There are many benefits to using games to teach byzantine chant.
Repetition There are two types of games: teaching games and practice games. Teaching games are used by the teacher to introduce new concept and skills. The practice games are games that allow for lots of repetition of those skills. Without games the repetition could easily become tiring and monotonous. But no one gets tired of repetition when it is done in the context of a fun game!
Learning is less stressful Learning new things can be stressful! Games help people to forget their nervousness or anxiety about learning something new. When people laugh and smile they relax and can learn much easier.
Practice outside of class improves Games give something concrete for students to practice outside of lesson time. Students can easily see how their skills improve through the games and so practicing outside of class becomes a rewarding experience.