Super Bowl Party Ideas
How to Play Super Bowl Squares
Everybody loves a Super Bowl party. When it all starts, people are pumped about the big game and even bigger commercials. Then something funny happens. Unless your guests are fans of one of the teams or real football aficionados, interest in the game tends to dwindle as time goes on.
We have a surefire way to keep people excited about the game well into the third quarter when all of the good commercials have passed: Super Bowl Squares.
- Print this handy grid.
- You have 100 squares to sell to your guests. Choose a price and let people buy as many squares as they want, but you'll need to sell all 100 squares. A dollar a square is pretty standard, but you can up the ante if your friends are high rollers.
- Pass around the blank grid and let people put their initials in as many random squares as they've bought.
- Once all the squares are filled, pull numbers from zero to nine at random to designate the order of the numbers that go along the left and the top of the grid. You'll want to make sure this is done after the squares are filled and randomly to keep people from only picking the squares with 0's, 3's and 7's.
- At the end of each quarter, the person whose initials are in the square that matches the last digit of the teams' scores wins. So if the score at the end of the first quarter is 7 points for the NFC team and 3 points for the AFC team, you'll find the square that coordinates to the number 7 on the NFC line and the number 3 on the AFC line.
- You may want to split the pot into percentages so that the final score winner gets more than the quarter winners. For example, the winners of the first three quarters get 20 percent of the pot, and the winner of the final score gets 40 percent of the pot.