Your Super Bowl festivities are never complete without a pool of squares.

Pools of squares, also known as “boxes”, give everyone some rooting interest without much effort – just root for the last number in each team’s score to line up with your numbers at the end of each quarter.

Download our sheet below and read the rules if you run or play in a pool for Bengals-Rams.

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Super Bowl Squares Sheet

Click here or on the image below to download and print your Super Bowl squares sheet.

printable super bowl squares sheet for download

How to Manage a Super Bowl Square Pool

Here’s how these pools work.

Let’s say your square intersects at Rams 7 and Bengals 0. If the Rams win 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 square pool.

  1. Print your sheet.
  2. Choose a “buy-in” price for the boxes – this will determine the overall pool price. There are 100 squares available, so if you charge $2 per square, there will be $200 in the pot.
  3. “Sell” all 100 spots to your friends at the pool – friends, family, colleagues, whoever! – and put their names in random boxes until all 100 are full.
  4. Don’t fill in the numbers until all the squares have names, otherwise the early entrants will take the best numbers – it’s beneficial to get numbers like 0, 3 and 7 because football scores often end in these figures.
  5. We’ve already put the teams on each axis but if you’re using your own sheet, you’ll want to write Bengals on top and Rams on the left (or vice versa).
  6. Randomize the numbers from 0 to 9 by drawing them from a hat (or using this site) and assign them to a point along the “x” axis (Bengals), then repeat the same process for the “y” axis (Rams).

Here is an example with the numbers filled in.

sheet of super bowl squares with filled in numbers

Payment structure

Most pools will pay every quarter, with the largest percentage going at halftime and the largest at the final score.

Let’s stick with the $200 pot example.

If you have Rams 3, Bengals 3, and the first quarter ends tied at 3-3, you will win that part of the pot.

  • First quarter: $30 (15%)
  • Half time: $60 (30%)
  • Third quarter: $30 (15%)
  • Final: $80 (40%)

There are many ways to structure the payouts, including awarding the entire pot to the final score winner or paying out every time the score changes.

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