Backyard Games Bring Families Together

By: Dave Roth

There are a lot of things that can be used to bring families closer together, and one of those things is the playing of backyard games. Most people turn to watching television or playing video games today, but there is much more available to people than that. Because this is the case, some families are turning off the TV and the game systems and moving toward doing more things together. When the weather is bad there are many board and card games that can be played. When the weather is nice, though, there are a lot of outdoor activities that can really bring people together. One of these is the Cornhole game. Some people call it the bean bag game or the bean bag toss, but the difference in name does not mean much. The game is still the same regardless of what people call it. There are some slight differences in the size of the board and a few friendly arguments about where the game originated, but most people who play it are unconcerned with these things.

They only want to enjoy the game with their family and friends.

This is easy to do if a person knows how to play the game. Fortunately, playing the game is very easy and not physically demanding at all. Because of these kinds of issues, a person who wants to play the game can learn it very quickly. From very young children to the elderly, everyone can play the Cornhole game. In order to play people toss soft cloth bags filled with plastic pellets, dried corn, or dried beans, at a hole in a board. These bags are worth points if they go through the hole, and are worth fewer points if they land on the board and remain there. Bags that fall off the board or bags that do not hit the board at all are not worth any points. These bags are soft and lightweight and they are easy to toss, even if one is not physically strong. The board is also not very heavy, and the slightly smaller version of the board is very portable, fitting in the trunk of a larger car.

Because the game is easy to take along, store, and play, it is often taken from one backyard to another one when families get together. This is a lot of fun, and it makes it easier because more than one Cornhole set can be taken to the house where everyone is gathering. When individuals all get together to play the Cornhole game they can enjoy it for hours on a nice day, and it can be the centerpiece of a good backyard barbecue. Along with the food and the fellowship, the Cornhole game provides hours of fun and enjoyment for all sorts of people from all income levels and all walks of life. More people play it in northern sections of the country, but people in the west and in the south are starting to become interested in the game as well.

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