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

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601 204
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Comic Books

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539 215
Chess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Board Games Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...

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560 199
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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408 180
Trading Card Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Trading Card Games

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518 182
Pen-and-paper Role-playing Gam... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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512 182
Electronics & Robotics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Electronics & Robotics

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449 211
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cosplay

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379 180
Collecting Stuff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
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419 176
Miniatures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Miniatures

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345 192
Programming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Programming

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246 103
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

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239 100
Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Watching Movies

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207 83
Technology is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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331 179
Live Action Role-playing Games is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Live Action Role-playing Games (LARP)

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321 154
Puzzle Games is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Puzzle Games

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308 180
Non-fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Non-fiction Books

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272 152
Model Building is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Model Building

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242 106
Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cartoons

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254 202
Photography is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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231 167
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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273 179
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

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236 175
Crafting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Crafting

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238 163
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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218 154
Writing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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209 148
Fixing Computers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fixing Computers

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208 193
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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166 135
Learning Languages is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Learning Languages

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124 112
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Dinosaurs

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190 166
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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106 47
War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fan... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
dougiehamill added War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

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202 194
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cooking

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77 54
Historical Tabletop War Gaming is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
dougiehamill added Historical Tabletop War Gaming

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156 122
Pets is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Pets

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126 152
deviantART is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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122 126
Helping Others is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Helping Others

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115 126
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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133 152
Martial Arts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Martial Arts

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64 58
Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Wikipedia

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137 122
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

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133 157
Magic Tricks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Magic Tricks

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143 139
Restoring Old Stuff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Restoring Old Stuff

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106 160
Social Media is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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78 148
Billiards is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Billiards

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84 106
Hiking is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Hiking

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64 48
Astronomy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Astronomy

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121 124
Psychology is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Psychology

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96 129
Graphs and Statistics is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Graphs and Statistics

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64 86
Quizzing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Quizzing

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70 97
Filming Things is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Filming Things