To make squares work, there is one clear rule. Either odd or even numbers on the board have to add up to a perfect multiple of the number of digits in each row and column. For example, 1,3,5…6 would be a good pattern because 6x6=36 is also 18x2, at which 18+2=20. But 6,7,8 is not acceptable because 7x7=49 which is 9x3…and it just doesn't add up!
Also, the sum of all numbers in each row and column has to be a multiple of 26 (number of squares on the board). This rule applies to both straight and boxed patterns.
Before you start looking at the templates, it may be helpful also to read the article on how to play Super Bowl Squares. It will ensure that you understand the basics of this game and your odds of picking a winner! Learn more on the super bowl squares templates.
So let's take a glance at all three regular squares templates:
1. THE BOXED SQUARES TEMPLATE:
Place numbers 1 to 9 in each corner as shown below:
As you can see, the sum of all numbers in a row or column (for example, 2+3+4 or 1+2+9=12, which is 3x4) equals 18, which is 3x6 and a multiple 6 (number on the board). The rule for perfect squares holds!
2. THE STRAIGHT SQUARES TEMPLATE:
This template is similar to the Boxed template, as there are nine numbers in each row and column. All three rules above apply here.
3. THE STRAIGHT SQUARES WITH BOXED CENTER TEMPLATE:
This super bowl squares template is more challenging to work out, as you have to see the numbers in two ways: a straight line and a boxed square! Again the sum of all numbers in each row and column (8+9+10+11) equals 36, 6x6, and a multiple of 6.
The final sample super bowl betting the diagonal super bowl squares template:
You need to know that diagonals have a different starting point than rows or columns for this template. So the number in the third corner will be 26 - not 3. Once you've placed the numbers, you will notice that the sum of all numbers in any diagonal is a multiple of 6.
Since there are no blank squares, it means that as well as adding up to 26, each row and column must also add up to 1 or 11 (26-1=25; 25x2=50; 50x2=100). It means that you can use the blank squares in your calculations, as all of them always equal 100.