Ladders To Learning

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd

Status: No Download, Findability: 2/5

This is a series of games which were being released by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd back in 1984 time. Occasionally the games surface on Ebay, and a selection of the games can be found on Gamebase. But sadly these are still missing:

  • Ladders to Learning – Correct Spelling II
  • Ladders to Learning – Explorers I (Subsections are missing due to data corruption)
  • Ladders to Learning – Explorers II
  • Ladders to Learning – Explorers III (Subsections are missing due to data corruption)
  • Ladders to Learning – Geography USA
  • Ladders to Learning – Grids Galore
  • Ladders to Learning – Probability
  • Ladders to Learning – The Long Drive

Many have since been found and are now in Gamebase – the above are what are considered to be left to find and preserve. Can you help us?

Division 1 and 2, The Water Cycle and also Graphs 2 were found and backed up thanks to Kevin Steele. These have been submitted to Gamebase, but can also be downloaded here if you wish to see the files. We’ve crossed them off the above list, as they are no longer GTW’s, but confirmed as official releases. Hangman IV and Dictionary Use were recently found in June 2011 by Peter Weighill and are being preserved right now.

Can you help at all and help us preserve these remaining titles?

Contributions: Peter Weighill, Kevin Steele, Rio Baan

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Available downloads

Update history

  • 10/05/21 – Rio Baan confirms many titles found and list updated to reflect what is left to find.
  • 16/10/13 – Kevin Steele submits a scan inlay of Word power inlay – game hopefully to come!
  • 15/10/13 – Added scan of other titles from Peter Weighill and Rio Baan.  Opens up suggestion of there being many more titles out there to find! (gulp!)

6 Responses to Ladders To Learning

  1. There’s only a few left that we can’t yet find:

    Ladders to Learning – Correct Spelling II
    Ladders to Learning – Explorers II
    Ladders to Learning – Geography USA
    Ladders to Learning – Grids Galore
    Ladders to Learning – Probability
    Ladders to Learning – The Long Drive

    Also we are missing subsections of Explorers I and III because of media corruption, so it would be good (and very lucky) to find other copies of these. Disk versions are preferable, because the tape mastering on these titles was very hit and miss. I don’t like our chances of finding extra copies of these in working order, but you never know…

  2. Might want to update this list!
    We found a bucketload of missing titles for Gamebase in the last update.

    A guy in Australia found a huge box of these offered for sale, but ended up paying through the nose from some lady who thought they were current PC software! In any case, I am very thankful that he DID get them AND send it to us, because some of them were the only copies we’d ever seen and they could have easily been missed.

    • That’s great news Rio! I knew they’d be out there somewhere – just a matter of time to find and preserve. Just sent you an email regarding what items to remove and mark as closed.

    • That is it indeed :) Hopefully at some point John will port a bunch of his collection to get added to the likes of GTW and Gamebase.

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