Jungle Jewels Connect is a tile-matching, puzzle game set in three jungle environments labeled Easy, Medium and Hard. A player's goal is to remove tiles that display fruits bordered by green frames from the levels in these areas by connecting matching tiles in pairs. The player can only play in the Medium area by completing three levels in the Easy area. They must complete five levels in the Medium area to unlock the Hard one. All levels feature timed gameplay of less than six minutes.
The player can connect matching tiles when the tiles share a border or have a gap between them. The player knows when they've selected two available tiles because the frame on each tile changes from green to orange. They can also find matching tiles by using hints. They can even reshuffle the tiles up to five times to create new matching opportunities.
Jungle Jewels Connect offers several types of connect gameplay. With some levels, the tiles that remain after the player completes matches hang in their positions on the playfield. With other levels, all remaining tiles shift down, up, left or right to fill gaps. The player only wins if they remove every tile from the field. If they perform extremely well, their rank, username and score appear on a leaderboard of the top 10 players.