What are the Rules of Cornhole?

There are official rules set by the American Cornhole Association that you should follow when engaging in this game if you want to do things the ‘official’ way. There are tons of cornhole boards that you can add to your life to enjoy the game whenever you want. When choosing the cornhole board, ensure that it is an ACO Certified & Approved board.

Before the addition of the new cornhole game and board is made, ensure that you understand the rules of the game and that you are comfortable with them so you can help others learn the way, too. But, what are the rules of playing cornhole?

  • Cornhole is best for four or more players
  • Cornhole is great for players of all ages
  • An official cornhole court is 8-foot
  • There are two player lines and a pitcher’s box
  • The front edge of the board serves as the foul line
  • The first player to accumulate 21 points wins the game, via the official rules
  • There are several bag terms to understand when playing cornhole, including woody, cornhole, and a foul
  • A cornhole earns 3 points; a woody earns 1 point
  • Singles and doubles can play the game. A double is a team of two players

It takes a little time to do things the official way, especially if you’ve played differently in the past. But, once you catch on, playing cornhole is easy and you’ll find the excitement each time you head outside to play.

The most important rule to remember when playing cornhole is to have fun. At the end of the day, it is a game and getting together, enjoying your time with your closest friends is what it is all about. As long as everyone is having fun, everyone wins the game!