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How to Play Bag Toss

Toss the bags so they land in the hole or on the board.

Originating in the 14th century, Cornhole has been a favorite game for hundreds of years. Getting bags to land on the boards or in the holes earns players points. Bag Toss 2 is our exciting variation of this old traditional game. The slot, which is worth 5pts, is the only difference between our Bag Toss 2 and the traditional Cornhole game.

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Cornhole can be played in two formats: singles or doubles. If players decide to play the singles version of the game, then each player aims for the same board. A round is complete when each player has thrown 4 bags, switching after every bag. Once all 8 bags have been thrown, the players switch sides, tally their scores, and begin the next round, this time aiming for the opposite board. During doubles play, partners stand directly across from one another and compete against their opponent.

Earning Points - To earn points, you must outscore your opponent for the round. The difference in score is your earned points. Points are scored by throwing the bag:

  • On the board - 1pt
  • In the hole - 3pts
  • In the slot - 5pts

Whichever player or team scores the most points in one round is the first player or team to throw in the next round.

A player or team that scores at least 21pts by the completion of a round is the winner. In the event that a tie occurs, another round will be played until a team or player scores.

Scoring Examples

The Red Team has one bag in the hole and two bags on the board for 5pts. The Blue Team has two bags on the board and one bag in the slot for 7pts. The Blue Team earns: 7pts - the 5pts scored by the Red Team = 2pts for the Blue Team

The Red Team has one bag on the board and one bag in the hole for 4pts. The Blue Team has one bag on the board and two bags in the hole for 7pts. The Blue team earns: 7pts - the 4pts scored by the Red Team = 3pts for the Blue Team

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Dead Bags - Any bag that touches the ground is not worth any points. When a bag hits the ground, but rolls onto a board, that bag does not earn any points and can be removed.

Set and Match - A set is the best of three games. A match is the best of any number of sets (generally 3, 5 or 7).


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  • The boards' front edges are the point from which distance between boards is measured.
  • All players' feet, even those players who are not currently throwing, must be positioned behind the foul line when throwing bags.

More Rules for the Pros:

Pro Tips: If your bags are sliding off the board, add more arc to your toss. Toss the bags with a smooth swing of the arm; consistency is key. As you toss, your feet start off together, then as you begin your swing, step with your opposite foot towards the foul line. Throw the bags close to the foul line without stepping over the foul line. 5 seconds should be allowed for bags to rest before picking up bags at the end of a round.

Playing Surface: Our boards work best on soft surfaces, like grass and sand.

Care Tips: It’s best to keep the boards and bags dry and to minimize exposure to UV light.



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