Bean Bag Lawn Game

Pyramid Scheme

Buddies James Rafferty and Scott Quick created their own bean bag toss game after an aha! moment at a cookout.

They noticed that half of the crowd was inside the house playing beer pong, while the rest were outside competing at cornhole. Bru-Bag combines elements of both games into one, bringing everyone together.

The two
natural basswood game boards mimic cornhole’s set-up, but with six holes per board in a beer-pong-inspired pyramid formation. If a player makes it in the hole, instead of removing a cup, cover up that target. Whichever team covers up all their targets first, wins. There are endless variations of how to play, too, so feel free to put your own spin on it.

James and Scott have been friends since high school, and are both veterans—so making their game in the USA was a no-brainer. They leave the set unfinished so you can paint and personalize it, and the legs detach to make party-hopping easier.
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Beer pong for the whole family! Kind of.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • James

    Hello everyone! I’m super excited to introduce you to our awesome new yard game Bru-Bag. I’m looking forward to talking with you and answering any questions you may have!

  • Jason
    5/31/2016 10:52 AM

    how far apart to you space the boards apart? is it 8 feet like beer pong or 27 feet like cornhole?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 10:56 AM

    @Jason In the office rules the boards are spaced at 20 ft apart. We've seen a lot of Bars and restaurants use the game and they seem to like so space them at about 15 ft apart. So really whatever your preference would be. Personally I like right around 17 ft but that's because I throw overhand.

  • Mary Kathryn
    Mary Kathryn
    5/31/2016 11:03 AM

    Are the boards and pieces protected for the elements?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 11:16 AM

    @Mary Kathryn No, though we would love to have it be completely stained and sealed we would have to double the price if we were ever to go that route. However, The boards are made from an extremely durable, North American made, Kiln Dried, Grade "A" Basswood. It's a much higher grade wood than anything you can purchase at your local box store. Our main focus for the product was to keep it lightweight, durable and affordable and the Basswood was the perfect fit for this. I can tell you though, that since the wood is such a high grade material it does hold up against the elements fairly well. I've personally left a set out for over a week when we had heavy rains just to test it. Though it did have some minor water staining on it, other than that the set was unaffected.

  • Stacey
    5/31/2016 11:33 AM

    Could you tell me the weight of the total game? Would love to take it camping.....but extra weight in the RV kills us every time!

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 11:38 AM

    @Stacey Hey Stacy, great questions. The full set only weighs 19 lbs and comes with a nylon carrying case for the detachable legs, covers and bean bags so it's extremely portable and easily stored.

  • Tom
    5/31/2016 12:26 PM

    @James How is the game shipped?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 12:30 PM

    @Tom The game leaves our warehouse in NY 1-2 business days after an order is placed (sometimes same day) and is shipped Via UPS ground. Shipping generally takes 3-5 business days depending on where you are located in the US.

  • Eileen
    5/31/2016 12:43 PM

    Why only two bags?

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 12:51 PM

    @Eileen Since the game is based off from the rules of Beer Pong the two bean bags are the equivalent of the two ping pong balls that players would normally use. Basically, the 6 holes are the equivalent of the 6 cups used in Beer pong and covering a hole equals pulling a red cup off from the table. Bru-Bag takes the variety of play styles that Beerpong has and converts them into a family friendly bean bag toss game. So all the rules like Re-racks, overtime, redemption and bags back are present in Bru-Bag.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 1:38 PM

    Thanks Everyone for the questions and for taking the time to check out our product. We take pride in the fact that our company is veteran owned and American made. We felt strongly about keeping our product made in the U.S.A. As my business partner is a vet of the U.S. Army and myself of the Coast Guard. We've loved hearing all the positive reaction to our game over the years and are thrilled with our latest partnership with the Grommet. So again, thanks for taking the time to check out our product and I look forward to answering any further questions.

  • Steve
    5/31/2016 4:15 PM

    I am strongly put off from this game set because of one of the game names involved here.

    You reference "Corn Hole." Does anyone else remember what this really means?

    Does it somehow indicate the penalty for losing the game? (I hope not!)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    5/31/2016 4:45 PM

    I promise the cornhole we are referencing is FAR different from the one you are, Steve. It also has nothing to do with the one you are referencing.

    The cornhole we are talking about is a fun, family game whose only punishment for losing is a desire to want to play again because it is so awesome.

  • James
    James – Special Guest
    5/31/2016 5:23 PM

    @Mike hahaha

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