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The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

Updated July 16, 2020 77.8k votes 5.7k voters 145.6k views85 items

List RulesThe 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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  • 1
    2,409
    543

    Playing Video Games

  • 2
    1,937
    555
    Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...
  • 3
    2,171
    649

    Fiction Books

  • 4
    1,587
    341
  • 5
    2,153
    628

    Comic Books

  • 6
    1,909
    655

    Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games

    D&D, Shadowrun...
  • 7
    448
    102

    Strategy Games

  • 8
    1,554
    522

    Watching Movies

  • 9
    799
    237
  • 10
    1,387
    499

    Binge-watching TV Shows

  • 11
    1,553
    569

    Trading Card Games

  • 12
    880
    331

    War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

  • 13
    1,197
    565

    Non-fiction Books

  • 14
    1,180
    480

    Cartoons

  • 15
    881
    279

    Watching Anime

  • 16
    1,411
    656

    Cosplay

  • 17
    1,626
    581

    Electronics & Robotics

  • 18
    1,191
    464

    Puzzle Games

  • 19
    372
    119

    Comic Book Shop

    a place were comic book nerds ( or any type of nerd) can hang out, chill with friends , and read and buy comic books & card games

  • 20
    542
    107
  • 21
    1,382
    463

    Collecting Stuff

    http://www.concouture.com - Products for the discerning fan, geek, and gamer! 
  • 22
    428
    183

    Fan Fiction

    some actully cool, some disapointing, and some just weird and creepy.

  • 23
    531
    253
  • 24
    735
    297
  • 25
    1,228
    554

    Programming