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Cornhole may be a funny name for a game, but it’s popularity has been spreading like wildfire over the last several years.  What started out as a somewhat regional, mid-western game, has quickly spread across the country.  With each passing year it’s getting harder and harder to find a tailgate area that doesn’t have at least ONE set of bags being tossed.  With the growing popularity of the game, comes a book that will tell you just about anything you could have ever wanted to know about the game of Cornhole… and probably a little more.  “Cornhole, Throwing Bags in a Hole”, by Mark Rogers, is that book.

Cornhole, Throwing Bags in a Hole

I had the opportunity to check out a copy of the Cornhole book this week, and I was pleasantly surprised.  Having been around the game for a few years now, I would have thought I’d absorbed a good bit of what there is to know about this great tossing game.  Turns out I was wrong.  The author has really done his homework to get this book written.  The book contains interviews from several of the major players in the Cornhole world.  Interviews with the president of both the ACA and ACO, tournament advice from NEO Cornhole, playing tips from several respected pro players, and more.

How can you possibly fill an entire book with information about a simple game?  That’s what I wanted to know.  As it turns out, there’s plenty to cover, and the book is a nice resource for new players and old tossers alike.  A wide range of topics is covered within.  Chapters covering the history of the game, social impact, and cornhole as a sport are fun, light reading for those already familiar with the game.  Other chapters get into the specifics, covering rules, building instructions, and strategy.

Book Highlights

If you’re looking to throw a cornhole tournament, the chapter on running a tournament is worth the price of the book, all by itself.  The author has put together a great collection of information that would be invaluable when planning your first tournament.  There are excellent bits of wisdom from tournament director Michelle Cahill, of NEO Cornhole.

If we’re being honest, I might be biased… but I really enjoyed the chapter on the Cornhole Builder Community.  I loved that the author took the time to discuss my personal favorite facet of the game.  Board building and customization, and the community that has formed around it, is a special part of the game for me, and I’m honored he took the time to mention it!

Strategery.  What’s better than tossing tips from the pros?  An interesting chapter that covers different tossing styles and strategy during game play.  Some great bits of info in this chapter, for sure.

Cornhole, Throwing Bags in a Hole is a fun, light read.  The book is a wealth of information for anybody who is just getting started with the game, but is also a good read for anyone who already spends far too much time tossin’ Corn bags.  Mark Rogers has done a great job of putting together a really nice guidebook for the game of Cornhole.  Rules, strategy, building, slang – it’s all here.

Check out Cornhole, Throwing Bags in a Hole for more information.

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  • etizolam June 16, 2017, 10:15 pm

    “Thank you ever so for you blog.Much thanks again. Keep writing.”