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Thursday 21 September 2017
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Cornhole Board Party Games: Who Made Them First?

Whether it’s a tailgate, a backyard picnic, or refreshments on the deck, it’s all the better with a game of cornhole.

At California Skins, we offer quality covers and decals, so you can turn your cornhole boards into the photogenic stars of your party. You can even design your own cornhole board decals and wrap sets.

Celebrate your team in style at your next tailgate. Plan a charity fundraising tournament that introduces people to the game. Or show unforgettable team spirit at the next company party!

Know Your Cornhole History

We’re often asked where the game of cornhole comes from. Here is some insight into the matter. You might use this for a trivia contest when hosting a game.

It all started in Chicago, where elements of cornhole appeared in H. A. De Windt’s 1883 patent for a “Parlor Quoits” game. Granted, the name was fancy, and De Windt’s game board had a square hole. If it weren’t cornhole, we’d at least say it was inspirational. 

Some years later, the Morton E. Converse Company, a leading U.S. toy manufacturer based in Massachusetts, started selling a game called Faba Baga. The two holes in the Faba Baga board earned the thrower different amounts of points. Two beanbags sizes also earned players two different point scores. 

Tailgate Toss: How It’s Played Today

There are many more twists and turns in the history of cornhole. In short, we might say cornhole is part of our heritage. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s just about beer. Granted, over the past two decades its popularity has risen near the kegs and coolers. But you’ll find it at the campgrounds and on the beaches too.

We should say that the game’s current high profile can, in large part, be credited to Cincinnati Bengals fans. They started bringing boards to tailgates, and inviting the fans from visiting teams to join in. It was from Cincinnati that the game spread across the NFL. 

Now, it’s here to stay. The American Cornhole Association has a thriving community of 30,000+ members. 

In today’s version of cornhole, players toss the bags onto opposing boards, shooting for a 3-point score by landing the bag fully inside the hole. Score one point if the bag at least lands on the board in your turn. The first player, or pair of partners, to earn 21 points wins the game.

Let’s Get the Party Started

Thanks for visiting us today. We hope you’re inspired to get your boards out and dress them up.

At California Skins, we’re always happy to talk with you about design ideas, and to get you ready for your next game.

Source

www.californiaskins.com/wrap-set

http://www.hudsonvalley.org/community/blogs/cornhole

http://americancornhole.com/what-is-cornhole/

www.google.com/patents/US285396

https://esnpc.blogspot.com/2016/08/parlor-quoits-bean-bags-and-faba-baga.html

www.playcornhole.org/

https://books.google.com/books?id=UclLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA148&lpg=PA148&dq=Faba+Baga&source=bl&ots=8bY8i7SMWa&sig=bXb-6EgbPI-mlxaXm5PaMvbyg48&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiYiM7r7e7VAhVi64MKHUdjAdMQ6AEIVTAJ#v=onepage&q=Faba%20Baga&f=false