A Guide to Gaming for People Who Aren’t Into Gaming


Video games are a fantastic hobby. They can also be an expensive one. But video games don’t have to be expensive in order for you to enjoy them. Many adults game as well as kids. So, if you’re not into gaming, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything else you like. There are plenty of things you can do that aren’t gaming with other people, but still involve people and activities from outside the world of gaming. It just means that you might need a little bit of help finding those activities because they may not be as obvious as most gamers would think.

But no matter what your reason may be for not liking or even being able to play traditional video games, there are some non-gaming activities out there that you should investigate further. That way, once gaming becomes something that interests you more than it does now, then you’ll have so many options open to you instead of having no idea what else is out there to explore when it comes to video games.

Keep Finding New Things to Do

There will be a time in everyone’s lives where gaming just isn’t the thing for you. Maybe you don’t like the graphics, or you’re really into sports but all the games are about fighting, or you just don’t have the attention span for it. This is normal, and all you have to do is find things that you do like better than gaming. There are plenty of things you can do, from reading to going outside to just hanging out with friends. These are great activities that don’t take any special skill but can be very relaxing and enjoyable.

There are plenty of other activities out there that you might not have considered before. Maybe you don’t like video games, but you like watching anime. There are lots of games that are inspired by anime, like Overwatch and League of Legends. Even things that aren’t games can be very fun with the right people.

Go Outside

When you’re not gaming, you’re getting a lot more out of life, and you’re spending your time in a smarter way. Running around outside is great for many reasons, not just because it lets you get exercise, but also because it gets you out of the house and away from your computer and/or TV. Getting outside also lets you interact with more people, making it a much more social experience. Plus, it’s free and a lot of fun. You don’t have to do anything specific, just go outside and enjoy nature.

You can walk, bike, hike, or just take a walk around your neighborhood. You could also just sit somewhere and watch the clouds go by, and just relax. Just make sure you’re not inside all the time and that you’re getting some fresh air and exercise in.

Read Good Books and Comics

When you read, it’s not just about the words in the book. Reading is about more than just the words in a book. Reading is about the author’s writing style, how the book makes you feel, the story, the characters, the cover art if there is any, the paper quality, etc. Reading is a very personal experience that can be different for everyone. That’s why there are so many different types of books out there. Reading is also a great way to pass time, even if it’s just a few pages at a time. Reading doesn’t have to take up a lot of time either.

Reading is great when you’re short on time. Reading is always better than watching TV, and it’s a great way to take your mind off of things. Reading can help you relax and get your mind away from whatever is stressing you out. It can also help you learn new things and even expand your mind by reading different types of books. Reading is a great hobby that is good for everyone.

Play Board Games

Board games like Poker are another great thing to do that doesn’t require any skill. All you have to do is make sure you have some good games to play, and you can sit down with some friends and just enjoy each other’s company. Board games are a lot of fun because you’re not required to be good at any one thing. You just have to be able to spend a few hours laughing and talking with your friends.

There are many board games that are great for groups, and once you get the basic rules down, there’s not a whole lot of strategy involved. Just make sure you have some games to play before you sit down and just sit around talking. Once you’re all set, you can play games like Taboo or Cranium, or you can just play some cards and have a good time.

Don’t Just Play Video Games; Take up an Occult Hobby or Skill

While video games are a fantastic and fun hobby, there are so many more things that you can do in your free time that don’t involve playing video games. If you just keep jumping back and forth between video games and reading novels, you’re never going to get much done with your time. Instead, try doing something new, like learning a new skill. Learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby can really open up your mind and allow you to branch out and explore new things.

There are so many skills you can learn, and each one can be interesting in its own way. You can learn to cook new foods or make crafts, or even learn how to play music. Learning something new can really open your mind up to new things and make you a more well-rounded person.


Gamers are welcome and encouraged, but you don’t have to be one. There are many non-gaming activities that you can do instead. When you’re not spending all your time playing video games, you’re spending your time in a smarter way and getting more out of life. These activities won’t take up your time, and instead, they’ll give you something new to explore at any given time.

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