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It was last modified on: 2008-10-26
 By Gary K. Gifford. Indistinguishable Chess. Player pieces indistinguishable from each other. Board squares are indistinguishable. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2008-10-27 UTC
Mr. Jepps: Yes, I have seen images of the two-tone pieces. I Believe they were intended for Shogi-like play when captured pieces could switch sides. Current Shogi pieces are actually the same for each side, except for an extra mark on one King. But the direction the pieces point indicates White or Black's property.

For Indistinguishable Chess, two tone is not needed... but you are right, all pieces could be set to face the same way. One player would see all Black and the other would see all White.

I received your 'ok' to add your earlier 1-set idea to the rules page... I'll likely do that tomorrow.

Thanks again.