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How to play Table Top Cornhole

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Quick Set Up

  • The distance between boards varies according to age and skill level (1 to 3 feet).
  • Players sit or stand behind one board and alternate tossing small bags at the opposite facing board/hole.
  • A bag in and through the hole is worth 3 points.
  • A bag that lands on the board but does not go in the hole is worth 1 point.
  • A bag toss of equal value thrown against an opponent cancels out the opponent's points.


  1. For 2 or 4 players. (2 Teams)
  2. Place the boards approximately 1 to 3 ft. apart (according to age and skill level). Team partners face each other from OPPOSITE BOARDS.
  3. Play starts at either board.
  4. Each team plays with a set of 4 bags.
  5. Opponents alternate tosses until all 8 bags are played.
  6. The round is then scored. (See Scoring)
  7. Repeat play from the other board.
  8. The scoring team has the honor of tossing first in the next round.
*When tossing, a player's hand should not cross the front edge of board directly in front of them.


  • A game = First team to 21 points.
  • 3 points for each bag in and through the hole.
  • 1 point for each bag on the board.
  • Score is the difference in the team totals. For example: After 1 round or 8 bags played; #1 Team with 1 bag in the hole = 3 points. #2 Team with 2 bags on board = 2 points.
  • Score 1st round for #1 Team = 1 point.
  • Bags pushed in and through the hole by an opponent's toss count.
**Games consisting of single player teams can be played using one board only or players can face each other and alternate tosses at each other's board.
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Fairfield, Ohio
Email: jdherrmann@tabletopcornhole.com

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