Playing Cornhole with your Family Can be Great Fun

Cornhole, the game of tossing a beanbag into a hole on a smooth board, is a fun outdoor game. Families across the country play it in their backyards, on camping trips and picnics. It is easy to transport and easy to learn, which makes it a fun family game for all ages.

It’s Easy to Learn

While there is an American Cornhole Association with rules on how to play, the basic premise is straightforward. This is key for families with younger kids who have shorter attention spans. Anyone can pick it up and join in right away.

While each player’s strategy for their throws can vary, the rules and scoring are simple. Get the beanbag into the hole, or as close as possible. That’s it.

Everyone Can Play

No one has to sit out on a game of Cornhole if you have more than two people playing they can compete on a team and take turns. The games are brief, so if a group of people wants to play, they don’t have to wait long to get in on the next game.

It’s Fun and Safe

Unlike lawn darts or even horseshoes, bean bags are safe and lightweight. Small children have zero issues grasping and throwing the beanbags. Difficult games can be frustrating for kids, so Cornhole makes a great family game.

The Games are Fast and Easy to Score

For each turn the player throws eight bean bags, attempting to get them in the hole from a pre-set distance. If you get a bag on the board, that counts as one point, if it lands in the hole you earn three points. The game ends when one player/team reaches 21 points with a two-point lead.

You can make shorter games by lowering the number of points required to win. Doing so might be a good bet with small children who will take longer to earn points.

When it comes to outdoor family games, nothing beats a game of cornhole. Adults love it, and kids do even more. It’s fun, easy to learn and quick to play.

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