As of February 2015, Akinator's website only offers one game, which is a character guessing game with a genie. The player thinks of a fictional or real character, and Akinator asks a series of questions in order to be able to guess the name of the character.
Once Akinator, the Web Genie, has asked enough questions, he suggests the name of the character that the player has been thinking of during the game. In order for the game to work, the player must think of a public figure or fictional character.
Once the game is complete, the player can upload a picture of the character, if one is not available, or the player can suggest a new one, if the character already has one. A new photo is visible once it is approved by the moderator.
At the end of the game, the player can also modify or add a character. By selecting Suggest A New Name, the player can enter a new name, a brief description and an explanation for the modification. If the genie fails to guess the correct character, he provides a list of similar characters. If the correct character is available, the player can select it from the list. If the correct character is not available, the player can add a name and a brief description for the new character. New or modified characters are added after they are approved by a moderator.