This game mode is a quick one-hand game where the monetary settlement is done at the end of each hand. In single hand games, the goal is to form a valid mahjong hand as quickly as possible. The value of the hand has no influence on who wins.
To play a single hand game, you pay the fee for the table which will let you join the table and start the first hand. The player that first go mahjong wins the amount paid by the other players, and a new hand begins. For each new hand, the fee for the table is paid to form a new pot.
Some rules that are only sensible for complete games of mahjong, are not used for single hand games. These differences are:
Prevailing wind is not used.
The deal is always rotated regardless of how the previous hand ended.
No riichi or counter sticks are left on the table between hands (only applicable for riichi rules). The value of the sticks go back to their owners.
The player that declares Mahjong wins the combined table wager. Players pay their bet if the win is on self-draw. In case of a win on discard, the discarding player pays double and the other players pay half.
If the player gets disconnected or fails to take any action for two consecutive rounds the player will automatically be deactivated. This means that you will sit out as long as you are disconnected. When a disconnected player’s connection is reinstated the player can continue to play.