It’s really easy to learn how to play cornhole or corn toss.  The game is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boards called cornhole boards and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided.

The ACA (American Cornhole Association) has standard board dimensions and construction guidlelines to provide consistency of play.  All of our boards meet these guidleines.  The board dimensions are 4’x2′ with a 6″ hole centered 9″ from the back side of the board.  The front of the board must be between 2 1/2″ to 4″ high and the back of the board is to be 12″ high.

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The correct board dimesnsions for playing cornhole

The boards are placed 27′ apart between the fronts of the boards.  Players must throw from a line at the front of the board which gives a distance to the opposite hole of 30′.

How to play cornhole – correct board spacing

How to play cornhole - correct board spacing
How to play cornhole – correct board spacing

The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

Why play Cornhole / Corn Toss?

The biggest reasons to play Cornhole or Corn Toss instead of horseshoes or other similar games is that Cornhole can be played anywhere and everyone can play Cornhole.

If you can aim and toss a corn bag 30 feet, you can master the game of Cornhole – It’s great for family outings.

Cornhole can be played anywhere – driveways, parks, backyard, campgrounds, beaches and even in-doors.

Safe for everyone – no metal or pointed objects. Corn bags are made of extra soft 12 oz. duck canvas material and filled with pliable high quality feed corn.

No muss; no fuss. Two cornhole platforms and 8 corn bags and you’re ready to play the game.

For the complete ACA rules please see the ACA Cornhole rules page or you can download them in a PDF.  Right click and select “Save Link As” to download –

King-O-Cornhole ACA Rules PDF

Note – This PDF is formatted to allow easy printing to a booklet.  Just select Booklet Printing under Page Scaling in the Adobe print options dialogue box.

 

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Learn how to play cornhole and corntoss. This is based on the official rules from the ACA.
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