What is Munzee?
Munzee is a real world scavenger hunt game where players are rewarded for finding and capturing hidden objects.
What do munzees look like?
Munzees come in many sizes and shapes and contain a QR-code style barcode. Munzees can be printed for free from our website or you can purchase weatherproof game pieces in the Munzee Store.
Example game pieces:
What do I need to play?
Munzee requires the use of a smartphone to earn points. This is done to validate you are physically located where the munzee is hidden and that you have actually found it by checking the data in the QR code.
Munzee is currently supported on iPhone (3G or higher) and Android devices. We have no immediate plans to support Blackberry or WebOS as we are currently focusing all of our development efforts on the iPhone and Android. Who knows what the future will bring however!
Where did the name come from?
When the game was originally being brainstormed in 2008, the first idea included using poker chips with unique serial numbers on them. At the same time we were trying to come up with a clever name that people wouldn't forget. While searching for available domain names we came across the German word for coin which is 'munze'. Adding an extra 'e' to the end left us with a catchy name that also was available as a domain name.
Munzee Time Zone
Munzee HQ is located north of Dallas, Texas, USA. As such all database and server activity is also based in Dallas. All Munzee activity time is based on a 24 hour day centered on Central Standard Time. This is used for timestamps, badges, clan requirements, and all other Munzee activity.