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. Sarah van Leer says:

    Dear Joe — Thank you for Clutter games. This old girl loves to play these nerve-wracking challenges. I’m very glad to be able to turn off the clock, and happy to be able to move items, particularly pretty ones which I just want to look at while I’m searching for matches. I was also delighted to find you selling directly as my 10-year relationship with Big Fish has become problematic due to issues that I guess are related to my Mac platform. Keep them coming!

  2. Diane Lefebvre says:

    Dear Joe, I have always enjoyed your Clutter game puzzles and felt like, at the end of each of them, that I couldn’t wait for the next one. But now, with this “Killer Clutter”, you have finished me!

    I have found myself unable to finish and at some point try and enjoy some of the puzzles offered in KC. I blame it on old age (going on 60!) but I always felt that these kind of games were the key to staying sharp minded and alert mentally.

    I feel like I am letting you down even though I do not even know you!

    Gosh, I am old!!!

  3. Barbara Siders says:

    Love playing these games, even the hard ones are fun. I constantly go back and try to beat my highest score on that level.

    Waiting with anticipation for the next one to come out. I am 73 years old and these keep me thinking. Love them

  4. Hi Joe! Happy Thanksgiving!! Still waiting on Clutter 11… I love these games. I have everyone from Big Fish and I cannot wait for the next in line. Any idea what month it will be out? I am getting excited for it already!!!!These are my favorite games to play!!! Happy Clutter Creating!!!!

  5. Linda Bradley says:

    Thank you Joe for all your Clutter games, I have purchased nearly them all of them through Big Fish and agree that I prefer the harder puzzles, Looking forward to 11 – you have done amazing – keep on cluttering. I also love the personal touch you bring to your games, makes it personal!

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