Emil i Lönneberga consists of both an audio book and a game based on Astrid Lindgren's famous children book character. The game part takes place on the farm Katthult in Småland where Emil lives. Different things on the farm can be interacted with, causing Emil to do some of his most famous pranks such as hoisting his sister up the flag pole. For each mischief, Emil's father will appear and chase him across the screen and the player can attempt to get away from him. If not he will end up locked up in the tool shed. In the shed the player can carve figures out of wood which is done by moving a knife over the wood.
There are also two mini games. One involves an obstacle course and a pig. To get past an obstacle the pig has to do tricks which it does when the player feeds it with various snack. For example apples make it stand and walk while carrots make it crawl. In the other game the player has to direct carriages to their destination by opening and closing gates. At the same time it's important to watch out so that animals in the pastures doesn't escape.