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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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561 192
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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506 200
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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521 188
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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382 164
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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488 167
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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474 174
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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425 196
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cosplay

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354 169
Collecting Stuff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
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Miniatures is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Miniatures

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316 184
Programming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Programming

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217 94
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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211 93
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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309 168
Live Action Role-playing Games is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Live Action Role-playing Games (LARP)

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

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Model Building is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Model Building

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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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Puzzle Games is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Puzzle Games

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219 99
Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cartoons

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235 190
Photography is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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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

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218 163
Crafting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Crafting

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250 173
Playing a Musical Instrument is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Playing a Musical Instrument

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194 136
Fixing Computers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Fixing Computers

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214 157
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Laser Tag

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197 178
Making Lists is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Making Lists

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193 148
Writing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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Classic Card Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Classic Card Games

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

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

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191 181
Cooking is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Cooking

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91 40
War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fan... is listed (or ranked) 32 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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63 48
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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deviantART is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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

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128 144
Magic Tricks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Magic Tricks

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106 117
Helping Others is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Helping Others

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102 117
Managing Your Music Collection is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Managing Your Music Collection

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119 142
Martial Arts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Martial Arts

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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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52 51
Wikipedia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Kyle Hanson added Wikipedia

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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

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

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

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94 151
Social Media is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved

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53 38
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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88 118
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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70 96
Hiking is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Hiking

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Jerking Off to Classmates' Fac... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Geek & Nerd Hobbies: Geek Tested, Nerd Approved
Guest_b3f2988f-3907-42f0-b495-3f1ad9586d18 added Jerking Off to Classmates' Facebook Photos

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