Coffin Dodgers is a 3D arcade kart racing game with cartoon-like visuals. The player choose one from seven retirement village residents who race against the Grim Reaper (Death itself) on upgradeable mobility scooters. They can use various weapons like an uzi, rockets or oil traps. Weapons can be obtained by picking up box, similar to the Mario Kart) games. They can also use canes to hit the other racers.
The game has four environments, thirteen tracks and a championship mode. Next to single-player races there are time trials, online multiplayer and local multiplayer for up to four racers. The Grim Reaper uses zombies and characters can hit them during races. The game has a very basic "open world" mode with free racing through the different environments. The scooters can be customized.