2021 55¢ Backyard Games – Cornhole
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: August 12, 2021
First Day City: Rosemont, IL
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 16
Quantity Printed: 25,600,000
Most backyard games have been around for many years and have become fan favorites. However, one game was just introduced in the 1970s – cornhole (also known as bags, sack toss, or bean bag toss).
Cornhole is played with two sets of four bags and two raised boards with a hole in the upper center. It can be played with two to four players with similar scoring traditions to horseshoes (count-all or cancellation). Bags are required to measure six inches by six inches and must weigh between 15.5 and 16.5 ounces. They are traditionally filled with corn, but may also be filled with plastic resin or similar materials. Boards are two feet wide by four feet long with a six-inch hole drilled in the center, nine inches from the top of the board. The top edge of the board is 12 inches off the ground. The boards are placed 27 feet apart, measured from the front of each.
Cornhole can be a very competitive game, but can also be played more casually. It's a great way to bring people together at family barbeques, and many bars will set up cornhole boards outside for their patrons during the summer months. By adjusting the distance between boards, even children can play cornhole. It really is a game for everyone!