WHAT IS CORNHOLE : Information video from our friends at ACO

It has been called many things, Bag Toss, Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, but to many of us born and raised in the Midwest the game is passionately referred to as Cornhole.

It has been said that the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago.

The truth is, no one really knows, but the game is great fun for all ages and can be played anywhere!

Cornhole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole boards and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Players take turns tossing their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a player or team reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. You cannot bounce a bag onto the board. If the bag comes in contact with the ground it is disqualified and needs to be removed.

Scoring can quickly switch between players. With the ability to score a maximum of 12 pts per round a player can easily steal a lead. There are several strategies for defense or offense while playing. Knock your opponent off the board, block them or go for the 3 pts per bag to take the lead.

The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

Why play Cornhole?

The biggest reasons to play Cornhole instead of horseshoes or other similar games is that Cornhole can be played just about anywhere and pretty much everyone can play.

If you can aim and toss a corn bag 30 feet, you can master the game of Cornhole – It’s great for back yard BBQ's, beer conversation and family outings.

Cornhole can be played anywhere – driveways, parks, backyard, campgrounds, beaches and even in-doors.

It's safe for everyone – no metal or pointed objects. Corn bags are made of extra soft 12 oz. duck canvas material and filled with pliable high quality feed corn. We have several varieties of bags to choose from on our bags page.

All you need is two cornhole boards and 8 corn bags and you’re ready to play the game.

Very portable. Can be taken anywhere. Fits in most car trunks and there we have fold-down models that are even more portable.

Horseshoes require a sand pit and are hard for the kids to pitch, lawn darts require a lawn, a helmet and frankly hasn’t been seen since the 70’s, ring toss was made for children and bean bags are for wimps; Cornhole is the game for everyone!

Midwest Cornhole is fun for the whole family.

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