Baggo vs Cornhole – is there any difference?

Those who are new to the cornhole game often ask if there is any difference between baggo and cornhole.

In terms of gameplay, the short answer is no! Basically, cornhole is the same as Baggo, but the only difference is in the equipment and of course the board.

Essentially Baggo is only a brand name that specializes in manufacturing unique cornhole equipment. While the game rules and scoring is the same, Baggo cornhole boards are very different and much superior to basic wooden cornhole boards.

The regular cornhole boards are 4 feet long while Baggo boards are only 3 feet. So just a feet shorter!

Also, Baggo boards are not made of wood, which means that your game performance might be different compared when playing on wooden cornhole boards.

Those are the only differences that might affect your game!

However, there is no doubt that Baggo equipment is very high quality. Here are some of the main features and differences that make Baggo boards very practical:

cornhole vs baggo

Baggo VS Cornhole [Board Comparison]

Baggo Cornhole
Baggo requires no pickup truck to move. It is lightweight to carry. Cornhole requires a pickup truck to move due to a heavy wooden board.
Baggo board is packed like a suitcase and has a carrying handle for an easy grip. Cornhole does not contain any handle and you have to carry it with a bit difficulty.
You see the built-in pockets in Baggo for storage of bean bags There are no particular storage pockets in Cornhole board for bean bags.
On both sides of the Baggo board, you will see a scorekeeper. Cornhole board contains only one-sided scorekeeper.
Baggo is an outdoor game. So, it is a weather-resistant play. Cornhole is not a weather-resistant game because it can be played indoors too.
Baggo comes with both a front and a back leg to remove the scoring confusion between players. Cornhole has only a front leg.
Baggo board contains pre-structured wall-mount brackets to display and storage. Cornhole does not come with wall-mounting brackets.
Baggo Board includes 12 pages coloured manual for game instructions, rules and warranty of the board. Cornhole does not include such a manual.
Baggo is made in the USA. Cornhole is made by overseas manufacturers.
Baggo board is 3 ft in length. Cornhole is 4 ft in length.
Baggo is made of a non-wood structure. Cornhole is a wooden board.

The beauty of Baggo is its standardized equipment, so you’ll always know what to expect. Contrary to that, there are way too many cornhole boards that are made out of different wood type, finishing methods and hole sizes. The best of all, you won’t be limited to playing cornhole only at your home or backyard. All of the listed features and benefits will let you carry it anywhere you go: to your friend’s house, cruise ship, holiday, office, you name it!

However before ordering board equipment from this manufacturer please read the official rules of cornhole. You need to be aware that official board dimensions are different than Baggo board dimensions. Keep that in mind especially if you intend to compete on official and nationwide tournaments.

That being said, the main downside is that Baggo board is a foot shorter than regular cornhole board. As you know according to official cornhole rules the board should be 4 feet in length. So Baggo is not recommended if you practice for tournaments and take cornhole serious, because it’s not a standard board dimension.

You don’t want to practice on a 3 feet board and then later compete against others on a 4 feet board. If you intend to go to championship then definitely consider either creating your board or buying 4 feet boards.

History of Baggo manufacturer

history of baggo

Around 1948, somewhere in Midwest, bag toss game named Go-Go-Go was gaining in popularity. During ’90s team of enthusiastic cornhole players built an easy to carry cornhole equipment, now known as Baggo. The previous cornhole boards had one major flaw, it was hard for carrying around.

Being lightweight and portable made Baggo very practical bag toss game equipment. With an option to order custom artwork on the boards, Baggo has offered more personalized equipment to cornhole fans.

Baggo rules are the same as cornhole rules, the only difference is the board size!

Overall opinion: Great and handy for amateur cornhole players. Not recommended if you practice for cornhole tournaments or championships.

What is your experience with Baggo?

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