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List Rules The best nerdy hobbies for geeks to pick up.

Every geek needs at least a few nerdy hobbies. How else are you going to develop your geek cred? But you can’t pursue every hobby, no one has that kind of time or money. To help you out, your fellow geek nerds have voted for their favorite nerdy hobbies and past times in the hobby list below. Also be sure to vote for your favorite geeky hobbies so that you can spread the joy!

You’ll find things like the top video games, trading card games, the best board games, miniatures, and so on. Heck, you may even find nerd hobbies you’ve never heard of before. For instance, have you ever considered historical reenacting as a weekend hobby? Well it’s pretty awesome and involved.

Other popular nerd hobbies include things you don’t usually don’t expect from nerds and geeks. Things like bodybuilding. In hindsight, it actually makes sense that bodybuilding is a nerdy hobby, as it relies on general knowledge of physiology. After all, you have to know what exercises are the most efficient for developing specific muscle groups.

So if you consider yourself a geek, nerd, or something in between the two, then vote for your favorite nerdy hobbies. If you don’t see your favorite past time listed, then add it so that your fellow geeks can check it out. 

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Board Games Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...

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Playing Video Games is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing Video Games

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Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Comic Books

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Fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fiction Books

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Pen-and-paper Role-playing Gam... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games D&D, Shadowrun...

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Electronics & Robotics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Electronics & Robotics

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Trading Card Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Trading Card Games

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Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cosplay

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Collecting Stuff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
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Miniatures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Miniatures

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Programming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Programming

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Live Action Role-playing Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Live Action Role-playing Games (LARP)

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Puzzle Games is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Puzzle Games

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Non-fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Non-fiction Books

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Binge-watching TV Shows is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Binge-watching TV Shows

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Model Building is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Model Building

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Photography is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cartoons

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Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Watching Movies

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Technology is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Traditional Drawing and Painti... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Traditional Drawing and Painting

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Crafting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Crafting

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Playing a Musical Instrument is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing a Musical Instrument

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Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Laser Tag

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Fixing Computers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fixing Computers

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Writing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Making Lists is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Making Lists

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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Dinosaurs

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Learning Languages is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Learning Languages

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Classic Card Games is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Classic Card Games

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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cooking

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War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fan... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

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Magic Tricks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Magic Tricks

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deviantART is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Helping Others is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Helping Others

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Re-enactments is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Re-enactments elaborate costumes and re-enact battles or scenes from books and movies

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Managing Your Music Collection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Managing Your Music Collection

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Pets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Pets

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Restoring Old Stuff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Restoring Old Stuff

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Martial Arts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Martial Arts

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Historical Tabletop War Gaming is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Historical Tabletop War Gaming

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Social Media is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Psychology is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Psychology

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Billiards is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Billiards

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Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Hiking is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Hiking

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Graphs and Statistics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Graphs and Statistics

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Astronomy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Hanging out with Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Hanging out with Friends

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Music Festivals is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Music Festivals