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Cornhole is a backyard game, you can play however the heck you want! But if you want some basic rules to get you started, we’ve got you covered. Check out our different sets of rules. You can even download them to print so they’re handy at your next gathering.

General Cornhole Rules:

Players take turns pitching their corn bags at the opposite 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.

Platforms are placed 27 feet apart, which is also 33 feet from hole to hole.

Official platforms are 2 feet wide by 4 feet long, with a 6 inch hole.

Basic cornhole Rules

Basic Cornhole Rules A set of general rules, created by Cornhole Game Players.
Rules are based on the game play used by the majority of the members of our forums.
Basic Rules Page | Download Rules

Advanced Cornhole Rules

ACA Cornhole Rules Very detailed rules, as recommended by the American Cornhole Association.
Advanced Rules Page | Download Rules

Alternate Cornhole Games

Cornhole 4 Kids | From BillM75

Download cornhole 4 kids rules Rules created and given to us by forum member Billm75.
Cornhole 4 Kids Page | Download Rules

BIDS Cornhole Rules | From Mheidenr

Download BIDS Rules Alternate cornhole game rules, as developed by forum member “mheidenr”.
BIDS Rules Page | Download Rules

Cornhole Rules Forum

For more discussion on rules, board building, bag sewing & materials, tournaments, and anything else “Cornhole”, check out our forum.

House rules?

Part of the fun of corn hole is that the rules are quite flexible. The ACA has created great guidelines for people to follow, but how you play in your backyard is completely up to you.

Set-back scoring for not hitting 21? Differential or Cancellation scoring? Play however you like!

If you have an alternate set of rules, we’d love to hear them! Contact us! If we think they’re worthy, we’ll post a copy to our rules page!