Play ‘N Go’s Book of Dead Slot Review

The Book of Dead slot is brought to you by Play ‘N Go and is a 5 reel, 10 payline game available across all devices. You can play this popular slot on desktop, mobile and tablet devices (including iOS and Android) with the stake or bet range starting at 10p - the max bet is £100 per spin.

Set in Ancient Egypt, adventurer Rich Wilde is back in this highly volatile slot where the main attraction is the Free Spins feature – here will you get up to 20 free spins but a symbol is chosen at random to become a special expanding symbol for wins of up to 5,000 times your stake. There's not many games that offer this kind of experience - enter the ancient burial chamber to win its riches.

Book of Dead slot theme/symbols

The Book of Dead slot takes you to the mythical underworld of Ancient Egypt where you step into the light after encountering Anubis and Osiris. The reels are set within an ancient burial chamber - it all looks rather good which adds to the experience.

There are 11 different symbols which appear on the reels - there's 9 normal symbols, and 1 free spins scatter symbol (the Book of Dead) which also acts as the wild. The reels are

  • A, K, Q, J and 10 royal symbols - 3, 4 or 5 of the A symbol will give you 0.5, 4 or 15 x stake
  • Horus symbol - 2, 3 , 4 or 5 Horus symbols will reward you with 0.5, 3, 10 or 75 x stake
  • Anubis symbol - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Anubis symbols pay 0.5, 3, 10 or 75 x stake
  • Osiris symbol - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Osiris symbols pay 0.5, 4, 40 or 200 x stake
  • Rich Wilde symbol - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Rich Wilde symbols pay 1, 10, 100 or 500 x stake
  • Book of Dead wild/scatter symbol - 2, 3, 4 or 5 Book of Dead symbols pay 1, 10, 100 or 500 x stake

As you can see, the most rewarding symbols is Rich Wilde (the intrepid explorer) - 5 on a payline will give you 500 times your stake but just 2 will give you your stake back. If you manage to fill the reels entirely of either of Rich Wilde symbols in a spin, you'll hit the jackpot of 5,000 times your stake.

Just as important is the Book symbol (or the dead book as it's know) as this is both the wild and scatter symbol. When it appears as a wild, it can substitute for any other reel symbol to help you form winning combinations. Let's see what else this game has to offer.

Free Spins feature

As for bonus features, the Book of Dead slot has just the 1. to offer. When the Book symbol appears as a scatter, 3 or more are needed anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature. As well as a payout of 2, 20 or 200 times your bet, you then enter a sacred chamber where you will be rewarded with 10 free spins.

During the feature, look out for 3 scattered Book symbols as this will give you a further 10 free spins. Doing this will give you the max 20 free spins available in total.

More importantly, a symbol is chosen randomly before the feature starts to act as a special expanding symbol. If you get this symbol on a few reels, it can give you some huge wins. Here are the potential rewards on offer if you manage to fill all 5 reels with the same symbol:

  • Q, J or 10 symbols - 100 x stake win
  • K or A symbols - 150 x stake win
  • Horus or Anubis symbols - 750 x stake
  • Osiris symbol - 2,000 x stake
  • Rich Wilde symbol - 5,000 x stake

If you get Rich Wilde as the high value symbol, you can win the maximum jackpot available in the Book of Dead slot.

Book of Dead thoughts

Book of Dead is very similar to Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe but with better graphics and animations - it provides a much better experience as it looks fantastic on mobile and tablet devices too. It is 1 of the most popular gambling slots and is considered the best ancient Egyptian themed game around. As a result, there have been many Book of Dead slots floating around (i.e. clones).

The game is a very volatile one with a maximum win per spin or free spin being 5,000 times your stake - to do this, you need to fill the reels with the high value Rich Wilde symbol. Whilst you can do this in the base game, it becomes much more likely in the Free Spins feature if Rich Wilde is chosen as the special expanding symbol.

It has an RTP of 96.1% which is decent but it's high variance so you'll need deep pockets and may need to deposit a few times to get into the Free Spins feature (where the big jackpot is made easier with the special expanding symbols). Just remember to bet sensibly as it can bleed your bankroll dry.

Book of Dead has become Play 'N Go's most popular-ever slot and achieved cult status. Speaking of the game, Play 'N Go's Chief Operating Officer (Martin Zettergren) said that

"Book of Dead is a spellbindingly exciting slot that players won't be able to tear themselves away from" and that it "boasts best-in-class graphics, sounds, and animation" - as a result, Play 'N Go has become real favourite amongst slot players and has spawn other Riche Wilde releases (such as the Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness slot).

Book of Dead Slot Information

  • Game:
    Book of Dead
  • Software:
    Play ‘N Go
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
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  • Total Coins:
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (2)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier::
Review by Will Jamieson

Review by Will Jamieson

Where to Play ‘N Go’s Book of Dead Slot


up to £1,000


Free Spins



T&C Apply

Significant bonus terms: 18+ new players only. Max bonus £1,000. Minimum deposit: £20. Max bet with active bonus: £5. Wagering requirement 100% match bonus: 30 times sum of deposit + bonus. Wagering requirement free spins: 45 times winnings. Bonus expires 30 days after activation. Free spins are given out in batches of 20 per day for a total of 10 consecutive days starting with the day of deposit. Some games may not be played with an active bonus. Games may contribute differently when wagering a bonus. You first play with your deposited amount and then the bonus.


up to £50


Extra Spins



T&C Apply

First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £20, max. Bonus £50. Game: Legacy of Egypt, Spin Value: £0.30. WR of 60x Bonus amount and Free Spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.30) of the free spin winnings and bonus amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Free Spins must be used before deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies.




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18+, Terms & Conditions apply,