Everything you need to know " How to play cornhole"
What is the game of Cornhole ?
The game of cornhole started in Southern
the mid 1980's. Where it kind of simmered around for about 25 years, but
in the past 10 years the interest in cornhole has grown at a feverish
How to play cornhole
A complete list of the rules can be found on the How do you play cornhole? tab. The game is best played with 4 players. Positioning the cornhole boards 27 feet apart with the game boards being tilted in at one another. Each team has 4 cornhole bags that weight 16 ounces each ( 4 blue and 4 red bags = example). A player from each team stands at opposite ends of the court. The game begins by each player taking turns throwing the bag on the boards and possibly into the holes. Not until after all eight bags are thrown does either team receive any points. One point is given for a bag that lands on the board and three points are given if your bag goes into the hole. However only one team is awarded points after throwing their bags. For example if you have three bags on the cornhole board and one in the hole that would be a total of 6 points. Your opponent has 2 bags on the cornhole board and one in the hole that's 5 points. Your team will only be awarded the difference in the two scores "1point". Don't worry the game of cornhole is a lot simpler once you start playing. If you need more info on how to play cornhole . We have a link on the left side with more cornhole info than you will ever need.
How to make cornhole game boards
The specifications for how the bags and boards are made can be found on our link how to make cornhole boards. The game of cornhole comes with very few safety concerns
and can be played day or night. For me personally I've never had a lot
of luck playing horseshoes in the day time not to mention pitching a
shoe in the dark( that would be dangerous). But anyway back to how
cornhole is played. With four two by fours and a sheet of 1/2 cabinet
grade plywood you'll have what's needed to make your own cornhole
boards. Home depot and Lowes will even cut everything for you at no
extra charge. All you need to do is drill a couple of holes and
customize them with some decals. I've hand painted custom cornhole boards in the past and swore off never doing it again. By the time I completed the art work and finished painting them with the 5 different colors of paint that we purchased, 3 days and $50 in material had past me by. We have a link on our site were your able to get some really cool custom graphics made for around the same price and you can apply them in about 3 minutes. I would apply several coats of polyurethane over the entire board but you would need to that anyway. This will take you less than 30 minutes. Making your own cornhole bags can be quite a challenge for the first time because these things really take some punishment after being thrown around for a weekend. We'll show you how to make your own cornhole bags on the make your own bags tab, but I would rather order some cornhole bags online for around 25 dollars with
synthetic beans that won't swell up or grow mold if they get damp (
personal experience). If you need more info on how to make cornhole boards or bags please feel free to through us an E-mail.
Build or buy?
Now comes the good part " should I make them or buy them". Of course it always comes down to time and money. Which do you have more of ? Personally every time I get alot of satisfaction out of making cornhole boards and bags but it does eat up a lot of my time. However when you start playing the game with your friends and family it make it all worth while. I actually recommend making two sets of cornhole boards because the plywood for making them is sold in a 4 by 8 sheet that will yield both sets. Plus by the time you set to make one set, you can make the second set in a third of the time. This is a project that can be completed in about 4 hours on a Saturday morning. The cost for making your own cornhole boards is between $30 - $40 dollars for some good quality material plus the cost of a 8 cornhole bags. This is a link for a complete materials list that is needed in order for you to make your own cornhole boards. If your the type of person that would rather open the box and start playing ( I completely understand that!) then you can expect to pay anywhere from $85.00 for a low end game too as much as $300 for a high end set. Our site is designed to help first time players get
started and show experienced players were to find high quality
cornhole products at the best prices.
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