Top Reasons To Play Cornhole This Summer

Play Cornhole this Summer

To Play Cornhole this summer is a great idea.  One of the simplest lawn games ever invented is the cornhole game, also known as the bean bag toss game or baggo. Though origin of this amusement activity is still unknown, it has been around and played by many for several years already. While many men and women have a lot of choices these days and prefer playing video games and other modern pastimes, cornhole could still be considered as an excellent alternative. The younger generation and people who have not encountered this game may ask why this game is so special. Here are the top reasons to play cornhole this summer:

Easy to Learn

The rules of cornhole is very easy that children would find it very easy to learn how to play. To win the game, a player must acquire the most points after a few rounds of throwing bean bags towards a platform with a hole on top of it. Players take turn in throwing 4 bags toward the hole. Whoever makes the bag pass through the hole in the platform gets three points while managing to drop it on top of the platform earns a player a point.

Can be Played in Various Places

This is basically a lawn game but could also be played in any open field with a flat ground. Unlike basketball, volleyball, and other sports activities, you won’t need to have a court or a playground specifically built to play it. It can be played in your backyard, in a children’s playground near you, or even in basketball courts.

Inexpensive Type of Game

Materials used for the game are a couple of platforms and at least 4 bean bags. Those materials are available at a very cheap price in various game stores in malls as well as online shops. You can even build your own platform using a piece of wood and sew fabric to create all weather cornhole bags by following simple do-it-yourself instructions available on the internet. There could be other materials used aside from those mentioned but are only optional.

No Special Skills Required

As long as you are able to throw a small bean bag for a few feet, you are already good to go. You do not need to have a high vertical leap, have great physique, or to practice for quite a long period of time to be good at playing this game. This is the main reason why both the young and the old can play it without having a hard time. A few minutes of trial game could even make you very competitive in playing it.

A Very Fun Game

Despite the fact that it is an old game and very basic, it does not mean that those who play it won’t have a lot of fun. People have enjoyed playing it in the past and will still have a great time playing it now. You can play it with your spouse, kids, parents, or friends and have a great time doing so. This is the main reason why cornhole is a wonderful game to play.

It’s easy!

Cornhole is an easy game to learn with only a few rules. It’s well known at tailgates because it can be used as a drinking game by whoever wants to play that way and it’s fun to have everyone included. If you are a Cornhole veteran and your girlfriend has never played, it’s very easy to teach your significant other how to pick up a cornhole bag and toss it 27 feet into a hole. For children, there is little clean up and it’s fairly difficult to break a set (a well-made set I should say) so the investment is sound.

Portability

One of the best parts of Cornhole is how portable it is. Generally, a Cornhole set (boards and bags) weighs at most about 30 lbs. and when purchased, can come with a carrying case or handles for the boards and a bag to carry the cornhole bags. If you’re driving it can just be thrown into the back seat of your car or the trunk. If you’re taking public transportation you can either slide it under your seat of the bus or keep it at your feet on the rail or subway.

Competition

It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone has a competitive streak in them. Whether you are playing an organized sport and you are vying for a championship or if you are at a tailgate playing Cornhole, there is some competition involved. Cornhole has a level of competition that can be appreciated by anyone and it allows those who take it very competitively to have something to look forward to at a tailgate. Imagine how competitive you are when you play flag football. Now take that competitive nature and apply it towards something that doesn’t require you to run around and get covered in mud.

It’s FUN!

With the combination of the above mentioned, summer with a cornhole set is a real fun! You don’t even have to have a main event, Cornhole can be played outside while you are just having a get together in your backyard. Enjoy every second of it and then play again next weekend! It doesn’t matter what you are playing for, where you are playing it or for that matter it doesn’t even matter why you are playing Cornhole. Just enjoy playing a fun game for all ages!

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