When sports fans gather outside the stadium waiting for the big game to begin, they’re often well equipped with food, drink and games to help them pass the time. One of the most common games you’ll find in these settings is cornhole. But cornhole with its portability and simplicity is branching out well beyond the confines of tailgating. In fact you’ll even find cornhole leagues and tournaments across the country.
Cornhole is simple enough to played by competitors of all ages. The cornhole playing field consists of two inclined boards spaced about 30 feet apart. Each board has a hole near the top of the incline. (There are also versions where each board has five holes.) Opponents take turns tossing beanbags in an attempt to score by landing the bags on the board, or for more points, in the hole. Scoring on a one hole set is typically three points for a bag in the hole and one point for a bag landing and remaining on the board itself. The name of the game comes from the fact that when cornhole originated, the ‘beanbags’ were actually filled with corn. In many cases today, the bags are still filled with corn. Today you can find cornhole competitors at virtually every type of gathering.
One of the features that makes this game so popular is the fact that it is very portable. You’ll often see it played in parks, on the beach, in backyards, or even at an elementary school carnival. Customized cornhole games are also a great option, insuring the game’s popularity. Retailers like Custom Corntoss offer a variety of options, including customizable cornhole sets with your own logo design. Companies might use them at corporate gatherings, or give them as gifts to their clientele. Having the sets personalized with a favorite sports team is another popular option. For those wishing to do the painting themselves, you can also find unpainted sets, waiting for your artistic touch.
If you’re in the market for a game that is easy to play and can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, consider cornhole. It’s fun, the equipment is simple and the set-up is minimal.