Learn How to Play Cornhole

If you don’t come from the Midwest, you may have never heard of the game called Cornhole. It has been around for many years but its popularity has been expanding quite strongly in recent years. Cornhole is a fun and additive outdoor game. It is also sometimes called bean bag game. It is sort of similar to many other outdoor games, including horseshoes and washers, but it unique in it’s own ways. So for those of you who would like to know how the game is played, here are some details.

The game of cornhole consists of two slanted boards which each measure 2′ x 4′. Each board has a 6″ hole which is drilled near the upper end of each board. Players use small cotton bags filled with dried corn.

The objective of the game is for players to throw the cornhole bag to the slanted platform and get it to slide to the upper end of the platform and into the hole. If they can do this, the player earns 3 points.

It is possible for a player to earn one point if he is able to land the cornhole bag on the slanted board and it doesn’t slide off. The objective of the game is for a player to reach 21 points and win.

The game of cornhole is broken down into innings. For each inning, the goal is for a player to throw four cornhole bags at the board in order to try to score. The players alternate their throws until all four bags have been thrown.

Upon completion, the points are added up and the bags which remain on the board and removed. There are many subtleties and strategies involved during each inning. A player may land his/her bag on the board and think he has earned a point. However the opposing player may try to land his bag on the board and push off the opposing player’s in the process.

A player may also try to land his bag on the board and use the shot to push his previous landed shot up and through the hole in order to earn 3 points.

The scoring for cornhole is normally based on cancellation. This means that if player A scores five points during the inning and player B scores three points, then player A would record two net points. The play would continue until one player or the other scores at least 21 points total.

In some cases, it is required that the score must be exactly 21 in order for a player to win. And the winning player must have at least two more points than the opposing player.

However the rules are followed, the basic intent of play is as described above. So if you haven’t tried cornhole yet, find a game in your area. Cornhole is also a popular game for outdoor picnics and even fundraisers, so when you do finally come across the game, you’ll know what it is! Or consider getting the game online and start playing right away. Many people all over the country do so and you can join them. Check it out!