Book of Yuletide Slot Review 2024

With Halloween still on the agenda, some may say it’s too early to start poking around Christmas slots, but we disagree. There’s nothing like a good old Christmas slot to get you in the mood for the upcoming festivities, and we’re starting off with Quickspin’s Book of Yuletide.

Yuletide means ‘the period around Christmas’. Some may find this period a little stressful, running around spending hours looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, or pushing your way through the aisles in your local supermarket to grab the last turkey crown on the shelf, yet there’s something truly magical about it.

Book of Yuletide is another ‘Book’ style slot with an exciting Free Spins round, Expanding symbols, and a Pick and Click feature. Book of Yuletide is the gift that keeps on giving, where landing 3 Book Scatters during Free Spins will award additional Picks and Free Spins.

Will Book of Yuletide get us into the Christmas spirit? Let’s play on and find out!

Book of Yuletide Base Game

Book of Yuletide Base Game and Features

Book of Yuletide is a 5-reel Video Slot with 10 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of any High-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.27% and a max win cap of 32,760x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is Santa, followed by the Purple, Green, and Blue Elves. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Book Scatters also act as Wilds, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols.

Game Provider Quickspin
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 32,760x
Paylines 10
Release Date 28/11/2023
RTP 96.27%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Book of Yuletide Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Book Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 4 Free Spins and 3, 6, or 12 Picks respectively.

Before you head into Free Spins, you will be met with a series of Gifts on the screen which are part of the Pick and Click Feature. With your number of awarded Picks, choose a Gift to be awarded one of the following.

  • x6 Xmas Gifts of +2 Free Spins
  • x3 Xmas Gifts of +3 Free Spins
  • x2 Xmas Gifts of +5 Free Spins
  • x1 Xmas Gift of +10 Free Spins
  • x2 Xmas Gifts of +1 Expanding symbol
  • x1 Xmas Gift of +2 Expanding symbols
  • x1 Xmas Gift of +4 Expanding symbols
  • x2 Xmas Gifts of +x1 Multiplier
  • x1 Xmas Gift of +x2 Multiplier
  • x1 Xmas Gift of +x5 Multiplier

At the start of Free Spins, 1 Expanding symbol and a Multiplier of x1 are awarded as standard. Each time a certain number of your Expanding symbol(s) land in view, they will expand to fill the entire reel they are on and pay regardless of their position on the reels.

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Book Scatters during this time will award an additional +2 Free Spins and another 1, 2, or 4 Picks respectively.

Book of Yuletide Free Spins

Book of Yuletide Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Quickspin has granted players access to 3 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Option 1 – Triggers Free Spins with 3 or more Book Scatters for 150x your bet.
  • Option 2 – Triggers Free Spins with 4 or more Book Scatters for 500x your bet.
  • Option 3 – Triggers Free Spins with 5 or more Book Scatters for 1,600x your bet.

Book of Yuletide: Our Verdict

Book of Yuletide is undoubtedly the first of many Christmas slots to come our way, but what did we think about our first offering from popular provider Quickspin?

Like the change in seasons throughout the year, Christmas slots only seem to trend during the end of the year, at which point they pass their sell-by date, but will Book of Yuletide be remembered by players come next Christmas?

Book of Yuletide gets the Christmas juices flowing, with a classic Christmas design and familiar soundtracks. Given the ‘Book’ style of gameplay, it’s no surprise to us that the base game leaves little to be desired, saving the Christmas magic for the Free Spins round.

The Pick and Click feature is a great way to modify your Free Spins round, of which there are many ways to do it. Extra win multipliers, Free Spins, and Expanding symbols are all up for grabs here, and landing 3 or more Scatters will send you back with more Picks.

When Book of Yuletide is feeling particularly festive, it can deliver max wins of up to a staggering 32,760x, which will make you feel like all your Christmas’ has come at once if you’re lucky enough to hit it!