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

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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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  • Managing Your Music Collection
    51
    838 votes

    Managing Your Music Collection

  • Reading the Encyclopedia
    52
    711 votes

    Reading the Encyclopedia

  • Helping Others
    53
    907 votes

    Helping Others

  • Graphs and Statistics
    54
    717 votes

    Graphs and Statistics

  • Restoring Old Stuff
    55
    809 votes

    Restoring Old Stuff

  • Re-enactments
    56
    793 votes

    Re-enactments

    elaborate costumes and re-enact battles or scenes from books and movies
  • Magic Tricks
    57
    805 votes

    Magic Tricks

  • Cooking
    58
    963 votes

    Cooking

  • Papercraft
    59
    631 votes

    Papercraft

  • Hanging out with Friends
    60
    844 votes

    Hanging out with Friends

  • Disneyland
    61
    331 votes
  • Martial Arts
    62
    846 votes

    Martial Arts

  • deviantART
    63
    793 votes
  • Spotting UFOs
    64
    685 votes

    Spotting UFOs

  • Reading News
    65
    629 votes

    Reading News

  • Environmentalism
    66
    574 votes

    Environmentalism

  • Call of Duty
    67
    351 votes
  • No image
    68
    326 votes
  • Survivalism
    69
    557 votes

    Survivalism

  • Social Media
    70
    762 votes
  • Bird Watching
    71
    469 votes
  • Halo 4
    72
    288 votes
  • No image
    73
    486 votes

    Geocatching

  • Shopping
    74
    548 votes

    Shopping

  • Music Festivals
    75
    556 votes

    Music Festivals