Learn how to set up and run a Super Bowl pool. Everything you need including free printable Super Bowl pool templates and sheets
When the Super Bowl draws near and the excitement builds, Super Bowl office pools start popping up everywhere. They're a great way to get a little skin in the game for as little as a dollar or two. While easy to set up and run, we've included instructions along with our templates below just in case you need them. Most states in the U.S. have clarified their laws regarding this form of entertainment, allowing it as long as 100 percent of the funds in the pool are paid back out to the contestants. We strongly suggest that you check both your local laws and workplace rules before running or participating in any Super Bowl pools.
Arguably, this is the most common type of football office pool, one you've probably seen before and perhaps even participated in. Squares Pools and Super Bowl Pools are almost synonymous.
The pool is displayed on a grid of squares with numbers along both the top and left side of the page. The top row of numbers represents one team and the side row represents the other team. The numbers are not actually placed on the top and side, however, until the grid has been filled with the contestants' names. Once filled, numbers are drawn out of a hat and placed left to right along the top of the grid, and top to bottom down the side of the grid.
Proposition bet pools are a unique way to bet on the Super Bowl. All you need to do is come up with questions about what will or will not happen in the Super Bowl. Then, as each question is answered during the Super Bowl, points are awarded. It's an easy pool to set up and a ton of fun for the participants. We provide a template of 25 prop questions you can print out or use for inspiration to create your own.
Getting tired of the same old, same old Super Bowl pool? Try some of our fun Super Bowl Pool variations to shake things up and add excitement to Super Bowl Sunday.
This fun Super Bowl party game requires active participation and a little organization but adds a lot of excitement to each and every play of the Super Bowl. As each guest arrives have them put a dollar into a cup and assign them a number. When the game begins (at the kickoff), hand the cup to the person holding the #1, if the play doesn't result in a touchdown, the person holding the cup passes it to the person assigned #2. If the play did result in a touchdown, the person holding the cup wins the money in it. Just keep passing the cup around until the first score of the game.
A popular variation of this game has each person adding another dollar to the cup when its handed to them. A low scoring, defensive battle can result in a very large pot!
While this game works best at parties, you could also run it like any pool where you collect the money before the game, assign everyone a number, and cycle through the numbers until one of the teams scores.