The Great Game of Cornhole
Cornhole is an extremely simple game that is also known by many other names. Some of the most common names include Corn Toss, Bean Toss, Baggo, Tailgate toss and Soft Horseshoes. It is typically played at casual social events such as beach parties and tailgate parties. It can also be seen at college parties, lawn parties and BBQ's all over the world.
It has become very popular over the last few years and there are now a variety of products and accessories that you can use to play this great game. You can get your own custom cornhole boards, licensed team boards, bag sets and more. This page is dedicated to help you provide you with some general information about the great game of cornhole.
The Game of Cornhole
A normal game of cornhole involves two raised platforms (cornhole boards) and 8 bags, usually four each of two different colors. Each board has a hole at one end. The standard board is 2ft wide and 4ft long. The hole is six inches in diameter and is placed nine inches from the top of the board. The bags are usually 6" by 6" and filled with corn or crushed river rock. The actual weight of the bag depends on the material inside.
To start, the boards should be placed on a flat surface, roughly 30 feet away from each other. The bags are then thrown from the pitcher’s box, which is technically either side of the board. There is a foul line that prevents players from stepping in front of the board when throwing. If you accidentally step in front when throwing, you will lose your turn. All you need to do is toss a bag at the opposing board and hope it either goes into the hole, or stays on the board.
The game can be played as singles or doubles. In doubles, four people split into teams of two and then take turns tossing the bags.
The matches are divided into frames or innings. In each inning, the players are allowed four throws each. You can choose to throw from the right side or left side of the board, but you must throw from the same side for the entire inning. Once you enter the throwing area and it is your turn, you have twenty seconds to throw the first bag. Three points are awarded if you get the bag into the hole, while one point is awarded if it lands and stays anywhere on the board. A typical game ends when a player or team reaches twenty one points. So, it is ultimately a race to get the most points in the least number of throws. Sounds pretty simple, right?
Have Endless Fun with The Game of Cornhole
Cornhole is a great game to introduce at your next event. It is a fun and exciting way to get everyone involved and make sure they all enjoy themselves. If you have your own boards, then you know how easy it is to set them up, play, take them down and then store them away. There are so many great portable sets out there that you truly are missing out if you don't have your own. Fortunately for you, we have an entire page dedicated to all of our custom cornhole games and accessories.
One of the main advantages to playing cornhole over other yard games like lawn darts and Frisbee golf is that it is very easy to set up, learn to play and understand all of the rules. If you would like to learn some more about this great game, head on over to our official cornhole rules page. You can also take a peek at this short clip on the great game of cornhole.