Toss a Cornhole Bag With a Friend
Played indoors or out, a cornhole toss really livens up a backyard barbecue, a birthday party, or any event. Whether you play a friendly game or host your own tournament with prizes, you can get everyone involved in this inclusive activity since it's appropriate for players of all ages and fitness levels.Do you need official cornhole bags?
Casual game players can enjoy a fun round of cornhole with just about any cornhole gear. Those that love sports and that take their cornhole seriously, however, may want to stick to equipment that meets the American Cornhole Association (ACA) standards. This means choosing a board that measures 48 inches by 24 inches and bags that are 6 inches by 6 inches square. The bags should be filled with feed corn and should weigh between 14 and 16 ounces.Can you purchase an unfinished set?
Cornhole bag toss games come in a wide variety of colors and designs. If you're looking for something truly unique for your players, however, you can finish your own equipment by purchasing an unfinished board from eBay. New games are available sanded and ready for paint. You can hire a local artist or graphics shop to do the job. You can also have fun painting your game yourself. If you do, remember the ACA rules for paint:
- Paint the board with a semi-gloss finish.
- Make the colors on the board easy to see.
- Avoid bumps and blemishes of any kind on the game's surface.
Of course, you can find plenty of new or used, prefinished cornhole games on eBay that are ready for you to just set up and start playing.Do you need a carrying case?
Whether you need a carrying case for your cornhole game is entirely up to you. Cases do, however, make games much easier to carry and store. As is true in all sports, it's important to protect your equipment. A bag will help protect your game when you're not using it and will keep your bean bags and equipment together. A case will also keep the parts of a portable set in one place for easy assembly the next time you want to have a toss.How many people can play cornhole?
While you can certainly change your house rules as needed to accommodate multiple toss players, cornhole is typically played by either two or four people playing in teams of two.