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What the heck is Cornhole?

No, it’s nothing dirty, it’s a game! Also known as Corn Toss, Kornhole, Corehoe, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, Corn Hole, and Bags, the game is similar to horseshoes, except that you toss corn filled bags at portable wooden platforms.

The history of the game is under much debate, but the recent history is that the game has really acheived major popularity in middle America, especially Ohio & Kentucky. Other areas of the country are also slowly following suit, and Cornhole can often be seen at tailgate parties, parks, BBQs, picnics, and anywhere else fun is being had in the great outdoors.

Cornhole is a seemingly silly game that becomes insanely addictive after only a few games. Basically the game consists of throwing corn filled bags at a ramped board with hole in it. 1 point is scored for landing on the face of the board, 3 points are scored for putting the bag in the hole. Games are played to 21. Simple, right?

Playing the game is only the beginning! Check out our Extras section to the right. We have a rules page containing basic and complex rules, as well as a fun alternate game called “Bids”. We also have printable brackets for your next backyard tournament, and building information for an open-sided board.

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.