Let’s Find Your New Quarantine-Hobby

 

Some of us have been sitting at home for months and let’s be real—it is getting harder and harder to stay at home while others are roaming around irresponsibly. To help you cope with the situation, we collected some of the hobbies you might not have tried yet.

 

Board games

What a time to dust off some old classics and spend quality time with the family. Every age group has its favorite board game, but we’re sure you can work something out and find common ground. It might be Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Codenames, or the painfully current Pandemic. Don’t have any board games at home? Don’t you worry, almost all of them have a digital version nowadays.

Books

The hobby that almost everyone claims they like to do but almost no one has time to enjoy. Well do we have a lot of free time now… Fortunately, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to buy books either. You can buy everything digitally and for those of you who don’t like to read that much, audiobooks are a great alternative.

Learning

Another “hobby” that can take A LOT of free time. Luckily, we live in an age where we can choose from a quite generous collection of online courses. You might want to start browsing Udemy, as their site offers thousands of online courses and most of them are on sale pretty frequently. For around 15-20 bucks, you can already find something interesting to kill time with.

Video Games

We don’t want to reinvent the wheel with this article, most of you are probably already either into gaming or at least dipped your toes in the world of video games. Our hardcore gamer readers are probably already playing through The Witcher 3 for the third time, but this form of entertainment offers some gems for everyone. And the best news is, most developers and online distributors offer huge sales during the pandemic—it might be the best strategy to keep everyone at home.

Online Escape Rooms

Every miller draws water to his own mill—we can’t skip escape rooms and online escape rooms are a blast. If this wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t have started collecting every remote escape room that is available online. If you miss escape room as much as we do, maybe you should give it a try.

Streaming

If you haven’t already, give a chance to Netflix and/or HBO Go. If you are going to watch TV anyways, at least do so without commercials. We can recommend these two for sure if you want to watch actual movies and series instead of just listening to background noise. Netflix is somewhat more stable and works well on older computers too, while HBO Go has a slightly higher hardware requirement.

Online museums

Surprise surprise, “high culture” also became available online. Numerous cool museums opened their online doors to visitors, and most of them for free. Take a look at the site of the British Museum, Guggenheim, Musée d’Orsay or the Dutch Rijksmuseum.