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

Updated July 16, 2020 78.1k votes 5.7k voters 146.3k views85 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
    2,419
    546

    Playing Video Games

  • 2
    2,174
    655

    Fiction Books

  • 3
    1,946
    556
    Chess, Go, Shogi, Checkers...
  • 4
    1,596
    342
  • 5
    2,156
    633

    Comic Books

  • 6
    1,915
    658

    Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games

    D&D, Shadowrun...
  • 7
    1,560
    527

    Watching Movies

  • 8
    452
    103

    Strategy Games

  • 9
    802
    240
  • 10
    1,390
    500

    Binge-watching TV Shows

  • 11
    1,556
    571

    Trading Card Games

  • 12
    884
    334

    War Hammer 40k, Sci Fi and Fantasy Tabletop Gaming

  • 13
    1,202
    565

    Non-fiction Books

  • 14
    1,184
    480

    Cartoons

  • 15
    884
    284

    Watching Anime

  • 16
    1,415
    659

    Cosplay

  • 17
    1,630
    581

    Electronics & Robotics

  • 18
    548
    107
  • 19
    1,197
    464

    Puzzle Games

  • 20
    377
    120

    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

  • 21
    1,387
    463

    Collecting Stuff

    http://www.concouture.com - Products for the discerning fan, geek, and gamer! 
  • 22
    432
    185

    Fan Fiction

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

  • 23
    533
    255
  • 24
    741
    297
  • 25
    1,231
    554

    Programming