Spacing cornhole boards: How far apart for kids and adults?

Cornhole isn’t losing any of its popularity in 2023 and still keeps its well-deserved titles such as ‘best outdoor game,’ ‘fun for all ages,’ and ‘win-win for all.’ You’d be hard-pressed to find another game that’s so exciting and easy to learn while bringing everyone together. What looks like playing for entertainment when pitching bags at cornhole boards is sufficient exercise, quality time together, and awesome potential for making family memories. On top of that, cornhole can teach your kids valuable skills and make them excellent team players. But let’s admit it: all those feet and inches can be baffling in cornhole. If you’re planning to engage in your first inning or need a reminder to space your boards, keep reading!

For starters, take care of cornhole boards and bags

Whether you play tournament-style as teams, two single players, or solo for the sake of staying active, cornhole is a portable backyard game that can be played anywhere – even indoors if the weather is moody. Engaging with others is the best part, so don’t overthink your location as long as you have a flat surface to throw on.

Anyone can play solo for practice or exercise. The game is even suitable for people with limited mobility and can be played with only one hand.

Cornhole boards and sets are inexpensive and can be purchased in different materials or DIYed if you are feeling creative. They can be customized to add a distinct vibe or make a memorable gift.

You can sew and decorate your own cornhole bags, too. There are quite a few fun twists on the classic family-friendly activity to add challenge, such as throwing bags with your foot.

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How far apart should cornhole boards be?

If you play it seriously, don’t gloss over official standards and spacing regulations. The latter is often a point of confusion for cornhole boards, even though the game rules are simple to pick up. You may come across different search results, personal opinions, or ‘family-approved’ variations. To play by the rules that fit everyone’s ability, bookmark this:

● Keep the official 27-foot distance that the front of the boards should be set from each other for adult competitive play.

● For teens and children under 12, this is a different value (ranging between 12-15 feet).

● Beginners can start at a shorter distance. But adults and seasoned players are expected to throw farther. Whatever mode you enter, your boards should be in a straight line and at least 12 feet away from each other.

Add a splash of water fun with inflatable cornhole boards

If you are less concerned about the classic bean bag game but focused on its entertainment potential, you can bring it to the pool or any waterside event. Taking cornhole to a different setting can add a whole new level of excitement and challenge. To discover it, check out inflatable cornhole boards.

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Made from durable PVC to inflate, deflate, and store easily, these waterproof alternatives to traditional boards will wow adults and children. Space them at 27 or fewer feet and nail that three-pointer as part of your beach or poolside fun!