Looking for a way to spend more time with your family? Are you tired of the same old routine of going to the movies on Friday night, watching TV on Saturday, perhaps watching the kids play in the jungle gym outside or ride their bicycles around in circles in the driveway, hour after hour, day after day? Do you want a way to bring your entire family together for some great fun and quality time?
Fun family games are certainly one of the most effective ways to bring people together for fun and excitement, a way for parents to bond with their children and a way for children to bond with their siblings. There are many, many fun family games that you can choose from, but perhaps one of the best, easiest to learn, and simplest to set up, is the corn-hole game.
And by any other name …
Corn-hole goes by several different names, depending on the geographic location you reside in. Some call it the Bean Bag Game while others might call it Hillbilly Horseshoes. Whatever you want to call it, the game is perfect for bringing out the best in families and bringing them together for quality time. The corn-hole game, like horseshoes, has a very simply objective: players toss four bean bags each toward one of two corn-hole boards, and they try to get the bean bags into a six-inch hole in the top of the board.
Points are assigned in a number of ways and it all depends on what type of game you want to play. You can score three points for every bag that goes through the hole and one point for each bag that stays on the board, or you can score ‘runs’, just like in baseball, for every bag that makes it through the hole. The choice is completely up to you and you can even create your own variations of scoring for corn-hole.
Warning: laughter may accompany corn-hole
While the game is simple in its design and objective, it is absolutely fun for everyone, regardless of age. Kids as young as three and four years old can play against grandma or grandpa. Tossing the bean bags may take a short time to get used to, especially for younger children, but if you allow them to stand close to the corn-hole boards, then they will be laughing and jumping up and down with giddy excitement in no time. What could be better than watching your children laughing and running after the bean bags, excitement with every toss?
Corn-hole is just one example of fun family games, and while many people may find it too easy to overlook the simple things in life that matter most, especially when work infiltrates home life and bills keep piling up, it’s nice to know that there are fun, outdoor games that you can share with your family at the drop of a hat. Corn-hole sets are easy to setup and break down and simple to store. But remember, once you set it up, you’ll probably never want to break it down again!
Category: Family Games