Emerald Tale is a match-3 puzzle game developed by the company, Enkord. The player assumes the role of a peasant who is tasked to rescue a princess who has been abducted. In order to accomplish this, the player must explore the lands and overcome multiple levels. Every level has an exit door, which the player must access unless there are mountains blocking the way, in which case they can be blown up. In other cases, the player will encounter iron blocks that obstruct the exit, and the only way to destroy them is to use fire. In each level, the player must collect a gem that makes up tablets or treasures.
Since each level could have more than one exit, the player must choose which one to approach. In case the player makes a mistake, s/he can select the level on the world map and replay it. As the game progresses, the player can collect power-ups, which can come in the form of bombs that break down foundations, flames that destroys from top to bottom, rockets that blow up selected targets, and fireworks that destroy only areas marked with a plus sign. The players get to interact with other characters, who can provide hints on succeeding levels.