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

Updated July 16, 2020 77.6k votes 5.6k voters 143.5k 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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    1,228
    419

    Miniatures

  • 27
    368
    190

    manga

  • 28
    954
    419

    Model Building

  • 29
    955
    483

    Live Action Role-playing Games

    (LARP)
  • 30
    231
    125

    the study of living things

  • 31
    773
    408

    Learning Languages

  • 32
    330
    102
  • 33
    743
    486

    Fixing Computers

  • 34
    646
    380

    Classic Card Games

  • 35
    892
    498

    Playing a Musical Instrument

  • 36
    729
    528

    Making Lists

  • 37
    229
    87

    Robotics

  • 38
    497
    296

    Historical Tabletop War Gaming

  • 39
    716
    521

    Laser Tag

  • 40
    546
    376

    Dinosaurs

  • 41
    685
    474

    Pets

  • 42
    566
    406

    Psychology

  • 43
    669
    503

    Crafting

  • 44
    118
    22

    Searching things up

  • 45
    395
    288

    Reading the Encyclopedia

  • 46
    455
    383

    Managing Your Music Collection

  • 47
    789
    541
  • 48
    462
    346
  • 49
    640
    461

    Traditional Drawing and Painting

  • 50
    440
    398

    Re-enactments

    elaborate costumes and re-enact battles or scenes from books and movies