McPlay app

I downloaded the all-new McPlay app this morning. It’s available for free for phones and tablets in Apple’s App Store and Google Play for Android devices. (For my test, I’m using an iPhone.)

After downloading the app, I was asked to select my country and then save some settings to allow camera access (to scan the toys) and save creations to your device’s photo album.

Once you’re done with that, a very colorful and highly-animated screen opens. You can scroll through several icons featuring cartoon versions of the Teenie Beanie Boos, which link to different activities: Scan Your Toy (featuring Twigs), Be An Artist (featuring a gold and green version of Peanut), Be An Inventor (featuring Waddle), and Be A Musician (featuring Blizz).

Scan Your Toy

Tap on the Scan Your Toy icon, and a demonstration opens showing how to use the device’s camera to capture what toy you have. Click the check-mark to confirm you understand and a Scan screen opens with your camera. Scan your Teenie Beanie, and it unlocks a new challenge, or a new part to an existing challenge.

Be An Artist

There are several activities here, including a tracing game, a coloring page, and a drawing page. Several of the characters depicted here appear to the Teenie Boos from the 2014 Teenie Beanie Boo promotion.

Be An Inventor

Again, several Boo-themed activities are here, in which you use blueprint-type sketches to overcome challenges.

Be A Musician

Tapping this icon opens a screen with three different instruments: a Twigs-themed guitar, a Blizz-themed shaker, and Spike with a record player. Tap an instrument and you have the option to practice it or complete a challenge with it.

All in all, the McPlay app seems to have a lot of fun and creative games for kids (or young-at-heart adults) to play that go along with the Teenie Beanie Boos, and the more Teenie Boos you have that you scan in, the more you’ll be able to do in the app. Have fun!