Ellie And Ben: Fall Date is a dress-up game in the paper doll category. The game starts with Ellie expressing her excitement about Ben asking her out on a date. She hopes the player can help her impress him with a great look crafted from makeup, clothing and accessory selections.
The player helps Ellie apply lipstick, eyeshadow and blush. They also help her pick a pair of colored contacts. After they complete her makeup, they help her select a hairstyle, a dress or top and bottom combination, and jewelry. After the player finishes helping Ellie, they learn that Ben needs help too. They can help him pick a hairstyle, an outfit and accessories, including eyewear, headgear and a briefcase.
Ellie And Ben: Fall Date shows the couple together in an outdoor autumnal setting. The game doesn't offer the player a camera to take pictures of the couple, which is a popular option usually offered with dress-up games. Of course, the player doesn't have to stop playing after they complete a single look for each character. They can return to the previous screens and dress Ellie and Ben in different styles.
Since many clothes and accessories reflect real-world trending fashions, the player can also use their smartphone or computer screenshot or snip tool to save the styles to help them make fashion choices or share ideas on social media.