Cornhole: A Great Way To Be Active And Have Some Fun

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Everyone agrees it’s important to be active. Most people don’t get enough exercise. Many people work a sedentary job. They sit at a desk all day and then come home to spend the evening in front of the television or computer. Kids spend the day confined to a desk at school, and come home to video games and computers. It’s been proven that exercise is important for older people, too. In order to stay agile, it’s important to exercise regularly, yet it’s difficult for some seniors. Fortunately, a rather new craze has helped to get families playing together, get the kids away from the tv, and bring lots of fun and laughter to outdoor parties or gatherings. The new craze is called cornhole! It’s a simple game that anyone can play, from young children to older adults. Everyone can have fun playing cornhole.

The cornhole game is basic. It consists of a 4′ x 2′ smooth board with a 4″ hole in the center. The game also requires 8 square beanbags that weigh 15 ounces a piece. Players usually stand 27′ away from the board and attempt to toss the beanbag into the hole in the center of the board. If the beanbag lands and stays on the board the player receives 1 point. If the beanbag is tossed through the hole, the player receives 3 points. Most games are played until a player or a team reaches 21 points.

There are many inexpensive cornhole boards available, as well as inexpensive beanbags. Of course, cornhole boards and beanbags can also be custom designed and personalized, too. Because of the popularity of this game, there are options galore. Boards can be personalized with a favorite sports team, designed to honor fire and law enforcement, customized for celebrations such as Father’s Day or even a wedding, with names and a date, to memorialize the occasion. In fact, if it can be imagined, it can be created. Customized boards with special photos or drawings can even be made to give as a thoughtful gift or to advertise a business. The options are almost endless.

Looking to be more active? Get off the couch and give it a try. Toss a few beanbags and get hooked on the game of cornhole.