Ice Age Village is a social tycoon game set in the world of the Ice Age films, where the player places animals, fun buildings, and decorations to create an animal village. Quests are given by the characters from the films. Animals and fun buildings provide coins and experience points on a set time interval, requiring the player to collect from them regularly. These coins are used to buy more animals, fun buildings, and decorations.
For each animal, the player initially places a habitat and one adult animal together, purchases the second adult, and then has to "breed" two child family members to complete a family of animals. Decorations boost the coin output of the animal families and fun buildings. Some items can only be purchased with the premium currency (Acorns) purchased through micro-transactions. Premium currency can also be used to rush collect timers.
Two mini-games are included: Kung Fu Scrat, where the player swipes their finger to attack piranhas while avoiding spiky fish, and Sid's Egg Rescue, where the player guides Sid as he dives after an egg sinking in the water. Players can visit their friends' villages, as well as send and receive gifts with other players.