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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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1,212 335
Playing Video Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing Video Games

2
1,021 345
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Comic Books

3
973 321
Fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fiction Books

4
930 359
Chess is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...

5
882 300
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...

6
854 298
Electronics & Robotics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Electronics & Robotics

7
689 301
Trading Card Games is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Trading Card Games

8
478 145
Technology is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

9
656 287
Collecting Stuff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Collecting Stuff http://www.concouture.com - Products for the discerning fan, geek, and gamer! 

10
544 184
Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Watching Movies

11
721 341
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cosplay

12
545 197
Binge-watching TV Shows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Binge-watching TV Shows

13
676 279
Miniatures is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Miniatures

14
600 311
Programming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Programming

15
472 187
Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cartoons

16
535 272
Non-fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Non-fiction Books

17
535 228
Puzzle Games is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Puzzle Games

18
523 285
Live Action Role-playing Games is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Live Action Role-playing Games (LARP)

19
457 250
Model Building is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Model Building

20
426 332
Photography is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

21
249 106
War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fan... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
dougiehamill added War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

22
449 268
Playing a Musical Instrument is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing a Musical Instrument

23
374 274
Traditional Drawing and Painti... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Traditional Drawing and Painting

24
375 257
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Laser Tag

25
378 264
Crafting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Crafting

26
346 242
Fixing Computers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fixing Computers

27
333 209
Learning Languages is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Learning Languages

28
348 278
Making Lists is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Making Lists

29
301 202
Pets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Pets

30
187 126
Historical Tabletop War Gaming is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
dougiehamill added Historical Tabletop War Gaming

31
198 110
Astronomy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added

32
312 224
Classic Card Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Classic Card Games

33
186 139
Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added

34
226 188
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Dinosaurs

35
229 192
Helping Others is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Helping Others

36
225 195
Psychology is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Psychology

37
307 291
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cooking

38
214 245
deviantART is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

39
216 193
Managing Your Music Collection is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Managing Your Music Collection

40
222 201
Re-enactments is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
227 215
Restoring Old Stuff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Restoring Old Stuff

42
214 241
Martial Arts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Martial Arts

43
193 202
Hanging out with Friends is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Hanging out with Friends

44
179 195
Graphs and Statistics is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Graphs and Statistics

45
204 231
Magic Tricks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Magic Tricks

46
61 56
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Dinosaurs

47
118 130
Reading the Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Reading the Encyclopedia

48
149 175
Spotting UFOs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Spotting UFOs

49
174 262
Social Media is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

50
142 177
Papercraft is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Papercraft