Items in Broken Age are collectible objects that can be stored in the inventory of Shay and Vella. Items can be used to interact with the surrounding environment in order to solve puzzles and continue the story.
To use an item, drag the mouse down to the bottom left hand corner of the screen to bring up the inventory menu. Right-click on the item and drag it onto the screen and hover over various objects. If an object in the environment glows white, then the selected item can interact with the object. Release the right-click button to activate.