How To Play

How To Play Cornhole

The game of Cornhole has a vast history dating back as far as the 14th century. The object of the game is to toss the bags so they land on the board or in the hole. Bag Toss 2 is an exciting variation of this old tradition. The slot is the only difference and it is worth more points.

The game can be played with singles or doubles. When playing singles, each player throws at the same board. These two opposing players battle by throwing four bags, alternating after every bag, to complete a round. After each round, the players switch sides and continue throwing. When playing doubles, each player’s partner is directly across from them competing against the other team’s partner.

Earning Points - To earn points, you must outscore your opponent for the round. The difference in score is your earned points. Points are scored by throwing the bag:

  • On the board - 1pt
  • In the hole - 3pt
  • In the slot - 5pt

The player/team that earns points in one round goes first for the next round.

The player/team to earn at least 21pts by the end of a round wins the game. If there is a tie, another round is played until the tie is broken.

Scoring Examples

The Red Team has one bag in the hole and two on the board, for 5 points. The Blue Team has two on the board and one in the slot, for 7 points. The Blue Team earns: 7 points - the 5 points that the Red Team scored = 2 points for the Blue Team

The Red Team has one bag on the board and one in the hole, for 4 points. The Blue Team has one bag on the board and two bags in the hole, for 7 points. The Blue Team earns = 7 points - the 4 points that the Red Team scored = 3 points for the Blue Team

Dead Bags - Bags cannot touch the ground. If a bag hits the ground, and then rolls onto the board, that bag is dead and may be removed.

Skunk - If a player/team is winning by at least 13pts to 0pts by the end of the round, then that team wins the game. This rule is intended for casual play and not tournaments.

Set and Match - A set is the best of three games. A match is the best of any number of sets (generally 3, 5 or 7).

  • Boards are positioned apart, measured from the leading edges.
  • Players must toss the bags with their feet behind the foul line.
  • When a player is tossing the bag, the other player must remain behind the foul line.

More rules for the pros:

After the last bag is thrown in a round, allow 5 seconds after the bags have come to rest before picking them up.

Pro Tips: If your bags are sliding off the board, add more arc to your toss. Toss the bag with a smooth swing of the arm; consistency is key. As you toss, your feet start off together, then as you begin your swing, step with your opposite foot towards the foul line. Throw the bags close to the foul line without stepping over the foul line.

Playing Surface: Our boards work best on soft surfaces like grass and sand.

Care Tips: It’s best to keep the boards and bags dry and to minimize exposure to UV light.

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