Cornhole Is An Enjoyable Sport

By: Dave Roth

It has not been that many years since the Cornhole game got its start, but it has already risen in popularity. This is largely because of people in the northern part of the country, where the game allegedly began, and how much interest they had in keeping the game alive. If it were not for these people, Cornhole might have died out, but it picked up a strong following which only continues to grow today. This is, naturally, good for the people who enjoy playing the game, as there are also tournaments now and these provide cash and prizes, or sometimes just small prizes and a good time, to people who enjoy playing. Not everyone knows what the Cornhole game is, though, or how it really began. As for where and how it got its start, that is still something that a lot of people are debating.

Some people say that it began in Ohio, and others argue that it got its start in Illinois. Wherever it came from, however, it is likely to continue to grow and spread throughout the country.

Mostly it is played in the north, but there are pockets of Cornhole players everywhere, and the west is now being viewed as increasingly popular for people who like to play the Cornhole game. The warmer temperatures there and the lower humidity mean that people can be outside much more often, especially in the winter and during the early mornings and late evenings. This being the case, there is a lot of time available to play Cornhole. Backyard parties and get-togethers of any kind are great for this kind of game, and anyone - young or old - can play along and enjoy it. The rules are not difficult and the game itself is not physically demanding, so there are many options for a person who wants to play it. This is true of people with disabilities as well, and people who may have trouble comprehending more complex games, such as very young children.

Another reason for the rise in popularity of the Cornhole game is the simple fact that it is fun and safe. The Cornhole bags that are tossed at the board are very lightweight, and they are easy to throw. Since they do not have to be tossed that far, they are usually pitched gently and under-hand, as opposed to being thrown like a baseball. This makes it easy for anyone to make the toss to the board, since the distance is just enough to be challenging and not enough to be difficult. The board is also very safe. There are no sharp edges, and it is also not that heavy. There are two options now - the board can be purchased in wood or plastic. There are also people who like to make their own Cornhole sets, and they make the boards out of wood and the bags out of a durable cloth, usually stuffed with plastic pellets. This helps protect their Cornhole game set from damage through sun and rain, and it also helps to ensure that they will be able to enjoy their Cornhole set for many years to come.

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