Super Bowl party games
On Sunday, Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in Super Bowl LVI, the most anticipated football matchup of the year!
Unless you're willing to shell out a couple thousand dollars for a ticket at SoFi Stadium, chances are you'll be watching from home or hanging out with friends or family at a Super Bowl party.
If you decided to play host to a small get-together or a huge shindig for the special occasion, you'll want to keep your guests entertained before, during, and after all the excitement on the football field.
To help you prep for your game-day gathering, here are some simple, exciting Super Bowl party games to play on Sunday!
Prop sheet pick ‘em
Many casual and diehard football fans like to bet on exotic Super Bowl props, such as the result of the coin toss, the length of the national anthem, the color of the Gatorade shower, or how many times the halftime performer will change their wardrobe.
Playing off this idea, draw up a list of prop questions for your guests to answer and award the person with the most correct guesses a cash prize.
Example questions include, “Will the national anthem go over or under two minutes?” and “How many times will commissioner Roger Goodell be shown on TV?”
You can limit the questionnaire to exotic props, or include some in-game props, like “Will either team recover an onside kick?” or “Will Cooper Kupp score a touchdown?”
As you can see at TwinSpires Sports, there are a multitude of props to choose from.
Super Bowl MVP draw
You can also wager on Super Bowl MVP, which is the inspiration for our next game.
Before the start of Super Bowl LVI, write down the names of the game’s top Super Bowl MVP candidates on individual pieces of paper and place them into a hat or bowl.
Names should include Super Bowl MVP frontrunner Matthew Stafford, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receivers Kupp, Odell Beckham Jr., and Ja'Marr Chase, as well as running back Joe Mixon and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, to name a few.
Joe Burrow: “I’m honored to be the quarterback for a great organization, the best fans in the world.”— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) February 7, 2022
The fans then start chanting MVP.
Also, be sure to include a slip with "other" as an option, in case none of the top candidates are named MVP. This will ensure one guest is still a winner, should a longshot earn the award.
Have each guest buy in to select a name out of the hat. Once the Super Bowl MVP is announced at the end of the game, whoever drew the correct player receives the pot!
Super Bowl bingo
A great way to keep all of your guests engaged, regardless of their interest in football, is to play a game of bingo! You can print your own pre-set cards, or create a blank template and allow your party attendees to fill it in, based on what they think will occur during the Super Bowl broadcast.
You can make this as generic or specific to the Super Bowl as you like. You could focus your bingo card on the game, with squares like “player does The Griddy” or “face mask penalty.”
You could also keep the attention on the halftime show or commercials. In this version of Super Bowl bingo, squares would include the names of brands you expect to see advertised during the Super Bowl, like Pepsi or Planet Fitness.
Another option is to feature squares like “Clydesdale,” if you think the iconic Budweiser horse will appear on screen, or “surprise performer” if you think Dr. Dre and his fellow Hip Hop headliners will bring out someone special to sing along with them during the halftime show.
Raise the stakes by asking each player to put down $1 or more to participate in the game, or purchase a small prize to hand out to the winner at the end of the night!