It’s a new decade and how exciting is that? Perhaps one of the best parts of the new decade is that we don’t have to pretend to like things, nor do we have to be ashamed of expressing our true interests. Everyone seems to be perfectly confident in sharing what they love these days. Which is great and I have always had geeky interests and always been very proud of it.

This is why certain hobbies and interests, that may have once seemed ‘geeky’ or ‘niche,’ are quickly becoming some of the most enjoyable activities that families and friends can do together. It’s nice to know that your friends and family are also into the things you are – it means the world is open to more fun!

Here are a few of those geeky interests and how you can make the best of them. It’s about time we all stopped feeling ‘out of the scene’ when it comes to the hobbies we’d really love to take part in:

Enjoy A Gaming Lan Party

With high performing rackmount servers, running a dedicated LAN connection for those of your friends who enjoy gaming can be a great idea. When running regular game nights where you work together to play a range of hilarious indie titles, puzzle games or even stream your curated grouped exploits through said dedicated server, you can see just how video games can bring people together, and how in 2020, this needn’t be passing a controller from one person to another as you all wait your turn.

Curate A Board Game Night

Board games are once again having a golden moment, as crowdfunded titles and excellent new rulesets celebrated by creative individuals and critics are starting to become the norm. It could be that once a week you bring those you love together in order to experience something new, or show off a collection of yours, or to help you laugh until you cry with a nice bottle of wine as you try to diffuse a theoretical explosive within enough time. Boardgame nights can certainly take the edge off your week, and that can only be a good thing.

Play Dungeons & Dragons

For the longest time, playing Dungeons & Dragons was considered a very niche hobby, something that only those who loved role-playing games to the nth degree would ever partake in. Thankfully, the beauty of this game has opened up, and now many people play it in order to relax and spend time with their friends. Perhaps joining a local club or asking your friend with experience to host your game, you can run in a theoretical adventure as a character of your choosing with your best friends by your side. With a little imagination, you can unspool years of stress from your shoulders in one hilarious game session. I love the sound of this game, a colleague plays it and it does sound like a great night to spend with friends.

With this advice, you’re sure to best express your geeky interests with those you love most.

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  • Kelly Knowles
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Lovely read, life is so busy sometimes you need this getting together with friends too

  • Sarah Cooper
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    We are planning on having a board game night soon!

  • Jazz Fulcher
    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Ah it’s great to see dungeons and dragons mentioned, I love it. Me and my boyfriend are fans of settlers of catan

  • Jo F
    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    We’re trying into introduce our children to card games; trumps, rummy etc. Can’t beat it on a wet winters afternoon

  • Meridith
    Sunday, January 26, 2020

    My husband’s work have a regular board games night after work – they work in technology but it’s good to see the low-tech still has its appeal.