Mech, the Sugar Sentry, in Munzpaks, and the GingerBounce House as the Day 4 delivery in our Merry Miser Mailboxes.

Then, we got to bask in the nostalgia of old Dodgy Jumper photos, 3 sets of holiday Jukebox Records, and past Greeting Card designs that were brought back (with some new ones as well to keep things fresh!).

Just the past week, we started gearing up for Munzee Events in 2023, with the new Event Packages available in the Store and Perfect Host and Perfect Attendee Bouncer info being released. We also got a bit spooky as all of the special ghost scatters visited Merry Miser Mailbox owners — we hope you enjoyed the unique lookback at some of our game pieces — and Flat Flashlight scatters took a dark turn.

We are now happy to announce the winners of the December Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early January, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

December GOTM

We always get so many beautiful holiday-themed gardens, so it’s difficult for us to choose! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Icemen ⛄☃️ in ? love garden, designed by Neloras and Nicolet, and the MOA Christmas Card garden, designed by geomatrix, as our winning December GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Icemen ⛄☃️ in ? love by Neloras and Nicolet in Bratislava, Slovakia

We love the snowmen’s unique sweater patterns created by Maple Chess Sets and Surprise munzees!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Inspiration for this garden is my girlfriend Nicolet, because she is the best and I love her so much.. My first GOTM was Jewels Note and it was also for her, because she loves to sing. Now it is this garden with two snowmen, which can feel the ice love so strong, so they became icemen and they will stand on map together forever like Neloras (me) and Nicolet.

This garden was definitely a staff favorite! Neloras and Nicolet are definitely a sweet couple and their love translates into eye-catching designs on the map! Congratulations on another GOTM win!

MOA Christmas Card by geomatrix in Bloomington, MN

This garden is quite unique in that though the overall garden shape is rectangular, the negative/empty space isn’t filled in with Virtual Colors — instead, they opted to let the map be the background.

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

Zeesons greetings from Mall of America gardens!

As the designer’s note implies, this garden is just one of several near the Mall of America, making it a landmark both inside the app and out! We liked this cheerful Christmas card design featuring a waving Santa Claus and his best reindeer Rudolph, and the mix of Night Vision Goggles, Flat Robs, and Peas somehow give the border the effect of Christmas greenery, like holly leaves or mistletoe.

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

November 22, 2022

November 2022 GOTM Winners

This month we kicked things off with a new Zodiac Munzee line — the Celtic Zodiacs! We’ve always been fans of the intricate Celtic Knots as you may have noticed in our Shamrock badge line, so it was fun to delve a bit deeper with this new line of munzees. Other than that, Candy Crypt specials finished their run at the end of the week.

The next week, we made some much-requested reductions in proximity requirements to certain Places munzees. A few days later, we released our lyrical Jukebox specials, with the first 9 records to collect! As promised, we also had a ZEE-Dayz / Double Points Weekend on Greeting Cards to celebrate humbird7!

Just last week, we released more information on the Rob AstZee skin, asked for your ideas on new Jukebox Records to release in December, dropped the Merry Miser Mailbox, the 2nd set of Jukebox Records, Operation: Turkey Trample, and brought back Flat DHS Scatters.

We are now happy to announce the winners of the November Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early December, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

November GOTM

This month, we couldn’t resist letting the Jukebox specials guide us in our choices. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award The Yellow Submarine garden, designed by Waves117, and the John – the Fab 4 / 1 TÜ garden, designed by geckofreund, as our winning November GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

The Yellow Submarine by Waves117 in Sheringham, Norfolk, England

The use of various Egyptian Zodiacs to create the periscope adds dimension and is a clever way to achieve a similar yellow color to the main body.

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

With Sheringham being a seaside town and already having a few Seaside related munzee gardens, it seems only appropriate to continue the trend………….. and so the Yellow Submarine was created.

