Draw Car Fight is an arts-and-crafts stickman game in which a player battles bots with custom cars in fights similar to battle arena competitions. The player builds a unique vehicle with only a basic car frame, a few parts and a pencil on graph paper. During gameplay, they then accelerate forward, run into the other vehicle, and either destroy it or push it across a virtual center line represented by an object.
Each car has a green health meter. The player needs their vehicle to last until their opponent's meter turns red. If they win the match, they receive gold coins to upgrade their car with powerful weapons, including a circular saw, mining drill and flame thrower. If they're willing to watch an advertisement, they double the winnings.
Draw Car Fight provides easy-to-understand tools. An onscreen wrench tab gives the player access to tires and weapons. In some cases, the player must watch ads to access certain weapons. A separate pencil tab allows them to draw extra features on the vehicle, such as spikes on the front and structural supports. The game refers to the pencil lines as ink. If the player runs out of ink, they can earn more by watching an ad.