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I was playing crazyhouse online on Lichess and I wondered how to play OTB, namely how to change the color of a captured piece.

I came up with 2 methods: -Exchange the captured piece for another of a separate chess set, picking the opposite color.

-Pieces are 2d cards, with black version of the piece on one side and white on the other.

Does anyone know better methods?

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    Quick dry paint? I think you have already provided the two easiest options. The second one is essentially what happens with Reversi/Othello pieces, which have a white and a black side. – Glorfindel Sep 18 '16 at 19:41
  • Usually I find it is best to just play Crazyhouse online... And play Bughouse IRL, which, in my opinion, is way more fun. – cascading-style Nov 6 '16 at 4:35
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Shogi also called "Japanese Chess" use the crazyhouse mechanics as well. They have one-colored (flat) pieces that always face in one direction. If you capture a piece and bring it back into play you just let it face towards your opponent.

  • That's actually another different way than I proposed! Interesting possibility. – Santropedro Feb 10 '17 at 14:03

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