An Interesting Cornhole Game History

The cornhole game history is older than many people know. It is also a history that is disputed. There are several versions of this history being told. Cincinnati, Ohio boasts that the game had its beginning there. It is believed that the modern beanbag toss game of the USA did originate probably around the area of Cincinnati though. But it is believed that this game originated in Germany in about the 14th century.

Who Invented the Game of Cornhole

There is a bit of a dispute about who invented cornhole. The cornhole game though reportedly was actually first started by a farmer of German descent. His name was Matthias Kueperman and it is reported that he inventor the game in the year of 1325. According to cornhole game history he was out walking one day in the spring and saw some boys attempting to throw some large size heavy rocks into a hole that was in the ground. When he saw this he started thinking that the boys could get hurt doing this. He decided to create a safer game based on what the boys were doing that day. That was the birth of the cornhole game and it wound up being a safe game to boot.

It is believed that when the Germans first immigrated to the United States of America that they brought the game here. Over time the game has gone through some transformations but it basically is quite similar to the original game. It is also said that they game was rediscovered so to speak in Kentucky in the 1900’s. That is an interesting bit of cornhole game history.

Another part of the history that is interesting is the bags and how they are made. Originally the bags were probably filled with corn, which gave it the name cornhole. The only problem with this was the fact that if the bags got wet they were ruined. Today the bags are filled with plastic pellets that don’t ruin if the bags get wet.

Today

These days, there is a resurgence of the game. Some people even use a smaller version of it so they can take it to tailgate parties. Also people are playing in all parts of the US, even in places that until recently did not even know the game existed. What a glorious update to cornhole game history!

There is even an American Cornhole Association (ACA) that sanctions tournaments. This association also has issued regulations, rules, and specifications for this game. You can find information about the rules by clicking on the navbar button on the left. You can get printable Cornhole Tournament Brackets at PrintYourBrackets.com.

Conclusion

Hopefully this short history of cornhole has stirred your interest for the game. It is a game with an interesting history, whether it started in Cincinnati or Germany. It is great for any party or large group get together. We are glad to offer all the cornhole game info you want. If you don't already have a cornhole set, buy one today and join in the fun!

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