CORNHOLE



OBJECTIVE OF CORNHOLE: Get your bags in the holes and score the target number of points first. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 players or 4 players (2 teams of 2)

MATERIALS: Boards, Bags

TYPE OF GAME: Recreational Lawn/Yard

AUDIENCE: Family players


INTRODUCTION TO CORNHOLE

Cornhole is an increasingly popular lawn game that is as simple as it is fun. It utilizes minimal equipment, just two ramp-like boards with a hole and bean bags, and it can be played just about anywhere — from the lawn to the beach. Regulation cornhole boards are wood and around 48 inches long and 24 inches wide. The hole on the board, which is on the elevated side, has a 6-inch diameter. In addition, the regulation bags should be 6.25 square inches. They are typically filled with 2 cups of corn. 

HOW TO PLAY

The objective is to earn the target number of points by tossing the bean bags into the hole on the board across from you. Boards should be about 27 feet apart. A member from each team stands by either board and take turns pitching from beside the board. 

Turns typically alternate as follows for four-player games: player one from team A, player one from team B, player two from team A, and player two from team B. Players pitch all their team’s bags at once during their turn; each team receives four bags. When pitching players cannot pass the foul line, this is an imaginary line across the front of the board. Essentially, you must toss from behind the front of the board beside you. 

Points are awarded as followed:

Bag on the board (in-the-count, boarder, or woody): 1 point per bag

Bag in-the-hole (cornhole): 3 points per bag

In Cornhole, points can be earned and canceled out. Player’s points nullify each other. For example, if team A has 3 bags on the board and no bags in-the-hole, and team B has no bags on the board and 1 in-the-hole, neither team earns any points. Conversely, if team A has 3 bags on the board and 1 in-the-hole, and team B only has 1 in-the-hole, team A only earns 3 points. 


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