What is Cornhole and How to Play in Europe - Cornhole Europa Rules & Scoring System


Simple scoring system for cornhole in Europe.

Cornhole — The Ultimate Game Anyone Can Play & Everyone Has Fun

-For family, corporate, work, party or church events

-For all ability levels & rules that are simple enough to play without speaking the same language

-Can be played indoors or outdoors

-Originally invented in Germany



“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Imagine a medieval German spring day. Children laughing and throwing rocks into a hole in the ground from a distance. One child knocks the other one over out of jealousy as his rock is bounced out of the hole by his opponent. They didn’t know it at the time in 1431, but they started the beginnings of cornhole as we know it today!



How to Play Cornhole & Rules


To Earn Points when Playing with Teams of 2:


The game is played in innings. One member of each team stands on opposite sides of the court next to a cornhole board. One side (consisting of two players from opposite teams) takes turns alternately tossing bags toward the board on opposite side of court until all 8 bags are thrown (4 from each team).Points are counted at the end of all 8 bags tossed and points tallied. End of inning. The next inning begins when players start tossing from other side of court.


Bags can be tossed any way the athlete prefers but must be tossed from the pitchers boxes next to the near cornhole board. All pitches must be made from this area. Players must remain in the same box for the entire inning. No player substitutions allowed. All bags and boards must be pre-approved by the tournament host prior to play.


Method of Scoring

Three Points: A hole-in scores three points. This is a bag that passes through the hole. It can be tossed there, come to rest there after sliding across the board, or knocked in by another bag.

One Point: Any bag that lands on the board (bags-in-the-court) (but doesn’t pass through the hole) earns one point.


However, the bag cannot touch the ground (or any other part of the court) before resting on the board.


Zero Points: A bag that comes to rest anywhere outside the board and does not pass through the hole earns zero points. Any cornhole bag that hits the ground before landing on the board is considered a foul and must be taken off the board before play resumes. All bags that slide off or are knocked off by opponents or self bags are zero points.