About Joe

Joe is not Leon

Anyone who's played the original Clutter game knows a little bit about Joe. Joe is not Leon, but some of the details of Joe's life were worked into the story. Here are just some of the real facts of Joe's 65-Plus years of life.

Joe was born in a little town called Penacook N.H., a voting district of Concord N.H. but a separate town (population was about 3000 back then). Joe attended Immaculate Conception School until 6th grade and then attended Merrimack Valley High School. Joe decided to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Joe graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Joe only took one computer course at RPI.

Joe moved on to work at iWin creating the highly successful Mah Jong Quest I, II and III (and little game called Sproink). After leaving iWin at the end of 2009 to work on his own games he joined an Atlanta Slots/Gaming company beginning in 2011 and ending in 2013. Joe now devotes 100% of his time to Puzzles By Joe and The Clutter Series.


  1. Helen says:

    Hi Joe, I purchased Clutter 12 back in September. (I’ve got them all.) I noticed you’re now offering Clutter 12 – Collectors
    edition. Is this different from the original Clutter 12?

  2. Sharline Davis says:

    Hello Joe, I’ve been playing your Killer Clutter thru IWin, for days now ad I’ve rather enjoyed it. Most of the puzzles have been challenging but I admit I’ve skipped a few. What with this Covid, my being a widow and living alone, except for my dog, I’ve been playing alot of games. My favorites are the Hidden Object ones, Mahjong, and now clutter ones. Though some of the clutter games I’ve checked out, usually turn out not to be what I’d hoped for. But so far, your Killer Clutter has kept me entertained and occupied, for hours on end. I’ve also enjoyed your so called bio, which has made me feel like I know you a little and consider you an “invisible” friend. Hope you don’t mind, I don’t seem to have any real friends otherwise. Keep making games if you want to, there will always be people to play them. Thank you and good luck!! Also have a prosperous New Year.

    • joe says:

      Hi Sharline:

      Thanks for the very nice note.
      Made my day.
      Glad you’re enjoying Ki11er Clutter.

      My Clutter games are:

      Clutter (sometimes called Original Clutter)
      Clutter II: He Said, She Said
      Clutter III: Who is the Void?
      Clutter IV: Minigame Madness Tour
      Clutter V: Welcome to Clutterville
      Clutter VI: Leigh’s Story
      Clutter Infinity
      Clutter 1000
      Clutter IXtreme
      Clutter Evolution – Beyond Xtreme
      Ki11er Clutter
      Clutter 12: It’s About Time (Collector’s Edition).

      Those are mine.
      I’d avoid the “Shopping Clutter” games which seem to be cheap knock-offs and not too fun or challenging.

      Hope you’re having a nice 2022 as well.

      Thanks again for the nice note.


  3. susan strauss says:

    Hi Joe!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your loved ones!

    Question please?

    In (I believe) Killer Clutter you had very wild jigsaw type puzzles with pieces from teeny tiny to very huge …. stretched ….. and my very adult son (35 yo) and I loved playing them together.
    It became a true ‘family’ affair as I sat on the sofa, Matthew on the floor and our furbaby, Freya, in between us needing to not to miss out on a single thing lol. Sometimes, getting all those pieces swapped to finally make the picture took us many hours! Is there any hope of finding some in the new Clutter 12? Or …. could there please please PLEASE be a game that’s just those types of puzzles (ok, you can include cryptograms and other puzzles too lol).

    Honestly, we’d pay BIG BUCKS for a lot more of those great puzzles.


    Susan, Matthew and Freya

  4. Jane McCune says:

    I’d love to leave money in your Christmas Tip Jar, but I am not smart enough to figure out how to do that. I am very, very familiar with PayPal, but my transactions are always initiated by a merchant. How do I simply send you a season’s “Love You” gift? I already have all of your games, every one. I don’t want mobile ones right now. I just want you to know you are loved by us all.

    • joe says:

      Thank you, Jane, for the very nice sentiment and for the gift.
      It’s never necessary but always appreciated.
      Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Maureen Rettmann says:

    I just wanted you to know that I played the entire Clutter 11 game while going through chemotherapy treatments…they really took my mind off of all that was going on and made me feel like I was accomplishing something! I have purchased most of the Clutter games and find them so much more addictive than Candy Crush, etc. the only problem I have with all of them is that I don’t get much else done (housework, reading etc.) as I develops the “Just one more game” syndrome’ Thank you!

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