For some reason, LinkedIn now has three “Wordle”-style puzzle games

Once a simple social network for posting resumes, job listings, and connecting with peers, then a blogging platform, and more recently an artificial intelligence service , LinkedIn is now following in the footsteps of The New York Times with three A new Wordle -style puzzle game every day, which no doubt eagerly hopes you'll come back to the site at least often.

Pinpoint , Crossclimb , and Queens launch today on the LinkedIn mobile app and its website. The games are listed under the My Network section on mobile and mobile devices, which is somewhat unintuitive. desktop. (Alternatively, just click this link or type into your browser.)

Like Wordle, each game can be played once per day, and LinkedIn will track your score, win streak, and leaderboard position throughout. You can also compete with your network by sharing your scores with your contacts.

Pinpoint is about drawing connections. The game will reveal new clues with each wrong guess, and your goal is to find the common denominator of each clue in as few guesses as possible. If all the clues are revealed and you still can't guess the answer, you lose.

Crossclimb is like a mix of crossword puzzles and trivia. The game starts by giving a short definition of a series of words. Once you've guessed each word, your job is to rearrange them from top to bottom so that only one letter changes at a time. You will then be given a final clue to find the words at the top and bottom of the sequence. It's a bit complex for a Daily Check-In puzzle game, so it's best to learn by playing.

Queens is similar to Sudoku , but with crowns instead of numbers. Your goal is to place a crown in each row, column, and colored section without the crowns overlapping or adjacent to each other. This is probably the simplest puzzle here, at least as far as its rules go, but for some reason LinkedIn saw fit to give it the longest tutorial.

Games may seem like an odd choice for LinkedIn, but as ad revenue disappears and other social media sites try their best to keep users on their platforms, developing games is proving to be a good way to create "sticky" content and keep engagement high. method. According to Axios , The New York Times received more than 4 billion views on Wordle alone last year, so you can hardly blame LinkedIn for wanting a piece of the action.