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

Updated June 6, 2021 79.5k votes 6k voters 156.5k views86 items

List RulesThe 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
    2,498
    561

    Playing Video Games

  • 2
    1,677
    350
  • 3
    2,211
    669

    Fiction Books

  • 4
    2,005
    576
    Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...
  • 5
    1,929
    667

    Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games

    D&D, Shadowrun...
  • 6
    2,186
    627

    Comic Books

  • 7
    871
    254
  • 8
    1,594
    534

    Watching Movies

  • 9
    1,633
    577

    Electronics & Robotics

  • 10
    1,408
    503

    Binge-watching TV Shows

  • 11
    1,540
    666

    Trading Card Games

  • 12
    1,376
    455

    Collecting Stuff

    http://www.concouture.com - Products for the discerning fan, geek, and gamer! 
  • 13
    936
    309

    Watching Anime

  • 14
    516
    112

    Strategy Games

  • 15
    1,201
    470

    Puzzle Games

  • 16
    912
    336

    War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

  • 17
    1,203
    486

    Non-fiction Books

  • 18
    1,183
    508

    Cartoons

  • 19
    413
    133

    Comic Book Shop

    a place were comic book nerds ( or any type of nerd) can hang out, chill with friends , and read and buy comic books & card games

  • 20
    1,391
    771

    Cosplay

  • 21
    759
    304
  • 22
    587
    122
  • 23
    1,209
    521

    Miniatures

  • 24
    452
    204

    Fan Fiction

    some actully cool, some disapointing, and some just weird and creepy.

  • 25
    1,227
    463

    Programming

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List Rules: The best nerdy hobbies for geeks to pick up.