Alabama Cornhole was invented in Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin in 1787. It was originally played by throwing a corn cob at a piece of wood. One day a woodpecker landed on the piece of wood and 30 minutes later by divine providence the game as we know it today was born.

While still immensely popular in the United States, archaeologists from Bristol University have found evidence of Alabama Cornhole being played in the gardens of the Barbican Estate as far back as 2013.

We have made an appeal to the Prince of Wales to (finally) be granted a Royal Warrant to be the official Alabama Cornhole supplier to the Royal Household. While Chuck himself has not yet responded, his secretary said “His Royal Highness is always up for a spot of fun.” Quite.