Brain Wall

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Brain Wall (脳カベ, Nōkabe) is a component of the Japanese game show The Tunnels' Thanks to Everyone . Video clips from the show proliferated on video-sharing websites and the concept was eventually adopted by several other countries. It became popularly known to non-Japanese speakers and YouTube fans as simply Human Tetris or Hole in the Wall, named for its involvement of the physical body and a supposed close resemblance to the rules of the video game Tetris .


Game rules

The rules of the game are the same, and how points are awarded varies from country to country.

The first component of the game involves a solo contestant, while later components involve groups of two people or more.

International versions

The production rights to the show outside Japan is owned by Fremantle and the program has been produced in 45 countries.

CountryNameHostNetworkFirst day aired
Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab world [2] جدار جبار'
Jidar Jabbar
Mansour El Ghassani (Season 1, 2010)
Said Al Memari (Season 2, 2011)
Abu Dhabi TV September 20, 2010
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina [3] El muro infernal Alejandro Wiebe Telefe March 3, 2008
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia [4] Hole in the Wall Jules Lund Nine Network August 6, 2008
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil [5] De cara no muro Fausto Silva Rede Globo May 2009
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (Flemish) [6] Hole in the Wall Roos van Acker VT4 September 2009
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria [7] Дупка в Стената
Dupka v Stenata
Rumen Lukanov Nova TV July 18, 2008
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia [8] Hole in the Wall: ល្បែងជ្រែកជញ្ជាំង Andy Bishop (2011–2013)
Tim Ratha (2013–present)
CTN (2011–2013)
MyTV (2013–present)
September 10, 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (French) [9] Le mur Benoît Gagnon V September 3, 2009
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile [10] La muralla infernal Javiera Contador and José Miguel Viñuela
Fernando Godoy and Lucila Vit
Megavisión March 16, 2009 – May 2009
July 2009 – November 2009
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia [11] Pazi, zid! Mia Kovačić Nova TV September and October 2008
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia [12] Duro contra el muro Carlos Calero RCN TV February 4, 2008
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 动洞墙(朱楨) Zhu Zhen & (薛之謙) Xue Zhi Qian SMG
正大综艺-墙来啦 Qiang Zhi (人强子) & Xun Zhu (朱迅) CCTV September 19, 2010
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Hul i hovedetUffe Holm TV3+
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Auk SeinasTõnis Milling TV3 Spring 2009
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt الجدار الكبير
El-Giddar El-Kebir
Ahmed EssamDMC2020
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Reikä seinässäMari Kakko Nelonen March 15, 2009
Flag of France.svg  France Le Mur Infernal Laurence Boccolini TMC November 12, 2007
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Ab Durch die Wand Sonja Zietlow and Dirk Bach RTL October 18, 2009
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Μια τρύπα στο νερό
Mia trypa sto neró
George Pyrpasopoulos Mega TV December 13, 2008
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 大咕窿 Yishan Ng
Calinda Yuen-wai Chan
Dickson Wong
TVB May 9, 2009
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Kalandra Fal! Balázs Sebestyén and János Vadon RTL Klub May 4, 2009
Flag of India.svg  India Hole in the Wall Cyrus Sahukar POGO July 28, 2008
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Hole in the WallPandji Pragiwaksono RCTI December 17, 2007
Yossi Mokalu
Udjo Permato
Global TV February 27, 2009
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel ראש בקיר
Rosh Bakir
Shai Goldstein and Daror Rafaeli Channel 10 2009
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 脳カベ
Tunnels, Toshihiro Itō, and Asami Miura Fuji TV July 26, 2006
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Skylė sienoje Aistė Paškevičiūtė and Džiugas Siaurusaitis TV3 2009
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia BolosZizan RazakAstro Ria2009
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Aguas con el muroMartín Altomaro and María Inés TV Azteca 2009 – 2010
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Hole in the wall Beau van Erven Dorens and Gerard Joling SBS6 October 10, 2009
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ylvis møter veggen Kjetil André Aamodt and Kjersti Idem along with Ylvis TVNorge 2008
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay El muroRoberto Willis Canal 13 November 2008
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Tecsuperate George Slebi Panamericana Televisión June 2009
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Hole in the Wall Ogie Alcasid and Michael V. GMA Network April 20, 2009
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Hole in the Wall Adam Małczyk and Adam Grzanka TV4 March 7, 2009
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Salve-se Quem Puder Diana Chaves and Marco Horácio SIC and SIC K June 1, 2009
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Vedete-n Figuri Dan Fintescu and Dina Marina Prima TV January 16, 2009
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Стенка на стенку
Stenka na Stenku
Ivan Urgant and Alexander Tsekalo ORT
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Jiwhaza Choi Gwi-hwan SBS April 14, 2007
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain El Muro Infernal Julian Iantzi La Sexta Summer 2008
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Hål i väggen Johan Petersson (Season 1, 2008)
Erik Ekstrand, Mackan Edlund (Season 2, 2009-2010)
TV6 September 14, 2008
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 齊天大勝
Who's the Winner
Topic: Hole in the Wall 爆衝型人
Jacky Wu TTV June 16, 2007 – September 29, 2007
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand เกมกำแพงซ่า
Crazy Wall Game
Kanchai Kamnerdploy (September 3, 2011 – March 24, 2012) Channel 7 September 3, 2011
Wattana Kumthorntip (March 25, 2012 – March 30, 2014)
Somjit Jongjohor (October 13, 2012 – March 30, 2014)
เกมกําแพงซ่า น็อกเอาท์
Crazy Wall Knockout Game
เกมกำแพงซ่า สไตรค์
Crazy Wall Strike Game
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Bak Su Duvara Behzat Uygur Star TV 2009
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Море по коліно
More po Kolino
Dmytro PerepelkinICTVAugust 29, 2010
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Hole in the Wall Dale Winton
Anton du Beke
BBC One September 20, 2008
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Hole in the Wall Brooke Burns and Mark Thompson Fox September 7, 2008
Teck Holmes Cartoon Network October 6, 2010
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay El MuroRoberto Larrañaga Canal 10 December 2008
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Người đi xuyên tường Hoài Linh and Đại Nghĩa
Ốc Thanh Vân and Đình Toàn
December 26, 2014
July 2017

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