Cornhole originated in the Midwest, but people all across the country are quickly finding out how enjoyable it is. The game, also known as corn toss or bean bags, involves throwing canvas bags full of dry corn at angled boards with holes in them. No matter what you call it, the game is a wonderful way to get family and friends outside and having fun.
In an age dominated by lazy pastimes such as video games, interactive bar trivia, cell phone mania and the internet, the allure of an outdoor game can be dubious. How is it, then, that cornhole has become such a phenomenon in recent years?
The Rules Are Easy
Cornhole is simple to play. The rules could fit on the back of a business card with room to spare! Scoring is simple as well, so anyone could go from never hearing of the game to fully understanding how to play in a matter of minutes.
Anyone Can Play
Cornhole is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone. Older folks may not enjoy the complex nature of often violent video games and likewise, may not have the hand-eye coordination necessary to play them effectively. Young people likely will not know how to play card games like canasta or pinochle. With cornhole, every generation can play together and enjoy the entertainment simultaneously. The game does not discriminate and is not exclusionary like many outdoor activities. After all, it would not be wise to pit grandma against 250-pound cousin Mike in a game of football!
It is Real-World Social Interaction
When people hear the word social these days, they think of Facebook. Get some real socialization going around a couple of official cornhole boards and get ready for an afternoon of good-hearted fun and laughter. The game does not require much physical effort, so there will be plenty of opportunities for chatting about life while waiting for your turn.
The popularity of cornhole is not necessarily in the game itself, but in the wonderful memories that are made when people get together and have fun. It is not expensive, and boards can last for years. Once you have yours, your backyard becomes a meeting area, picnics become more active and fun, and you shall soon be creating memories that you can look back on and smile about for years to come!…