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Grab Your Cornhole Bags - Now Let’s Play

Updated on March 3, 2016

A cornhole is popularly known as “tailgate toss”, “gear,” or “Baggo”. It is a turf sport in which troupe take turns head-over-heels. Cornhole bags are most often fiber duck bags packed with feed corn thrown to a raised platform with a hole in the far end. These platforms are typically made of plywood or, in rare occasions, plastic, and are often adorned. A corn bag in the hole scores three points, whereas single on the platform scores 1 point. The game continues awaiting a team member to reach the score of 21. The game is sometimes also referred to as "bags."

This game was said to have started with a Midwestern planter name Jebediah Magillicutty in the later part of 1800s. However, a number of people say that this game originated from the West part of Cincinnati. Although the real origin of this game has never been really established, the fact that it is increasingly gaining popularity all over the countryside cannot be ignored.

The cornhole bags, made from duck textile canvass, are the most significant tool in this game. These bags, sometimes called “open-air” fabric because of its weight, are simply similar to those small four-sided figure pillows that we have in our bedroom; although specifically made to be used for this game alone.

Before we can play the cornhole games we should have the cornhole bags ready and, subsequently, the cornhole board.  Some of the most recommended materials to be used in making cornhole bags are duck cloth, usually 6’’ x 6’’squares, filament, fabric glue, and feed-grade dried corn.

The tools needed are often already found in the house such as fabric-cutting pad with grid, sewing appliance, fabric cutters or scissors, pencil or pen, and digital baking scale, as well as extra needlepoint pins. Ruling the fabric and getting the accurate measurements will come easy because there is a standard measure of the bag sizes. In a cornhole game, each of the teams needs four bags so that there has to be a total of eight bags in the beginning.

Obviously, the bags need to be color-coded so that the teams will know which bag belongs to which team. The stuffing used for the cornhole bags are usually feed corn which can be bought from agriculture suppliers. Some would use popcorn as stuffing but it is strongly discouraged due to the coarseness. It is important to use genuine stuffing so that those at play will experience total pleasure.

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