History of Cornhole

The simple yet compelling game of cronhole can keep you company on a laidback summer afternoon as you enjoy the company of your friends and family at the patio or backyard lawn. This addictive game which was incubated in Cincinnati has received rhetoric fame in recent times. Younger generation have become an avid lover of this game which was once a staple of state fairs.

The greatest options of playing cornhole can be seen in the Midwest where this game gained its first dosage of fame. Recently the entire nation seems to have developed a soft corner for this game which according to the Historic Hudson Valley website spreads like “wildfire to back yards, beaches, breweries, and campgrounds across the United States.”

Although no one is sure about the exact origin date of the cornhole game, most people wish to believe that it was first played in Germany about 600 years back. Others hold the view that the game was incubated at the base of Blackhawk tribe who had their very own version of cornhole. Another group believes that the game was primarily developed by the Kentucky farmers. Today we are going to discuss in brief about each such sources.

The Blackhawk Tribe In Illinois

Many people feel that cornhole originated amongst Native Americans residing in Midwest of US. According to legends, the Blackhawk tribe in Illinois filled in the bladder of pigs with dried beans and tossed it around for entertainment. This underwent major developments and polishing to become what cornhole is all about today.

14th Century Germany

Another group of people like to believe that a 14th centuryGerman farmer named Matthias Kueperman invented this interesting game. According to legends, Kueperman saw some kids throwing rocks into a hole in the ground and invented the game in similar lines. Kueperman felt that children could hurt themselves while playing with large rocks which could strike them back when thrown accidentally. This led him to create a board using old furniture having a hole in it so that kids can throw the rocks with zero chances of the same bouncing back. German immigrants carried the idea of this game when they shifted to US during 1800s. US resident Cincinnati with his German roots gave a modern makeover to this game and presented it in front of the global audience.

Kentucky

A certain camp of people vouches in favour of Kentucky as the place of origin of the game. They feel that this game originated in the Kentucky hills during the latter part of the 19th century and became an instant favorite of the elite population.

Bottomline

The game of cronhole goes by a plethora of names depending upon your specific region. Some common names are bean bag toss,dummy boards,baggo, doghouse,dadhole and bags. Irrespective of the name, cornhole has made its mark in the list of lawn games which includes bocce, croquet and lawn darts.

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