This game is taking the country by storm!

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Nigel
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This game is taking the country by storm!

Post by Nigel »

I can't call this a "sport", and the country it's taking by storm is the rural countryside. "Cornhole" is a big pastime in my area. (I cannot stand the name "Cornhole" - I think of something else entirely.)

Similar to horseshoes, it's played with beanbags and wooden platforms with holes. There's an official organization set up to promote it.

http://www.playcornhole.org/index.shtml
What is Cornhole?

It has been called many things, Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, but to many of us born and raised in Kentucky and the southern part of Ohio, the game is passionately referred to as Cornhole.

It has been said that the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago.

The truth is, who really knows, but the game is great fun for all ages and can be played anywhere!

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the cornhole platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.
http://www.playcornhole.org/images/cornhole%20court.jpg

It's one of many reasons I have to escape this area.
Hexxenhammer
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Post by Hexxenhammer »

Sooo...why is it fun?

Beanbag tic-tac-toe in kindergarten sounds more exciting.
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Post by Nigel »

Hexxenhammer wrote:Sooo...why is it fun?

Beanbag tic-tac-toe in kindergarten sounds more exciting.
That's my point. I can't understand the appeal either, but it's popular round these parts. No accounting for taste in fun, I suppose.

I bring it up just to show.....I don't know.....how people are sometimes.