Cornhole Rules: Value of the Corn Bag and the Game’s Length

Playing a game without a clear defined rule can be disastrous. It can even lead to an argument instead of a fun game. Nobody wants that, of course. What about cornhole, then? Does it have rules? Yes, of course. Even a game as simple as that needs rules. Speaking of rules, here we will talk about cornhole rules, specifically about the value of the corn bag and the game’s length.

The Bag’s Value

The bag’s value depends on its position. Here are the details:

  1. Bag In the Hole

A bag in the hole or hole in is a bag which is thrown through the hole in the platform or otherwise comes to sink in the platform. The value of this bag is 3 points.

  1. Bag In the Count

A bag that is not in the hole but lands with any portion of the bag resting on the platform is in the count. The value of this bag is 1 point. The bag must not touch the ground or any other portion of the court prior to coming to rest on the platform. If it touches the ground before coming to rest on the platform, it is a foul.

  1. Bag Out of the Count

A bag that comes to rest anywhere except in the hole or in the count is out of the count. There is no value for this bag. A bag that is declared a foul is considered to be out of the count and must be removed.

Game’s Length

How long a game should last? Well, the game shall be played until there is a team that reaches or exceeds 21 points at the completion of an inning. The game cannot be ended in the middle of an inning. If a team reaches or exceeds 21 points, the game will not end until the other team is allowed to throw all of their bags and the inning is completed. If the score is a tie at 21 or more, the game continues until one team achieves a higher score. If you are lucky, you can win the game by scoring 7 points in an inning, provided that your opponents didn’t score anything.

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