I’ve decided to call my Tuesday blog posts, “Random Tuesday Talk”, because on Tuesdays I’m going to be talking about random things that interest me.
Today I’m going to be talking about an alternative to geocaching, called Munzee, which I have been loving lately! Munzee is an app you download, which allows you to see the world map, deploy Munzees, and capture Munzees.
What is a Munzee, you ask? A Munzee is a point on the map that someone has placed, for you to capture. Munzees can be physical or virtual. Physical Munzees have a literal QR code at the destination, which you use your phone to scan and get Munzee points. Virtual Munzees are only virtual, and there is nothing physical to scan, but your app allows you to capture it within 300 feet of the actual location. You can also place / deploy Munzees for other people to capture, which gives you points as well.
This is what the Munzee QR codes look like. Some of them have variations in color, size, etc.
This is an example of how a Munzee might look. You use your phone to scan the QR code!
Players are ranked by how good they are doing in their Munzee journey, based on points, etc. My current rank is 21,736th place in the world. There are over 300,000 Munzee players worldwide.
It will take a while to learn everything about Munzee, and I haven’t even learned everything yet either. There are games within Munzee that I don’t know about, and I haven’t deployed any virtual Munzees, only physical.
Here is the link to the Munzee website, which will give you much more information: http://www.munzee.com
To get the app, just search for Munzee in your app downloader.
I hope you get the chance to try out Munzee!