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2015 Super Bowl squares: 1st quarter results hand the money to square double 0

The first quarter is over, and here's who won the first stage of your party squares game.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The first quarter of Super Bowl 49 is in the books, and it's a 0-0 tie. And for anyone playing the Super Bowl squares game at home, the bar or someplace in between, that means you win the prize for the first quarter if you hold the square with the number 0 for the Patriots and 0 for the Seahawks.

You probably thought you'd drawn one of the short straws when you got the double zeros, but now you can laugh at your friends and family as you take their money.

Super Bowl squares is the most basic of all the NFL-related fantasy football games and gambling angles, the one everyone in your house can play (though technically some states have rules about who, when and where can make a numbered line graph on a piece of poster board and wager stakes on what combination of numbers are there.

For a quick refresher, the typical squares game has payouts at the end of each quarter, and some square masters like to up the payout for the halftime and final scores. There's even a strategy for playing this game, albeit not a very complex one.