2022 Super Bowl Squares: Results, Rules, Payout Structure for Box Pools
Your Super Bowl festivities are never complete without a squares pool.
Squares pools, also called “boxes,” give everyone a rooting interest without much effort — you just need to root for the last number of each team’s score to line up with your numbers at the end of each quarter.
Super Bowl Squares Results
1Q winning numbers: Rams 7, Bengals 3
2Q winning numbers: Rams 3, Bengals 0
3Q winning numbers: Rams 6, Bengals 0
4Q winning numbers: Rams 3, Bengals 0
Super Bowl Squares Sheet
Click here or on the image below to download and print your Super Bowl squares sheet.
How To Run A Super Bowl Squares Pool
Here’s how these pools work.
Let’s say your square intersects at Rams 7 and Bengals 0. If the Rams are winning 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, you win that quarter. If they win the game 27-20, you win the full game, because the last digit of each score matches your numbers.
There are five basic steps to setting up a squares pool.
- Print your sheet.
- Pick a “buy-in” price for the squares — this will determine the pool’s overall prize pot. There are 100 squares available so if you charge $2 per square, there will be $200 in the pot.
- “Sell” all 100 squares to your pool mates — friends, family, coworkers, whoever! — and put their names in random squares until all 100 are full.
- Do not fill in the numbers until all the squares have names written in, or the first participants will take the best numbers — it’s advantageous to get numbers like 0, 3 and 7 because football scores often end in these numbers.
- We already put the teams on each axis but if you use your own sheet, you’ll want to write Bengals on the top and Rams on the left (or vice versa).
- Randomize the numbers 0-9 by picking them out of a hat (or using this site) and assign them to a spot along the “x” axis (Bengals), then repeat the same process for the “y” axis (Rams).
Here’s an example with the numbers filled in.
Most pools will pay out each quarter, with a bigger percentage going to halftime and the biggest to the final score.
Let’s stick with the example of the $200 pot.
If you have Rams 3, Bengals 3 and the first quarter ends tied 3-3, you’d win that portion of the pot.
- First quarter: $30 (15%)
- Halftime: $60 (30%)
- Third quarter: $30 (15%)
- Final: $80 (40%)
There are plenty of ways to structure payouts, including awarding the entire pot to the final score winner or paying out with every score change.