Atlantis is a chess-like game but you only use 2 kings and 8 pawns. The cards will tell you how you can move your units and all cards used in a game are placed faced-up on the table for both players to see.
So no luck, only pure skill...
You can buy the game as a complete game or you can buy the light version. The light version comes without a game board and moving pieces. Instead you use a chess board, the two kings and 8 pawns.
In the video clip I show how the game is played using 25 blue tiles. In the board game version, the game will come in a small box with a foldable game board that is easy to bring on journeys.