The Museum of Chinese in America

Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

MOCA Monday: Burr Puzzle

The Museum of Chinese in America maintains an extensive archive and collection of Chinese American artifacts and oral histories. MOCA Mondays will briefly highlight one image or item from the collection and/or past exhibitions. For more information, visit our website.

Antique Burr-Ball diagram. Yi Zhi Tang Collection.


This vintage diagram of a Burr puzzle was included in the exhibition “Chinese Puzzles: Games for the Hands and Mind”, curated by Wei Zhang and Peter Rasmussen from their Yi Zhi Tang collection. (Previously blogged about here by Ting-Chi Wang and here by Marissa Chen.) Do you have a favorite game or puzzle? It is more traditional, like Tangrams or Linked-Rings, or more modern, like Settlers of Catan or Uno? Share your favorite in our comments!

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