Cornhole is a fun game that involves throwing beanbags at a wooden board with a hole in it. Cornhole has been a fixture at backyard barbecues and tailgate parties in the midwest and the south for decades, has been growing in popularity for about ten years, and in 2020 the game has absolutely blown up as people across the country and around the world find it a fantastic way to have fun with family and friends.

Our site is designed to help cornhole lovers of al skill levels learn how to play the game, find people to play with and against, and find the bags, boards, and anything else you need to get whatever it is they want to get out of the game.

If you’re already comfortable with the game of cornhole, you might want check out our directory of cornhole clubs, our cornhole tournament calendar, our bag recommendations, or our shop where you’ll find bags, boards and other products.

If you’re looking to learn how to play cornhole, you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s start with the basics — to play cornhole you’ll need 8 beanbags, 2 boards, and a place to set them up as a court.

Cornhole Boards

Regulation cornhole boards are 24″ wide by 48″ wide with a 6″ hole centered 9″ from the back edge of the board. The front edge should be 3″ above the ground, and the back edge should be 12″ above the ground. The best boards have decks that are 3/4″ thick, or 5/8″ with a brace. Learn what it takes to build a tournament-grade set of boards or buy a set today!

Cornhole Bags

Cornhole bags are 6″ by 6″ and weigh one pound. While today almost all bags are filled with plastic pellets, some are still filled with the corn that was historically used and gave the game it’s distinctive name. They can be made from any fabric and most backyard players are used to bags made of duck cloth canvas on both sides, but competitive cornhole is played with bags that have a different fabric on each side so players can execute different shots with the same bag. Here’s a bunch of great bags we recommend.

Court Layout

The boards are placed with the front edges 27 feet apart. Each player or team plays from one of two “lane” on oppsite sides of the court, and must throw the bag from behind the front edge of the board, keeping at least one foot within 3 feet of the edge of the board.

Now that you know the basics, let’s talk about how to play by the official rules of cornhole.