Danball Senki Baku Boost is an action role-playing game, whose combatants are toy robot models called LBXes (short for "Little Battlers Experience"). The toy-models are animated by a small interior engine, and both appearance and characteristics can be personalized. Battles are in real-time, set in cardboard dioramas, miniaturized reproductions of locales. The visual style is that of anime.
It is possible to trade robot cards with other players, as well as engage battles with a number of players from two to to six, and play co-operatively in teams of either two or three players.
The game's controls depend widely upon the stylus.