Different Types of Cornhole Boards

While the cornhole game has exploded in popularity in recent years, much of that is thanks to many tailgating parties where people would celebrate the big ball game, whether it was football, baseball, soccer, or any other major sporting event, before the game was even played. Tailgating parties are the perfect place to play cornhole because it offers a little friendly competition before the game and it easy to set up on a flat surface, like a parking lot. They celebrate with barbeques, playing catch around the cars, and most recently by playing cornhole with neighboring fans.

Decorated to perfection

But their cornhole boards and cornhole sets were not just your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill designs; they were meaningful, inspired, and personal. For many of these avid sports fans, their cornhole boards were painted in the colors, and often logos, of their favorite sports teams. If you shop around for a cornhole game for yourself, or for someone in your family, then you will find that just about every sports team is covered, from football to baseball and even basketball, too.

If you have a member of your family who is a die-hard fan of a college team, then you can even choose one of these schools’ mascots, logos, and colors. If you choose to make your own cornhole sets, then you have even more options at your disposal on how to best decorate it and personalize it.

Beyond the color scheme

But more important than just the design of the cornhole sets is the construction. Making your own cornhole game is so simple that anyone with even the most basic carpentry skills can pull it off. That means that with just a single sheet of plywood and a couple of two-by-fours, you can make your own cornhole boards.

Wood is the best option, though you will find plastic and fiberglass selections as well as wood on the market today. Why is wood the best? The bean bags, which are filled with corn feed, bounce truest on wood rather than on plastic or any other surface. Some people will certainly find that plastic is more durable than wood and they are more interested in longevity for their game than competition looks and feel. And that is perfectly fine.

If you build it, you will have to paint it

Okay, you won’t have to paint the cornhole boards if you decide to build your own, but why wouldn’t you want to add a little personal touch to them? If you have a favorite baseball, such as the Yankees for instance, and your best friend who loves to play cornhole but doesn’t have his own cornhole set at the moment, is a Red Sox fan, why wouldn’t you pain the famous pinstripes and Yankee logo on both of the cornhole boards? Of course, you can always be gracious and paint one to represent your team and the other for your friend.

When it comes to cornhole boards, the options of numerous and it depends on what you prefer as to how they look and how they feel. Whatever you choose, you know you’re going to have a great time playing cornhole!

Source by Dave C. Roth

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