NFL Squares Pools
Also known as Block pools, Grid pools, or Box pools, you're probably familiar with this format from its Super Bowl popularity. Now you can create an NFL Squares pool for any game or set of games from the NFL season. Your members can pick their squares online, and view the completed grid - no need to pass around a sheet of paper!
Options for Pool Administrators
RunYourPool.com gives Pool Administrators numerous options to make your Squares pool as flexible as possible:
- Any NFL game—Run a grid for any NFL game, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
- Easy grid setup—You can create a new grid at any time, even if the teams haven't yet been determined. Create grids ahead of time to ensure full participation.
- Multiple grids per pool—Add new grids to your existing pool in seconds. They'll all be handled under a single login for you and your members.
- Number assignment options—Grid numbers can be randomly assigned or custom assigned by the Administrator for each grid.
- Multiple sets of numbers per grid—Choose to have a single set of numbers, or 4 sets (1 for each quarter).
- Maximum pick count—Administrators can specify the maximum number of boxes that a member can pick. This number can be different for each grid in a pool.
Pool Administrators have a ton of flexibility in how they want to run their grid(s). Whether you want to run a grid for every Monday Night game, for the three Thanksgiving Day games, or just for the Super Bowl, you can do it all from within a single pool. Your options are wide open.
How Do NFL Squares Work?
The name of this type of pool comes from the 100 squares that comprise the pool's board. The board is a 10x10 grid of boxes where each row and column are assigned a number from 0 to 9. In offline NFL Squares, each square of the grid can be claimed by a pool member by writing his or her name in the box. At the end of each quarter of the NFL game, the last digit of both NFL teams' score is compared to the grid to determine a winner.
Here is an example from Super Bowl XL between Seattle and Pittsburgh. The following is each teams score after each quarter:
In an NFL Square pool that only has one winner (for the final score of the game), the winner would be the member in the square where Seattle column with the #0 (the last digit in 10) intersects the Pittburgh row with the #1 (the last digit in 21).
Note: The Pool Administrator determines whether there are winners for each quarter, just the end of the game, or some other format.
NFL Squares pools are very simple and don't require any football knowledge to participate. However, that doesn't mean that a member should just put his picks in any box. There is some strategy (albeit limited) to where you put your name on the grid, so pay attention!
RunYourPool.com makes the process of picking squares simple. Members simply login to the website and click the square(s) they want. You'll have no more issues with squares containing illegible names and members will be unable to pick more squares then your pool allows.
The grid below is an example of RunYourPool.com's NFL Squares. The grid shown represents a pool where a Pool Administrator has chosen to create random row and column numbers. Obviously, the grid shown is prior to the Administrator's generation of those numbers and represents what pool members would see during the picking process.
Please notice that three squares are highlighted. Squares are highlighted for a member when he or she logs in so it is easier to find their picks.
Pool members see the squares grid and all other pool members picks online, in real-time. The completed squares grid can also be printed out and distributed so members don't need to be near a computer to see who has won.
Brand your Pool
Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.
Private Message Boards
Every NFL Squares pool hosted at RunYourPool.com includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members who aren't lucky enough to join you for the NFL.
NFL Squares Pool Pricing
Your pool can contain an multiple grids. The total cost to run an NFL Squares pool for up to 100 members is $9.95 PER GRID, but after you pay for 7, the grids are on us. That's right, once you pay for 7 grids you can create additional grids at no charge (some restrictions apply*).
Included in the cost is the added benefit that we retain your pool information and members from year-to-year. Simply reset your pool next year and have your members log back in to pick again.
Start your Pool Today!
Start your NFL Squares pool with us today. If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.
* Additional grids must be created in the same pool. Limited to 30 grids per pool.