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The Cornhole Game

Updated on April 18, 2011

Rhett and Link's song about the cornhole game

The cornhole game or cornhole the sport?

Cornhole games can be divided into two categories, the leisurely cornhole game and the competitive sport of cornhole. Which form of cornhole you prefer to play remains a matter of personal preference. That being said this article is intended for those interested in the non-competitive version of the cornhole game.

Who should play the cornhole game?

This is an easy one, just about anyone. If you are physically able to toss a 1lb bag thirty feet then you are able to play. It is that simple.

Cornhole is a good source of light activity for people in their golden years. It can be a great stimulus for children developing hand-eye coordination. It may serve as a method of keeping teenagers busy and hopefully out of trouble. It may give adults in leagues an opportunity to socialize with their friends. It can serve as a method of entertainment for sports enthusiasts before the big game. It gives young college students and excuse to drink

 

Where to play the cornhole game?

That's the beauty of the cornhole game, it can be played just about anywhere. Most cornhole sets will fold up so that they can be carried just about anywhere. Take it to your family reunion, holiday cookouts, parties, beaches, camping, tailgating and just anywhere you can imagine. So you can take cornhole anywhere you want to have fun.

Why play the cornhole game?

Why you play the cornhole game is a personal matter. Whether to pass time while at a sporting event. To give you an excuse to socialize with your friends. To be used as a drinking game while in college. What ever the reason the common denominator is to have fun.

Is the cornhole game safe?

 When compared to similiar outdoor games, the cornholegame is by far one of the safest.  Horseshoes are fun but I would not want to get hit by a horseshoe that is careening out of control.  Mix horseshoes with drinking and you have a recipe for disaster.  Another similiar outdoor game from a few years back is Jarts. Not very safe throwing heavy one foot long darts at someone elses feet.  So in comparison the cornhole game is safe. 

How to play the cornhole game?

What not to wear when playing the cornhole game...Speedos

Well for the most part anything that is comfortable and suited for the outdoors is great for playing cornhole. So what should you not wear? Since most cornhole is played in the warmer months i would suggest not wearing a snowsuit and mittens. Seriously though, high heels may be out for you girls and guys should probably avoid speedos, unless you are trying to gain a competitive edge by distracting your opponents.

So where can you get cornhole game equipement?

There are many places where you can get cornhole game equipment. There may be local manufacturers or you may be able to find some at your local sporting stores. If you desire to enter sanctioned cornhole tournaments in the future you may want to get equipment that is sanctioned by either the American Cornhole Association or the American Cornhole Organization.

If you are looking to purchase cornhole game equipment online then you may want to check out Amazon. They have a wide array of equipment for the cornhole game. From sanctioned equipment to your favorite sports teams and much more. They also have cornhole accessories.

Sanctioned cornhole game equipment

Natural Cornhole Boards by BestCornBags
Natural Cornhole Boards by BestCornBags

Official ACA regulation cornhole game boards

 

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      johnyater 7 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Life,

      Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. To answer your question, yes cornhole is both a activity and a sport. It is my understanding that to be considered a sport, the activity has to be organized with rules for fair play, the activity has to be competitive and it has to require skillfull physical activity. So playing in a competitive sanctioned tournament would be considered a sport. Playing at a family function, since it probably is not organized, would be considered a activity.

      I do not believe that the ncaa recognizes cornhole as a sport, but someday they might. Just look at the sport of curling, it once was only considered a bar activity, but now is a olympic sport.

      I am from southwestern Ohio where cornhole has exploded. In the tri-state area there is a cornhole tournament almost every weekend and weekly bar tournaments all over. It is also played at most events where tailgating is done.

      Some other names for cornhole are corn toss, corn bag toss, bagg toss, baggo, and baggs.

      Thank you once again,

      John

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      Lifeallstar1 7 years ago

      This is interesting to stumble across. Someone mentioned the other day that they were having a party and I should stop by to play some cornhole. It was nice of them to invite me but I do not know them well, and it was a family party of theirs. I have never heard of cornhole, so I was asking around to everyone I knew, "what is cornhole?" They all had no idea. Then I thought maybe it was a game I knew but they called it something else and thought maybe other places play it and it's called something I would know where I live so I asked some older people and no one knew. One person said I think you throw a ball or something and someone else said I think it has a long board. We spoke about this for so long and none of us looked it up to find out but I'm glad I saw this and now I know what it is!! I live on the East Coast close to NY so it's not something I think many know here but it must be well known in certain parts of the country because I really did a lot of asking around and basically no one had ever heard of it or were guessing what it was. Someone thought you play it on dirt with holes in the ground. Maybe it was originally played that way. I'm glad I finally know. Thank you for solving the mystery with your very informative hub!!!!

      By the way, you said it can be played for fun or as a competitive sport. I see you have listed on the shirts the NCAA. Does the NCAA classify it as a sport is any states? Or I should say, is it classified as a sport in any states. You mentioned that they have sanctioned cornhole and there's the ACA and ACO. I didn't realize it was so big that there are leagues and things. Do these associations or organizations, have it labeled as an "activity" or a "sport." I mean that in real terms. I'm not trying to downplay it, I'm actually very curious since you say it's labeled as competitive. There's a list of rules to have some labeled an activity or a legal sport (in terms of the word which can be said sport but not classified as one), just curious if you knew which it was?

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