Football Match

Designed and made by D. Namdarian 2013; sleeve added by J. Storer.
(4 layers of laser cut plastic, 6.75" x 4.8" x 1/2")

Move the football from right to left goal square, where it can be carried in the square of a white player piece. Ignoring layers, here are selected positions of a 35 rectilinear (40 straight-line) moves solution (it goes to player Q at position 18 and is passed to player P at position 31):

Taking layers into account, layer 1 underlies the whole puzzle, layer 2 forms the rim around it and has the bottom layer of the pieces, layer 3 has the ball and the top layer of the pieces, and layer 4 is decorative showing players. Here are selected positions of a 61 rectilinear (72 straight-line) moves solution where the ball never leaves layer 2 by only moving directly between two abutting squares (it goes to player Q at position 35 and is passed to player P at position 55):

Football Match Problem 2
For a second problem given with the puzzle directions, here are selected positions of a 75 rectilinear, 84 straight-line moves solution (the ball goes to player Q at position 37 and is passed to player P at position 55):

Football Match Problem 2 Alternate Solution
Here are selected positions of a 76 rectilinear, 83 straight-line moves solution to Problem 2 (the ball goes to player Q at position 50 and is passed to player P at position 70):

Football Match Problem 3
For a third problem given with the puzzle directions, here are selected positions of a 85 rectilinear (90 straight-line) moves solution (the ball goes to player Q at position 59 and is passed to player P at position 66):