The cornhole game can be played in teams of two or as one-member teams. All adults must throw their bean bags from the pitcher's box behind the 30-foot foul line. Opponents throw from the same platform each round, alternating throws until each player has thrown four bean bags.

The round is then scored with a bag through the hole counting as three points, and bags on the platform count as one point each. The points of the low-scoring player are subtracted from the high-scoring player to reach the final point count for the round. This player then starts the throws for the next round from the other platform. The game is played to a point total of 21.