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. Ute says:

    Dear Joe,
    thank you so much for your Clutter games. I always enjoy them very much! A lot of greetings from Germany, Ute

  2. Jeez JOE, just when I think that you cannot top the game… You go and do it again. I own every one of your classic clutter Games 1 to 14 and I can tell you that they are AMAZING!!! 14 is unbelievable. The dice are a bit harder than they look and it is very challenging. Just the way I love it. You are truly going above and beyond in these games. I cannot wait to see what you come up with next. I no longer wait for Big Fish to carry the games, I directly buy them from you, that is how much I love them. THANK YOU for such fun games. YOU ARE A TERRIFIC GAME MAKER . Please don’t retire any time soon! I am Puzzles by Joe for life!!!

  3. Dorothy L Minor says:

    I love your Clutter games. I have every one of them and I go back and play them over and over. I love, love, love the white cubes. I do hope your next game will include more of them. BTW, when is your next game coming out? Can’t wait!

    • joe says:

      Coming out soon….hopefully in about 2-3 weeks…and it definitely has
      the White Cubes in them, and wait until you see the Dice!!!

      • Dorothy L Minor says:

        Okay, I have a confession to make. I absolutely hated the dice when I first tried to play them. But, I tried them again just recently, and, you know what? They are FUN. I felt the same way about the white cubes when I first tried to play them. But now they’re one of my favorites. So, thanks for putting out a game that really makes me use my brain. Your games are great. Keep up the good work!

        • joe says:

          Thanks Dorothy:
          Always a pleasure hearing from you.
          Glad you gave the Dice a second try.
          Hope you’re having a terrific weekend.

  4. Leira says:

    Hi, Mr. Joe!! I wanted to express my gratitude for your games. I’m a student w/a job—just turned 22 last month—and I found your Clutter series after it occurred to me that, as an adult, I now have the power to buy all the early PC games I begged my parents to get as a kid. They always refused my requests (tight budgets and whatnot) but I never forgot. While searching for nostalgic titles on Big Fish and Shockwave and iWin, etc., I stumbled upon the Clutter games and got sucked right in. In fact, I’m typing this up at 4:30 am after losing track of time on Leigh’s Story lol

    I especially love how your puzzles are challenging but never punishing. I can adjust how intense I want them to be and they still manage to feel gratifying to solve. With other puzzle games, sometimes I feel kinda dumb for using hints or not getting something, but your games have an atmosphere that makes me feel like it’s okay to go at my own pace or mess up, and I really like that.

    Thanks so much for your work! I’m having lotsa fun. Hope you have a lovely time too, wherever you are 😀

  5. Alf Flowers says:

    Hi Joe,

    It looks like Clutter Games never go out of style. I hope more Clutter will be coming our way.

    Thank you for the many hours of great entertainment!

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