Turn shadows on the wall into wild and wooly creatures. Give them googly eyes, tiny arms, too many horns, spotted tails, or sparkly fur — any assortment of fantastical features that you like. Bring your monsters to life! Make them happy or sad, nervous or bad, lovely or mad. Feed them radioactive snacks and make them sing and dance. Take a monster selfie and decorate with stickers.

Make the monsters of your dreams!
“Weird, but in a good way” — Geeks with Juniors
"A wonderful aesthetic experience" — Warren Buckleitner, Children's Technology Review

The Monsters is the third app in Tinybop’s Digital Toys, a series of open-ended building apps that let kids ages 4+ create, play with, and collect whatever they can imagine. The second is The Everything Machine, an App Store Editors’ Choice and Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice. The first, The Robot Factory, is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner and the iPad App of the Year.

+ Make monsters! Turn shadows into the creatures of your dreams...or nightmares. Millions of monsters are possible.
+ Give your monsters lots of arms and legs. Stretch or shrink their limbs as you like.
+ Add all kinds of eyes, mouths, and horns to your monsters. Give them scales or fur, feathers or hair.
+ Paint your monster with different colors, sparkles, spots, scales, and more!
+ Make happy, sad, scared, or mad monsters. What will yours be like?
+ Explore different rooms. In the closet, turn shadows into monsters. Keep and play with all your creations in a haunted hall.
+ Pop into the photo booth and take selfies with your monsters.
+ Have a monster battle!
+ Make your monsters speak. Explore the sound library or record your own monster sounds.
+ Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
+ Multi-user system: each child can create and save their own monsters.
+ Entertaining for kids and adults alike.
+ No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising.
+ Original artwork by Tianhua Mao.
+ Original sound design.

Privacy Policy
We take your and your child’s privacy seriously. While none of our apps collect personally identifiable information, Monsters does not collect any analytics data, including usage data.

We do not include third-party advertising or have in-app purchases in this app.

If the camera, microphone, and other services are used in an app, your information is not collected or distributed outside of your device. The images are not transmitted to us, Tinybop has no access to them.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.4

Boo! Updated for iOS 14. Optimizations for those with an iPhone X, iPhone 11, and iPad Pro. Bugfixes for all!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

KRD2011 ,

Hello again

Sorry I took so long. It was a fun summer vacation. Inhale. Ok, so some of the missing parts didn’t exist in real life, but it said it was in the guide for all of the people who play this game. And what I meant by that was that some of the parts were showing in the guide but didn’t show up in the game. I love love LOVE this game so please add the things from the guide to the game, okay? And, also, let me tell you this, I used the horns that look like wings for wings and horns so please let the game include real wings and other dragon body parts into the game and I used that strategy for my “water dragons” so please add some real wings so I don’t have to use the “wing/horn” strategy again. And add the missing colors in too. And I wish that there would be a button where you could scroll down the colors and stuff. And make sure that the wings could flap and also, make sure the monsters can jump out of the pics and walk around and scare everyone around the place and also if they have wings, sometimes fly around the place and the reason I got inspired was because in books I read, some monsters have wings that fly.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for all of these awesome ideas! We will definitely consider them when making updates to the app! In the meantime, if you have any other ideas for us please email us at Thanks!

Mallibaba ,

Absolutely LOVE! But I have 1 issue.

I love this game, and all the games that tinybop puts out. They are aesthetic, creative and educational. The monster game is a little less educational and more imaginative, but wonderful nonetheless, and my kid’s favorite. He especially loves that he can record sounds for the monsters to make. (It’s really cool!)

My issue is that the the game can’t seem to tell if my iPad is upright or horizontal. My stand is horizontal, so often my kid ends up playing these games sideways. Has anyone else had this issue?

Developer Response ,

Hi! We're so glad that you're enjoying the app! Right now, Monsters only works in portrait/verticle mode, but I'll share your request with the rest of the team. If you have any other questions, please email 🙏 Thanks!

BelleMcGo ,

Love it

Hey! This game is AWSOME, but it seems that I can't find hi@tinybop on my iPad. I wanted more stuff for creature garden, but you weren't sure what tests I wanted. First! Breath holding! Maybe anatomy for that one. Second! Hardness! A hammer that bangs the creature should be included, and so should armor parts. Third! Courage! Things like scorpion tail will make the creature be less afraid of a giant roar. Ok! Thanks, tinybop! Keep up the good work!! ;) oh, and pleeeeeeeeaaaaaase MASH the bug that makes me wait forever for my monster to be visible.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you so much for sharing these great ideas! 🙌 Can you tell us a little more about the bug that you're seeing? Please answer the following questions to help us fix this. 1) What is the version number of the app? 2) What is the name/model of the of device you are using? 3) What is the OS version number that you are running on your device? 4) What internet connection are you using when you use the app (e.g. wifi or cell) 5)When do you have to wait for your monster to be visible? Does it happen every time? Please email with your answers 😀


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341 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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