I remember a very good boardgame named "BLOCKART" that I played decades ago.

  • It has a white board that has deep rectangle/hexagon slots.
  • There are a lot of colorful rectangular cuboid tokens. Each can fill a slot.
  • There are also some cute triangle prism tokens that can fill half of a slot.
  • The tokens come in 4 colors - blue,green,yellow and red.
    I could purchase "addon" to add tokens of other colors.

Today, after searching for several years, I finally find its image in the internet.

However, that is it, there is no further information.

Please provide some description :-

  • What is the manufacturer / distributor name? What is its official website/page?
  • If it does not violate this site, may you provide some locations I can buy it (online perhaps)?
  • Are there any other similar game (board with deep slot + colorful rectangular cuboid tokens)?

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All material are made of plastic.

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    Are you sure that it is a game? Looking at it is seems more like a toy akin to Lego? – StartPlayer May 24 '19 at 12:52
  • Are you sure this is actually a board game, with playable rules and conditions to win? This appears to be more like a design toy. If it is a board game, it is on-topic here, but if it is a toy then unfortunately it is off-topic sorry. – Ken Herbert May 24 '19 at 12:52
  • @Ken Herbert Ops, sorry, I may misremember it. I always used it to play something like Othello or a custom landscape for some house-rule marble games. Which stackexchange should I ask about it? – cppBeginner May 24 '19 at 12:54
  • Sorry but I really don't know where else you could ask about it here. I'm a bit surprised there isn't an SE site dedicated to toys. – Ken Herbert May 24 '19 at 12:58

It looks like the product is actually called "BLOCK ART", and I believe it's made by Japanese company "Nichigan" (based on this).

I can't find a web page for Nichigan. Maybe someone that can read Japanese might have better luck? Its logo.

It appears to be vintage, and it's probably no longer produced. Your best bet of finding one is probably through the vintage toy crowds. It's not going to be easy or cheap.


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  • Thank a lot. What googling (internet searching) technique you used to find the answer (especially "Nichigan")? – cppBeginner May 25 '19 at 13:16
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    IIRC, I searched for BLOCKART toy and "BLOCK ART" toy (including quotes) and "BLOCK ART" vintage toy. I mostly used the image search feature. Remember that clicking on an image shows "related" images that are potentially more relevant. That led to the the main image of this page, which mentions Nichigan. I wasn't confident in that name until I came across the listing for MABLE ART, which is clearly by Nichigan, and clearly by the same company. – ikegami May 25 '19 at 14:53

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