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. Kymberli says:

    Yep, I have every Clutter game since the first one. This most recent, Clutter’s Greatest Hits, is not my favorite as I don’t think it’s as challenging as Clutter 11 or 12. However, it’s still a good game, especially for just “not thinking about life.” My favorite part of Clutter 13 is there are no mahjong games … I’m one of those; I loathe mahjong, and I don’t miss the “pick-up sticks” challenges. Anyway, some of your comments on aging are interesting as you and I are about the same age. And I’ll continue to look forward to the next Clutter … thanks for all the work over the years.

  2. Dorothy L Minor says:

    I have every one of your Clutter games, from the very first one. I’ve always enjoyed them, and played them over and over. But I have to say your latest game, Clutter’s Greatest Hits, is the BEST. I can’t stop playing it. The only complaint I ever had about your games was the terrible music. With this latest release you have not only eliminated that complaint (it wasn’t really a complaint, more like a groan) but the music is great. I enjoy listening to the music almost as much as I enjoy playing the games. Keep up the good work.

  3. Joe, After 11 (Ki11erClutter), I didn’t think you could top it. Then came “It’s All About Time” and I thought OK this is it. Now here comes “Greatest Hits…”. What on earth is going on? I can’t stop playing these games. You have absolutely done it again!!!! I don’t wait for big fish anymore; I got the email from your site, and I just knew I had to have it now! You Rock!!! Keep them coming!!! Puzzles by Joe (Always and Forever).Your loyal game player, Denise

  4. Lynne Prudhomme says:

    Hey Joe I really enjoy your Clutter games. Do you have a release date for Clutter 13 on the Big Fish site ( that I read above in a comment) I find these games very relaxing & de-stressing after a hard days work. Keep up the great job!!!

  5. Nissa says:

    Hi Joe,
    I just had to let you know how much I love your Clutter games. I have every single one. Just bought Clutter 13CE a couple of days ago when I discovered your site here. Before then my favourite was Ki11er Clutter. I play every evening. No timer, just relaxation and escape from my stressful life. I don’t know what I would do without Clutter. Through your games you have given me many, many hours of pleasure and kept me sane.

    Since buying Clutter 13 and almost through the initial quest this is definitely my absolute favourite version. You really excelled! Clutter gets better and better! Your integral stories and observations are so interesting. You have put so much of yourself into these games. For that this granny is very grateful. With each version I worry that it will be the last, so I’m relieved to know there are several more in the pipeline. I’ll be buying them for sure! When the time comes for you to retire, then please sit back and reminisce and know that your work has been so worthwhile.
    Take care,

    • joe says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words.
      Always makes me day from here from a happy player.
      Hope life is treating you well.

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