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 almost 60 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 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. Jo Dierks says:

    I bought Clutter IX on your website recently, but I can’t open it on my Mac. I get the following error message when I try to open the app: “ClutterIXMac.app” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.” I own and love all your games and am anxious to play Clutter IX. Do you have any suggestions about how I can get around this problem?

  2. You just broke my heart saying you are no longer messing with CD’s I have all your games that I am aware of up to this latest one and would love to have it on a CD plus on my computer I am now 83 and can see where in the future I won’t be able to keep up with the cost of repairs /replacement of computers but could possibly keep playing CD’s as the technology is easier. Also this one you are selling now lets me put it on the order and charge me but says it is not available??? What is THAT all about? I love the Clutter games and this one looks as if it will be easier to do as the colors are bright and beautiful (or at least they are on the sample I just played) Love your games even though some of them are above my skill level or sight ability. Keep up the good work even if I can’t get what I would like. Very proud of you and what you have accomplished !! What is a website?? Hopefully you mean Google???

  3. Mycatsnameiscolin says:

    Hi Joe
    I am a massive Clutter fan and have bought loads of them. In particular I like sliders and have also bought the sliders game. I am quite hooked on these although I am now doing the same ones over and over.
    Can you do more Sliders games please. It would be much appreciated. Thank you

  4. Mary says:

    Hi Joe-
    I’d like to buy several games, but due to limited internet access, I would need to have them burned onto a CD and shipped. When I was looking at the site, I see that’s an option; can multiple games be burned onto a single CD? (If I click on the CD option, it says “This product is not available for purchase”–but the price fills in.)
    Also, can I pay for the order with a pre-paid MasterCard?

    • joe says:

      Sorry Mary:
      I am no longer hassling with CD’s.
      It’s just not worth the time and energy.
      Sorry to have to tell you that.

  5. RoseAnne Mussar says:

    Hi Joe – I recently purchased Clutter Infinity and absolutely love it. I’m on my second round of playing it and it’s even more fun than the first time – now that I know how everything works. I can’t say I’m equally enthusiastic about all the different game types – but who is? I do have one small criticism though – the mechanism of the square jigsaw puzzles. Click-and-drag is, well, a real drag! I use a trackball, and my thumb gets tired from having to hold the button down so much. A pick-and-place interface would be so much better i.e. click a piece, it “sticks” to the cursor as you drag around, then click again to drop it. Click-and-drag is not so bad with the slider puzzles – maybe because it’s more one-dimensional. Anyway, I’m addicted!

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