How Do Super Bowl Squares


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OK, so you want to get in on the Super Bowl squares fun, but don’t know how to run a pool? Don’t you worry. We got you covered.

Super Bowl squares is a game of chance where people can purchase squares on a grid, each of which are assigned two numbers. Those numbers correspond to the box’s given value in the X and Y (or horizontal and vertical) coordinates.

This sounds more complicated than it is.

How to set up the Super Bowl squares grid

Make a square. Then carve that square up into 10 rows and 10 columns. (If you want a bigger squares pool, you can go up to 100 x 100 for a grid, but if you’re running that serious and massive a pool I doubt you’ll need me to explain to you how to run it.)

There are different ways to play, but usually the x-axis applies to one team, and the y-axis applies to the other team.

Participants can then purchase squares on the board. People don’t know what number they will be assigned; they’re just purchasing the chance to own a square, and can purchase as many as you want to limit.

In a 10×10 grid, obviously enough, there are 100 squares available to purchase. You can sell squares for as much or as little as you like, and limit people on how many they can purchase if you see fit.

Once names are assigned in random squares, you randomly assign numbers 1-10 to both the rows and columns. So it will look like this:

The names should be filled in the boxes, and you’re ready to go.

How do you score in Super Bowl squares?

Most people carve up scoring by quarter, half, and then final score. The pot can be carved up however you want. A popular way of doing it is 50% of the pot for final score, 30% for halftime score, and then 10% for 1st and 3rd quarter score, but it’s totally up to you. Some people just do 25% of pot after each of the four quarters.

The way you find a winner is whoever’s square correctly matches to the ones digit of the score of each team. So if the score after the first quarter is 14-10 Patriots, the player who has square that coincides with the 4 in the Patriots column and the 0 in the Rams column will win that quarter.

Each quarter gives you a fresh chance to win.

What are the best squares to have in Super Bowl squares?

I’m going to lean on my colleagues at USA TODAY Sports to handle this one:

The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective wrote that the single best square to have is seven on the favorite’s axis (the Patriots are the favorites this year) and zero on the underdog’s, with the 0-0 square a close second. The Washington Post lists 0-0 as the best square to have, with the two combinations of seven and zero (7-0 or 0-7) right behind it. Three, four and one also aren’t bad numbers to have from an odds standpoint.

Is there any skill in Super Bowl squares?

Zero. None. Total game of chance. Still fun to do!

Completely Free, Completely Customizable Squares Contests

With your free SBPS contest, you have the freedom to set your Super Bowl Pool up exactly how you want it and manage it exactly as you want to. Every aspect of your football squares contest can be adjusted and tinkered with.


Size & Shape

Though 100 Square Contests are the most common, you can create a contest with 25, 50, or 100 available squares. You can even go really off the grid and create a custom contest of any size from 1x1 to 10x10.


Invite Players

Share your contest with friends and family, allowing them to join your contest with the click of a button.


Post Your Contest Numbers

Once the grid is set, generate your grid's contest numbers with a simple click of a button.

Looking for a Fixed Contest Size?

If you're looking for a more standard grid size, choose from one of the pre-arranged contest sizes of 25, 50, and 100.

100 Squares

Looking for the standard 10x10, 100 square grid? Click below to get started or click learn more to find out how 100 square contests work. Great for big groups and Super Bowl watch parties.

50 Squares

Less popular than the 10x10 grids, 50 square grids may be half the size but they have all the fun of a full size contest. Great for smaller groups.

25 Squares

Got a smaller group but want a fun watch party activity? Try a 25 square contest! Easier to fill and just as easy to create and manage.

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