Cornhole vs Beer Pong – Which Game is More Fun?

Is cornhole or beer pong more fun

Cornhole vs Beer Pong – Which Game is More Fun?

These days there are many games available for outdoor play. Every game is fun in it’s own way, but common thing with every outdoor game is that they are very addictive.

Both cornhole and beer pong are fun to play with your friends. Also both of these games can help you socialize with your neighbors or acquaintances.

According to Google, cornhole is far more popular than beer pong, especially during hot summer days.  Corn hole is mostly played on tailgating parties. However there are many tournaments and championships being held every year nationwide.

On the other hand beer pong, like its name suggests, is closely related to parties where alcohol is the main beverage. That being said, cornhole is mostly played by older people while beer pong is popular among younger population.

When it comes to equipment there really isn’t much stuff that you need.

Equipment

For cornhole you need 2 standardized boards and 8 bags. Dimension of bag should be 6 by 6 inches and dimension of board should be 12 inches in width and 24 inches in length. However if you don’t intend to practice for official cornhole tournaments than you can get yourself a much practical equipment from manufacturer called Baggo. Their boards are just a feet shorter, which is not according to official standards, but much easier to store and carry. Wooden boards are quite heavy.

For beer pong, you guessed right, you need LOT’s of beer 🙂 But beside beer you need ping pong ball, a table that is 242 cm long and 22 plastic cups! (20 for beet and 2 for water that you are going to use for cleaning balls after each throw – you want to clean the ball after it has been on the ground)

Let’s briefly cover the basic rules.

Cornhole

Cornhole game for kids

It can be played in singles (2 players) or in doubles (2 teams with 2 players in each team). The rules are the same for both type of plays.

This is a classic lawn/backyard game, so in most cases this game is played outside. However during cold winter days you can play it inside as well, but you need to make sure that the distance between roof and highest point of a cornhole board is at least 12 feet. This will ensure that no one hits the ruff while throwing a bag.

Basically this is how it works.

2 competing players stand on the left and right side of a board. They alternately throw bags at the cornhole board on the opposite side. Each player has 4 throws in each round. Hence the reason for having 8 bags (4 for each player).

Whenever a players’ bag goes into the hole it carries 3 points. If it stays on the board surface it carries 1 point (this point is also called Penny). If a bag goes off the board its simply worth zero points.

When all 8 bags are tossed, the round ends and score is calculated. Since this is a canceling type of game, points are calculated and canceled against each opponent. The highest scoring player/team adds the scoring difference to overall game score.

The team who reaches (or exceeds) 21 points in overall score wins!

If you want to learn more about cornhole rules then take a look at this article that covers the topic in great details.

PROS: This is a very competitive game and because of cancellation type of scoring its very dynamic. Also it can be very addictive so you might even decide to take your game to the next level and apply for tournaments.

CONS: You need to invest in equipment in order to play. Although its a long term investment and boards will most likely serve you for years, you will need to spend at least 300$ for decent boards, bags and some handy accessories such as night light sets. Also the boards are quite heavy so you will need to plan ahead when you are going to play this game. Beside that, you can play it only when weather conditions are good, since it’s mostly played outside.

Beer pong

Beer pong

Beer pong is the most popular drinking game, which means that involves heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks.

The game play is actually very similar to cornhole. At the end of each table there should be two competing teams or players.

You can also play this game as singles (1 on 1) or as doubles (2 on 2). In our opinion it’s much more interesting when played as doubles.

Beer pong rules

 

Like on shown on the image, on each side of the table you should prepare cups filled with beer (1/4 filled so it doesn’t spill when ball scores).

Players alternately throw balls at opponents team cups. Logically, whenever a ball falls into a cup it’s a score. When scored the team in whose cup the ball landed must drink 1 cup of beer.

If a ball went directly into the cup from air then its worth 1 point = 1 drink

If the ball bounced off the table before scoring then it’s worth two points = 2 drinks

If you want to learn about the whole history and detailed game play of beer pong, then take a look at this article on Wikipedia.

Did you know that beer pong tournaments are organized across the world every year 🙂 

PROS: You won’t feel bad at all even if you lose, if you now what I’am sayin’ 🙂 Also it can be played literally anywhere where you have table, no matter the weather season. It can be played during backyard parties also.

CONS: It’s an addictive and really fun game. If played long enough, it can get you really drunk.

Finally, we think that these games are not comparable at all. Each of these games is played in drastically different occasions. For a great cornhole match you need a relatively quiet atmosphere where you can concentrate on the next shot. Beer pong is played in a much more casual atmosphere.

So its a tie!

Both games are very exciting in it’s own weird way! Simply said, different population and age is playing cornhole compared to beer pong.

Which game do you prefer? Share in the comments below…

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