Let’s be honest: cornhole isn’t really a game you play without a drink in hand. It’s not a bad thing; this is just a fact. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to make your next cornhole match a drinking game. You can find a few ideas below.

Beginner’s Game

Who can play: Newbies

Drunkenness level: Not very high. You drink slowly, so you will acquire a buzz as the game develops.

Rules: Whenever a beanbag goes in the hole, the other team takes a drink. For example, if Team One throws a beanbag and it knocks Team Two’s beanbag into the hole, then Team One takes a drink. If Team One makes a bag into the hole, Team Two takes a drink.

Results: Since you haven’t been playing for very long, you will probably only drink a few times throughout the game. Being a little sober helps you to learn the basics of the game before you move on to subsequent levels.

Business Time

Who can play: Anyone

Drunkenness level: Slightly more than buzzed.

Rules: In between innings, each player takes a drink for every point scored against them. For example, Team One scores eight points, so Team Two takes eight drinks.

Results: One team takes about 21 drinks, while the other team isn’t far behind. Since these are only drinks and not shots, you won’t be too drunk just yet.

Harder Still

Who can play: People who can handle their liquor

Drunkenness level: Not quite wasted

Rules: Players will clear the board after every half-inning. The players who pitched last throw one more bag. If you get a bag in the hole, the next pitcher from the other team takes a shot.

Results: Either way you look at it, the actual cornhole competition quickly becomes unimportant. Team members will be taking shots left and right; by the end of the game, no one will care about the score!

Add Some Excitement

Who can play: People who like to gamble

Drunkenness level: It all depends on how the game goes

Rules: This is pretty similar to the previous game. While you will still clear the board after every half-inning, you won’t throw the bag for a shot. Instead, you will use special drinking bags with words like chug, shot, drink, and social. Both teams split up the bags evenly. At the end of the half-inning, the first player on Team One chooses one of his drinking bags. If he throws the chug bag and makes a hole-in, the next pitcher from the other team must chug.

Results: After the second half-inning, the other member of Team One will have picked up the chug bag from the board, leaving him with three bags. Depending on the type of game you want to play, you can make sure that the better teammate always has the most lethal bags.

A Whole Lot of Crazy

Who can play: This game is strictly for those who plan on getting extremely drunk.

Drunkenness level: Off the charts.

Rules: Replace the normal bean bags with drinking bean bags. When Team One gets a hole-in with a drinking bag, all of Team Two must do what the bag says.

Results: Be wary; there may be some confessionals, off-key singing, crying, and a variety of drunken revelry taking place at the end of this game!

Guest blogger Jordan Dahlberg works for customcorntoss.com.  He takes full advantage of the employee discount!  He’s the proud owner of four sets of cornhole board and two sets of drinking cornhole bags.