It's getting close to that time of year again folks! Let’s face it, Super Bowl Sunday is not just about watching the biggest football game of the season, it’s the biggest unofficial holiday of the year. From Super Bowl parties with family and friends, local events and of course all kinds of food, the Super Bowl has evolved over the years from the big game to the big party.
One popular way people love to add to the excitement is by playing Super Bowl squares.
If you never heard of them or how the game works, it’s very self-explanatory.
Football squares are usually played for prizes. If it’s played in an office environment it can be played for fun, a possible extra vacation day, a free lunch or anything else co-workers can agree on.
Between friends it may be for money, food or just even bragging rights!
Here is the basis of the game.
A 10x10 grid is made with the numbers 0 through 9 across the top and down the side, but the numbers are usually in a random order and inserted after the grid is full; this way participants can’t select what numbers they may think will win.
One team's name is written across the top and the other down the side. If playing for money or an office prize, each square on the grid will cost a certain price. Contestants buy the squares they choose and put their name or initials in that square.
There are different ways of playing, but the most popular is to have a winner for each quarter of the game. Here is how you win. If playing per quarter and the score at the end of the first quarter is Team A, 17 and Team B, 3, then whoever has the 7/3 square is the winner.
It’s that simple.
The rules and rewards are up to you and can be tweaked any way you like, but adding this long time favorite game to your Super Bowl party can make it more interesting and fun for you and your friends!