Wild Forest Mahjong is a tile-matching game similar to the traditional Chinese Mahjong game but presented in a jungle setting. A player must solve layered tile puzzles to progress through the game and unlock new levels. The primary goal of the game is to complete all nine available levels. On the main play field to the center and left of the screen, the player is presented with stacks of wooden tiles arranged in a specially designed shape. On the right side of the screen, the game shows the current play level, the player's score, gemstone points count and a countdown timer. To complete a level, the player needs to find a pair of tiles that feature the same pictures and remove them from the field and then repeat this process to clear the entire field of tiles. The game reveals new tiles with different and unique pictures as the player progresses through each level. Unlike traditional Mahjong, the tiles don't feature any characters or dots on them. The game doesn't have any bonus tiles either that feature the seasons or winds. Instead, Wild Forest Mahjong tiles feature pictures of objects commonly found in a jungle, created by tribal people or brought to the jungle by explorers and others, such as an ant, flowers, leafy green ferns, seedlings, mushrooms, nuts, a potted plant, an egg, a feather, different types of flasks, an axe, a knife, a map, a compass, masks, carved statues, a wooden figurine, rucksacks and various gemstone rings.