Game Changer, September 2016

"As an undergrad at Auburn, Nathan Guthrie “found charming tailgates with silver candelabras, chandeliers, and full-service catering,” he recalls, “but not one set of quality cornhole boards.” Researching post-graduation, he determined the scarcity wasn’t due to lack of demand, just supply.

In 2015, the 31-year-old launched his own local company, Matthias Kaupermann—named for the 14th-century Bavarian cabinetmaker who, legend has it, invented the cornhole board—to create the games he envisioned. Starting at $3,995, the regulation-size “Signature Classic” is handcrafted from West African mahogany, with maple inlays that can be customized (recently, they monogrammed one for a Palm Beach wedding). The hardware is marine-grade brass, the shoulder strap features Horween leather, and the bean bags are all-weather Sunbrella acrylic canvas. For $695, you can snag the ”Compact” version. 

Look for more games to join the offerings at in the months to come."


Horsing Around: Polo Tailgating, March 2016

"Tailgating is more art than science, but there are certain prerequisites to staging a successful gathering... What would a tailgate be without a touch of tradition and sportsmanship? Our pick: This Signature Classic cornhole set by Matthias Kaupermann is handcrafted with mahogany and maple and can be customized with a personal monogram."


Wedding Workbook, October 2015

"By this point, we've likely all seen cornhole games with cute monograms, his-and-her silhouette portraits, and lovely color palettes. But how about an heirloom-quality set with dovetail joinery, stained hardwood, and custom inlays? Charleston-based luxury game company Matthias Kaupermann ( makes one just like that, and trust us, it's worth looking into for the wow-factor."