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

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

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

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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...

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

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

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

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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! 

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

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

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Programming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Programming

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

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Binge-watching TV Shows is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Binge-watching TV Shows

The Greatest Geeky Girls on TV

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Non-fiction Books is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Non-fiction Books

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

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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)

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

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Playing a Musical Instrument is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing a Musical Instrument

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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

Highbrow Comedy Shows That Impress You Most

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Photography is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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

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War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fan... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Fixing Computers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fixing Computers

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

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

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Historical Tabletop War Gaming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
dougiehamill added Historical Tabletop War Gaming

26 Amazing Nerdy Cakes That Are Too Geeky to Eat

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

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Pets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Pets

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

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Astronomy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Astronomy

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Classic Card Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Classic Card Games

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

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

50 Incredible Pictures That Might Teach You Something

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

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Re-enactments is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Cooking is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cooking

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Helping Others is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Helping Others

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Martial Arts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Martial Arts

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Managing Your Music Collection is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Managing Your Music Collection

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

This Artist Turns Basic AF Sneakers Into Nerdy Masterpieces

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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

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

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

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

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Graphs and Statistics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Graphs and Statistics

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Social Media is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Reading the Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Reading the Encyclopedia

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