What is Cornhole

Cornhole | What is it? How is it played?

Cornhole has been called many things in the past such as: bags, bagtoss, baggo, sack toss, corn toss and many other names, but "Cornhole" is widely accepted as the official name of the game now!  

The game of Cornhole is played by throwing bags traditionally filled with corn, and now, resin pellets, into a hole on a raised board that is a specific distance away from the opposite board.   As it relates to this article, all descriptions of cornhole will be based on official tournament rules and play, but there are various other rules, equipment sizes, etc. that can be implemented for backyard, tailgate, or just playing for fun!

 

Cornhole Equipment:

  • Boards are 2'x4' and placed 27' apart from front of board to front of board, making the center of the hole 30' from the throwing line.  The hole is 6” in diameter,  and centered 9” from the top of the board and 12” from each side edge.
  • Bags are resin filled and measure roughly 6” by 6” weighing in between 15 to 16 ounces.  Typically bags are dual sided, one side being sticky (slow side) the other being made of a slicker material making it the "fast" side.

How to Play

  • In short, each player or during doubles play, each team has 4 bags per side.  
  • Players alternate throwing the cornhole bags to the opposite board without stepping out of the pitching box
  • Each bag on the board counts for 1 point
  • Each bag in the hole counts for 3 points
  • Cancellation scoring is in effect for each round, so if Player A throws 2 bags in the hole and 2 on the board that would be round total of 8 points.  Player B throws 2 bags in the hole and 1 on the board and 1 off the board, they would have a round total of 7.  Player A would receive 1 point for that round.
  • Games are played to 21, first player to reach 21 or over after a round is complete wins the game.

In short that is a very brief overview of the great game of Cornhole!  

If you ever have any questions about the game, equipment, or official tournament rules please feel free to send us a message!