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Overview

When it comes to backyard games, few have the clout that cornhole does. A rapidly growing yard game that boasts hundreds of thousands of players, cornhole is a fun game that is extremely easy to learn. Men, women, and children regularly flock to yards throughout the United States to take their shot at making a name for themselves and declaring backyard supremacy. So what exactly is the game of cornhole you ask?

Cornhole is a yard game in which players toss bags filled with corn at boards that have holes in them. The boards are made of plastic or wood, with the hole near the back of the board. A bag in the hole counts as three points and a bag landing on the board counts as one point. When a team reaches 21 points, the game is over and that team wins.

Rules

Gameplay

Cornhole matches are made up of innings (also called frames and rounds). Each inning, both players throw all of their bags, amounting to four each and eight total. Players can throw their bags from either side of the cornhole board and both players can throw from the same side. Once a player throws their bag, they must throw their remaining bags from the same side for the rest of the inning. The player who scored in the previous inning goes first. If neither player scores in an inning, the last person to score a point throws first.

Cornhole can be played as doubles or singles. When played as doubles, the four players split into two teams of two. One player from each team is present at each cornhole board. Play begins by a player tossing their first bag. Next, the opposing team's player from the same end tosses their bag. The two players continue alternating until all four of their bags are tossed. Once all bags are tossed, the two players at the other end (other cornhole board) alternate tossing all of their bags. Singles play follows the same pattern, with two exceptions. First, each team consists of one player instead of two. Secondly, after each player tosses all their bags, the players walk to the other cornhole board. They continue tossing their bags and alternating boards.

Scoring

In order to score, the bags must be tossed into the hole or land on the board. Bags that go into the hole are worth three points. A bag can land directly in the hole, slide in, or get knocked in by another bag. When a bag lands on the board, it is worth one point. A bag that hits the ground before bouncing on to the board is removed from play and does not count as a point.

After all bags are tossed, the score for each team is tallied. The team with the highest point value gets the difference between their point value and the opponent's (often called cancellation scoring). For example, if the red team scores seven points and the blue team scores 8 points, the blue team gets one point.

Play continues until a team meets or exceeds 21 points. There are two common scoring variations. One is non-cancellation scoring. In non-cancellation scoring, teams' points do not cancel each other out. For example, if red scores seven points and blue scores eight points, the red team would get seven points and the blue team would get eight points. This speeds up gameplay. Another variation is go-back scoring. When playing go-back, a team must land exactly on 21 to win. If a team exceeds 21 points, they go back to 13 or 15, depending on the players' preferences. This is the opposite of non-cancellation scoring and slows down gameplay.

History

The history of cornhole is greatly unknown, with several different stories circulating. One story claims that the game was first played centuries ago in Germany and recently rediscovered in Ohio. There are other stories that state the game comes from Native Americans who, for entertainment, filled pigs' bladders with dried beans and tossed them at a target.

One piece of cornhole history that is known is the game gained popularity in the late 1990s at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and Michigan State University in East Lansing. The game became a hit at parties, in part because of its easy learning curve and the ability to make the boards and bags for little money.

Words of the Game

Cornhole, like any other game, has some terms that are specific to it. Below are a few of the more common ones.

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