NerdYou might have heard the expression ‘geeks are in’ and wondered what it meant. Well, what it means is that things that were often derided as geeky have since moved more mainstream. And there’s been a notable influx in the number of people known as geeks. You might be a geek yourself, and proud of it! Or perhaps you’ve dabbled with geekery in the past and want to take it a little more seriously now. Or, it could be that you’ve never gotten your geek on before. Whichever category you fall into it shouldn’t stop you embracing geekdom in your daily life.

So, you need something to fill your spare time. It’s important for people to have hobbies. And, what better hobbies to have than ones that are also geeky?! Well, here are two of the geekiest hobbies that you could take up tomorrow if you wanted, without much effort.

Video Games

Video games are considered to be perhaps the most mainstream example of geekiness. Avid gamers were often considered to be geeks. Now the number of American households classed as gamers is over one in three. Video games seem to be growing in popularity with each passing year. Whether it’s sequel franchise games such as Call of Duty or standalone offerings, gaming has become huge. This is due in no small part to the power of the internet in this day and age. First up, the internet has made it possible for people to play video games online against their friends. You could be sat at you PC or games console at home and play against or with your friend across the country. Then there’s also the free online gaming sector dominated by casino games such as Where’s the Gold? As well as puzzle games like Candy Crush Saga. Then we’ve seen the evolution of smartphones that’s expanded the world of online gaming. They’ve made it easy for anyone on a phone to play online games at the click of a button. What’s more, online gaming looks set to be the future of video games. So you can fully geek out, and it doesn’t need to be an expensive hobby.

Comic Books

Also top of the geek pile we have comic books. Again, these were once looked down upon by those outside of geeky circles. But since the advent of comic books and superhero movies comics have enjoyed a huge surge in readership. You can get hold of many comic books for very cheap prices. You can find them in stores, online or at yard sales. However, rare ones are extremely expensive and can reach into the thousands of dollars. There’s a good bet that you read at least one comic book as a kid. And even if you didn’t, it’s never too late to develop new interests. The great thing about comic books is they’re appealing even if you’re not an avid reader. They combine words and pictures, and there’s never too much text to overwhelm you. They’re quick to finish, and they keep you entertained. Pop down to the local flea market (or eBay) now and start your comic book adventure today.