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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]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-10-29 UTCGood ★★★★
I go along with the consensus. Incidentally mention of Shogi highlights the fact that a Shogi set could be used. Before anyone says 'not enough Bishops and Rooks' I should add that positional equivalence would be used to make best use of paired pieces (Silvers as Bishops for example). Even the Shogi board could be used, with the intersectioins rather than the interiors of the squares. This woulds all add to the cofusion, of course, which may be a good or bad thing.

Simon Jepps wrote on 2008-10-27 UTCGood ★★★★
Actually there is an official chess set/variant whereby the pieces are two-tone, both black and white. Each player's pieces are recognised by which side of the piece (black or white) faces away or towards the opponent. I can't remember the name of this variant, but that would certainly compliment your own.

Simon Jepps wrote on 2008-10-27 UTCGood ★★★★
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Quote = Gary Gifford:

'If okay with you, I can add the 'Jepps' setup idea to the page somewhere.'

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By all means Gary! That's a nice gesture, I'm honored. Cheers. lol. Go ahead.

John Smith wrote on 2008-10-26 UTCAverage ★★★
This could be played Apocalypse-style, also, where the squares don't have an outline either.

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