The Blurb

A small clear box is placed on someone’s hand, or table. Viewable from any angle, a folded card is seen inside. After performing your favourite signed card routine, the card in the box is tipped out onto your hand. The box is clearly empty and you cleanly unfold the card in your hand to reveal the signed card.

When Jon Allen released Paragon, many said it was the ultimate solution to the ‘Card To Clear Box’ effect. However, Jon has now taken it to a new level of performance and deception. With an actual folded card visible inside the box visible from ANY angle he has created the absolute cleanest and most natural Card to Clear Box ever! Perfect for strolling, restaurant, formal close up and even parlour magicians.

Paragon 3D has fooled and amazed some of the most renowned close up magicians on the planet. The illusion is so perfect you will fool yourself… and everyone who sees it will be blown away!

Some important points for you to consider:

The box can be viewed from any angle – on top, underneath, the sides and even behind
The card inside the box is an actual folded card, not a semi-replica or a picture
Every action from tipping out to the reveal is perfectly natural
You can safely hand the box to someone or place it on a table before and after the reveal
The box is 100% examinable
Everything ends clean
No performing limitations
Resets easily and quickly
You can easily change the object in the box i.e. playing card, paper money, prediction
Perfect for magic effects or mentalism

Here are what some very experienced and knowledgable magicians have said:

“I don’t usually give quotes for magic tricks… but I absolutely love this!”
– Garrett Thomas

“Jon has created a Card to Clear Box so streamlined and so devoid of clutter as to make it virtually perfect!”
– Dan Harlan

“Paragon is a wonderful solution for the card to clear box. It fooled me with a very clever secret. It is so devious! I will be adding Paragon to my own performing repertoire.”
– Paul Green

“You bastard!”
– Wayne Dobson

“Awesome! I *really* like it!”
– Michael Weber

“Paragon is finally it. Job done. Now everyone can stop thinking of new methods for the card in clear box. Jon Allen won.”
– Mark Elsdon

“It’s a joke! Is it really that clean?”
– Luca Volpe

“No words needed apart from… Just get it!”
– Marc Spelmann

The "Jheff's Judgment" column below is a brief summary of a longer, more detailed version. For the longer and more in-depth version, and to get news and information about other mentalism products, please visit the Marketplace of the Mind Forum or subscribe to the free newsletter.

Jheff's Guide

A gimmick with some materials to customize it.  A link to the downloadable instruction video is available.

It doesn’t mention that you need to download the instructions.

There are some materials to make and customize the gimmick, but you need to provide the rest (such as a gluestick and Xacto blade).  Nothing difficult or esoteric.

Close-up, Walkaround

I’d be quite the fool if I didn’t proclaim right here and now that Jon Allen’s PARAGON 3D, mostly for the reasons listed in the ad blurb, is the best card-to-clear box available on the market as of this writing. For mentalists, you can use billets and I’d be very surprised if this highly recommended prop doesn’t get the stunning reactions that you’ll expect.
























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