Bag Toss vs. Cornhole

Girls playing bag toss cornhole in san diego

Playing Bag Toss

This is the sport of many names.  The list is actually quite long and it includes: Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, Bag Toss and Cornhole.  Perhaps the two most popular names are Bag Toss and Cornhole, thus the name of this site BagTossCornhole.com.

So where did this sport come from?  It has been said that the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago. Bag Toss Cornhole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boards and bags filled with corn, beans or plastic pellets instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Players take turns pitching their bags at the board until a player reaches the score of 21 points. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the deck scores 1 point.  Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided. The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament. Cornhole makes a great tailgating or outdoor family game. Why play Bag Toss Cornhole?  The biggest reasons to play Bag 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 or plastic pellets. No muss; no fuss. Two cornhole platforms and 8 corn bags and you’re ready to play the game. Very portable. Can be taken anywhere. Fits in most car trunks and there are fold-down models that are even more portable.  Horseshoes require a sand pit and are hard for the kids to pitch, lawn darts require a lawn and hasn’t been seen since the 70’s, ring toss was made for children and bean bags are for wimps; Cornhole is the game for everyone! It’s great fun for the whole family.

Leave a Reply

*