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Everything you need to know for Super Bowl squares contests

There are plenty of opportunities to make the Super Bowl a little more interesting. Super Bowl squares provides an opportunity for some friendly competition involving the 49ers and Chiefs quarterly and final scores.

The 2020 Super Bowl kicks off in just a few days between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 2nd at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The game will broadcast on FOX.

The Chiefs are making their third appearance in the Super Bowl, having last appeared when they won Super Bowl IV. Andy Reid has a near Hall of Fame resume but a Super Bowl title might be what puts him over the top. The 49ers are playing in their seventh Super Bowl where they are 5-1. They last appeared in Super Bowl 47 when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens, and last won when they beat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl 29 — also in Miami.

A sizable chunk of America will be watching Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, but a majority won’t have a vested interest in the winner. If the Chiefs or 49ers are not quite enough to keep you away from the snack table, DraftKings Sportsbook will be offering a free Squares game in New Jersey with a chance to win a share of $54,000 in prizes.

Here’s a quick and simple way to play squares.

1. Create betting grid

A 10-by-10 grid with 100 squares is set up. If you don’t want to manually create a grid, you can print one out via sites like PrintYourBrackets.com.

Super Bowl squares grid with Kansas City written at the top and San Francisco written on the left side. PrintYourBackets.com

2. Participants

DraftKings contest will feature plenty of people taking part in a wide range of contests. If you want to play for fun, you can have people at your Super Bowl party pick their squares. They pick a random square and you have people pick them until the grid is full.

3. Assign numbers

The contest involves assigning digits 0-9 to the top row and left column of the grid. You can draw them from a hat or use a random number generator. This creates an intersection of two numbers for determining who wins.

4. Determining winners

Winners are usually based on the score at the end of each quarter. For example, if the 49ers lead the Chiefs 14-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Super Bowl square participant who square intersects with “4” for the 49ers and “0” for the Chiefs would win for that quarter. You go through each of the four quarters, and potentially overtime to figure out winners.

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