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How to Play Cornhole

A mainstay at cookouts and tailgating parties, cornhole provides hours of easy summer fun for the entire family.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Set up Place two cornhole boards 27 feet apart from front to front.
  • Step 2: Take positions Stand at the side of your board, facing the opposite board and your teammate. Flip a coin to see which team goes first.
  • Step 3: Begin playing Win the coin toss and throw the first beanbag toward the opposite board, tossing underhand.
  • TIP: A bag tossed into the cornhole is worth three points. A bag that lands on the board is worth one point.
  • Step 4: Alternate turns Alternate throws between the opponents standing at each board. The team with the most points earned in a round throws first in the next round.
  • TIP: Subtract the losing team’s points from that of the winning team’s tally after each round for a total overall score.
  • Step 5: Winning the game Win the game by being the first team to score 21 points.
  • FACT: First documented on Cincinnati’s west side, cornhole grew into a popular tailgating pastime at Bengals’ games. Visitors to the football stadium helped the game spread nationwide.

You Will Need

  • 2 cornhole boards
  • Coin
  • 8 cornhole bags
  • 2 teams of 2 players

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