No pens. No paper. No copying machine required.
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!
The name of this type of pool comes from the 100 squares (10x10 grid) that comprise the pool's board (25 and 50 square grids are also available). Each row and column are assigned a number from 0 to 9, and pool members claim a square by putting their name in a box. While we provide flexibility in determining winning squares, most declare winners for each quarter of the NFL game, where 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 Pittsburgh row with the #1 (the last digit in 21).
Note: The Pool Commissioner determines whether there are winners for each quarter, just the end of the game, or some other format.
RunYourPool.com gives Pool Commissioners numerous options to make your Squares pool as flexible as possible:
NFL Squares pools are very simple and don't require any football knowledge to participate. 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 Commissioner 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.
Add your company or organization logo to customize the look of your Squares pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.
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.
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.
Your pool can contain multiple grids. A "grid" is a 10 by 10 set of squares.
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.
* Additional grids must be created in the same pool. Limited to 30 grids per pool.