Bringing Families Together Through Backyard Games

by Dave Roth - Date: 2008-08-01 - Word Count: 523 Share This!

Backyard games used to be pretty popular. A lot of people would play them with their friends and their families, but it seems as though video games have slowly taken over the minds of most people today. They don't get outside and play like they used to. It's true that there are some times of year in some parts of the country where this can be difficult to do ? the deep south in August or January in New Hampshire ? but there are plenty of opportunities to be outside when the weather is nice, and most people still don't take advantage of these times. Instead they stay inside and live their couch potato lives and forget what fresh air feels like. If you'd like to break out of that mold and want something to do with your family and friends, you might want to take up playing the Cornhole game. It's easy to play, not physically demanding, and the rules are not difficult. That being the case, it's one of the most fun games that everyone can play together. It doesn't matter at all if you're eight years old or eighty years old, because anyone can play and enjoy this game.

Families can get closer through the playing of the Cornhole game. Even though not everyone in the country knows about the Cornhole game, people who live in the northern part of the United States, and some in the western part, know what the game is and how to play it. They like it so much that they organize tournaments for cash and prizes. You don't have to do that. It takes a special kind of dedicated player for that. But what you can do is use the Cornhole game as something to do at tailgating parties, backyard barbeques, birthday parties, family reunions, and lots of other get-togethers where there are groups of people standing around with plates of food and not much else to do. With these groups, there is usually a mixed demographic. There are little kids from next door and elderly relatives, in from out of town. There are bored teenagers and middle aged people trying to feel young again. All of them can play Cornhole and enjoy it. Who doesn't want to best that one uncle who can't stop bragging about how great he is?

Even if you don't care that much for outdoor games, you'll probably still like Cornhole. The game is so easy! It's also fun and not at all hard to figure out. You simply toss these lightweight cloth bags at the game board. If they go through the hole or stay on the board you get points. If they miss the board or hit it and fall off, you don't. What could be simpler? Sure, there are some subtleties to it like how many points are scored for each thing and how far away you have to stand, but that's it. You don't have to run, jump, or throw anything heavy, and that means that it's not too strenuous for the elderly and not too dangerous for young children. It's essentially the perfect backyard game for everyone.

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