The basic setup of a pool and rules for picking winners are as follows:

- There are 100 squares arranged in a 10x10 grid or table.
- The numbers 0-9 are arranged randomly along both the rows and columns of the table. The numbers may be randomized again each quarter.
- Winners are chosen (typically at the end of each quarter) by matching the last digit of the NFC team score to the row number and the last digit of the AFC team score to the column number. The square that matches both numbers is the main winner with the large payout.
- There are "satellite" winners in which the squares directly above, below, left, and right of the main winner receive smaller payouts. If a satellite neighbor does not exist because the winning square is on an edge, the winning square receives the missing satellite payout(s).
- There are "reverse" winners in which players with the winning numbers but in reverse order win a consolation prize.
- Printable versions of the pools like the ones below will be available closer to the game date after all squares are taken.

Buy-in | Quarters 1,2,3 Payout |
Final Payout |
Satellite Payout |
Reverse Payout |
---|---|---|---|---|

200 | 2800 | 6000 | 200 | 100 |

Here are some examples. In Super Bowl LII, at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles led the Patriots 9-3. So, in the $20,000 table below, Tom Cruise (green) won the main payout of $2800. His 4 neighbors in blue each won the satellite payouts of $200, and Sean Combs won the $100 reverse payout.

The final score of the game was 41-33 Eagles. So, looking at the final table (notice the row/column numbers were randomized again), LeBron James won the $6000 payout, and his 2 satellite neighbors won $200 each. Since there are 2 satellites missing, LeBron gets 2x$200 = $400 extra. Katy Perry won $100 for the reverse score.