Here are some of the most common questions for the Office Squares site.
How does it work?
It's simple actually, you sign up, create a pool based on a future sporting event, email friends and colleagues, and off you go.
Do I need special access to create a pool?
Nope, anyone who signs up, can create a pool. No special access or subscription is required.
What type of pools do you support?
We currently have a 10x10 (100 square) pool. There is a 5x5 (25 square) pool in the works. Typically, larger pools work best with lower per square costs and the smaller pools are better suited for 'High Rollers'.
Can I use my pool for fundraising?
Yes. There is an option when creating a pool to setup for a fundraiser.
Does it handle the collection of funds electronically?
No (at least, not right now). The creator of the pool would still need to collect from it's participants, but our platform does keep track of who has paid, and how much of the purse has been funded.
Can I use this for the Super Bowl?
Yes, the Super Bowl will be listed when available. A squares pool can be created just like any other game.
Is there any limit to how many pools I can create?
Nope. Create as many pools as you would like.
What sports do you have available for the pools?
Pools can be setup for football (pro and college), basketball (pro womens and mens, and college). Other sports don't work very well with pools because the score doesn't change much.
Who can send invitations to a pool that I create?
Any participant in the pool can invite additional people.
When are the numbers for the pool picked?
As soon as all of the squares in a pool have been selected, the administrator will start the pool, this is when the numbers are generated.
Do you support reverse scores for prizes?
A reverse score is when you have the last numbers in a scoring segment, but for the reverse team. For example, the score for the first quarter is Team A 10, Team B 14, the winning square would be 0 for Team A and 4 for Team B. If you had Team B 0 and Team A 4, you would win the reverse.
Yes, Office Squares now supports rewards for reverse scores.
Can suggestions for improvements be made?
Sure. You can use the Contact Form (requires login) to send in suggestions for an improvement or if you have an issue with the site.