Golden Grimoire is a slot game that NetEnt have produced which follows a rather magical theme that players will love when they take the reels for a spin.

For those unsure what a ‘Grimoire’ is, it is a magic book that can be considered to be a sorcerer’s private journal that contains a number of different magical spells.

Indeed, Golden Grimoire is a game that has a number of magical elements to it, therefore we highly recommend that readers continue to look at this Golden Grimoire game review if they wish to be in with a chance of experiencing their own magical moments.


The Golden Grimoire slot game features a playing grid of five reels and four rows. This NetEnt title provides players 20 fixed paylines in which they are able to try and form a number of winning combinations by matching a number of the game’s icons.

Players are able to take on this magical adventure from as little as €0.20 per spin, although those that want the biggest rewards are able to wager as much as €400 on each turn they make! NetEnt have continued to provide some traditional features with this game, such as the ‘Autoplay’ function. This button will allow for players to set the reels to spin automatically and uninterrupted for a set period of time, with limits of between 10 and 500 available.

Players can either test this slot game out via the Golden Grimoire Free Play version that is available at the top of this game review, or they can play for real money straight away.

Either way, they will encounter a number of different icons when they take a look at the paytable of the game. There are eight symbols that are available on the reels, although these can appear fully stacked.

Playing card suits – diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts – all appear as the low-value icons, whilst the high-value icons that follow those more traditional symbols include things such as the gems. A purple gem which is held by a scarab, a blue gem that is held by a snake, a green gem held by a Kraken-like creature, and a red gem held by a spider. Five of them appearing on one of the paylines will provide rewards of between 0.75x and 5x the stake.

In addition, the grimoire that has a question mark is the game’s mystery symbol and is the main one of the game. The Wild is the golden skull but this can only appear when the mystery symbol transforms and substitutes all other icons except for the Scatter; which is represented by the keyhole that features the word ‘Scatter’ as well.

Feature Bonuses

One of the main Golden Grimoire bonuses available is via the mystery symbol icon that provides the transformations feature. These icons can only appear on reels two, three, and four, though. They will transform into a random pay symbol or the Wild icon.

If the icon transforms into the same icon that appears on reel one, though, then all other icons on the row will turn into the matching icon to provide players with a potentially big win. If the Wild appears after the transformation, all icons up to reel 2 will be turned into the Wild as well.

Perhaps one of the better Golden Grimoire bonuses available, though, is the ‘Free Spins’ feature. This is triggered when Scatters appear on reels one, three and five. Players will be handed eight free spins, however this feature can not be retriggered.

The mystery books will feature on reel two to five in this game as well, and will turn into a sticky mystery symbol and remain locked in position if they appear on the reels throughout the feature.

RTP (return to player)

Our Golden Grimoire review found that the return to player (RTP) rate stands at 96.44%