The screen background has golden pillars that act as a frame for the game. The music is a traditional Egyptian style. The intention of the screen is to keep the player's focus on the game, so the background is simple without many bells and whistles. Due to its simple design, it is easy to learn the rules and before long you will become an expert at the game. Don't be fooled into thinking that its simple design means it is not fun to play. You will be hooked.
Book of Dead requires you to set bets before you begin any type of play. There are three buttons available for you to handle your bets. There is the coin value button, the coin button, and the lines button. You can use them all together. The lines button allows you to select which pay lines are active for the spin. The coin button allows you to select how many coins you want to play per spin. The coin value is how much money you want to associate, or bet, for each coin per spin.
Auto play allows you to play the game faster by setting the number of times the reels spin in a row without stopping for you to make any changes. Book of Dead has a selection that lets you set a maximum amount to bet and the reels spin automatically. Once you have decided your bet, all you do is select spin.
There are many symbols used in this game. There are the traditional playing card symbols like Ace, King, Queen, and Jack. There are also iconic Egyptians like Anubis and Ibis. Another symbol in the game is the actual Book of Dead. It is a gold book and it is used for the Scatter and Wild. When it acts as a wild symbol, it replaces all other symbols to create a win. When it acts as the scatter symbol, it fires off the free spin round. In this round, when three scatter symbols appear on any of the reels, a 10 free spin feature initiates.