Since The Zeetles just put out their newest hit, Evo Submarine, we just HAD to choose this garden as one of the winners this month!

Kudos to Waves117 for creating such a timely garden! You may recall Waves117 also designed two other past GOTM winners, which were also seaside-themed as she wrote: Horatio the Hermit Crab, and Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK. Her gardens have definitely made Sheringham a coastal wonderland!

John – the Fab 4 / 1 TÜ by geckofreund in Tübingen, Germany

The garden is composed of Citrines and Onyxes, which definitely was a smart choice as the centerpiece for an October event — they awarded Pumpkoins! WE also love the Sir Prize Wheels sprinkled throughout as they also resemble the overall design.

Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:

John was the first of the Fab4 Gardens in Tübingen. Meanwhile, Ringo, Paul & George have also been published. In October 2022, the Beatles will be serenading us at the event.

This garden was nominated all the way back in March, and it definitely caught our eyes as it is stylish in its minimalism, and also manages to be a recognizable representation of John Lennon. We’re sure that the ?Wilder Süden Part 10 – Yesterday event which featured this garden was a smash hit! We also can’t wait to see the other 3 gardens once they’ve been completed — it’ll be like the Mount Rushmore of the Munzee Map!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

October 22, 2022

October 2022 GOTM Winners

We began October finishing the last 2 days of our Around ZEE World Mailbox. In the middle of the week, we started our first ZEE-Dayz of the month, this time featuring Flat Friends and Flat Objects! Then on Friday we kicked off the first of our Halloween-themed releases, the Candy Crypt MOBs and Pumpkoins! On Saturday, Mari, Mick, and Tamara attended the Southern California October Munzee Monthly Event, where they got to comfortably catch up with players and take advantage of the double points period!

The next week was Rob’s turn to attend events — he was able to attend all 6 of the SC Munzee Jubilee 2022 events, even posting a quick video to check in! As promised, we had our second ZEE-Dayz during this time, featuring Greeting Cards since they are popular choices to deploy at events. We also released some new Halloween cards, and brought back some old designs from last year. The next day, we released the Count Calcula Mech, available for Pumpkoins, and more artifacts for the Candy Crypt MOBs!

This past week, we welcomed our new Queen Munzee, humbird7, and celebrated by deploying 100 Hummingbird tPOBs on her account! We also put out info on a Christmas Party Add-On for December Events, and had a successful app update featuring potential GPS fixes and In-App Map Links. Just yesterday, we went back into Halloween mode with NEW Myth SkeleSkins.

We are now happy to announce the winners of the October Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early November, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

October GOTM

This month, as you’ve probably guessed, we’ve chosen gardens that bring the spirit of Halloween to the map! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Halloween in Ottawa garden, designed by Jeffeth, and the Hungry Bat ? Terry ? garden, designed by Rikitan, as our winning October GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Halloween in Ottawa by Jeffeth in Ottawa, ON, Canada

We love the scene Jeffeth designed to fit within his signature window frame! A Jack-o’-lantern and ghost lit from behind by an eerie full moon!

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

I am excited for Fall, and for Halloween next month! I am also excited to see what Munzee has planned! This is my final window in my seasonal set here in Ottawa..spoooooky lol

We hope Jeffeth has been enjoying the Halloween-themed releases we mentioned earlier in this post, and that he’s looking forward to what we have planned for the rest of the month! If the design of this garden looks familiar, we previously chose his Christmas in Ottawa garden as one of last December’s GOTM! We thought it made the perfect partner to the other winner, as you’ll see below:

Hungry Bat ? Terry ? by Rikitan in Bratislava, Slovakia

Rikitan’s recommendation of placing Void Mysteries with Virtual Colors in a garden to catch the scatters is a great strategy that many garden designers employ. What other types do you like pairing with Virtual Colors?

