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Playing the Game Cornhole-Family Game Bring Entertainment for Alls

Updated on June 4, 2016

How do you play cornhole?

Playing the Game Cornhole a Family Games. Many people have played a family games using bean bags as a child. In the south a very popular game called Cornhole is often played outdoor during parties and adventures. Fun outdoor games of cornhole is played using two special game boards which is sits at an angle and has a hole at the far end. Each player get 4 corn-filled, cotton duck bags (like bean bags). Each player takes a turn throwing the bags in an attempt to toss it into the hole or land on the platform of the game board. A bag landing in the hole gets a score of 3 points and on landing on the platform scores 1 point. Family games continues until one player scores 21.

Family games can be purchased or built out of wood many and websites have free patterns to build one. The corn filled bags may be purchased as well or made at home from duck cloth then filled with popcorn. Usually each player has his own color bag to use for family games. The simplicity of the family games make it easy for players of all ages to enjoy. I know we do and play it all the time.

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Setting up the game

Locate a flat surface in your yard, at the park or on the beach to set up the playing area. The most common set-up is to place the playing board facing each other with a distance of 27 feet measuring from the front surface of each board. The game can be played with 2 or 4 players, each standing alongside the playing (left or right side) board pitching a corn bag across to the opposite board.

Scoring:

1 point on the board

3 points in the cornhole

Play continue until one player or team reaches a score of 21!

Photo from: www.Cornholehowto.com

A Great Selection Of Game Boards

Cornhole History

The game can be traced to 14th century Germany according to a popular story. The game is known to have been played by Native Americans, who used dried beans in pigs' bladders. The game has entertained many generations throughout history although no documentation exists to its actual beginnings. The name "cornhole" is commonly believed to come from the bags being filled with dried corn.

Cornhole game board are fairly easy to make. Many website have downloadable pattern for Free. Many people paint designs on the board to represent their favorite sports team or family names. Popular finishes are stain and polyurethane that can be stenciled, stickered or just left plain, depending upon your taste.

A cornhole game photo

Cornhole score tower drink holder

The cornhole score tower let you keep track of scores while providing a convenient drink holder.

Official Cornhole Game Rules

There are 2 official groups that have set standard for cornhole play. The American Cornhole Organization and The American Cornhole Association, you will discover that each of these groups has set slightly different rules and regulations. Many people in the southern state play cornhole on a regular basis. The game is played regularly by college students both indoors and outdoor. Many enjoy playing the game outside at night. Lighting kits are available for the board hole and the corn bags. It puts a new twist to the game, once you play the game you will be hooked. A wholesome family game providing entertainment and light exercise for all ages.

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      gravityx9 4 years ago

      this looks like a fun game! Great for a family get*together!

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      E L Seaton 4 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks, we had some crazy neighbors that played and played and played and...... till football season ended. I now have a better understanding of the game. Very informative lens.

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      junkcat 4 years ago

      played this in college