Play’n GO’s Book of Dead slot perfectly taps into the mystique of ancient Egyptian adventures that has spawned so many myth and movies. With premium graphics and features, it’s proof that online slots can be every bit as high quality as video games.

Why play Book of Dead?

250,000x max win

Top 10 UK slot game

Free spins with expanding symbol

What we think about the Book of Dead slot

“Book of Dead is head and shoulders above the hundreds of other Egyptian slots out there. It just oozes quality.”

Is Book of Dead the right slot for you?

Deep within the tombs of the pyramids of Ancient Egypt, intrepid adventurer Rich Wilde battles underworld gods Anubis and Osiris for control of the Book of Dead. That’s the backstory behind one of the greatest ever slots.

Released by Swedish games studio Play’n GO, Book of Dead is a 5-reel online slot with up to 10 paylines. Thanks to scintillating graphics and a phenomenal Free Spins feature, the Book of Dead slot game has become one of the best loved Egyptian slots ever, overtaking even the famous Eye of Horus slot.

SBook of Dead slot game screenshot

Theme aside, the key considerations in deciding whether to play the Book of Dead slot is its win potential, volatility and bonus features. The maximum line win for Book of Dead is 5,000x, but the maximum multiplier is actually 250,000 times your stake, though that’s capped at £250,000 at PlayOJO.

It’s a high volatility slot, so be prepared for some bigger bankroll swings than other Egyptian slots such as John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen.

Don’t expect a raft of features either, as the Book of Dead game has just one – the Book of Dead free spins bonus - though it’s more interesting than your average free spins feature.



A symbol you’ll be on the lookout for is the Book of Dead. This gold book adorned with a winged beetle is both the Wild that substitutes for all other symbols to help you complete wins, and also acts as the scatter symbol which triggers Free Spins.

Special symbol selection screen in the Book of Dead free spins feature

Free Spins

The Book of Dead free spins feature is the reason this game is popular. Although it’s perhaps not as interesting as the Eye of Horus free spins feature, it’s the huge win potential that makes the feature so engaging.

Hit 3 or more Books in any position and you’ll get 10 Free Spins. When the Free Spins start, the book will choose a special expanding symbol that can expand across reels to complete much bigger wins and will always be framed in gold. If you hit 3 or more Books again during any Free Spin, another 10 are retriggered.

Expanding symbols in action during Book of Dead slot feature

Other games like this

Legacy of Dead

Play’n GO’s Legacy of Dead slot was the sequel to Book of Dead. It looks identical and is also a 10-line slot which centres on the free spins feature. Except this time, with every retrigger of the free spins bonus, another special symbol is added to the list that can expand to fill reels.

As up to 9 expanding symbols can be active at any one time, that means every position on the reels can expand, creating some impressive win potential.

Eye of Horus

Before the Book of Dead UK slot came along, Reel Time Gaming’s iconic Eye of Horus slot was the undisputed king of Egyptian slots. Despite its dated look and feel, some would say it still is. If the original is a little too much like Book of Dead, there’s always the Eye of Horus Megaways and Eye of Horus The Golden Tablet.

My verdict

You don’t need any ancient code to unravel the mystery of why the Book of Dead slot machine has been so popular at PlayOJO and all around the UK. Mix one part classy graphics with one part slick animations, add a dash of carefully chosen free spins enhanced with special symbols, and you get the best of the best in Egyptian slots.

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What is the Book of Dead slot RTP?

The Book of Dead RTP is 91.25%. That of course doesn’t include the money back OJO gives you every time you play through our OJOplus reward programme.

What is the minimum bet on Book of Dead?

You can play our Play n’ GO Book of Dead slot for real money from just 1p per spin, if you choose 1 coin at 1p per coin, and 1 win line.

What is most you can win?

The maximum paytable wins for Book of Dead are:

  • Horus: 5 of these blue eagle gods will net you 750 coins.
  • Anubis: The jackal-headed god of the dead! Same value as the phoenix, 5 will score 750 coins.
  • Osiris: Get 5 of this god on a payline and you’ll 2000x you stake.
  • Rich Wilde: The top man gets you the top prize – 5000 coins.

The maximum multiplier available for base game spins is 5,000x. Bigger payouts are possible via the bonus feature, and although you’ll need to play for maximum stakes to be eligible for the biggest Book of Dead slot payouts, these can rise to £250,000.

Can I play Book of Dead for free?

Yes, at PlayOJO you can play the Book of Dead slot demo without risking a penny. Simply create your account, log in and look out for the Try For Free option. Don’t forget you can get free spins on Book of Dead with your welcome bonus too.

How do you play the Book of Dead slot?

Once you’ve created your PlayOJO account, head to our online slots section where you can try it for free, or play for real money.

First, choose how many win lines and coins you’d like to play. You can bet between 1 and 5 coins per spin, and between 1p and £1 per coin. You also need to choose the number of win lines to play, from 1 line to 10 lines. All in all, that means your total bet per spin can be anything from 1p to £50.

The aim of the game when you play the Book of Dead online slot is to match symbols on a win line starting from left to right, to bag a paytable win. Simples!