Here’s a note from the player who designed this garden:

I wanted to create space (pun intended) for new species of virtual munzees – Void mysteries. They go well together with colored virtuals – for catching the scatters. Regarding design – combination of cute & dark always works well, so I went for a bat. For extra fun & story factor, I combine it with low battery and named whole thing “Hungry Bat Terry / Hungry battery”. You know, when you play Munzee out in winter season, your cell phone battery is exhausted very quickly!

We loved the punny name and design that Rikitan came up with! It’s simple but effective, fitting in perfectly with the Halloween theme but also making the garden unique and relatable — our devices do have to work harder when the weather is extremely cold!

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

October 17, 2022

Congratulations humbird7!

Today we celebrate a significant event in Munzee history, which has been many years in the making, and occurred Friday afternoon. It’s time to announce a new “Queen Munzee” has arrived — congratulations to humbird7, whose consistent efforts have finally allowed her to reach the ultimate goal!

If you’ve attended any Munzee Events in the past (especially the larger events, or any events near her home base), you may have met humbird7, aka Sandra, but for those who haven’t been fortunate enough to get to know her, or would like a refresher, you can check out her previous Player of the Week post HERE!

Hummingbird Details

To celebrate this momentus occasion, we’ve created a new temporary POB especially for humbird7 based on her signature bird and profile picture. As humbird7 always posts a lovely hummingbird photo on most of the bouncers she caps, we encourage you to also post photos and messages on these munzees as well, if you are lucky to cap one! We’re sure humbird7 will enjoy seeing your well-wishes!

The Hummingbird will remain on the map through the end of the year — 23:59 MHQ on Saturday, December 31st. We’ve deployed 100 of these on humbird7’s account!

Hummingbird
Points
  • Deploy: 0
  • Capture: 277
  • CapOn: 10
Additional Info
  • Available for multi-capture
  • Non-blastable
  • Attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets
  • Filters: “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials”

You can find these beautiful birds flying to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

  • Greenies
  • Premiums
  • Evolutions:
    • All stages of Tulip
    • All stages of Rose
    • All stages of Lily
  • Jewels:
    • Pink Diamond
    • Aquamarine

Badges

There is 1 badge you can earn by capturing a Hummingbird. Since there is only one, we’ll keep it a secret for now.

Queenly Wishes

After re-reading humbird7’s POTW post mentioned above, we checked to see if any of her wishes have been fulfilled since then, and which we could try to fulfill now that she’s Queen:

“My top wish is that the virtuals would not block physical placement; that there would be 2 layers to the game. Say, you visit Celebration Park and want to leave a physical, you can’t because of all of the virtuals in the area.”
→ Fulfilled on June 21, 2019

“I would also like the option of upgrading old Mystery Virtuals for a small fee so that the owner would receive more than 3 CapOn points.”
→ Fulfilled on October 19, 2018 ✅ (with no fee!)

“I would like a 250K Day badge…”
→ Still Unfulfilled ⚠️

“…as well as some myth badges for 250, 500, 1000, and the king of capping 1500 unique myths. I know this may be hard for some people, including myself, but it’s always good to have a goal.”
→ Fulfilled on August 18, 2017

Since the “Points in a Day” badge line was the only thing left for us to tackle, we got to work on extending it! It now has 4 more badges! They will be retroactive, but only within the last 30 days.

In addition, although we had fulfilled her wish about the “Unique Myth Capture” badge line, we’ve planned to extend it very soon with 1 more badge for each of the following myths:

  • Unicorn
  • Leprechaun
  • Dragon
  • Yeti
  • Faun
  • Hydra
  • Pegasus
  • Cyclops

You’ll notice the MythologiGals are left out — this is because their population hasn’t reached the same numbers as the other myths since they are the newest set. We’ll have to extend their badges some time in the future!

We’ll also extend the Unique Modern Myth Capture badge line by 1, most likely on the same day the Unique Myth Capture badges are extended!

We hope you join us in celebrating humbird7 — long may she reign!

Munzee on!