Corn Toss Game
People are always looking for ways to keep themselves entertained when there is nothing much else to do. Before the days of television and all the other diversions that we have created for ourselves, there was a time when people played a wide variety of interesting games that required very few items, props, or even training. These days some of these games are considered nothing more than simple children’s games to some but to others they are close enough to being a sport that people take the game quite seriously. Games like the corn toss game and horseshoes, for example.
Both the corn toss game and horseshoes are simple enough games when you take a look at them. They do not require a lot or specialized equipment, they concept behind the game is quite simple, and they are quite easy to learn. A person who has never played the game before can walk up and start playing in matter of minutes. But even though these games are quite simple, there are people that take these games quite seriously and even compete on a professional level.
The corn toss game (also known as corn hole) as an example, is a simple enough game that requires bags that are filled with corn – usually – though they can be filled with beans, beads, or some other granular substance. Official bags need to be filled with corn and weigh about 14 to 16 ounces. The other component is the corn toss board. This board is a simple rectangular board of 48’’ x 24’’ that is, according to official rules, made of plywood. The board has a round hole with a 6’’ diameter near the back at the raised end of the board. The aim of the game is to toss the bags onto the board in the main aim of getting the ‘corn in the hole’. Getting the bag into the hole scores 3 points while getting the bag onto the board is worth 1 point. The first player to 21 point wins the match. Each match is made up of innings in which each player gets four tosses.
While the corn toss game is simple enough from a general perspective, it is taken quite seriously in many part of the country. There is a corn toss game association that regulates the sport in all its aspects. From the specifications of the board and the bags as mentioned above to specific rules about how far away from the board contestants may stand to throw the bags. There are even national championships in which the best players come together to see who is the best of the best.
Even the simplest games like the corn toss game can be an important social and cultural even for people. While it may not have the glitz and glamour of larger sporting events, for those that love the game it has more than enough attraction.