Playing cornhole is all about having a good time. There are many variations to the rules of cornhole, but there is no need to overcomplicate a simple game. Some rules are very specific but they can vary from place to place and throughout different parts of the U.S. The American Cornhole Organization is a governing body of the sport and has their specific rules. They are posted online.
Leagues and tournaments often have their own spin on the rules in order to keep games/schedules moving in a timely manner. If you are entering a league or tournament, don’t hesitate to ask what the rules are before beginning.
We at CornholeTourney.com, post our rules at all events so there is no confusion as the day unfolds.