Cornhole Game Rules by Wicked Wood Games

Cornhole Basics

The aim of the game is simple: to get exactly 21 points. The teams stand on opposite sides of the board and take turns throwing a bag. A throw into the hole is worth 3 points, on the board is 1 point. Throws are alternated between opponents and points are subtracted after all bags have been thrown. Suppose: team 1 scores 10 points and team 2 scores 7 points. Team 1 then wins the round with 3 points. Those 3 points are added to the total. The challenge is to get exactly 21 points. If you go over it, the team goes back to 15 points.

Set up Cornhole

To play Cornhole you will need: 2 boards and 2x4 bags. Wicked Wood Games sells sets that include everything to make it easy. The boards should be spaced a little over 8 meters from the front of the boards. Is it still difficult in the beginning? Then feel free to place the boards a little closer to each other. Teams have 1 player on each side. There is therefore 1 player from each team at each board. When throwing, the front of the board is the line you have to keep behind with your foot.

Style of throwing cornhole bags

There are a number of different possibilities when throwing cornhole bags. By throwing horizontally and letting the bag land flat on the board, you can hit the board without risk. Because the bag will move little more, you have less chance of 3 points. By adding a little spin or throwing it lower with more speed, the bag will slide more on the board. This gives you a greater chance of 3 points, but you take more risk. Finally, there is the "airmail". You throw as high as possible and try to pop the bag exactly into the hole. This technique is often used when the hole is blocked by other bags.

Cornhole Flyer rule

We have designed a flyer of the rules of cornhole especially for you so that you always have the rules at hand and can play cornhole anywhere!

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