Close
Sign in with your E-Mail & Password
Trending Articles
Featured Blogs
Best hobbies for sci-fi fans

Best hobbies for sci-fi fans

Scified2021-06-01 12:58:58https://www.scified.com/articles/best-hobbies-sci-fi-fans-8.jpg
Scified
979 Reads1 CommentsAdd A Comment

It all started back in the 1970s with films like Star Wars. Back then, being a sci-fi fan was seen as ‘nerdy’. Now, it’s become mainstream. Just about everyone is a fan of sci-fi, even if they don’t identify as one. But what do you do when you’ve run out of films to watch? Here are the best hobbies for sci-fi fans. 

Playing video games

If you’re a sci-fi fan and you don’t play video games, you’re a rarity. Most sci-fi fans are huge gamers. It’s the natural progression from watching sci-fi films to playing as the characters themselves. Pretty much every sci-fi film has its own video game, and there are plenty of other games to choose from too. 

Fiction books

Before sci-fi films, there were sci-fi books. The people that read these back in the day were the original fans. From Isaac Asimov to H.G Wells, there is a whole world of fiction to sink your teeth into. This is where the whole genre started, so it makes sense that it’s one of the first things sci-fi fans should get into. 

Board Games

Who said board games were dead? In fact, they are just as popular as ever, and sci-fi board games are one of the most popular genres. Well-known titles include Android: Netrunner and Twilight Imperium 3. There’s even a Star Wars board game for the uber-fans. Put that game of Monopoly back in the cupboard and get stuck into a sci-fi board game. 

Comic Books

Comic books and sci-fi have always gone hand-in-hand because they provide the same escapism and excitement. Comic books have also enjoyed a huge rise in popularity in recent years, thanks to the Marvel film franchise becoming so popular. Check out your local comic store and see what sci-fi comics they have in stock. You’ll be heading to Comicon in no time. 

Pen-and-paper Role-playing Games

Back in the 1970s, a new game was introduced to the market - Dungeons & Dragons. This game has had a cult following ever since and has sprung a huge amount of copycat games in its place. If you’re looking for a more interactive gaming experience, you’ve got to check out Dungeons & Dragons. Be warned though; you might find yourself getting addicted to the D&D lifestyle. 

Online gambling 

A surprising number of sci-fi fans are into online gambling. It must be something to do with the link between different gaming cultures. You won’t catch many sci-fi fans at a land-based casino, but you will find them at online casinos. Plus, a lot of sci-fi fans are even into sports betting, believe it or not, and many will be looking through the current Euro Odds.

Trading card games

Trading cards have been popular for well over 100 years, with cigarette cards and baseball cards. However, in the last 30 years, they have become even bigger. Pokemon is the most famous example of a trading card game, but there are tons of different ones to choose from. 

Warhammer 40k

It makes sense that sci-fi fans would be into Warhammer 40K. There’s something about painting models and placing them into battle positions that just resonates with your average sci-fi fan. Warhammer 40K is the futuristic version of the game with Space Marines. Plus, there are plenty of movie-based Warhammer sets to check out (including the amazing Lord of the Rings version). 

Written by ChrisPublished on 2021-06-01 12:58:58
Related Scified Editorials Articles
1 Fan responses to Best hobbies for sci-fi fans

HinikunaGoji

2KMember2253 XPJun-01-2021 3:45 PM

I was expecting the Casino part lol

Add A Reply

Sign in to add a comment!

Visitor Comments
New Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
Chris
Chris
97% To Next Rank
Martian
Svanya
Svanya
86% To Next Rank
2K
G. H. (Gman)
G. H. (Gman)
82% To Next Rank
2K
GG
GG
76% To Next Rank
2K
Xenotaris
Xenotaris
53% To Next Rank
2K
Support Us
Latest Activity
Member
Die-hard Spino Fan just cast their vote on the Poll: Star Wars vs MCU 66
Member
Die-hard Spino Fan just created a new Poll: Star Wars vs MCU 66
Member
Die-hard Spino Fan started a new discussion: Battle Scenario!
Member
mbs just joined Team Mothra!
Member
mbs just joined Team Godzilla!
Member
mbs just subscribed to the Jurassic World 3 blog!
Member
mbs just subscribed to the Godzilla blog!
Member
Nephill started a new discussion: Actual UFO or Alien footage

Scified is an entertainment media network covering the latest news on the most popular, upcoming science fiction movies, games and television. All content is property of Scified.com unless otherwise stated. Images and names of content we promote, discuss, review or report are property of their respective owners. Scified is independantly owned and operated by a team of dedicated sci-fi movie fans, who strive to provide the best information and community experience for other like-minded sci-fi movie enthusiasts.

© 2021 Scified.com