Family Nest Tile Match Puzzle is a connect-style tile-matching game. The player removes bubble-style tiles that contain items from a board in matching pairs. They can play in a level-style mode that features an adventure theme with islands that contain 15 puzzles per island and in competitive tournament matches against other online players. After Level 10, they can also play minigames in free-style mode.
The player selects a pair of identical side-by-side tiles or a pair separated by no more than three lines. The game offers them a hint tool with 10 hints as well, and it auto-shuffles tiles if no moves remain. To win standalone puzzles in the adventure levels mode, the player must clear the entire board before time runs out. To win tournament matches, which they can only enter after completing at least three levels to gain experience, they must earn more coins than their competition by the time both players together clear the board.
Family Nest Tile Match Puzzle provides the player with a unique earnings option. The player earns the most coins while playing in levels and tournament modes when they perform connections across the widest gaps between two matching tiles. As a result, they only earn one coin for side-by-side matches and more coins based on the number of empty squares with matches that require long connections.
As with most tile-matching games, they also earn golden stars based on performance, daily bonus gift boxes, treasure chests for play that continues for a specific number of days, and bonus coins and diamonds by watching ads. The top 100 tournament players earn the most rewards. Lastly, the player uses their rewards to feed a pet terrier and perform home area changes.