The gameplay here is simple enough: the titular heroine, Coraline, is engaged by the various quirky (and in some cases, devious) adults she encounters in and around her new home, The Pink Palace, to perform various fetch quests, minigames and simple puzzles. The fetch quests will involve you finding certain objects (i.e. go fetch all the blue items) that are scattered around the house. The minigames include: shooting things with your slingshot, Go Fish, catching pancakes on a plate and conducting mice to dance. The puzzle elements found in the game typically involve moving boxes or stacks of paper from point A to point B to help Coraline get to an unreachable area or item.