Where the Game Lives
The boards and bags are stored inside the bathroom closet. We store both boards and bags inside to keep them out of the weather and away from the chipmunks, so the game stays in good shape. We take an extra precaution of hanging the corn hole bags up on a hanger, to keep them away from any creative chipmunks in case they get in the cabin again and find our stash.
21 Points to Win
The first player/team to reach (or exceed) that amount at the conclusion of an inning is the winner.
How to Score
The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each inning.
- Bag on Wood: Any bag which comes to rest anywhere on top of the board. Each is worth one (1) point.
- Bag in Hole: Any bag which is thrown through the hole or knocked through the hole by another bag. Each is worth three (3) points.
- Foul Bags: Any bag the bounces off the ground and on to the board is considered a foul bag and should be removed from play.
You may or may not realize that the bags you are tossing are full of dried corn. One winter not too long ago, a couple of lucky chipmunks were living it up ‘cabin style’ all winter long. They had the run of the place and 8 big bags of corn to munch on. They also took the liberty of stashing the corn all over the cabin. It was pretty fun finding all their hiding spots. Since then we’ve sealed up the cabin, sorry lil’ buddies you need to live outside!
If you want to get serious about corn hole you can. Here is a link to the official rules: playcornhole.org