Enjoy a Fairy Tale Adventure with Tinderbox Treasures, by Playtech

Tinderbox Treasures Slot

Enjoy a Fairy Tale Adventure with Tinderbox Treasures, by Playtech

Written by Daniel Wilson
February 2, 2018

If you’re not familiar with the Tinderbox tale, created by the legendary Hans Christian Anderson, here’s a quick recap. It’s about a normal soldier who discovers a magical Tinderbox. By striking a match, he can summon three powerful dogs to do his bidding: bringing gold, finding his secret princess lover and, eventually, saving his life.

This slot brings all of the mystery and magic of the fairy tale to life brilliantly. The reels are set in the tree where the dogs live, jealously guarding their gold. The symbols feature all the main characters from the story, while the music is tinged with the exciting optimism of a Disney movie.

Like many original fairy tales, Tinderbox is every bit as serious as it is whimsical – there’s real money on the line, and you won’t be taking the game lightly!


It’s magical, for sure, but in a more subtle way than the likes of Wishwood. The dogs are hilariously designed, and the soundtrack is one you could listen to all day long. Tinderbox Treasures is a fairy tale story for adults.

Gameplay and Layout

Let’s start with the good stuff: you can wager anywhere from $0.25 to an incredible $1,250 per spin! With the highest-paying symbol (the soldier protagonist) worth 250x your initial stake, you could take home $300,000 in a single lucky turn.

There are 5 reels, and 25 paylines. The symbols are mostly characters from the fairy tale: the soldier, the king, the princess, the three magical dogs and, of course, the tinderbox itself. The rest are made up of 10, Jack, Queen and King symbols.

The Tinderbox acts as the game’s Scatter, and landing 3 on a single spin unlocks the free spins round. While the base game is interesting, with smooth animations and a great soundtrack, it’s the bonus features which really cement the slot’s quality.

Bonus Features

There are four different wilds in the game:

  • Copper
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • The free spins wild

If the copper wild lands during the base game and forms a winning combination, you get a respin. Not only that, but there is now a silver wild available (two stacked wilds) with a 2x multipler. If that wild appears fully and is part of a winning combo, you get another respin. This time it’s the gold wild, 3 symbols high with a 3x multiplier.

This all takes place during the base game, and can massively boost your winnings off initially-innocuous spins.

The Free Spins Round

Three Tinderbox scatters and it’s free spin time! You also get to pick one of three doors: choose wisely, and earn either stacked scatters, extra spins or a 5x wild multiplier. You get 10 spins as standard, with special wilds on the middle 3 reels.

But it gets better. Every scatter which lands on reel 5 earns you a so-called “Dog Spin”. Once your free spins are up, you get to use your dog spins, which come with copper, silver and gold wilds all active at once. The free spins round is a serious cash spinner.

Our Verdict

It’s a top-tier game. The soundtrack is entrancing, the bonus features lucrative and the story compelling. We recommend Tinderbox Treasures to anyone, whether you’re a small-ball spinner or a high-rolling VIP.

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