7 Tips to Enjoy Your Cornhole Set

If you’re new to cornhole or just wanting to learn how you can up your game, we’ve got you covered! There are several different ways to really get to enjoy your cornhole set.

From tips to improve gameplay to customization and adding accessories, check out these 7 tips to enjoy your cornhole set.

Perfect Your Gameplay

The first tip to really enjoy cornhole is to learn how to play properly. There are several different aspects here to consider. You want to learn the proper stance, how to make a great throw, and how to play with strategy.

Some of these are things you will develop as you play and improve at the game. Many times, perfecting your gameplay simply takes consistent practice and efforts to find what works for you.

If you watch professionals play, you will notice that they don’t necessarily all play the exact same way. You won’t play exactly like any of them either. You learn the rules and you figure out how to make things work for you to score points and take the game within the rules.

These are some of the elements to consider.

  •       Aiming
  •       Landing the bag
  •       Gameplay rules
  •       Spin and arc
  •       Stance
  •       Release

Customization

You can use any regulation board to play on. But if you really want to make the most of your game, why not go ahead and customize your board? This makes it fun, and it brings attention to your board as well.

custom cornhole boards

When you customize, you can add literally any type of design, color, or style to the board that you want. If you’re not sure what you want to use, you can check out inspiration from our website and other sources to get ideas.

You could use a design that has been used before or come up with your own. Do you have favorite colors? What about a favorite sports team? That might be one way to go.

Of course, some people like to do branded boards, party cornhole boards, or monogrammed and stained boards. It’s your cornhole set, so it’s really up to you! That’s the beauty of customization.

Add Accessories

Another way to spruce up your cornhole set and enjoy the game more is to add some accessories to the boards. There is more than one way to accessorize. We already talked about customization through design.

A different option is to add lights. There are two types of lights that you can use. Choose either lights around the hole in your boards, or lights surrounding the frames.

You can even use both styles if you want to. Adding lights can make the game a lot of fun if you’re playing in the dark. When you have a gathering or a party, it’s like cosmic cornhole, if you will.

There are other ways to accessorize, too. You can add scorecards, you can use a carrying case, you can even get customized bags to keep everything coordinated and fun.

Add Some Challenge

Are you getting tired of just tossing the bags back and forth? Maybe you need something to make gameplay more challenging. There are small tweaks to the game that you can make to add a bit of a challenge and change it up a little.

For example, some players will enforce a rule that demands you score exactly 21 points to win. If you go over 21, you have to revert back to a specific score and keep going. Little changes like these add some challenge to keep the game exciting in different ways.

Maybe you place the cornhole boards and set them up differently. Spread them farther apart or closer together, and then challenge yourself to score well. If you’re used to playing at exactly the 27-inch mark, you might find it challenging to adjust your toss for a different distance, whether you’re closer or further away. 

Some people also make their board surfaces slick to make it harder to stick a landing. It’s up to you!

Place a Bet

Everyone likes to bet a little bit, right? If you’re playing with your friends, you can place bets. It doesn’t even have to be money. Maybe the losing team has to buy drinks for everyone. Maybe the winning team gets to choose a cheat for the next game.

Just choose something fun and exciting to make it worth the prize. Whether you bet with dollars, beer, or some other prize, this will most definitely help you enjoy your cornhole set more.

Create a Drinking Game

There are drinking games for everything these days, so why wouldn’t there be some options for cornhole? Even if you aren’t a drinker, you could use soda, Kool-Aid, and other fun things. You could also inflict other “punishment” for certain things.

Here is some inspiration for the games. You could place markers on the board and anytime a cornhole bag lands there, someone has to drink. Anytime a point is scored, someone has to drink. When you miss the board, you have to drink.

These are just some tips, but they can add a little something extra to your game.

Contact Skips Garage for Your Cornhole Needs

Your final tip is to contact Skip's Garage for all of your cornhole needsWe have tons of options for designing a board or adding accessories. We would be thrilled to help you come up with your board and get everything you need to really enjoy the game.

A high-quality board makes a huge difference in enjoying the game. All of our cornhole boards are handmade using quality wood and processes to bring you the very best solutions on the market. How can we help?