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How to Make Cornhole Boards

Looking to learn how to make cornhole boards for a cool DIY board game idea? We think making your own DIY cornhole board is a fabulous game idea, since the game is  easy to play, and a great game for families and get togethers. Cornhole is can be played by all ages, and the game itself is pretty portable, so you can take it pretty much anywhere. If you can throw a small corn bag 30 feet and at least kind of of aim in the right direction, you can play cornhole. The game can be played indoors or out, and requires little in terms of special equipment to build or to play. All you need is wood, some basic woodworking tools and supplies, and some beanbags to use to play the game. You can also make DIY cornhole bean bags to go with your game board, and we will show you how to make those, too.

What is Cornhole, anyway?

Cornhole  is also sometimes call Corn Toss, Corn Hole, Bean Toss, Bean Bag, Indiana Horseshoes and Soft Horseshoes. However, to people born in or around Kentucky and southern Ohio, the game is almost always referred to as Cornhole. The game originated in Germany, but was rediscovered in the Kentucky hills over 100 years ago, where playing cornhole remains a favorite pasttime.

Cornhole is very much like horseshoes,  but you use a wooden box called a cornhole platform and bean bags instead of using horseshoes and metal stakes. Players take turns tossing their corn bean bags at the cornhole board until a contestant reaches 21 points. For every corn bag that lands in a hole, a player scores 3 points, and every bag that lands on the platform scores 1 point.

You will need to build two cornhole platforms and either buy or make 8 corn bags to play the game. Follow our step by step tutorial and how to video to learn exactly how to make the perfect DIY backyard idea for summer. Plus, you get to bring your game indoors after that for year round fun.

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