5 Fun Facts About Cornhole! – PIPFALL

5 Fun Facts About Cornhole!

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The origins of Cornhole are often disputed. Some say a 14th century cabinet maker called Matthias Kuepermann invented the game after watching children toss rocks into a ground hog hole. He created his own version and decided a bag of corn was a better choice than rocks. An 1883 patent for "Parlor Quoits" greatly resembled corn hole as well, and a 1974 Popular Mechanics article described a similar game. Another story cites early Kentucky pioneer, Jebediah McGillicuddy, as the first player of the game. Some say the Native Americans invented it by stuffing animal bladders with corn to toss.

Wherever the game originated, we do know that it gained popularity about 15 years ago in the Midwest. The American Cornhole Organization was founded in 2005 and the American Cornhole League was founded in 2015.These organizations host tournaments around the nation.

Whether a Cornhole newbie or a seasoned pro, here are 5 facts about Cornhole you may not know:

 

  1. Cornhole was originally known as  'Parlor Quoits'
  2. Boards were originally played with square holes - that would have been quite a ~PIPFALL™~ when playing with our cube dice, eh?
  3. There is an unofficial Cornhole song! Listen here.
  4. Cincinnati, OH is considered the Cornhole capital and is where the American Cornhole Association was founded.
  5. Cornhole is known by a lot of different names, depending on where you are. Here are some examples: Baggo, Bags (Bagz), Backyard Toss, Beanbags, The Beanbag Game, Beanbag Toss, Chuck-O, Corn Toss, Lawn Toss, Hillbilly Horseshoes, Soft Horseshoes and Tailgate Toss.

Let us know in the comments if you have any additional fun facts to share. We'd also love to hear more corn hole origin stories that you all may know.

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