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

Updated June 6, 2021 80.1k votes 5.9k voters 152.4k 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
    2,511
    562

    Playing Video Games

  • 2
    1,669
    348
  • 3
    2,229
    683

    Fiction Books

  • 4
    2,018
    578
    Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...
  • 5
    1,961
    670

    Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games

    D&D, Shadowrun...
  • 6
    2,218
    645

    Comic Books

  • 7
    853
    249
  • 8
    1,597
    537

    Watching Movies

  • 9
    1,661
    583

    Electronics & Robotics

  • 10
    1,419
    508

    Binge-watching TV Shows

  • 11
    1,569
    587

    Trading Card Games

  • 12
    924
    296

    Watching Anime

  • 13
    1,219
    473

    Puzzle Games

  • 14
    507
    109

    Strategy Games

  • 15
    1,405
    469

    Collecting Stuff

    http://www.concouture.com - Products for the discerning fan, geek, and gamer! 
  • 16
    918
    339

    War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

  • 17
    1,225
    574

    Non-fiction Books

  • 18
    1,203
    487

    Cartoons

  • 19
    407
    129

    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
    579
    117
  • 21
    759
    303
  • 22
    1,419
    673

    Cosplay

  • 23
    454
    195

    Fan Fiction

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

  • 24
    1,238
    433

    Miniatures

  • 25
    1,252
    557

    Programming