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Amazon Reviews of Cornhole Boards: What You Can Learn From Them

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Amazon Reviews of Cornhole Boards: What You Can Learn From Them


Remember when you were a kid, and your parents would say, “If your friends jump off a bridge, will you do it too?” Of course the right answer back then was, “no!”.  But when you’re researching products and taking the journey toward the satisfaction of making the perfect purchase, you almost always want to do what everyone else is doing, right?

How much does a set of cornhole boards cost?  Read about it here.

I have been offering products on Amazon for almost a year now, and I have a totally new outlook on reviews. In my lifetime I have been asked by many people, in many industries, to leave reviews or answer surveys, and I almost always declined to do it.

It has never been so apparent as it is now, as to how important the information is to many people. This information is almost the most important factor when deciding to make a purchase online, especially if you have never seen the product in person. The more positive reviews, the more you will feel comfortable making a purchase. If there are several negative reviews, you most likely are going to stay away from that product.


In this article, we will explore multiple cornhole board manufacturers that are on the first two pages of Amazon (as of 9/28/16 as listings are always being shuffled around) when using the search term “cornhole boards.” In this blog, we are only going to look at manufacturers of wooden regulation size cornhole boards.


Go Sports     Slick Woody's Cornhole blog on Amazon Reviews of cornhole board sets Go Sports

Listing: Go Sports Solid Wood Premium Cornhole Set (Regulation Size)

Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars; 226 total reviews

Price: $134.13 + Free Shipping; includes full set of bags

Go Sports is a company that sells the most cornhole boards on Amazon. They have quite a few listings in multiple sizes, and they do very well. This particular listing is the first regulation size set of cornhole boards that pops up. This set is decently priced, and the amount shown includes shipping. The cornhole boards only weigh 38 pounds so I’m a little skeptical of the durability here. These tops come already varnished so if you’re looking for a set that shiny finish you won’t have to apply your own polycrylic.


Although I’m skeptical of the overall quality of this set, I can’t argue with the consumer here. With having over 225 total reviews and achieving 4 out of 5 stars they must not be too bad. If you’re wanting heavy duty cornhole boards that will last for a decade or more, these may not be the right ones.

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Trademark GamesSlick Woody's Cornhole blog on Amazon Reviews of cornhole board sets Trademark

  Listing: Trademark Games Official Size Cornhole Game

  Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars; 66 total reviews

  Price: $78.99 + Free Shipping; includes full set of bags

Now this listings is the most perplexing of the bunch. These cornhole boards have found their way to the top first page of search results yet don’t have many glowing reviews. It’s obvious by the price and weight (38 lbs) that it’s an inferior product. There’s very little info in the detailed description put forth by this company, which leads me to believe they are trying their best to not disclose what these boards are really made of.


After looking into the reviews of this listing, I found the top 4 reviews that were shown were all 1 star reviews. There really wasn’t much good being said here. I was also able to see in the question and answer section, that a potential customer was trying to find out if the tops were finished or not. A verified purchaser answers, revealing the tops are made of particleboard. That was a dead giveaway that these cornhole boards are sub par. You can read about the different materials used in building cornhole boards in How Much Does A Cornhole Set Cost? If quality is the last thing on your mind, then feel free to pull the trigger on these, although I would advise against it.


Victory Tailgate

Slick Woody's Cornhole blog on Amazon Reviews of cornhole board sets Victory Tailgate

Listing: Unfinished Cornhole Bean Bag Toss Game

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 151 total reviews

Price: 89.99 + $30 shipping; includes full set of bags

Now this is a pretty nice set of cornhole boards. This is a reputable company that I’m familiar with outside of the Amazon world, and they do pretty good work. This particular product may be one of the best values in the marketplace. These boards are regulation size and well built with adequate materials. They use Pine 2x4s for the frame and ½” plywood for their tops. I know it’s a quality product because the weight of the set exceeds 60 pounds. They even throw in a free drawstring carry bag for your cornhole bags.


Now, the reason the price is so low for a quality set of cornhole boards like these is because they are completely unfinished. You are going to get a set that has been put together nicely but will need some love before they can be used. It’s up to you what you can do here. You can paint them or stain them. You can use some decals or sticker to decorate the tops, or you can use a vinyl cornhole wrap and completely cover the top with a stunning digital print.

In the article Types of Cornhole Board Finishes: Stickers vs Print vs Paint these topics are discussed, which may help you decide which route you want to go. No matter, you’ll have to do something, or the boards won’t last as long as they should and they won’t play as good as they could. Plus, how much fun will you have customizing your own cornhole boards right?

 All American TailgateSlick Woody's Cornhole blog on Amazon Reviews of cornhole board sets All American

 Listing: Non Painted Cornhole Boards

 Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars; 8 total  reviews

 Price: $87.99 + $35.00 shipping; includes full set of bags

This is basically the same cornhole set that we just talked about in the previous listing. The price is about the same, the construction of the cornhole boards are roughly the same, and the weight of the set is the same. But there is one difference here that sticks out to me if I was a consumer who didn’t know either of these companies, and since it seems as if I’m comparing apples to apples here, it probably would be the deciding factor. Reviews! That’s right, it comes down to reviews here.


You are essentially looking at the same product, but one has a 4.5 out of 5 star average with over 150 total reviews. The other is comparable with 4 out 5 stars but hasn’t been around as long, having only 8 total reviews. This is why over time reviews are so important in making online decisions because if I know that a large sampling of people are more than satisfied with a product, then I will feel much more comfortable making that purchase. In everything we do, it’s all about the data.


Slick Woody’s Cornhole Co.Slick Woody's Cornhole blog on Amazon Reviews of cornhole board sets Burnt Wood

Listing: Slick Woody’s Burnt Wood Cornhole Set 4 by 2 Feet

Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars; 9 total reviews

Price: $199.99 + $42.00 shipping; includes full set of bags

Ok, so it’s no secret that I work with this company. So, I just wanted to say that we are very proud to be in this position. This product has only been listed on Amazon since June and we’ve made it to the second page under the keywords “cornhole boards”. So far we have received 5 out of 5 stars with the customers who have left reviews and all of our feedback has been positive. So I’ll leave it at that and let you form your own opinion.


Feel free to check out our site at slickwoodys.com or check out the Slick Woody’s listings on Amazon.

 

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Danny Evans

Danny Evans

First I'm a husband to my beautiful wife and a father of 3 amazing children. Nothing in my life comes before my family. As long as everyone is good at home I'm a driven marketing and sales person who absolutely loves my profession and is passionate about everything I do. I've been in this industry as a professional for over 5 years and I've been a professional tailgater ever since I can remember :)


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