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Where To Buy Cornhole Boards – Advice And Purchase Guide

There is a few things to consider before shopping for a set of cornhole boards. Just like any other sport product or game, there is a very broad range of quality and price starting at $50 for a small size child cornhole set, and ranging all the way up to $800 for high-end custom cornhole boards. At the end of the day you get what you pay for and the quality of your playing experience will be directly effected by the quality of your cornhole boards and bags.

You can find an average to low quality set of cornhole boards at any mainstream retail stores that have an outdoor games, sport or camping section. They are mass-produced and usually lack any originality and usually fail to stand up to ACA (American Cornhole Association) regulation.

The game cornhole is still growing, so if you are looking for an average to high quality cornhole board, you are better off using the online buying world. You have to pay a few extra bucks for shipping, but buying from small business’s that specialize in cornhole boards or building outdoor games will ensure a higher, more durable quality cornhole board, along with endless variety and options for acquiring a set of cornhole boards that fit your taste and style.

(click here for a detailed article on what to look for in a quality set of cornhole boards and why it is important)

Children’s Cornhole Boards

These are the boards that vary in sizes and sometimes have multiple holes. They are mostly knock-off versions of cornhole boards with quality being sacrificed for price. You can find them at almost any sport or big name retail stores like Walmart and Canadian Tire and as cornhole is becoming more popular you can usually find them at local small business’s that sell outdoor goods. They are almost always made out of plastic and usually are smaller than full size cornhole boards. (2feet by 4 feet) I only recommend these boards if you are strapped for cash or buying a set for your children (under 10) to play with.

 

 

Cheap Cornhole Boards

Cheap cornhole boards can also be found at major retail stores along with online at amazon for more variety. They are usually built out of cheaper quality wood or aluminum and are priced around $100 to $200. If you have never played cornhole before and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a better quality board, then this is a good place to start. This is also the style I recommend for older kids and teens. These boards are usually built close to regulation size (3 feet by 2 feet) and you will get a good idea if you enjoy the game enough to purchase a higher quality board to take your cornhole playing experience to the next level.

Good Quality Cornhole Boards

This is the price and quality range that most people are looking for. They range from $200 to $350 and usually include regulation cornhole bags. If they are good quality cornhole boards, they should be regulation size and should use a wood that is a half inch thick for the surface. To find good quality cornhole boards you have to shop online, but should have no problem finding a large variety of cornhole boards painted, stained, or decorated with vinyl designs, decals and wraps. You can start at places like amazon or check out cornhole specific websites like cornhole.com.

Victory Tailgate and Proline are few places that are doing good quality NFL and sport themed boards and these are good quality boards, but they are more expensive because of the use of team logo’s and colors.

 

The Best of the Best

The highest quality cornhole boards are few and far between. Lots of places claim that they build high quality cornhole boards but most come up short when it comes to the details. A high quality board should be made 100% out of wood and should feature a 5/8-3/4 inch wood surface instead of 1/2 inch. In my opinion it should not be decorated with vinyl stickers, skins and wraps, but should be hand-decorated and detailed using a variety of techniques showcasing the wood, along with a high quality out door clear coat so that it lasts the test of time.

These boards can start at $400 and the sky is the limit. When it comes to hand crafted cornhole boards, a skilled wood worker could spend hours detailing the boards and they are guaranteed to be one of a kind. Etsy is the only platform I have found where a few people are selling high quality, 100% handmade original cornhole boards. You can also check out Pinterest for some ideas if you want to attempt to build your own original hand crafted cornhole boards.

 

(For tips and recommendations for cornhole accessories click here.)

 

If you build and sell original high quality cornhole boards please leave a comment below and I will be happy to do a review and mention your business on cornholetips.com.

 

 

 

 

James

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